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Child Care and Development Planning Council

Promoting equitable access to high-quality early learning and care options for children and families in San Diego County.

The San Diego County Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) is funded by the California Department of Education, through a contract with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency. The County Superintendent of Schools and the County Board of Supervisors are the appointing and governing bodies of the Council. For more information about the Council, see the Member Handbook.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the LPC? Planning council members are a team of volunteers who are dedicated to addressing early learning and care needs in San Diego County. It only takes about five hours a month to identify and guide policies that affect children and families in San Diego County. Applications are now being accepted through June 30. Apply now!

Our Vision

Every family throughout San Diego County has equal access to quality Early Childhood Education and Care.

Our Mission

The San Diego County Child Care and Development Planning Council plans, advises, and collaborates to strengthen child care and development services.

  • Priority Area One: Advise, Educate and Promote
  • Priority Area Two: Assess Needs and Set Priorities
  • Priority Area Three: Collaborate and Coordinate

Public Comments: Members of the public may address the LPC on any subject within the Council’s jurisdiction, during an LPC meeting, that is or is not an item on the agenda. Each speaker’s presentation will be limited to 3 minutes and should make a speaker request by filling out the appropriate form. The LPC will respond to each speaker and the speaker will have 1 minute to reply with a follow-up question, comment, or concern. Please follow this link to complete the Speaker Request Form. All speaker request form responses will be reviewed 1 hour prior to the meeting start time. 

Presentation Requests: Members of the public may request to present to the LPC during any public meeting. Please follow this link to complete the Presentation Request Form. All requests will be brought to the Executive Committee for review and approval. Once a decision to approve or deny the request, a response will be emailed to the requester. 

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Dezerie Martinez

Sr. Pgm Specialist, Early Ed