Child Care Planning Council
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 Provider Representatives
Megan Hede, Peek-A-Boo Playhouse
Emma Kerns, Sonoma County Family YMCA
Alicia Morales, Boys and Girls Club of Central Sonoma County
Jennifer Stanley, Waugh Wallabies Preschool
Cathy Vaughn, Montessori School of Sonoma/PACE
Renee Whitlock-Hemsouvanh, Child Family Community Inc.
Terry Ziegler, Mt. Taylor Children’s Center
Public Agency Representatives
Michelle Bendyk, Sonoma County Human Services Department
Debbie Blanton, SCOE Special Education Preschool
Alice Hampton, Santa Rosa Junior College
Susan Langer, SVUSD Special Education and Preschool
Nanette (Sheri) Schonleber, Sonoma State University
Melinda Susan, Consortium Special Services
Carrie Anabo, League of Women Voters
Missy Danneberg, Santa Rosa Junior College/Sonoma State University
Kathleen Kelley, Early Learning Institute
Marianne Schwarz-Kesling, SRJC CalWorks
Heather Sweet Krikac, Social Advocates for Youth
Soledad Figueroa, River to Coast Children’s Services
Lisa Grocott, Community Action Partnership Head Start
Sonya Valiente, El Verano Principal
Margie Vondrak, Community of Rohnert Park
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)
Lara Magnusdottir, Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)
Ed Sheffield, District Representative for Assemblymember Jim Wood
Child Care Consumer Representative
Child Care Provider 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), fill out the application form (pdf), and mail it to the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County, 5340 Skylane Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. The form may also be faxed to 524-2666 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.