FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 16, 1999 Contact: Lysa Ray (714) 834-3440
Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council to Hold Public Forum
(Santa Ana) – The Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council will hold a public forum July 21 to receive comments on unmet child care needs, barriers to accessing child care and other factors impacting those services. The comments will be incorporated into the development of a comprehensive child care plan for Orange County families. The public forum is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. at the Orange County Head Start office, 1440 East First Street, second floor, in Santa Ana.
The mission of the Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council is to promote access to safe, affordable, quality child care and development services for all families in Orange County. The Council creates a long-range plan that maximizes services and is responsible for allocating state and federal funds accordingly.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Department of Education appoint council members, which include members of the private and public sectors. Council members represent county and city government officials, school board representatives, Orange County Department of Education, local child care resource and referral agencies, county and city child care coordinators and members of the Orange County community.