Early Care & Education Planning Council

"Everything you always wanted to know about early care and education but didn't know who to ask!"

Mission Statement

The mission of the Imperial County Early Care & Education Planning Council is to advocate, promote and plan accessible quality early care and education services for Imperial County children.

Council Responsibilities

The Early Care & Education Planning Council’s major responsibilities are to:

  • Provide a forum for the identification of local early care and education priorities and the development of policies to meet the needs identified within those priorities;
  • Conduct an assessment of early care and education needs at least once every five years;
  • Prepare a comprehensive countywide early care and education plan designed to address identified needs; and
  • Develop and implement the Professional Development & Retention Stipend Program for the purpose of retaining qualified staff providing early care and education services to children enrolled in Imperial County’s state-subsidized center-base programs.

Early Care & Education Planning Council Goals

  1. To advocate for access to high quality, evidence-based early education and child care for children birth to 8 years of age
  2. To enhance community awareness of the importance of high quality, evidence-based early care and education programs in Imperial County.
  3. To advocate for the personal and professional development opportunities for early care and education practitioners that enhances the quality of early education and child care services.
  4. To increase the community's awareness of the Early Care & Education Planning Council's work.

Downloadable Resources

Contact Information

Ealry Care & Education Manager
Phone: (760) 312-6604
Fax: (760) 312-6198

 

The Early Care & Education Planning Council is funded by the California Department of Education - Child Development Division