Plumas Early Education and Child Care Council (Local Planning Council)
Mission and Purpose
The Plumas Early Education & Child Care Council is committed to ensuring the availability of safe, affordable and high quality child care, early education and development programs throughout the county. This can be accomplished through education, coordinated planning, and advocacy efforts. The Council serves as a forum for parents, child care providers, agencies, educators, employers and the community. The Council acts as advocate, advisor and facilitator of public and private partnerships.
The Council is a state mandated local child care planning council housed at the Plumas County Office of Education and funded by the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Department.
LPC Mandates Per California Education Code, Section 8499.3--‐8499.7, Local Planning Councils are mandated to:
Training and professional development of early care and education professionals
Zip code priorities for allocation of state and federal child care and development funds
With community organizations and government agencies to provide families the best possible early learning and care services
Access to high-quality early care and education
The County’s overall child care needs at least once every five years
A countywide child care plan to mobilize public and private resources