The State of California requires Early Care and Education (ECE) service providers to be licensed by the state. Sierra Nevada Children’s Services (SNCS) and the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) are responsible for the licensing process. In addition, the role of SNCS and PCOE is to provide resources to providers and free ECE program referrals to families. A higher number of licensed providers indicates that there are more options available for families.
What does it mean to be licensed? What is expected of licensed providers?
Source: Childcare.gov. Childcare and licensing regulations.
Factors Impacting the Trend
Early Care and Education Services Provider Survey, 2019.
Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee. 2019 Community Issue Brief.