Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan

Between 2009 and 2010, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, along with approximately 100 early care and education (ECE) professionals, child development advocates, community members, and civic leaders, developed an Early Learning Master Plan for Santa Clara County, which described the state of the county’s ECE system across six key areas and outlined goals and metrics to build upon assets, and address needs, by the year 2017.

This plan presents both a snapshot of the state of ECE in Santa Clara County as of 2017 and a roadmap for the future, with goals, milestones, and actions aimed to address the needs of children ages birth to eight, their families, and the ECE providers who teach and care for them. It also provides an overview of progress made since 2010, current needs, and specific goals and steps to address those needs between now and 2024.