Early Care and Education (ECE)

Early Care and Education (ECE)

The Contra Costa County Office of Education's Early Care and Education (ECE) coordinates the following programs:

Contra Costa County Local Planning and Advisory Council (LPC) for Early Care and Education

LPCs were created in 1991, through the passing of AB 2141, where each county was requested to create an LPC to establish priorities for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds.

With the fiscal oversight of the Contra Costa County Office of Education, the LPC’s mission is to promote quality childcare through community assessment, advocacy, workforce development, resource development, and collaboration with other organizations.

Quality Matters

A collaborative effort between the Contra Costa County Office of Education, First 5 Contra Costa and CoCoKids, the Quality Matters (QM) campaign supports and promotes quality early care and education for children age 5 and under in Contra Costa County.

Support and incentives are offered to child care programs and programs sites who participate in the Quality Matters Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) to encourage increased standards in child care. Programs are rated on their current quality and are assisted in ways to improve their rating. The voluntary program offers training, coaching, support and advising services.

 

Early Care and Education Contacts

Title                                                 Name (click to email)                    Phone                   Fax

Manager, ECE Programs

Denise Clarke

925-942-3322

925-942-3480

Administrative Assistant II

Elizabeth Lopez

925-942-3492

925-942-3480

ECE Project Specialist

Rebecca Chi

925-942-5331

925-942-3480

Education Liaison ECE Programs

Terrissa Hein

925-942-3397

925-942-3480

Education Liaison Workforce Registry

Vivian Ratkewicz

925-942-5349

925-942-3480

                                               

 


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