Our History

girl on a swingLocal planning councils were inacted by the California state legislature in 1991 through the passage of AB 2141, Ed. Code sections 8499.3 and 8499.5.

The primary mission of the Local Planning Council’s (LPC) is to plan for child care and development services based on the needs of families in the local community. As a result of planning, collaboration, and support for the child care systems that currently exist, the LPC’s plan and determine local priorities for new state and federal funds. In order to be fully effective, councils are highly encouraged to strengthen the partnerships with both public and private organizations in each county. By forming strong community partnerships, each group involved becomes empowered to share their ideas and concerns during the local planning process.

Find out more about our bylaws here.