Calabasas Real Estate News – Journey’s Program Expands for Las Virgenes Unified School District



4111 N. Las Virgenes Road

Calabasas, California 91302

Phone: (818) 889-4000

Fax: (818) 880-4200


Contact Person: Rose Dunn, Director of Instruction

Phone: (818) 878-5219

December 2, 2011


LVUSD Expands “Journeys” Program to All Elementary School Sites


The Las Virgenes Unified School District is expanding its highly successful “Journeys” kindergarten preparatory program to include every elementary school site within the District.  The program is designed for children who are of kindergarten age (turning five between July and November 1st) but need extra support to achieve kindergarten readiness.  Students who turn five November 1 – December 2 are entitled to a two year kindergarten program and they will also be a part of this class.


The program utilizes a kindergarten curriculum, but focuses on hands-on and active learning.  The curriculum is also paced to allow students to grasp key concepts before moving to the next stages of their education.


There is significant research that supports the importance of ensuring a child’s readiness for school, and Journeys is tailored to meet students’ individual needs with a developmentally oriented pace. Following a year in the Journeys program, most students will enter a traditional kindergarten program, although some may be ready to move on to first grade.


The program has already been implemented at Sumac, White Oak, Bay Laurel and Lupin Hill Elementary Schools.  To register, parents will follow the usual registration process.


Informational meetings for parents are scheduled as follows:


Bay Laurel Elementary:          Monday, December 5th, at 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the MPR

Chaparral Elementary:            Friday, December 9th at 8:30 a.m. in the MPR

Lupin Hill Elementary:           Wednesday November 30, 9:00 a.m.

Round Meadow Elementary:  Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m. in the MPR

Sumac Elementary:                 Tuesday, December 13th, 8:30 a.m.

White Oak Elementary:          Monday, December 12th, 8:30 a.m. in room K2

Willow Elementary:                 Friday, December 9th 8:30 a.m.

Yerba Buena Elementary:       Tuesday, December 6th 9:00 a.m. in the MPR


For more information, parents can contact Rose Dunn at the District Office or the main offices of their preferred school site.

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