Merced County Office of Education

 Early Education

​The Early Education Department provides leadership to ensure quality early care and education services to our community and is home to programs that provide care and education services to children and their families. 

Programs within the EE include:

A Child Care & Education Services System (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Child Care Subsidy Programs


A Child Care & Education Services System  (A.C.C.E.S.S.) Child Care Resource and Referral Services/IMPACT Support and training for child care providers/child care referrals for families

California Preschool Instructional Network Region 7 (CPIN) 


Family Resource Council (FRC) Parent Education Programs


Merced County Head Start and Early Head Start Program (Head Start)


Merced County Local Child Care and Development Planning Council (LPC)

 Special Projects

EE works closely with the entire community to insure quality early experiences for children of all abilities, languages and their families and to support the mission of th​e Merced County Office of Education: Every Student a Success!


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Updated 04/01/2021​