Get Inspired!

It is our hope to keep you educated and informed so that you may vote for and speak out for issues affecting our countysí children. Becoming aware of specific issues facing our young Santa Cruzans and their families is the first step.

Watch a Video

Raising of America: The Cost Benefit Equation explores the economics of investing in high-quality early care and preschool. Watch the video.

Watch Jon Stewart on Head Start

(Topic begins at 3:15.)

The Early Years, a presentation to Inside Education on 9/17/14

Become a Member

The Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council is comprised of up to 30 members appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and the Superintendent of Schools.

Members include parents, community members, educators, child care professionals and child care advocates.

Interested in becoming a member?
View an orientation to the Child Care Planning Council. (requires PowerPoint)

Apply now for a Board of Supervisors appointment.

  • When you click "Apply Now" for a Board of Supervisors (BOS) Appointment, you will be routed to an online application on the BOS website. You may submit your application online directly to the Board of Supervisors. The Child Care Planning Council coordinator will then be notified of your appointment and will contact you.

Apply now for a Superintendent of Schools appointment.

  • Download and print the pdf application, complete it and mail it to:
    Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council
    Santa Cruz County Office of Education
    400 Encinal Street
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

View the Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council Membership Grid (as of September, 2014).

View the Child Care Planning Council Organizational Chart (2014/15)

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