Local Child Care Planning Council (LCCPC)
The mission of the Local Child Care Planning Council of Humboldt County is to assess, plan, and promote quality, accessible, affordable child care and development services reflecting the diverse needs of families throughout Humboldt County.
The LCCPC sets priorities for state funding allocations annually and conducts a comprehensive needs assessment every 5 years. We conduct outreach and education on the importance of child care to our community. The LCCPC works collaboratively with organizations throughout Humboldt County.
The LCCPC compiles data in the area of child care demand/availability/usage and other areas of need. Every 5 years a Child Care Needs Assessment is produced. Every year the LCCPC sets priorities by zip code for potential new state child care funding.
Baby's First Year Calendar
The Baby’s First Year Activity Calendar was developed as a resource for parents. The timelines for developmental milestones and activities are estimates, all babies develop at their own pace. Click on the image at left to see it!
Getting Ready for Kindergarten: A Parent’s Guide
Getting Ready for Kindergarten: A guide for parents of children entering Kindergarten in the Fall, is now available online. It includes information about afterschool options, and activities for children. Click on the links below to view the materials via PDF. To request hard copies call 445-7006.
Core Growth Suite
These tools were developed by teachers over the past six years to measure kindergarten readiness, establish entry-level benchmarks, and assess TK through Grade 2 students over the course of the year. Teachers use a web-based system to record assessments which automatically complete progress reports that reflect the data entered each trimester. The measures on the assessments reflect California state standards and the Preschool Learning Foundations..
California Preschool Instruction Network (CPIN)
CPIN’s mission is to provide high quality professional development and technical assistance to preschool teachers and administrators to ensure preschool children are ready for school. Our goal is to enhance the quality of early learning environments by presenting current information from the Preschool Learning Foundations, teaching strategies from the Preschool Curriculum Frameworks and the Preschool English Learners Guide.
We invite you to visit the CPIN website to learn more about what’s happening in our region and across the state.
CDD Resources: Preschool Learning Foundations & Preschool Curriculum Framework
These Department of Education-Child Development Division resources are valuable tools for helping early educators understand the knowledge and skills that we can expect children to exhibit in a quality program as they complete their first or second year of preschool. The preschool Curriculum Framework offers strategies for supporting the Foundations and enhancing the early learning environment.
These documents can be accessed through the CDD Resources website under “Teacher Resources.”
Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities
CPIN also supported districts as they develop Transitional Kindergarten programs by sharing CDD resources on child development and helping to build relationships with the early education community.