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LPC Priorities Update Instructions

Update instructions for annual Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) zip code priorities.
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 (SB) 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.

Local Planning Councils (LPCs) are required to identify local priority areas for child care services by submitting priorities electronically.

  1. Select the Fiscal Year LPC Zip Code Priorities (XLSX) link on the Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) LPC Priorities web page to open the Excel workbook.

  2. Using the Index worksheet, navigate to your county worksheet. You can also select your county worksheet from the tabs along the bottom.
    Screen capture of My County tab in a workbook

  3. Use the right mouse button on the name of your county to access the context menu. Select “Move or Copy” from the drop-down menu.
    Screen capture of Move or Copy in a drop-down menu.


  4. Select the down arrow in the “To book” field, select “(new book)”, and select OK.
    Screen capture of Move or Copy window with '(new book)' selected in the 'To book' drop-down menu. The 'OK' button is available.


  5. The new workbook now contains only the zip code information for your county. Edit the priority information as necessary. Please do not delete zip codes; if there are no priorities for a specific zip code, enter a “3” in the cell. If you need to add a zip code, please do so after the last zip code in the list.

  6. Select the “File” tab at the upper left corner.
    Screen capture of the File tab.

  7. Select “Save As.”

  8. Save the file on your computer with an appropriate file name which includes the year and your county name, such as:
    Screen capture of 'File name: 2019 LPC Priorities My County.xlsx'.

    Please note: This file must be in Excel format; a Word (DOC or DOCX) or PDF document is not acceptable.

  9. Email the Excel file to LPC-Reports@cde.ca.gov every fiscal year by May 30.
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Last Reviewed: Monday, December 13, 2021
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