NEWS AND UPDATES
Dear LVUSD Families,
A series of winter storms is expected to continue impacting the local area through late Thursday. Each of these storms has the possibility of bringing moderate to heavy rainfall that can come close to or exceed debris flow thresholds for recent burn areas. For additional forecast information please visit the National Weather Service online at https://www.weather.gov/lox.
As you may be aware, a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for the Bell Canyon community and portions of Oak Park. Some other areas outside of the District’s boundaries are under evacuation orders as well. All of our schools are safe, and not near any of the evacuation areas. For more information regarding evacuation area locations, please visit the following links: https://www.vcemergency.com and http://www.lacounty.gov/larain/.
Rains are expected to start this afternoon and continue for several days, so please allow for extra time and caution when dropping off and picking up your children from school.
We will continue to monitor the weather information, guidance provided by our local agencies, and provide any additional updates, if necessary. We will also continue to keep families posted with any additional information via our LVUSD social media accounts.
Please stay safe and drive carefully,
Dr. Dan Stepenosky
Las Virgenes Unified School District
No School MOnday 1/21/19
We will be closed in observance of MLK Day!
Welcome to Buttercup Preschool
We are pleased to welcome you to the LVUSD Buttercup Preschool Community website, where you can learn about the model program that has been developed here with its roots deeply embedded in research and its design based on the rich experience of best practices in early childhood education.
Buttercup is comprised of a multi-talented and dedicated staff of teachers and specialists, a group of wonderfully supportive parents, and a preschool bursting with energetic, curious and eager young children. It is truly a joy for all staff and children to come to school each day.
Buttercup Preschool is unique in many significant ways:
- Typically developing peers learn side by side with children who have special needs.
- All areas of our children's development receive attention - cognitive, social, physical, communicative and emotional.
- Differential learning takes place continually so that each child can take individual steps toward reaching his or her full potential.
- Teachers intentionally teach the "learning to learn" skills in preparation for skills required in elementary classrooms.
- Functional and interactive play is modeled and facilitated as an essential building block for academic learning.
- Our staff is a highly trained and credentialed team that works together to assess, serve and plan for meeting the needs of all of the children entrusted to us.
The mission of the LVUSD preschool program is to provide a developmentally appropriate preschool experience where a diverse population of children can play, grow, and learn together in a safe, and supportive learning environment. It is our desire for children at Buttercup to learn to respect and value each other while developing a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
Our program focuses on a child's growth in:
- Social Skills
- Motor Development
- Self-help Skills
Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri: 8:20 am- 1:50 pm
Wed: 8:20 - 11:20 am
Buttercup Preschool, located in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, is a full inclusion program that meets the individual needs of typically developing children and children with special needs. The classes that make up the preschool program are located at Yerba Buena Elementary and serve approximately 160 students ages three to five. We provide a full day program (8:20 to 1:50) except for Wednesdays (8:20 to 11:50). We maintain a low staff to student ratio to ensure excellent supervision and regular feedback for our children.
Our program is carefully designed to meet each child's needs through collaboration with our well trained staff of credentialed teachers - both special educators and general education teachers, our psychologist, behaviorists, speech and language specialists, occupational therapists, adaptive physical education teachers and trained instructional assistants.
We are extremely proud of Buttercup Preschool. Our school has a strong developmental foundation, many children eager to learn, a parent community that is interested and actively involved, and a faculty that remains professionally skilled and personally committed to meeting the needs of all students.