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Policy Roundtable for Child Care adn Development

The Los Angeles County Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development builds and strengthens early care and education by providing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on policy, systems, and infrastructure improvement.

Membership - The Policy Roundtable for Child Care and Development (Roundtable) was established by the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors on March 21, 2001.  There are 24 Commission members representing the collective experience, expertise and wisdom of community leaders in early childhood, education, business, economics and research and County departments representing child welfare, mental health, probation, public health, and parks and recreation.  All Commissioners are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Meeting Schedule – The Roundtable meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration located at 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012.  Roundtable meetings are open to the public. To confirm the meeting schedule and verify the meeting location as it may change, check this website or contact the Office of Child Care at (213) 974-4103.

Meeting Materials – Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to each monthly meeting.  Meeting packets are generally posted within one week following the meeting.

Child Care and Development Policy Framework for 2014-16 – Providing a roadmap for County departments and community stakeholders to work together to expand the supply of and access to high quality child care and development services for children and families in Los Angeles County, the five goals are:  1) Restore and Expand Funding, 2) Strengthen Policies on Eligibility and Access, 3) Maximize Access to Available Services, 4) Prioritize Quality Services, and 5) Expand Family and Community Engagement.

Steps to Excellence Program (STEP) – Developed by the Roundtable and administered by the Office of Child Care within the Service Integration Branch of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, STEP is a quality rating and improvement system for licensed child care programs serving children ages 0-5.  The purpose of STEP is to provide parents with clear, concise information on the quality of individual child care settings, create incentives and supports for programs to meet and maintain higher program standards, distinguish programs that are meeting these higher standards, and provide benchmarks to determine if the quality of care in individual programs or communities is improving over time.

Joint Committee on Legislation – Formed by the Child Care Planning Committee (Planning Committee) and the Roundtable to focus on federal, state and local policy initiatives as they impact the County of Los Angeles and child care and development services available for Los Angeles County families.  Monitors state and federal legislation and budgets and guides the development of recommended positions on selected bills and the Governor’s budget and May revise for proposal to the Board of Supervisors by the Planning Committee and Roundtable.  Reviews annually child care and development items for inclusion in the County’s state and federal legislative agendas.  For more information about the Joint Committee, contact the Office of Child Care by e-mail at sib_occ@ceo.lacounty.gov or by telephone at (213) 974-4103.


Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education
Service Integration Branch/Chief Executive Office
222 South Hill Street, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(213) 974-4103 Telephone • (213) 217-5106 Facsimile

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