What is a Local Child Care and Development Planning Council?
In 1991, AB2141 requested that each of California’s 58 counties establish a Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC) in order to assess unmet child care needs and determine a course of action.
The State of California appointed the County Board of Supervisors (BOS) and the County Superintendent of Schools as the designated authorities to establish an LPC.
The Consortium for Early Learning Services (CELS), a 501(c)3, founded in 1982, was appointed as the LPC for Riverside County in 1992.
The primary mission of the local LPC is to plan for child care and development services based on the needs of families throughout Riverside County.
The LPC serves as a forum to address the needs for both subsidized and non-subsidized child care.