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LPC Meeting Time Change

And the survey says......... Our LPC Meetings will continue be held on the third Thursday of the month; HOWEVER, the time will be changed as follows:
3:30 pm in September, October, November, February & March 
6:30 pm in January and April

This new schedule accommodates 100% of the survey responders.  We are offering reimbursement to LPC members that have a Family Child Care and need to pay a substitute in order to attend the meeting. Contact Shelly for more information.

The new meeting schedule with locations will be posted to our website soon.

Join us at our next meeting
September 18
3:30 pm
LCOE, Board Room
LPC Meeting Information
Next Meeting
Thursday, September 18th, 3:30 pm, LCOE Board Room, 1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport

Steps to Quality Consortium Meeting 
Thursday,September 18th, 2:00 pm, LCOE Board Room, 1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport

LPC Retreat
Thursday, October 2nd, 1:00 pm - Location to be determined

Steps To Quality
Stay on track, plan ahead.
Steps to Quality 2014-2015
Pre-Applications now accepted.

We are now accepting pre-applications for the 2014-2015 program year. If you are interested, check our eligibility requirements here and access the pre-application below.

Pre-application in English
Steps 2 Quality 
is a quality improvement /leadership development program for Lake County's early childhood educators.
This individualized program supports you in setting goals for yourself and your program, and then provides you with the resources and encouragement to achieve those goals.

S2Q Orientations

Clearlake Orientation:  Wednesday,September 10th 
14092 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 - LCOE/WorkForce Lake

First Year participants 5:00 pm
Second Year Participants  6;30 pm

Lakeport Orientation: Monday, September 15th
1152 S. Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453 - LCOE Computer Lab

Second Year Participants 5:00 pm
First year Participants 6:30 pm

School is back in session - Be the inspiration that ignites a child's love of learning!

LPC Consortium and LPC Summer retreat are coming. dates are noted above. Watch your email for further information.

The Lake County Fair, and launch of the Hero Project is August 28-31. Come visit us there!!!!!


in the Local and State Early Childhood Education Community

All Policy is Local: The GOP's new take on pre-K
By Maggie Severns / Politico



It was business as usual for a Democrat when Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis rolled out a plan for expanding preschool - until her opponent, Republican Greg Abbott, hit back with a pre-k platform of his own.

Tots don't vote - but increasingly, polls are looking to them to score points with voters. In Texas, Davis attacked Abbott's proposal on the grounds that it would mean standardized testing for 4-year-olds; Abbott has been lampooning Davis for not having a cost estimate for her proposal, presumably an expensive one.

Democrats including President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have embraced pre-k in their platforms for years. Now, Republicans are getting on board, in conservative Southern states like Georgia and Alabama, Midwestern right-to-work states Michigan and Indiana, and in some instances on Capitol Hill. Some Republicans who have rejected taking federal dollars for Medicaid expansion are comfortable vying for federal pre-k money.



The Relationship Between Play, Teacher-Child Interactions, and Math Ability
The Relationship Between Play, Teacher-Child Interactions, and Math Ability
The Relationship Between Play, Teacher-Child Interactions, and Math Ability

Published on Apr 19, 2013

Math ability in preschool is one of the best predictors of later school success--research suggests it is a better predictor than early literacy skills. While many studies have found strong relationships between young children's play and literacy, studies of teacher interactions in play and mathematics learning have not been conducted.

The latest amendments


This bill clarifies the use of $25 million in state preschool funds appropriated in the 2014-15
Budget Act for professional development of transitional kindergarten (TK) and state preschool teachers. Specifically, this bill: 

Specifies that of the moneys appropriated in Item 6110-196-0001 of the Budget Act of 2014,
the sum of $15 million shall be allocated to the California Department of Education (CDE) to
be used to fund professional development stipends for teachers, to be administered by local
planning councils. Read more 


Links and Information to assist you.
CPIN Class - October 9th

2013 Child Care Program Office Analysis
The analysis of the most common deficiencies cited in Infant and Preschool Child Care Centers is now available on the LPC Website. View the list here. 
2013-2014 Zip Code Priorities

Access the 2013-2014 Zip Code Priorities HERE or on the LPC Website under Reports and Publications.
The 2014 Lake County FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE is now available. 
Spanish translation in process.
Lake County Child Care Map 
Time for an update

The Child Care map is a visual map of the entire county, and has an icon representing child care programs in the county. We implemented this feature in 2011 which gives contact and program information about each program shown. Click here to view map.

We want to keep this useful marketing tool and data resource as current as possible. If your program is listed on the map please check your information and let us know if we need to edit anything of the information. If your program is not listed but you would like your program included on the website please send the information to

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1152 South Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453
707-262-4162 phone,   707-263-0197 fax
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