Child Care Planning Council
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 (primarily birth to 12), their families, and Sonoma County.
News & Announcements
- NEWS! Sonoma State University is now accepting applications for a new Online Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate program. | This certificate was developed for professionals who have already completed a BA but need academic units in early childhood education. When complete, the certificate qualifies the holder for the child development permit. In addition, these are graduate level units, so 9 of the 12 units can be used towards the SSU ECE MA, if the holder later decides to apply for and is accepted into that program. Please visit the Online ECE Certificate Program website for more information and to register. Applications will be accepted until the cohort is full at 22 participants.
- California Transitional Kindergarten Stipend Program (CTKS) | CCPC announces the launch of the CTKS Program, which will provide reimbursement to TK teachers for the costs of Early Childhood Education and Child Development courses and trainings. Learn more and apply here.
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 www.raisingofamerica.org for more on the series and how to get involved with the public engagement campaign to change the conversation early childhood in our nation.
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To receive meeting agendas for the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County, please email Susy Marron at email@example.com.
Become a member of CCPC
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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 Susy Marron at firstname.lastname@example.org.