Tulare County Council on Child & Youth Development
We believe that all children and families deserve quality care and education. The Council supports quality care and education by providing the link between the needs and the available resources.
In 1991, the United States Congress established the Federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Subsequently, local Child Care and Development Councils were established to set priorities for the CCDBG funds based on the needs of low-income families.
In 1997, the State enacted the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility for Kids Act (CalWORKs). This legislation gave the Child Care Planning Councils additional responsibilities that encompass a variety of child care issues. The Council collaborates with public and private organizations, individuals utilizing child care services, and provider to address the child care needs of all families in the county.
The Council is currently funded by the California Department of Social Services and is jointly appointed by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors and the Tulare County Superintendent of Schools.
For more information, please contact:
Child & Youth Development Council Manager
7000 Doe Ave., Suite C
Visalia, CA 93291
phone: (559) 651-1723
fax: (559) 651-3802