UPK Mixed Delivery Workgroup
Santa Cruz County mixed-delivery system offers a variety of early learning and care settings to allow parents and guardians an authentic choice to meet the needs of their families. Working families may choose Transitional Kindergarten or preschool for their children in different types of settings. The local UPK mixed delivery workgroup will identify program types available to families, how to develop relationships with schools offering before and after school care and/or preschool care options. Developing clear access and information about before and after school options, and preschool options, based upon input from a select local UPK workgroup. The UPK local plan will align with the ELOP and P&I grants approved by CDE for Santa Cruz County Office of Education in 2021-2022.
The Childhood Advisory Council will coordinate will coordinate the COE UPK Mixed Delivery Workgroup in the coming months to design a mixed delivery plan for the county. CDE will release the UPK Mixed Delivery Workgroup RFD, and it is expected to be released in the coming weeks.