Why is quality child care important for everyone?

Local Planning Council 
The Child Care Coordinating Council serves as the Local Planning Council (LPC) for Nevada County to support the overall coordination of early care and education services.
The Mission
To promote quality child care and development services through community assessment, county-wide partnerships and advocacy to meet the needs of children, families and early childhood professionals.
The Vision
The diverse needs for child care in Nevada County are met for all families through our supportive and caring community resources.
How We Do This
  • ASSESS Nevada County's overall child care needs once every five years, as funding permits, to include data on supply, demand, cost, and market rates for each type of child care provided in Nevada County
  • IDENTIFY by zip code local funding priority areas in the County in greatest need of child care services, and use this information to advocate for new state and federal funds
  • DEVELOP a comprehensive countywide child care plan designed to mobilize public and private resources to address identified needs for high-quality child care services

  • COLLABORATE with agencies, organizations, and individuals to foster partnerships designed to meet local child care needs, identify emerging issues, develop strategies, and implement solutions for staff retention and high-quality child care services

  • SUPPORT training and professional development of early childhood educators