Early Care & Education
The Child Care Planning Committee (Planning Committee) serves as Los Angeles County’s state mandated Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). The Planning Committee conducts county-wide needs assessments comparing the supply with the demand for early care and education services and engages in planning to address access to quality, affordable early care and education for all children and their families.
The Child Care Planning Committee shares a unified vision and mission statement with the Policy Roundtable for Child and Development and the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education ~
Children are healthy, thriving and have equitable opportunities to achieve optimal development and succeed in life.
Lead, build and strengthen an affordable and high-quality early care and education system for the children and families of Los Angeles County.
The Child Care Planning Committee is comprised of 50 members representing parents/consumers, early educators, community organizations, public agencies, child care resource and referral agencies, institutions of higher education, and Board of Supervisor appointees.
The Child Care Planning Committee (Planning Committee) is pleased is to announce that it is now recruiting members for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23. Applications are due by Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
- Membership Application for Returning Members
- Membership Application for New Members
- Membership Application for Parents/Primary Caregivers
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.
Meeting Schedule– To confirm meeting schedule and verify locations, check this website or contact the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education at (213) 639-6202.
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.
Meeting Materials – FY 2021-22
- May 4, 2022
- May 4, 2022 – Learn the Signs. Act Early Ambassador Milestone Updates
- April 6, 2022
- March 2, 2022
- February 2, 2022
- January 5, 2022
- December 1, 2021
- November 3, 2021
- October 6, 2021
- September 1, 2021
- September 1, 2021 – New Member Orientation
Meeting Materials – FY 2020-21
- June 2, 2021
- May 5, 2021
- April 7, 2021
- March 3, 2021
- February 3, 2021 – General Meeting
- February 3, 2021 – Public Hearing on LPC Local Funding Priorities 2020-21
- January 6, 2021
- December 2, 2020
- November 4, 2020
- October 7, 2020
- September 2, 2020
- September 2, 2020 – New Member Orientation
Meeting Materials – FY 2019-20
- June 3, 2020
- May 6, 2020
- March 4, 2020
- February 5, 2020
- January 21, 2020 – Joint Retreat
- December 4, 2019
- November 6, 2019
- October 2, 2019
- September 4, 2019
- September 4, 2019 – New Member Orientation
Meeting Materials – FY 2018-19
- September 5, 2018
- October 3, 2018
- November 7, 2018
- December 14, 2018 – Strategic Planning Retreat
- January 17, 2019
- February 6, 2019
- March 6, 2019
- April 3, 2019
- May 1, 2019
- June 5, 2019
Meeting Packets for 2017-18
The Planning Committee is funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to conduct, as conditions of its contract, activities that contribute to the overall infrastructure of early care and education services provided to children and their families in Los Angeles County with a particular focus of programs offering subsidized child care and development services with state funds.
Every five years, the Planning Committee conducts a countywide needs assessment on the availability of early care and education throughout Los Angeles County.
LPC Local Funding Priorities
LPC Local Funding Priorities – FY 2020-21
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
County local child care and development planning councils (in Los Angeles County, the Child Care Planning Committee) are charged with considering requests from the California Department of Education (CDE)-contracted programs to change services in relation to location of services (zip codes) and ages of children served. Following are the guidelines for processing change requests and the form for making the request.
Select a file below to download:
- Guidelines for Reviewing Requests for Change in Service Priorities
- Priority Change Request Form (PDF)
Voluntary, Temporary Transfer of Funds (VTTF)
The Child Care Planning Committee is charged with coordinating the process for the Voluntary, Temporary Transfer of Funds (VTTF) between California Department of Education-contracted child care and development programs that may be under- or over-earning their contracts. Deadlines to submit a VTTF request form to the Child Care Planning Coordinator are October 25th for the November 1-15 CDE deadline; and April 14th for the May 1-15 CDE deadline. The dates may be adjusted annually.
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The Child Care Planning Committee accomplishes much of its work by standing committees and work groups and, as needed, ad hoc committees. Committees and work groups listed on this page are open to public participation. Questions regarding any of the committees or work group may be directed to the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education at (213) 639-6202.
- Joint Committee on Legislation
- 2022 Meeting Schedule (pending posting)