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Joyce Stone MPPA

Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council


Joyce Stone
Hope Education Center
3970 La Colina Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Phone: (805) 964-4710 ext. 4473
Fax: (805) 682-4646

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Plan and coordinate the activities of the 23 member Santa Barbara County Child Care Planning Council to fulfill all mandates of the California Department of Education and to accomplish the local goals of the Council.

Oversee the execution of all legislative requirements including conducting a countywide child care needs assessment, developing countywide priorities for subsidized child care services and preparing a countywide plan for early care and education.

Coordinate the activities of the Council, its committees and work groups to achieve the goals and objectives set forth in the "Santa Barbara County Strategic Plan for Early Care and Education" and oversee the development and implementation of other projects.

Serve as a vital link between the 35 member Council and the Santa Barbara County Office of Early Care and Education, the Santa Barbara County Children and Families Commission and other local institutions to fulfill the goals of the Council.

Serve as a liaison between the Council and the California Department of Education. Prepare reports, collect data and respond to requests for documentation and information from the State Department of Education. Anticipate and respond to new initiatives and legislation from the California Department of Education for local child care planning councils.

Attend and report on local, state, and/or federally sponsored meetings, workshops, and conferences relative to the ongoing activities of the Council. Represent the Council as needed.

Promote positive public awareness of child care and related issues. Write press releases, special reports, and informational brochures on behalf of the Council, and participate in activities that inform and educate the whole community.


Joyce Stone has a wide experience in child care planning, foster care programs, and supervision in non profit organizations and businesses.

Before taking her current position in Santa Barbara County, she was manager of the Amador County Childcare Council for eight years, and Local Child Care Planning Coordinator in Sacramento County for five years. Earlier, she worked in the foster care Independent Living Program for the California Community Colleges Foundation.

She holds a Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State University (2008).


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