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Child Care Commission

History and Mission

The Marin County Child Care Commission provides a forum for the identification of local priorities for child care and early learning services and the development of policies and strategies to meet these priorities. Established in July of 1995 by the Board of Supervisors, the Child Care Commission provides a community venue where the impact of state and federal child care and family policies, proposed legislation or regulation can be examined from multiple viewpoints. The Commission conducts a mandated community - wide needs assessment, followed by a county-wide strategic plan for child care services every five years. It also advises and makes recommendations to policymakers to promote and plan for quality child care and development for the benefit of all children (birth to 13), their families and Marin County.

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of every other month. For the meeting schedule please click here.

Membership Structure

In the early 1990's state legislature established Local Child Care Planning Councils (LPC's) in every county in California. Member ship on the Commission on the Council is by appointment and is open to individuals interested in fostering the availability of high quality, affordable early care and education services throughout Marin County.

The Commission is mandated to have a minimum of 20 members, nominated by the Commission and approved by the Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools. Council members must represent the following specific categories and distribution:

  • 20% consumer: defined as a parent or person who receives, or who has received within the past 36 months, child care services
  • 20% child care providers: defined as a person who provides child care services or represents persons who provide child care services
  • 20% public agency representatives: defined as a person who represents a city, county, city and county, or a local education agency
  • 20% community representative: defined as a person who represents an agency or business that provides private funding for child care services, or who advocated for child care services through participation in civic or community-based organizations but is not a child care provider and does not represent an agency that contracts with the CDE to provide child care development services
  • 20% discretionary representatives: may be appointed from the above categories or outside of these categories at the discretion of the appointing agencies

If you work or live in Marin County, and are interested in supporting and improving the early education opportunities for young children please fill out an application located at the link below.

Child Care Commission Application

The Role of the LPC 

Current Commission Members

Agendas and Minutes 

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

Committees

Executive Committee
This committee meets at least once per month to oversee and direct the day-to-day activities of the Council. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday/month at 10:30am at the Marin County Office of Education.
2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
02/17/2015
03/16/2015
04/21/2015
05/19/2015
Agenda | Minutes
09/15/2015
 
10/20/2015
 
11/17/2015
 
12/15/2015
 

 
Workforce Development Committee
This committee meets as at least once per month to oversee and direct the activities of the Council related to early care and education workforce development. | Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday/month at 12 pm at the Marin County Office of Education.
2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
04/21/2015
05/19/2015
06/16/2015
09/15/2015
 
10/20/2015
 
11/27/2015
 
12/15/2015
 

 
Policy & Advocacy Committee
This committee meets at least once per quarter to oversee and direct the activities of the Council related to policy & advocacy. | Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday/month at 5:30pm at the Marin County Office of Education
2015-2016 Meeting Schedule
04/07/2015
05/05/2015
06/02/2015
09/01/2015
 
10/06/2015
 
11/03/2015
 
12/01/2015