The mission of the Calaveras Child Care Council (CCCC) supports the development of affordable, accessible, quality child care which promotes the success of all children, their families, and the economy of our communities.
We envision an inclusive, affordable child care system that promotes healthy, successful children and youth.
In the early 1990's, the Calaveras County Local Child Care Planning Council (LCCPC), was established to develop local priorities for child care through the federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The Council was informal and met only on an “as needed” basis.
In July of 1994, and for three consecutive years, the Council received a small grant to support local priorities and activities as they relate to child care. Since July 1994, the Council has been meeting on a monthly basis.
In 1995 the Council became an ad-hoc committee (and then a regular committee) of the Calaveras Alliance for Children.
In August of 1997, AB 1542 was passed and the law mandated that each county in California establish a formal Local Child Care Planning Council. The new law mandated the involvement of both the County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools. More specific responsibilities and mandates were added to law as part of the legislation creating California's response to federal welfare reform (CalWORKs), and additional funding was identified.
In 1999, the Legislature and Governor were convinced that Local Child Care Planning Councils had become an important part of the local government infrastructure at the county level and should be provided with stable, ongoing funding.
The Council Today
The Calaveras Local Child Care Planning Council, now named the Calaveras Child Care Council (CCCC), moved forward to meet the demands of AB 1542. The council continues to determine local community child care needs through the development of a needs assessments and county-wide child care plan. The council plays a role in developing affordable, accessible, quality child care for families in Calaveras County.
The Calaveras Child Care Council has a public meeting and all persons interested in child care issues are encouraged to attend.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. - the meeting location changes monthly, please see the events calendar to confirm meeting date, time and location.