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Project Kidz Connect

Our Mission

NMUSD's Expanded Learning Program will provide a safe and inclusive before-school, after-school, and summer learning environment where every student is seen, every student matters, and every student is valued. Through a creative and inspiring mentorship, every student is challenged to grow towards reaching their full potential as a thriving student today and a responsible community citizen of tomorrow.

Our Program

Our curriculum includes academics, nutrition, physical recreation, arts and enrichment that support Newport-Mesa Unified School District initiatives.

We promote diverse learning experiences designed to challenge and maximize each student’s potential.

 

QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EXPANDED LEARNING PROGRAMS
2022-2023 FOCUS GOALS

CONNECT
Standard #1  Safe and Supportive Environment
The program provides a safe and nurturing environment that supports the developmental, social-emotional and physical needs of all students.

ENRICH
 Standard #2  Active and Engaged Learning
Program design and activities reflect active, meaningful and engaging learning methods that promote collaboration and expand student horizons.

INSPIRE
  Standard #4  Youth Voice and Leadership
The program provides and supports intentional opportunities for students to play a meaningful role in program design and implementation, and provides ongoing access to authentic leadership roles.
 

 

Kathleen Leary

Director, Early Childhood Education & Expanded Learning  

kleary@nmusd.us 

 

Laurie Virtusio

Coordinator, Expanded Learning

(714) 424-8915 

lvirtusio@nmusd.us

 

Lee Ann Griffin

TOSA,  Expanded Learning    

(949) 515-6772  

lgriffin@nmusd.us

 

For more information about Project Kidz Connect, please contact: 

Christine Holguin

Office Assistant II, Expanded Learning                                   

(949) 515-6786                                

cholguin@nmusd.us