Early Childhood Development

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

The Early Care and Education (ECE) team, including Quality Matters and the Monterey County Child Care Planning Council (MCCPP), both play a critical role in the early learning and care system.   

Quality Matters is dedicated to supporting ECE educators through professional development and program support to ensure the county’s youngest learners have equitable access to high quality learning programs. The ECE team empowers educators to support the development of young children. 

The mission of the MCCPC is to create a comprehensive, integrated child care delivery system for Monterey County families. The Council is supported by public and private partnerships composed of child care consumers, ECE educators, local agencies, and community advocates.

Please Contact Us for more information or to schedule a professional learning event.


Laurie Ramirez, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Education
Phone: 831.784.4141

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