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LPC Priorities

Local Planning Councils (LPCs) are required to identify local priority areas for child care services by submitting priorities electronically.
Important Notice: Programs Moved to CDSS

While the California Department of Education continues to operate the California State Preschool Program, the Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SV) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of many childcare programs from the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may include programs that have moved to CDSS. For additional assistance you can either visit the CDSS Child Care Transition web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

The primary mission of the Local Planning Councils (LPCs) is to plan for child care and development services based on the needs of families in the local community. LPCs are intended to serve as a forum to address the child care needs of all families in the community for all types of child care, both subsidized and non-subsidized. This web page assists LPCs in fulfilling their responsibility to identify local funding priority areas for state and federal funds for General Child Care and Development Programs and the State Preschool Program.

Each LPC should submit the LPC Declaration Form (PDF) as well as an electronic LPC Zip Code Priority Excel worksheet via email to LPC-Reports@cde.ca.gov.

Fiscal Year 2020–21 LPC Zip Code Priorities (XLSX)

LPC Priorities Update Instructions

Please note that the LPC priority submission is not considered complete until documents are received by the California Department of Education. If you require further information regarding LPCs, please contact the Early Learning and Care Division, by phone at 916-322-6233, or by email at LPC-Reports@cde.ca.gov.

Local Child Care and Development Planning Councils Overview
LPC Reporting and Transfer Request Forms

Questions:   Early Learning and Care Division | 916-322-6233
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
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