In 1991, the U.S. Congress established a federal Child Care and Development Block Grant. Each state was allocated funds to assist low-income families with child care and development services. Assembly Bill 2141 defines the structure for Local Child Care Planning Councils. In 1997, AB1542 was passed establishing welfare reform legislation (CalWORKS) that revised the membership and responsibilities of Local Child Care Planning Councils. Mandate: Prepare a comprehensive county-wide child care plan designed to mobilize public and private resources to address identified needs.
The Tehama County Local Child Care Planning Council currently has openings for seats on the council. The Council plans for child care and development services based on our best assessment of the needs of the families in Tehama County. See the Membership Application for more information. Deadline is December 31, of each year.
Statute requires diverse representation on Local Child Care Planning Councils while maintaining a balance of different interests. Membership is grouped into the following categories:
The Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools each appoint half of the members to the Child Care Planning Council, establish the terms of appointments, and review and approve needs assessments and local funding priorities. The County Superintendent of Schools, on behalf of the Local Child Care Planning Council, has the responsibility as fiscal agent for funds received.