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LPCs are mandated to identify local priorities for the distribution of new state child care and development and preschool funding. The Education Code language specifies how LPCs are to conduct their work in order to identify priorities which will ensure that all the child care and preschool needs of the county are met to the greatest extent possible. We use census data, the Child Care Eligibility List information, and Child Actionís R&R data. These data are analyzed to identify the highest areas of need for additional subsidy dollars. The priorities are to be submitted annually to the California Department of Education and used by the Department to inform their funding decisions. For more information on the priorities, call or email Melinda.


2012 Child Care Plan CoverIn order to effectively plan for early care and education services, policy makers and planners must have the ability to assess and understand the needs of Sacramento County’s families and children.  An informed view can only come through data, research, and community input that informs decisions to positively impact early care and education.  To that end, we have updated our comprehensive countywide five-year plan for child care and early learning, Promoting Excellence in Child Care and Education, A Strategic Plan for Child Care in Sacramento County: 2012 - 2017. The information included in this bulletin updates the information in the plan concerning the supply, demand, and funding of child care services in Sacramento County.

The Sacramento LPC uses the terms child care, early learning, and early care and education interchangeably, as most licensed providers are concerned with both the developmental needs of the children and the needs of working parents. 

2012 Strategic Plan for Child Care in Sacramento County

2012 Child Care Plan CoverIn 1995 the California Legislature created Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils in each of the 58 counties to assess local child care needs and identify existing gaps in services for children ages birth through 13. In addition, each council is charged with the developing a five-year local child care plan, identifying areas of priority for the California Department of Education to use regarding allocation of funds.

In the fulfillment of the mandate to submit a plan every five years, the Sacramento County Local Child Care and Development Council (Council) has prepared this report on the status of child care and early learning services in Sacramento County. This document is to serve as a resource for policy makers, providing current data, research and community input, to help assess and understand the needs of Sacramento Countyís families and children, and make decisions that will positively impact the world of early care and education.

Sacramento CARES

Visit the Sacramento CARES webpage. Child care providers may be eligible for annual stipends for pursuing continuing education in child development. Please see the CARES requirements and timeline. Please note that attending an orientation is MANDATORY. More information is available on the Sacramento CARES webpage or by calling Child Action, Inc. at (916) 369-0191

Local Planning Councils (LPC) have been authorized to facilitate the transfer of funds between under and over-earning state contracted programs to maximize expenditure of contract funds. The intent is to expend contracted funds within existing licensed capacity in a program.

Applications for VTT will be due October 15 or April 15 for transfer requests within the current fiscal year.   
Program Overview and Application Process
Contractor Application
For assistance with this process, please contact:
Linnea Hathaway
10474 Mather Blvd.
Mather, CA 95655
Phone: 916-228-2556
Fax: 916-228-2566


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