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Council Membership

The Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council (Council) consists of 40 members appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Superintendent of Schools.  Council members serve a two-year term and can serve more than once.  New members are recruited each spring to fill any vacancies.

OC Child Care and Development Planning Council is seeking Membership Candidates 

The Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council is seeking candidates to serve on the Local Planning Council for the upcoming 2021-23 term.

Open Council positions include One position in the Consumer category, one position in the Child Care Provider category, two positions in the Public Agency Representative category, one position in the Community Representative category, and two positions in the Discretionary category.  Interested candidates must have relevant experience or expertise in the early childhood field and are invited to apply for one of the seven category vacancies for the 2021-2023 term.

The Council meets six times throughout the year on the third Wednesday of September, October, January, February, March, and May. Council members are also required to be a member of and actively participate on one council committee.

The mission of the Local Planning Council is to “mobilize public and private resources and foster partnerships to address the child care and development needs of Orange County children, families and providers.”

Applications and resumes must be submitted by April 16, 2021.

Contact Susan Shepardson at sshepardson@ocde.us with any questions.

 2021 2023 Membership Application.pdf

 

Members are placed in various categories described below:

  • Child Care Provider:  A person who provides child care services or represents a person who provides child care services.
  • Consumer:  A parent or person who receives, or has received child care services within the past 36 months.
  • Public Agency Representative:  A person who represents a city, the county, or a local educational agency.
  • Community Representative:  A person who represents an agency or business that provides private funding or child care services, or who advocates for child care services through participation in civic or community-based organizations but is not a child care provider and does not contract with California Department of Education for child care and development services.
  • Discretionary:  A person who is appointed at the discretion of Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Superintendent of Schools.