The Mission of the Tulare County Coucil on Child & Youth Development is to coordinate with agencies in the county to create and implement child and youth development programs that will help them succeed.


Tulare County Council on Child & Youth Development The Council supports a full continuum of educational and community opportunities for growth for children of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds, including safe environments leading all children graduating from high school and being successful.


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 providers to address the child care needs of all families in the county.

The Council is currently funded by the California Department of Education/Child Development Division and is jointly appointed by the County Board of Supervisors and the County Superintendent of Schools.

For more information, please contact:

Samantha Terry
Child & Youth Development Council Manager
7000 Doe Avenue, Suite C
Visalia, CA 93291
phone: (559) 651-1723
fax: (559) 651-3802