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Contacts

Bronwyn Kennedy
Early Learning Liaison, Child Care Policy and Planning
bkennedy@solanocoe.net
(707) 339-4452

Annalyn Madariaga
Project Support Analyst
amadariaga@solanocoe.net
(707) 399-4445

Local Childcare Planning Council (LPC)

About Our Program

Every county in California is required to have a Local Planning Council that is funded by the California Department of Education. The Solano County Childcare Planning Council operates under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools. The council has the responsibility of planning and coordinating early care and education services in Solano County.

Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Solano County Local Childcare and Development Planning Council (Solano LPC) is to plan for childcare and development services based on the needs of families in the local community.

Vision Statement

All children in Solano County will have access to safe, high quality, and affordable care.

Responsibilities

 The Solano Local Planning Council’s responsibilities include but are not limited to.

  • Provide a forum for the identification of local priorities for childcare and develop policies to meet the needs identified within those priorities.
  • Assess childcare needs in the county no less than once every five years.
  • Prepare a comprehensive countywide childcare plan designed to mobilize public and private resources to address identified needs.
  • Advise the Board and the Superintendent with respect to the childcare needs of the families in Solano County
  • Advocate for the needs of the families in Solano County with respect to childcare.

Solano County Childcare Planning Council meets every other month.  All meetings are open to the public.

This meeting is being held pursuant to Executive Orders N-29-20 issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on March 17, 2020, and N-35- 20 issued March 21, 2020. There will not be a physical location for this meeting.

Members of the public may attend remotely by Zoom Webinar format or telephone. The meeting will be recorded.


 

February 25, 2021

Time 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda / Minutes 

 

April 22, 2021

Time 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda / Minutes

Join HERE

Meeting ID: 972 5927 0751

Passcode: 693507

Telephone: (669) 900-9128

 

June 24, 2021

Time 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda / Minutes

 


Public Comments may be submitted prior to or during the meeting by using the Request to Comment Form button below. Comments are limited to 2500 characters.

Link to Request to Comment Form

Membership of the Solano County Local Childcare Planning Council, who are listed below, represent individuals of the community by category; consumers (parents), childcare providers, general community members, public agencies, and discretionary members.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click HERE for a membership application.


Dr. Zoee Bartholomew

Chair

Community Representative

 

Jennifer Carpentier

Vice-Chair

Community Representative

 

Lisa Eckhoff

Past Chair

Public Agency Representative

 

Vacant

Community Representative

 

Lenesha Anderson

Consumer Representative

 

Vacant

Consumer Representative

 

Vacant

Consumer Representative

 

Sabrina Drake

Child Care Provider Representative

 

Andrea Calderon

Child Care Provider Representative

 

Manuela Jacques

Child Care Provider Representative

 

Juanita Morales

Public Agency Representative

 

Vacant

Public Agency Representative

 

Kathy Lago

Discretionary Appointee

 

Vacant

Discretionary Appointee

 

Vacant

Discretionary Appointee

County Priorities

One of the largest responsibilities of the Solano County Childcare Council is to identify the priorities for the funding provided by the California Department of Education in Solano County.

The priorities currently established by the state funded early learning programs are as follows.

 

Needs Assessments

The Solano County Childcare Planning Council is tasked with taking a comprehensive assessment of the needs and services of the early learning community in Solano County. 

 

Strategic Plan

The purpose of the strategic plan is to serve as a resource for community members, to provide current data regarding our local community needs, to assist policy makers in making decisions that will positively impact Solano County’s families and children. This plan also serves as a blueprint for the activities for the planning council’s projects and activities.

 

The SCOE Early Learning Inclusion program enhances how Early Learning and Special Education teams work together to build high-quality classrooms and expands opportunities for children of all abilities to have equal access to and participate meaningfully in childcare programs. When children are together as part of the group, their development is enhanced and positive social attitudes are fostered. Click HERE to learn more.

Solano County Office of Education is a partner in the Quality Counts in Solano Early Care and Education program. Quality Counts helps to enhance the quality of early learning and care environments for young children. Early learning programs that participate in Quality Counts can get assistance in improving outcomes for children through system-wide approaches to enhancing programs. Click HERE to learn more.

Child Care Law Center

Using legal expertise to explain childcare policies, laws, and funding, the Child Care Law Center works with parents, childcare providers, and advocates to create solutions that are transparent and fair to all parties involved. To find out more about the Child Care Law Center, click HERE.

 

Child Care Advocate Program

The Child Care Advocate Program (CCAP) devotes their time in the promotion of quality childcare in California. Child Care Advocates are available to parents, childcare providers, employers, educators, and community groups. To find out more, click HERE.

 

Parent Voices

Parent Voices is a program supported and ran by the California Child Care Resource & Referral Network. This parent led program works to make quality childcare affordable for all families. To find a local chapter or to get more information, click HERE.

 

California Budget & Policy Center

Essential components for childcare to thrive in California are high quality and affordable care. The Budget Center examines state funding and policies regarding childcare and early education. To find out more, click HERE.