Your browser does not support JavaScript!
Skip to main content

Contact Us


Join the Early Learning Network email list! 


Early Learning Services

Dr. Elida Garcia​, Administrator 

California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)

Tawnie King, Program Specialist, Region 9 Lead 

Susan Shepardson, Program Specialist 

OC Child Care and Development Planning Council

Melissa Wheelahan, Coordinator

Lisa Edwards, Administrative Assistant III

Early Childhood Mental Health

Jannell Violi, Coordinator 

Susan Shepardson​, Program Specialist​


Fee-for-Service Professional Learning

Tawnie King, Program Specialist

Quality Start OC

Jannell Violi, Coordinator 

Catherine Darker, Coordinator

Jami Eyre, Program Specialist

Viviana Jelinek, Program Specialist​

Alex Yang, Program Specialist

Michelle Banh, Project Liaison​

Carole BrowneProject Liaison

Delia Castaneda, Project Liaison

Azizi Gates, Project Liaison

Kimmie Le, Project Liaison

Stephanie Lee, Project Liaison

Leticia Malvaez​, Project Liaison

Heidi Rose-Avalos​, Project Liaison

Phirin Salinas, Project Liaison

Wanda Soekias, Project Liaison

Roderic West, Program Data Technician 


Transitional Kindergarten (TK)/Universal Prekindergarten (UPK)

Dr. Elida Garcia​, Administrator

Victoria Johnson, Coordinator


Administrative Support

Blanca Zimmerman, Sr. Executive Assistant, 714-966-4313

Lynn Turner, Administrative Technician, 714-327-8180​​

Lisa Edwards, Administrative Assistant III, 714-966-4386​

Gloria Maddux​, Administrative Assistant III, 714-966-4324

Yvania Salas, Administrative Assistant III, 714-327-1084

Cindy Salisbury, Administrative Assistant III, 714-966-4405

​Physical Address

  3001 Redhill Ave. ​
Esplanade Building 4, Suite 117 & 120
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

​Mailing Address

​​200 Kalmus Drive
PO Box 9050
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050​