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The Yolo County Council has a shared governance structure with oversight by the County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools. The Council identifies local child care and development priorities, develops policies to meet identified needs, and recommends local priorities for the allocation of child care funds administered by California Department of Education.

The Yolo County Office of Education serves as the fiscal agent for the Yolo County Council, which consists of 20 members appointed by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors and the Superintendent of Schools. The following representatives are mandated members of the Council (State of California Education Code, Chapter 2.3):

  • Child care consumers (4 members)
  • Child care providers (4 members)
  • Community representatives (4 members)
  • Public agency representatives (4 members)
  • Discretionary members (Board of Supervisors, YCOE)

Membership terms: 4 years (commencing February 1st annually)

Council meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Location: Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Suite 100, Woodland, CA.

To become a member appointed by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors: Individuals interested in serving on this advisory body may apply to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors’ Office, 625 Court Street, Room 204, Woodland, CA 95695.

For more information: and an application: Please contact the Clerk of the Board at (530) 666- 8195.

Current LPC Board of Supervisors Appointee’s and terms:

Member District Category Expiration of Term
VACANT 1 Consumer
Elizabeth Hansen 1 Provider 1/31/2024
Fawn Montagna 2 Public Agency 1/31/2024
Ed Lewis 2 Community 1/31/2024
Brenda Di Gregorio 3 Public Agency 1/31/2023
Kim Relph-Smith 3 Consumer 1/31/2025
Gina Daleiden 4 Public Agency 1/31/2024
Amy Howering 4 Discretionary 1/31/2024
Tico Zendejas 5 Provider 1/31/2026
Kari Roberts 5 Discretionary 1/31/2026

To become a member appointed by the Yolo County Office of Education: Individuals interested in serving on this advisory body may apply to the Yolo County Office of Education 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA  95776 or by emailing Shannon McClarin, LPC Coordinator at Shannon.mcclarin@ycoe.org.

Current LPC Yolo County Office of Education Appointee’s and terms:

Member Category Expiration of Term
Sue Lomax Discretionary 01/31/2026
Cindy Flores Community 01/31/2023
Justine Jimenez Public Agency 01/31/2026
Lynn Arner Community 01/31/2026
Rahele Atabaki Public Agency 01/31/2026
VACANT Discretionary
Tanya Kiz Consumer 01/31/2026
VACANT Consumer
Maria Lewis Provider 01/31/2026
VACANT Provider
Shannon McClarin Coordinator
Gail Nadal YCOE Liaison


Since 1998, we have provided critical support for both planning and implementation efforts to expand the availability of high quality child care for families in Yolo County.


The mission of the Yolo County Child Care Planning Council is to promote the professional growth of the child care workforce and to support the development of quality child care programs.


The Yolo County Child Care Planning Council, in partnership with public and private entities, works to improve child care and early education opportunities in pursuit of the following goals:

  • ASSESS the County’s overall child care needs once every five years.
  • PREPARE countywide child care plan to mobilize public & private resources.
  • PROMOTE access to quality child care and development services.
  • COLLABORATE with community organizations & government agencies to provide families the best possible child care options.
  • DEVELOP priorities for allocation of federal child care grant funds.
  • SUPPORT training and professional development of child care providers.

Covid-19 Information

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Yolo County Local Childcare Planning Council (LPC) joined forces with the Yolo County Office of Education, First 5 Yolo and the Children’s Home Society. Through this collaboration they were able to contact and deliver masks, hand sanitizer, hand soap, gloves, diapers, cleaning supplies and educational materials to over 150 childcare providers in Yolo County. Ongoing contact with these providers through weekly calls and health and safety information offered much needed support during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LPC acknowledges the continued hard work, dedication, and commitment of these providers to the children and families of Yolo County.

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