Early Care & Education
Child Care Planning Committee engages parents, child care providers, allied organizations, community, and public agencies in collaborative planning efforts to improve the overall child care and development infrastructure of the County of Los Angeles, including the quality and continuity, affordability, and accessibility of child care and development services for all families.
The Child Care Planning Committee (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.
In Los Angeles County, there are 50 members, 10 from each of the following categories:
- Parent Consumers
- Child Care Providers
- Community Representatives
- Public Agency Representatives
- Discretionary Members
Membership terms are three years, renewable each year. Each member may serve up to two, three-year terms.
Recruitment and selection of members begins in March of each year. Applications become available at this website or by contacting the Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education at (213) 639-6239.
The membership manual is compendium of items pertaining to the history, governance and functions of the Planning Committee.
The Planning Committee accomplishes its strategic goals through three work groups – Quality, Access/Inclusion and Workforce – and addresses public policy issues in partnership with the Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development through the Joint Committee on Legislation. Ad hoc committees are established and convened to tackle emerging issues or timely projects as needed.
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 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
Projects and Activities
The Planning Committee is funded by the California Department of Education 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
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.
Select a file below to download: