Child Development 240: Child with Special Learning Needs

The following sites have been approved for CHLD 240.

Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center

Contact Person: Gail Winterbourne (
Contact Phone: (760) 753-2471
Address: 925 Balour DriveEncinitasCA92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist teacher in classroom with child development activities. *TB test is required, background check and fingerprinting if volunteering more than 10 hours per week.

Buena Vista Pre-Kindergarten Program

Contact Person: Debbie Basom (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-5073
Address: 1330 Buena Vista WayCarlsbadCA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in special needs preschool class. Monday-Thursday 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Opportunity to work with speech therapist, adaptive PE teacher, and OT. *TB test required

California Avenue School

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Glynis Uhren (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-4870 x8449
Address: 215 West California AveVistaCA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist teacher in special needs preschool class. Will accept up to 3 students maximum. Volunteers are welcome Monday - Thursday 8am - 11am (3-4 year old)and 11:45am - 2:45pm (4-5 year old).

Del Rio Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Janis Jones (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7300
Address: 5207 E. ParkerOceansideCA92057
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

First Presbyterian Preschool

Contact Person: Julie Faumuina (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-5120
Address: 2001 El Camino RealOceansideCA92054
Volunteer Needs: Volunteering in a preschool classroom under the direct supervision of teachers.*TB clearance required. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30.

Garrison State Preschool

Contact Person: Nellie Maya and Kathleen Kimsey (;
Contact Phone:
Address: 333 Garrison StreetOceansideCA92054
Volunteer Needs: State funded program that requires an 8-1 ratio, this preschool is located at Garrison Elementary School in Oceanside. Volunteers are needed to assist teacher in a preschool environment. A current T.B. clearance is required. A.M class is from 8:30-11:30 and P.M. class is from 12:30 -3:30 (Wed. 12:15 - 3:15).

Ivey Ranch Park Association

Contact Person: Gina Lorenz (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-4839
Address: 110 Rancho Del OroOceansideCA92057
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides services to the special needs and able-bodied community. Help is needed with children's activities including: games, songs, arts and crafts, stories and snack. Volunteers are also needed to help with the equestrian program: work directly with riding instructor and special needs rider, help with grooming and turn-outs of horses, maintain stables and tack. Office tasks are also available: routine office work, special assignments, paperwork, data entry, event planning and phone calls. All students working in the children's program must obtain TB test clearance within the last year. Minimum time commitment is 10 hours. Children's activities: Monday- Friday 2:00-6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00-5:00pm. Equestrian program: Tuesday &Thursday 9:00-11:00am and afternoon hours, Wednesday & Friday afternoon hours, and Saturday 7:30am-12:00pm.

Laurel Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Alexander Duarte (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-4200
Address: 1410 Laurel St.OceansideCA92058
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

Libby Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Liliana Gonzalez (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7000
Address: 423 W. Redondo Dr.OceansideCA92057
Volunteer Needs: This preschool is located at Libby Elementary School in Oceanside. Volunteers are needed to assist teacher in a preschool environment. A current T.B. clearance is required. A.M class is from 8:15-11:15 and P.M. Class is from 12:30 -3:30.

MAAC Project Head Start Carlsbad

Contact Person: Tracey Astorga (
Contact Phone: (760) 720-4378
Address: 3368 Eureka PlaceCarlsbadCA92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in a child development environment with 3-5 year olds, help is needed in the classroom, office, sorting community donations, and custodial help. Willing to work with students of different disciplines/majors to create projects that meet student needs. TB clearance is preferred. Must complete a volunteer packet. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:00, and some Fridays.

MAAC Project Head Start Oceanside II

Contact Person: Pamela Peyton (
Contact Phone: (760) 941-7616
Address: 2322 Catalina Cr.OceansideCA92057
Volunteer Needs: Assist lead teacher, co-teacher and director to implement the curriculum through educational play and age appropriate interaction with children ages 3-5. Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00. *After 16 volunteer hours, TB test is required.

MAAC Project Head Start Vista 1

Contact Person: Jane Fabrigas (
Contact Phone: (760) 726-4272
Address: 739 Olive AvenueVistaCA92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist Lead Teacher, Co-teacher and Director to implement the curriculum through educational play and age appropriate interaction with the children in the program. After 16 hrs. TB test and fingerprints are required. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00

MAAC Project Head Start, Old Grove

Contact Person: Karen Case (
Contact Phone: (760) 433-7589
Address: 235 Via PelicanoOceansideCA92057
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer will assist in the classroom under the direction of the Lead Teacher. College students will interact with preschool children with indoor and outdoor activities. The program serves children from low income families and children with disabilities. Volunteers working less than 16 hours a week must complete an application, and bring proof of TB clearance.Call before visiting school to make sure staff are present and not in trainings (760) 433-7589.

MiraCosta Child Development Center

Contact Person: Mark Whitney (
Contact Phone: (760) 795-6662
Address: MS 2OceansideCA
Volunteer Needs: Assisting with children's activities. *TB test is required.

Mission Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Gloria Martinez (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-8700
Address: 2100 Mission Ave.OceansideCA92058
Volunteer Needs: Preschool assistance.

North Terrace Elementary School

Contact Person: Denise Fennel (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7505
Address: 141 Santa Rosa Dr.OceansideCA92054
Volunteer Needs: Tutoring, after school program, and assisting with preschool, working w/small groups k-5 math, reading. *TB test clearance and 3-4 hrs/wk commitment required.

St. Francis Preschool

Contact Person: Jennifer Paino (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-7964
Address: 525 W. Vista WayVistaCA92083
Volunteer Needs: Classroom aides needed. Includes play yard supervision. Program hours M-F 8am-12pm, and M-F 2:30-5:00pm. TB test required. Fingerprinting not required if working less than 10 hours per week. Looking for a commitment of at least 2 hours/wk. for each semester.

St. Mary, Star of the Sea Preschool and Elementary

Contact Person: Debbie Shapiro (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-7475
Address: 515 Wisconsin AvenueOceansideCA92054
Volunteer Needs: In the preschool setting volunteers will assist teachers in preparing classroom environments, implementing curriculum plans, and working with children constructively while they play. In the kindergarten setting, volunteers will work one-on-one with students who are in need of special attention during class time, with an emphasis in fine motor skills and early pre-math and reading. In physical education, volunteers can assist PE coaches in setting up and implementing curriculum for K-8th grade students. Volunteers are also needed to help in our school garden and Computer tech lab. Hours vary by day and grade setting. All volunteers must present proof of current TB (not older than 4 years) and must obtain a background and fingerprinting check, processed through "Choice Point" and paid by St. Mary Star of Sea.

Temple Solel Early Childhood Center

Contact Person: Cathy Goldberg (
Contact Phone: (760) 944-1285
Address: 3575 Manchester Ave.Cardiff by the SeaCA92007
Volunteer Needs: Activities include: classroom assistance, designing developmentally appropriate learning activities, interacting with young children, and working with teaching team. Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. *TB test required.