The Learning Village is owned and operated by Paul Coyne, Ph.D., Alice Coyne, M.A.ED., and Dee Hunter A.A. They opened the school in 1983 to provide a preschool for their own children. They applied their training and expertise in early childhood education to design and develop the program.

PAUL COYNE Ph.D. received his degree from Arizona State University in 1978. His area of specialization was Child Development. He consults with The Learning Village in areas of curriculum, teacher training, parenting issues, and child development. Dr. Coyne also operates an early intervention program for children with autism under Coyne & Associates Education Corporation. He can be contacted at:

MARY ALICE COYNE M.A.ED., received her Master's degree from Arizona State University in 1976. Her area of specialization was Child Development. She has worked in early childhood education programs for over twenty years. Since graduation, she also received certification as a Reading Resource Specialist and now supervises the reading and pre-reading curriculum for the Learning Village. Alice assists Dee Hunter with the overall supervision and development of the program. She also serves as the Business Manager of the preschool. Alice can be contacted at:

DEE HUNTER received her A.A. degree from Golden West College in 1974. Prior to opening the Learning Village, she worked in special education programs for over ten years. She is certified with the State of California as a Preschool Teacher and Preschool Administrator. She worked as a Head Teacher and Co-Director at the Learning from 1983-1991. Since 1991, she has served as the Director of the Learning Village. She supervises the program, serves as a liaison to parents, manages the daily operations of the school, and enrolls new students. Dee is available to answer questions and provide a tour of the program. For more information you may contact her at (714) 669-1360.

Teachers meet the state requirements for certification as a preschool teacher. Many of them have B.A. or A.A. degrees and all of them have many years of teaching experience. Teachers receive ongoing in-service training and regularly attend conferences and workshops related to Early Childhood Education. The owners strive to keep teacher turnover to a minimum and are proud that most of our teachers have been with us for many years.

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