​ ​About Us - Our Services

Finding Quality Child Care in Placer County

The PCOE ECE Resource & Referral Department maintains a database of licensed child care providers in Placer County. 

Need Help Finding Child Care?

Placer County Child Care Council

The Local Planning Council (LPC) provides a forum for the identification of local priorities for child care and the development of policies to meet the needs identified within those priorities.


Help with Payment for Child Care

PCOE ECE receives limited funding to provide financial assistance to families needing child care who are working, seeking employment or attending school/training.

Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Professional Development Workshops and Trainings

ECE provides professional development workshops to early childhood teachers, parents, and family child care providers.


Enroll in State Preschool

PCOE ECE offers high quality preschool programs for three and four year olds.  There is no cost for most families - however, depending on the program chosen and family income - there may be a small co-pay.

girl painting 250.jpg

Information For Child Care Providers

PCOE provides a variety of services to existing and potential providers.  Licensing, regulations, site visits, zoning information, record keeping, budget development & other resources pertaining to setting up a small business.  Early education workshops are offered on a regular basis


Early Quality Matters (EQM) is a Quality Rating and Improvement System, focused on providing information, resources and support to early care and education programs, including family child care homes serving children birth through age 5. 

EQM Logo.jpg

First 5 Placer

The first 5 years of a child's life are critical for brain development.  By supporting and developing when children are very young, early childhood development and education programs can complement parental investments and produce large benefits to children, parents, and society.