The Santa Cruz County Child Care Planning Council website provides you with information about the importance of our work, activities, membership and how to be an advocate for high quality, affordable and accessible, early care and after school education.
With the great majority of Santa Cruz parents in the workforce, most of our children are in non-parental care for some portion of their day. Child care affects everyone. Access to affordable, quality child care is crucial to supporting our businesses and our youngest community members. Quality child care, at a minimum, is healthy, consistent and safe, and access to that kind of care supports healthy development and school readiness while parents work or go to school.