The Early Childhood Programs Department (ECP) supports high quality early learning experiences designed to promote school readiness. The ECP Department includes several Quality Initiative projects that support the Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce with professional development, targeted technical assistance, and stipends toward college degree achievement. Additionally, the ECP department works directly with three school districts in the county by providing (192) preschool spaces. The Local Planning Council (LPC) is an integral component of ECP, tracking countywide data showing the trends of supply and demand and cost of child care. And, the Transitional Kindergarten Institute bridges Early Learning and K-3 with a TK Certificate Program and site level coaching.