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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

Susan Shepardson, Program Specialist 

Lisa Edwards, Administrative Assistant III

Early Childhood Mental Health, Safe From the Start

Jannell Violi, Coordinator 

Alex Yang, Program Specialist​


Fee-for-Service Professional Learning

Tawnie King, Program Specialist

Quality Start OC

Jannell Violi, Coordinator 

Catherine Darker, Coordinator

Jami Eyre, Program Specialist

Victoria Johnson, Program Specialist

Tawnie King, Program Specialist

Melissa Wheelahan, Program Specialist

Alex Yang, Program Specialist

Michelle Banh, Project Liaison​

Carole BrowneProject Liaison

Azizi Gates, Project Liaison

Phirin Salinas, Project Liaison

Wanda Soekias, Project Liaison

Roderic West, Program Data Technician 


Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Dr. Elida Garcia​, Administrator


Administrative Support

Bernadette Gutierrez, Programs Supervisor, 714-966-4443

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

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

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​