Sonoma County Office of Education


The Child Care Planning Council (CCPC) serves as a forum to address the child care needs of all families and all child care programs in Sonoma County. The Council is composed of up to 35 individuals who represent one of five categories as mandated by law: child care consumer, child care provider, public agency, community member, and discretionary. All voting members are appointed jointly by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and Superintendent of Schools. The CCPC provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, age, or any other unlawful consideration.

The Council meets monthly to help develop ongoing comprehensive planning for child care needs in the county and to provide greater coordination of and advocacy for child care services. All meetings are open to the public.

Child Care Consumer Representatives
Kimberly Barbosa Olmos, Parent
Jason Riggs, Extended Child Care
Steven Worker, University of California Cooperative Extension

Child Care Provider Representatives
Jessica Borland, Windsor Unified School district
Megan Hede, Peek-A-Boo Playhouse
Ursula Richardson, Family Child Care
Cathy Vaughn, Montessori School of Sonoma/PACE
Renee Whitlock-Hemsouvanh, Child Family Community Inc.

Public Agency Representatives
Susan Langer, Program Specialist for the Sonoma County SELPA
Jennifer Perez, Santa Rosa Junior College
Chris Sorg, Employment & Training Analyst, County of Sonoma
Yajuan (Vivian) Xiang, Sonoma State University

Community Representatives
Soledad Figueroa, River to Coast Children’s Services
Kathleen Kelley, Early Learning Institute
Stephen Zollman, Sebastopol Coucilmember

Discretionary Representatives
Lara Magnusdottir, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
Sonya Valiente, El Verano Preschool Director


The following individuals serve as non-voting advisors to the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County.

Melanie Dodson, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)

Current Vacancies
Child Care Consumer Representative
Child Care Provider Representative
Community Representative
Discretionary Representative
Public Agency Representative

CCPC is currently seeking new members, particularly Early Childhood Education staff (directors, teachers, assistants, FCC providers, etc.) and parents using child care. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Planning Council, please read the CCPC Membership Information (pdf) and fill out the Google form.