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Planning Council


The Lake County Child Care Planning Council works to build partnerships with individuals and organizations in our community to help meet the child care needs of our communities. Our council members are volunteers who care about the issues impacting the children of Lake County. Members are appointed by the Lake County Superintendent of Schools and the Lake County Board of Supervisors.


The Planning Council helps our communities plan for early care and education of our children based on assessments of the needs of the families in our communities.  

Mission and Objectives


The mission of the Lake County Child Care Planning Council is to promote quality child care through community assessment, advocacy, resource development, and collaboration with other organizations.


The vision of the Lake County Child Care Planning Council is that in Lake County, child care will be:

  • Recognized as essential to the community;
  • Actively supported by local agencies and decision-makers;
  • Accessible to all families; and
  • Staffed by individuals who are committed to children's well-being, appropriately trained, and fairly compensated for their services.

LPC Members

Angela Cuellar-Marroquin
LPC Director, Lake County Office of Education
(707) 262-4162


Cynthia Dominguez
Community Representative (FCC Provider)

Kim Gentle
Child Care Provider (Lake Family Resource Center (LFRC)

Miriam McNamara
Discretionary Appointee (NCO Head Start Programs)

Seanie Egger
Child Care Provider (Lake County Tribal Health Consortium)

Angel Coppa
Discretionary Appointee (Konocti Unified)

Megan Handy
Child Care Provider (Lake County Office of Education)

Gina Lyle-Griffin
Discretionary Appointee 

Samantha Bond
Public Agency (First 5 Lake County)

Sulema Perez-Cruz
Consumer (NCO, Rural Community Child Care)

Maria Garcia
Consumer (Lake County Office of Education) 

Jamie Castaldo
North Coast Opportunities Rural Community Child Care

Soledad Aguayo
Community Representative (Easter Seals)

Cassandra Johnson
Community Representative (Easter Seals)

Theresa Showen
Public Agency (Dept. of Social Services)