Child Care Planning Council


If you are in need of Child Care for children up to age 12, please email Rural Communities Child Care at or call (707) 263-4688 ext. 410 and provide your name, phone number where you can be reached, the days and hours of child care needed, and age of child(ren) needing care. 


The Mendocino County Child Care Planning Council provides a forum for the identification of local priorities for child care and early learning services and the development of policies and strategies to meet these priorities. Established in 1998 by the Board of Supervisors, the Mendocino County Child Care Planning Council provides a venue where the impact of state and federal child care policies, proposed legislation, and regulation can be examined from multiple viewpoints. The Council conducts a mandated community-wide needs assessment, followed by a county-wide strategic plan for child care services at least every five years. It also advises and makes recommendations to policymakers to promote and plan for quality child care and development for the benefit of all children (from birth to 21), their families, and Mendocino County.


The mission of the Mendocino County Child Care Planning Council is to promote the professional growth of the child care and early education workforce and to advocate for the development of quality, accessible, and affordable child care programs for children ages birth to 21.


All Mendocino County children will have equal access to safe, stimulating, and nurturing childcare and early education environments so that children thrive emotionally, intellectually, and physically.


Our Council is state-mandated to have members that represent the following five types of community members: child care providers, public agency representatives, parent-child care consumer representatives, community representatives, as well as discretionary representatives that have an understanding of our communities’ child care needs.


Coming soon.

Child Care Planning Council 2020-2021 Calendar


General Council

Apr. 1, 2020ViewViewMendocino Coast Chapter CA AEYC PAD Event

COVID-19 Policy Matrix - Updated March 31, 2020

Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers 3.19.20

COVID - 19 Flow Cart - Child Care Plan


May 6, 2020ViewZip Code Priorities

2020/2021 Calendar DRAFT

Legislative Policy Matrix COVID-19 Updated

FINAL Talking Points

LPCs Revised
Sep. 2, 2020ViewMendocino County CCPC Strategic Plan 2018-2023

LPC's (Revised 4/29/2020)
CCPC Calendar 2020-2021

CCPC Zip Code Priorities

2016-2017 CCCCA (Needs Assessment)

2020-2021 CCPC Roster (Draft)

5/06/20 General Council Agenda

CCPC Committees List for 2019-2020 (Revised 10/23/19)
Oct. 7, 2020
Nov. 4, 2020
Dec. 2, 2020
Jan. 6, 2021
Feb. 3, 2021
Mar. 3, 2021
Apr. 7, 2021
May 5, 2021
Jun. 2, 2021


Executive Council

Mar. 25, 2020View
Apr. 22, 2020ViewManagement Bulletin 20-07 Action Points

2020/2021 Calendar DRAFT

AB212 COVID-19 Signature Accomodation

Assembly Budget Update - Memo_6April20



ECECoalition_Budget Letter 4-1-2020 v2 (002)1 (004)

EO 25-20

EO 29-20

EO-N 45-20

Updated Budget Member Priority Letter 03.30.20
Aug. 26, 2020ViewView
Oct. 5, 2020ViewMendocino County Office of Education: Local Childcare Planning Council Q & A

Member Roster - Revised 9/21/2020

State CDPH Guidance - Childcare 7.17.20

Mendocino County CCPC Strategic Plan (2018-2023) draft.docx

DRAFT CCPC Committees List 20-21- rev 9.30.20

Copy of April 22.2020 Agenda Executive Committee_

CCPC Bylaws 12-16-2014

2016-17 CCCCA Needs Assessment Final

CCPC Calendar 20-21 DRAFT

Candy Prairie Renewal-Public Agency Rep

Bessie Glossenger App-Public Agency Rep

Oct. 28, 2020
Nov. 18, 2020
Dec. 16, 2020
Feb. 24, 2021
Mar. 24, 2021
Apr. 28, 2021
May 26, 2021


Inland Office

Carlee Mills, Administrative Secretary

Early Learning & Care

Phone: (707) 467-5140


Kristin Hills, Director - Early Learning & Care

Early Learning

Phone: (707) 467-5168