Contra Costa County Local Planning Council
for Child Care and Development


NEW Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project, learn more!

2015-2016 Professional Development Program (PDP) Application NOW AVAILABLE!

Request for Applications Announcement (PDF)
Currently, the LPC has several vacant seats for membership: two Consumer Seats, one Child Care Provider Seat, and one Public Agency Seat

A Road Map to Kindergarten Now Available!

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Child Care Provider Pandemic Flu Kit

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Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education (LPC)

Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Programs in Contra Costa County

The mission of the The Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council for Early Care and Education is to promote quality childcare through community assessment, advocacy, resource development, and collaboration with other organizations.

Local Planning Council (LPC) Goals

The Local Planning and Advisory Council (LPC), in partnership with public and private entities, works to improve child care and early education opportunities in Contra Costa County.

Our goals are to:

  • ASSESS the County’s overall child care needs once every five years
  • SUPPORT training and professional development of child care educators
  • DEVELOP priorities for allocation of federal Child Care Grant funds
  • COLLABORATE with community organizations & government agencies to provide families the best possible child care
  • PREPARE countywide child care plan to mobilize public & private resources
  • PROMOTE access to quality child care and development services

Choose Civility logoAn Initiative Championed by the Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools and Endorsed by the LPC

Civility is a core value of a well functioning community and one of its defining components. Quality of life depends in great part on how community members treat each other. This initiative will promote the importance of civility in a world becoming less civil, and encourage community members to choose positive and respectful behaviors in their personal and work lives. read more...

The initiative is inspired by the work of Dr. P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct. Through a broad-based, collaborative effort, the goal is to transform Dr. Forni's concepts into a concrete plan that can be easily integrated into the culture of government, businesses, organizations, schools, neighborhoods, and families throughout the community.