The curtiscare Team

Lucina A. Mena

Lucina A. Mena, Program Director   

In 1998 Ms. Mena was employed by McKinney Jenkins. She became Program Director of CurtisCARE Infant Development Program in Downey in 2006. She is completing her under graduate degree in Early Childhood Development at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Curtis Jenkins

Curtis Jenkins, Executive Director 

Curtis Jenkins attended UCLA and graduated in 1974 with a degree in Fine Arts.  His studies also include music, real estate, psychology and Early Childhood Development. After his graduation he worked for the City of Compton where he was reared. In 1980, Mr. Jenkins cofounded McKinney Jenkins and vendored residential and adult day behavior managements programs through Harbor Regional Center, Westside Regional Center and South Central Los Angeles Regional Center (SCLARC), respectfully. In 2007 he founded CurtisCARE Child Development Programs through SCLARC and, Making Parenting A Pleasure, through Los Angeles County. 

Andrea R. Penn MA

  Andrea R. Penn, M.A. Site Director

Ms. Penn completed her Masters of Education at Grand Canyon University and her Baccalaureate of Social Science at Ashford University. She has 20 years of professional experience as a director and manager in early education.

Amy Martinez MA

Ms. Martinez joined CurtisCARE in 2017. She provides bi lingual administrative support and program development services. She is a  graduate in, Human Development with a Specialization Early Childhood Education and Development from Pacific Oaks and Cal State, Northridge.

Connie Villerreal

Connie Villarreal, In-Home Supervisor

Ms. Villarreal started as an In-Home teacher and has since proceeded to become its supervisor. She completed her Bachelor’s degree education in Early Childhood Education in 2017

Marielena Ojeda

Ms. Ojeda is a recent graduate of Pacific Oaks College with a B.A. degree with a major in Early Childhood Development. She supervises the Centerbased program in Downey after starting as teacher at CurtisCARE in 2008.