Type Regular
Objective To provide a forum for the recommendation of local priorities for child care funding and the development of policies to meet the needs identified within those priorities when appropriate and requested; and 2) advise the County Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools on child care program and policy issues.
Established 1993-01-01
Authority State Education Code 8499.3 & 8499.5 (AB 1542); Bylaws approved 12/1/15
Agency/Dept General Services Agency
Location 1401 Lakeside Drive, # 1116    Oakland CA  94612    QIC: 26021
Staff Person Angie Garling Work: (510) 208-9675
Term (Seats) 3 years from appointment date, no Steering Committee member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.
Meetings At least bimonthly at a regularly designated place.
Qualifications Members are Alameda County residents and persons employed in Alameda County who are supportive of, and work for, the betterment of child care in Alameda County. 20% Child Care Providers (7 parents or adults responsible for children who are in child care): Family Child Care, School District, Community Based Non-Subsidized, Community Based Subsidized, Resource & Referral, Child Care Payment Programs (AP), Head Start. 20% Public Agency Representatives (County Social Services Agency, City Government, Community Development Agency (County Planning), County Office of Education, Parks and Recreation, Colleges/Universities, Community Care Licensing, County Health Agency, County Children and Families Commission. 20% Community Representatives(7 individuals who are not child care providers or CDD contractors, but are from an agency or business that provides private funding for child care services, or persons who advocate for child care services through participation in civic or community based organizations); 20% (7 total) at the discretion of both the BOS & County Superintendent of Schools (Family support organizations, Early childhood professional associations/ Child development experts, Non-governmental social and health services agencies, Economic development specialists, Child care providers including public and private centers, license exempt providers, family child care, Head Start, and Alternative Payment Programs, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
Appointments 20% Consumers: 5 parents or adults responsible for children who are in child care; 20% Child Care Providers (1 from each of the following areas): Family Child Care; School District; Community Based Non-Subsidized; Community Based Subsidized; Head Start; 20% Public Agency Representatives (Suggested groups to be represented: County Social Services Agency, City Government, Community Development Agency (County Planning), County Office of Education, Parks and Recreation; Colleges/Universities, Community Care Licensing, County Health Agency, County Children and Families Commission; 20% Community Representatives: 7 individuals who are not direct child care providers, but are from an agency or business that provides private funding for child care services, or persons who advocate for child care services through participation in civic or community based organizations (Suggested groups to be represented: Resource and Referral (required), Child Care Alternative Payment (AP) Programs (required), Business and Chambers of Commerce, Healthy Start, League of Women Voters, United Way, Foundations, Labor organizations, Service organizations (Kiwanis, Rotary Club), Ethnic organizations (Urban League, Asian Cultural Center, etc.),Faith-based organizations Interested citizens; and 20% (5 total) at Discretion of the County Board of Supervisors and County Superintendent of Schools (Suggested groups to be represented: Family support, Organizations, Early childhood professional associations/Child development experts, Non-governmental social and health services agencies, Economic development specialists, Child care providers including public and private centers, license exempt providers, family child care, Head Start, and Alternative Payment Programs, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.