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Department of Education
The Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council (Council) consists of approximately 40 members appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Superintendent of Schools. Council members serve a two-year term and may serve more than one term. Membership applications are kept on file and reviewed each spring to fill open vacancies. For more information, contact us at OCChildCareCouncil@ocde.us.
The state statute provides guidelines for the composition of the LPC membership and how appointments are made. The statute specifically requires that every effort should be made by the appointing agencies to assure that the ethnic, racial, and geographic composition of the LPC is reflective of the population of the county. Members shall be appointed from each of the five following categories of representation:
Membership Recruitment will begin in March; if you are interested in seeking membership with Council, please complete a Membership Application. Be prepared; there is a prompt to upload a current resume in PDF format. Your application will only be accepted as completed once a resume is submitted.
Elida Garcia, Superintendent of Schools Liaison, OCDE Early Learning Administrator
Melissa Wheelahan, LPC Coordinator