Goleta Union ESD

Carin Ezal, Board President; Donna Lewis, Superintendent; Liz Barnitz, Director, Jon Clark, President, James Bower S. Foundation; Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara; Jennifer Mundy, Program Manager; Lisa Rivas and Lori Lander Goodman, Executive Directors

The Early Childhood Consultation, Reflective Practice and Social Emotional Professional Learning Program in Goleta Union ESD addresses the increase in social-emotional needs by providing daily, embedded social-emotional learning for children between the ages of three and five, with the expectation that the early intervention will result in fewer referrals to counseling and more teachers being trained in how to respond positively, and with expertise, to social-emotional behavioral issues.