Joan Richards Learning Village is committed to building a strong, nurturing foundation, in partnership with families, to create a positive environment that provides high-quality early education experiences for preschool-age children.
The programs offered at Joan Richards Learning Village are designed to meet individual and developmental needs of children and support the goals of each family while maintaining a standard of high quality. Our approach embodies the philosophy that children learn through play, promotes children’s active involvement in their own learning, and places high value on family engagement.
California State Preschool Program (CSPP) at the Joan Richards Learning Village (JRLV) Center is administered by the California State Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division. The program provides comprehensive child development services, including education, health, social, and nutritional services, as well as parent education. Our educational program is committed to quality care and early learning.
No cash payments or subsidized child care vouchers are accepted to pay for a slot (space) at JRLV. Parents who apply, must apply through the CSPP program application. Please see Program FAQs for information on admission to the CSPP program at JRLV. Teachers who work for JRLV must meet CSPP teacher permit qualifications as outlined by the CA Department of Education’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing.