Local Child Care Planning Council

Mission: On behalf of Tuolumne County's children, the Local Child Care Planning Council is dedicated to promoting and supporting a community-wide effort that results in a high quality child care system focused on the diverse needs of all our children.

Vision: All of Tuolumne County's families will have access to high quality child care offered by well-trained, well-compensated and loving providers. Child care will be provided in a nurturing atmosphere that contributes to the development of individual abilities and personalities. The care will be affordable, convenient, educational, and tailored to the family. This will result in Tuolumne County's children being competent and successful in school, and in being good citizens in our community.

Purpose: The purpose of the Council is to assess Tuolumne County child care needs and develop plans to address those needs. The Council establishes priorities for the distribution of federal, state, and local child development funds. It seeks and advocates funding for child care services and programs. It works with community agencies, businesses, and organizations to support and enhance community child care resources and services. It promotes and enhances the quality of child care and development services through public education, provider education and provision of support services.

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  • Community Representatives

    Julianne Zvalo-Martyn - Brandman University
    Kathy Allen- Curtis Creek Elementary School

  • Child Care Representatives

    Kelly Thomas, Columbia College

  • Parent Consumers

    Emily Reynolds - Columbia Elementary School
    Lalanie DeKnoblough - Jamestown Elementary School

  • Discretionary Appointee

    Kaitlyn Hanson - Columbia College
    Mayra Patey - Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools

  • Public Agency Representatives

    Lauren Peterson - ATCAA
    Holly Hutchins - Jamestown Elementary School