The mission of the Child Care Planning Committee (Planning Committee) is to engage parents, child care providers, allied organizations, community, and public agencies in collaborative planning efforts to improve the overall child care infrastructure of the County of Los Angeles, including the quality and continuity, affordability, and accessibility of child care and development services for all families.
Membership – The Planning Committee serves as the local child care and development planning council for Los Angeles County as mandated by state legislation (AB 2141; Chapter 1187, Statutes of 1991). In 1997, AB 1542 (Chapter 270, Statutes of 1997) stipulated the composition in the planning councils. As a result, there are 50 members, 10 from each of the following categories: parent consumers, child care providers, community representatives, public agency representatives, and discretionary members. Membership terms are three years, renewable each year. Each member may serve up to two, three-year terms. Click on the “membership” link to access the list of current members.
The recruitment and selection of members begins in March of each year. Applications become available at this website or by contacting the Office of Child Care by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (213) 974-4103.
Meeting Schedule – The Planning Committee generally meets on the first Wednesday of each month from September through June from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00. at various sites throughout the County. The public is welcome to attend the Committee meetings and participate in its work groups. To confirm meeting schedule and verify meeting locations, check this website or contact the Office of Child Care at (213) 974-4103.
Meeting Materials – Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to each monthly meeting. Approved minutes and supporting materials from the previous month are generally posted within one week following the meeting
Planning Committee Work Groups – The Child Care Planning Committee has three Work Groups to guide the achievement of its mission and projects
Activities of the Planning Committee
Needs Assessment – Every five years, the Planning Committee conducts a countywide needs assessment on the availability of early care and education throughout Los Angeles County.
Strategic Plan – Every five years, the Planning Committee is responsible for developing a comprehensive countywide plan for early care and education.
Request to Change Service Area Priorities – The Planning Committee serves as the state-authorized Local Planning Council for Los Angeles County. Since its inception in 1994, the Planning Committee has periodically received requests to change service priorities. Click on the links below to download the guidelines for making the request and the Priority Change Request Form
Voluntary, Temporary Transfer of Funds (VTTF) –The Planning Committee has developed and approved a process for handling requests for the Voluntary, Temporary Transfer of Funds (TVTF) between child care and development programs in Los Angeles County holding contracts with the California Department of Education (CDE).
Publications and Reports – The Office of Child Care, on behalf of the Policy Roundtable for Child Care and the Child Care Planning Committee, oversees research and the development of reports and publications that tackle issues relating to enhancing the quality of early care and education programs.
Helpful Links and Resources – The Office of Child Care has compiled a list of web-based resources relating to the field of early care and education, including licensing and regulatory compliance, resource and referral, assessing and enhancing quality, professional development, data and research, financing and technical assistance, connecting families to resources, promoting male involvement in early care and education, and more.
Office of Child Care
Service Integration Branch/Chief Executive Office
222 South Hill Street, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 974-4103 Telephone • (213) 217-5106 Facsimile
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