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Pinewood Early Education Center


           “Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of                                                  learning but also of succeeding.” – Robert John Meehan 

                                                                                                   Meet Our Principal


I have been in early education for over twenty years.  I received my bachelors in Child Development from Cal State Northridge and my Masters in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College.  I started off my career working for the Jewish Community center, where I spent eight years in various capacities.  I worked with parents in a Mommy and me program, created a summer program for children going to Kindergarten and was a Prekindergarten Teacher. 

I joined the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1996, as a State Preschool Teacher working at Lassen Elementary School.  During this period, I became a Mentor Teacher with Los Angeles Mission College.  In 2002, I became a Teacher Advisor, where I worked under the direction of the Director of Instruction for Early Childhood Education.  I supported teachers in the field, created professional development, helped schools and centers open new early education programs, and supported programs with quality reviews from Los Angeles Universal Preschool and the California Department of Education.

In 2006, I became a Site Supervisor at Pinewood Early Education.  Pinewood EEC has 116 children, plus ten special education students as part of a collaborative program.   In 2007, I became a Principal for both Pinewood EEC and Broadous EEC.  During my tenure each school has participated in the STEPS to Excellence Project, a quality review from Los Angeles County, and various LAUP reviews.  I have a total of three Mentor Teachers working at my two centers.

Currently, I am an Adjunct Faculty Member at Los Angeles Mission College and on their Mentor Selection Committee.  I live with my husband and two children in the San Fernando Valley.   

Enrollment Status/Information

Open Enrollment Information

As of March 19th, 2018 our center has 1 available space. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our center look along the top of this page, go to the Enrollment tab and click "How to"  or "click below" and you can download an Eligibility form to print out, forms are available in English and Spanish. Fill the form out completely and bring it to the center. If eligible, you will receive an enrollment package. For any questions feel free to call the center at (818) 352-4469.              


Early Education Center                                  

Preschool Collaborative Classroom                 


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May Events -  Mayo en Febrero




10 "Workshop for transitioning to kinder" at 4:00 pm. in Room 2 

10 "Taller para transicion para kinder" a las 4:00 pm. en Salon 2


11 Muffins with Mom at 8:00-9:30 am.

11 Molletes con Mama a las 8:00-9:30 am.





If any events are announced it will be posted up here, please keep checking

Si se anuncia algún evento, se publicará aquí


Pinewood EEC

7051 Valmont St.

Tujunga, CA 91042

Tel (818) 352-4469

Fax (818) 353-2753

Hours: 6:30am - 5:30pm

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Parent Testimonials

“I am so thankful for this program.”

“I love the program, the staff is great.” 

“It’s wonderful.”

“Todo está bien” (everything is good)

“Yes! Because by this matter I can help my household and my daughter, and we work together with the teacher.”

 “Reading and writing skills.”

“I like.”

“Excellent school, staff.”

 “Love this school.”

 “Thank you so much for all the patience and love this program offers.”

 “ We are thankful for everything this program offers”

“ Program is great. I can see the development my child as made since entering the program.

“Everything is good and I’m happy with the program.”

The Creative Curriculum

Dr. Seuss Day 2018

Building Study Celebration

Tree Celebration

Ready Set Read Third Workshop

Recycle Study Celebration

Vision Mission Statement


All students are entitled to a high quality early education program in a safe and nurturing environment, characterized by high levels of positive adult child interactions to ensure the social and academic success for every student who attends on our LAUSD Early Childhood Education Programs.


Provide every Early Childhood Education professional with the skills and knowledge to provide a high quality instruction and social/emotional competence so students are supported to their highest potential.


We believe that:

  • All students in early education programs will receive quality instruction by highly qualified staff in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • The lessons we teach and the interactions that occur with preschool children have a long-term positive influence on their academic success.
  • Early Education educators prepare students for success in school and life while valuing and respecting the needs, languages, and cultures of students and families.
  • Every adult in the division has a responsibility to ensure that all children leave our programs fully prepared cognitively and social-emotionally to be successful in Kindergarten.
  • All Early Education staff must commit to providing a daily learning environment that is educational, challenging and fun.
  • It is the role of the Early Education staff to welcome, support, and provide guidance so that parents can contribute to and become actively involved their child’s development.



     Todos los estudiantes tienen el derecho a un Programa de Educación Temprana, en el que se promueva  un ambiente seguro, caracterizado por tener altos niveles de una interacción positiva entre los adultos y los niños, en el que se asegure el éxito social y académico de cada estudiante que asiste a nuestros programas de la educación temprana del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Los Angeles.



     Proveer a cada profesional de La Educación Temprana para la Niñez, con el conocimiento y las habilidades para que puedan dar una instrucción de alta calidad, que sean competentes social y emocionalmente para que los estudiantes sean apoyados en su más alto potencial.



Nosotros creemos que:

  • Todos los estudiantes de un programa de educación temprana recibirán, instrucción de calidad, impartida por personal altamente calificado, en un ambiente seguro donde se promueve el crecimiento.
  • Las lecciones que se enseñan y la interacción que se les da a los niños de pre-kinder, tienen una influencia positiva a largo plazo en su éxito académico.
  • Los profesionales de la Educación Temprana, preparan a sus estudiantes para que tengan éxito en la escuela y en la vida, mientras se valoran y respetan sus necesidades, el lenguaje y las culturas de los estudiantes y sus familias.
  • Cada adulto en esta división, tiene la responsabilidad de asegurarse de que todos los niños que se van de los programas, vayan bien preparados, cognitivamente,  en lo social y emocional, para que tengan éxito en el kinder.
  • Todo el personal de la Educación Temprana, deberá de dedicarse a proveer diariamente un ambiente educacional con retos y que sea  divertido.
  • Una de las funciones mas importantes del personal de un Centro de la Educación Temprana es; darles la bienvenida  a los padres, apoyarlos y guiarlos para que ellos puedan contribuir y ser padres envueltos activamente en el desarrollo de sus hijos. 


The Creative Curriculum

  • Parents You are a integral part of the new curriculum.
  • We need you to: sign in everyday with your child, answer a question of the day and engage in activities (Celebrations throughout the year).
  • We need collectibles in each classroom: buttons, feathers, keys, etc
  • We need Experts


  • Padres usteds son una parte integral del plan de estudios nuevo.
  • Necesitamos que firmen cada día con su hijo, responder a una pregunta del día y participar en actividades (celebraciones durante todo el año).
  • Necesitamos objetos en cada clase como: botones, plumas, llaves, etc.
  • Necesitamos expertos

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