Local Planning Council for Early Care and Education

 Three women working at professional development workshopMISSION

The mission of the Contra Costa County Local Planning Council for Child Care and Development is to promote quality child care through community assessment, advocacy, resource development, and collaboration with other organizations.


  • ASSESS the County's overall child care needs once every five years.

  • PREPARE countywide child care plan to mobilize public & private resources.

  • PROMOTE access to quality child care and development services.

  • COLLABORATE with community organizations & government agencies to provide families the best possible child care options.

  • DEVELOP priorities for allocation of federal child care grant funds.

  • SUPPORT training and professional development of child care providers.


The council consists of 25 volunteers appointed jointly by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and the Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools. Council members equally represent the following categories:

  • Child Care Providers

  • Child Care Consumers

  • Public Agency Representatives

  • Community Representatives

  • Discretionary Appointments

The Local Child Care Planning Council (LPC), in partnership with public and private entities, works to improve child care and early education opportunities in Contra Costa County. For more information, contact the Local Planning Council Coordinator at 925-942-3413 or visit www.plan4kids.org.


Title Name (click to email) Phone FAX
Manager, Educational Services/LPC Coordinator Susan Jeong (925) 942-3413 (925) 942-3480
ECE Education Liaison, AB212 Professional Development and Retention Program Terrissa Hein (925) 942-3397 (925) 942-3480
Project Supervisor, Early Learning Quality Improvement Initiatives Gail Benson (925) 942-5329 (925) 942-3480
ECE Project Specialist, Contra Costa Quality Rating and Improvement Project, and California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Project Marissa Frias (925) 942-5331 (925) 942-3480
ECE Projects, Administrative Assistant Melody Yee (925) 942-5313 (925) 942-3480
QRIS, Administrative Assistant Chelsea Nakatani (925) 942-5333 (925) 942-3480
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