Michael Garcia

Michael Garcia is the Coordinator for the Local Early Education Planning Council (LPC) in Santa Clara County.  The mission of the LPC is to assess, represent, and promote the early care and education needs of children and families in Santa Clara County.  He is responsible for the daily operations of the LPC, sustaining the work of the Council and its sub-committees, reviewing current child care legislation and policy, and representing the Council locally, regionally and statewide.  In addition to his responsibilities as Coordinator, Michael co-chairs the California Child Care Coordinators Association / Public Policy Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Santa Clara County Quality Matters Consortium.

Michael takes great pride in being a member of the team that successfully worked with local legislators to pass the Childcare Subsidy Pilot for Santa Clara County. His background includes serving as a preschool teacher, counselor for at-risk youth, and coordinator for after-school programs. He holds a B.A. in Child Development from San Jose State University.