Child Care Planning Council

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

LPC Informational Flyer; Click for Info, screen-reader text below.

Monterey County Child Care Planning Council (MCCCPC)

Laurie Ramirez, Ph.D

The mission of the Monterey County Child Care Planning Council is to create a comprehensive, integrated child care delivery system that offers safe, high quality, culturally sensitive, affordable child care to Monterey County families who need it; a system that allows parental choice and is supported by strong partnerships with public and private resources.

About the Council

The Local Planning Council was formed in 1991, in accordance with state law established by Assembly Bill 2141. The creation of the Council was for the purpose of identifying local child care priorities and developing policies to fulfill those priorities.

The Council is comprised of 15 members who represent consumers of child care services, child care providers, community and public agencies, and child care advocates. Members are appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. The California Department of Education provides funding for the work of the council, which includes the following:

  • Conducts local needs assessment
  • Establishes local priorities for child care funding
  • Develop county-wide strategic plan
  • Facilitate the temporary and voluntary transfer of funds between State funded agencies

The Local Planning Council meetings are open to the public.


View agendas and minutes from Local Planning Council meetings, as well as agendas from Executive Committee Meetings, Contractor Committee and Nominating Committee.



Download reports produced by the Local Planning Council, including the current Needs Assessment, and annual Zip Code Priorities.


ECE Higher Education Stipend

The Monterey County ECE Higher Education Stipend allows child care educators that accept subsidies working in the following settings; family child care home, Family Friend and Neighbor (FFN), school-based and center-based programs to apply for higher education stipends.

Stipend Overview

Join the Council

The Monterey County Child Care Planning Council meetings are open to the public- join us! Are you interested in serving on the Local Planning Council as an official voting member? Please complete the application below. For further support and to submit your application email the LPC coordinator at

Council Application

View Local Planning Council's Bylaws

The Local Planning Council Meetings are open to the public.


Laurie Ramirez, Ph.D.

Early Childhood Education
Phone: 831.784.4141

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