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1 Promoting Excellence in Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: The Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

2 What is the Local Child Care and Development Planning Council? Local Planning Councils are mandated by Education Code Members to the Council are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and the Board of Education. Councils serve as advisory bodies to their respective Boards of Supervisors and Education. Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County:

3 What is the purpose of the Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development? Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Identify local funding priorities for child care Develop policy recommendations to meet needs identified within priorities

4 Who uses the Child Care Plan? Board of Education Board of Supervisors BusinessesPolicymakers Early Care and Education Professionals and Support Agencies Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

5 CARES Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: $3.5 million in CARES stipends awarded since 2001 to over 887 child care providers in Sacramento County Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

6 Special Needs Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Report identifying barriers and challenges in child care for children with special needs Report identifying barriers and challenges in child care for children with special needs Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Technical assistance and training for providers and parents Technical assistance and training for providers and parents

7 Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: School Readiness Superintendent’s Preschool Expansion Committee Preschool Bridging Model AB172 – Family Literacy Preschool Funds Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Preschool Expansion

8 Centralized Eligibility List (CEL) for Sacramento County Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

9 Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Quality Child Care Collaborative (QCCC) Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

10 Child Care in Sacramento County Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Challenges Freeze on Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Funds Freeze on Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Funds Changes in CalWORKs Requirements Changes in CalWORKs Requirements Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

11 The Five Main Elements of the Child Care Plan Child Care Consumers Child Care Supply and Demand Early Learning Workforce Development and Training Building Excellence in Child Care Community Collaboration and Relations Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

12 Child Care Consumers 300 parents participated in five focus groups and an on-line survey Family Friendly workplace policies help in retention and recruitment of employees Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

13 Recommendations: Expand high quality early care and education programs and the funding for these programs Support parents and community rights to participate in the planning process Facilitate supports for working parents Support more parent education on licensing requirements, and high quality child care criteria Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

14 Child Care Supply and Demand 35% of children with parents in the workforce have licensed child care spaces available to them The population of 0-13 year old children will increase 18% by 2010 to 311,460 children. 10,000 new licensed child care spaces are needed in the next 3 years Areas of new development lack child care facilities and programs and programs Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

15 Recommendations: Develop convenient and accessible child care services Encourage partnerships in the planning of child care services in growing neighborhoods Advocate for the inclusion of child care in regional, city and county planning and development Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

16 Early Learning Workforce Development and Training Sacramento County has an early care and education workforce care and education workforce actively involved in professional actively involved in professional growth, training and education growth, training and education The workforce is ethnically and linguistically diverse linguistically diverse Low wages and language barriers impede professional development efforts Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

17 42% of licensed care provided by Family Child Care Providers Anticipation of a significant gap in licensed care as family child care providers retire Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

18 Recommendations: Support efforts to develop high quality child care services and retain an experienced and skilled workforce Streamline post-secondary education systems to promote and assist in obtaining degrees Expand opportunities for professional development Recruit and support Family Child Care Providers Providers Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

19 Building Excellence in Child Care Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Dependable high quality child care services are crucial for a child’s healthy development development Quality of care is related to the education, compensation to the education, compensation and retention of staff and retention of staff Quality enhancement programs assist early care and education professionals in meeting and exceeding basic quality standards assist early care and education professionals in meeting and exceeding basic quality standards

20 Recommendations: Maintain and expand funding for child care and development programs Fully fund licensing Increase training and technical assistance Promote smooth transitions for children from child care to school programs. Explore development of Quality Rating Systems Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

21 Encourage parent participation in planning and development Utilize child care providers as liaisons to parents Promote collaborations to support child care services Systems Level Systems Level Grassroots Level Grassroots Level Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council Community Collaboration and Relations

22 Acknowledgements: Child Care Plan Committee Mary Breeding, ChairJane Dankbar Allyson KurtzTheresa Roberts Kathryn SkraboNorm Tanaka Contributing Agencies Child Action, Inc. Sacramento County Office of Education Community Services Planning Council This plan was developed with funding from the Child Development Division of the California Department of Education. The contents do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the California Department of Education. Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

23 QuestionsAnd Comments Comments Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council

24 Contact: Marianne Knoy LPC Coordinator 9961 Horn Road Sacramento, CA (916) phone (916) fax Promoting Excellence In Child Care and Education A Strategic Plan for Child Care and Development in Sacramento County: Sacramento County Local Child Care & Development Planning Council


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