Sonoma County Office of Education

Child Care Planning Council


CCPC Logo The mission of the Child Care Planning Council (CCPC) of Sonoma County is to convene and inspire the community through collaboration, leadership, and advocacy to promote and plan for quality child care and development for the benefit of all children (birth to 18), their families, and Sonoma County.

60-Second Video: Preschool Support from Unexpected Messengers
Members of five nonprofit membership organizations have produced a video touting the benefits of high-quality preschool. The nonprofit organizations comprise the unique and powerful voices of business, retired military leaders, law enforcement, faith, and sports.

Watch: Are We Crazy About Our Kids? (32 minutes)
Science has demonstrated that a child’s experiences during the earliest years are vital to building the foundation for life-long success – in school and in life. Now economists are studying the costs and benefits of high quality early care and preschool. And they’re worried. Not because we’re spending too much, but because we’re spending too little where it matters most.

Are We Crazy About Our Kids? is one episode of the six-part documentary series The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, slated for release this winter and for PBS broadcast next spring. Visit for more on the series and how to get involved with the public engagement campaign to change the conversation early childhood in our nation.

Participate with CCPC

Sign up for the CCPC LISTSERV
To receive meeting agendas for the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County and/or the weekly CCPC e-news with articles, training information, and more, please email Carol Simmons at

Become a member of CCPC
See our Membership information.

Send your thoughts and input
Do you have an opinion or thoughts you’d like to share with CCPC about child care and development? Email Council Coordinator Carol Simmons at

Partnership for Children Logo CCPC is a member of the Sonoma County Partnership for Children, a community movement promoting children and youth first in politics, policies, and investments. Please become a member of Partnership for Children and support the campaign! There is no cost to join, but there’s a huge benefit to our community when we put children and youth first. Learn more...