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Child Care Planning Council

About Our Program

Every county in California has a state mandated Local Planning Council funded by the California Department of Social Services. The Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council operates under the authority of the County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools. The overarching responsibility of the Council is for planning and coordinating early care and education services in Santa Barbara County.

Mission 
We lead and collaborate in planning, coordinating and advocating for high quality, affordable and accessible early care and education for all children in Santa Barbara County.

Vision
We envision a community that values all children and their families.

We invite you to contact us or join any of our meetings, if you would like to learn more about the Council.

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Contact


Jeanette Hatfield
Early Care and Education Support Coordinator
Early Care and Education Services
jhatfield@sbceo.org 
(805)964-4710 ext. 4440

Christian Patterson
Local Planning Council
Early Care and Education Manager
Early Care and Education Services
cpatterson@sbceo.org 
(805)964-4710 ext. 4473

Monica Thorpe
Early Care and Education Manager
Early Care and Education Services
mthorpe@sbceo.org 
(805)352-0274 ext. 2215

Chiara Perez del Campo
Early Care and Education Support
Administrative Assistant
cperezdelcampo@sbceo.org
(805)964-4710 ext. 4488