LPCC

What is LPCC?

The State of Indiana requires that every First Steps Cluster (regional office) maintain one cluster-wide Local
Planning and Coordinating Council (LPCC). This group is required to have representatives from every county in
the cluster, as well as various types of resources in the community that have a relationship with First Steps. These
include parents, First Steps staff and providers, representatives from the different fields, such as health/medical,
educational, social service, Head Start, child care, and other fields.

The LPCC acts as the local governing body to the First Steps program. Its purpose is to identify issues, needs and
strategies to address those needs that affect the delivery of early intervention services to the community and families.
In addition to the cluster LPCC, there are committees, task forces and other local First Steps interagency groups that
meet in each community to discuss more specific issues.

First Steps of North East Indiana LPCC Staff

For additional information regarding the North East Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please
email us at BBurks@1st-kids.org

The following counties are serviced by North East Indiana First Steps:
St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Marshall, Fulton and Kosciusko.

First Steps of North-Central Indiana LPCC Staff

For additional information regarding the North-Central Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please
email us at kporter@1st-kids.org.

The following counties are serviced by North-Central Indiana First Steps:
Allen, Adams, Wells, Huntington, Grant, Wabash and Miami.

First Steps of North West Indiana LPCC

For additional information regarding the Northwest Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please
email us at sberrisford@1st-Kids.org or lguistolisi@1st-kids.org

The following counties are serviced by North East Indiana First Steps:
Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper,Newton, Pulaski and Starke.

First Steps of Mid-North Indiana LPCC

For additional information regarding the Mid-North Indiana LPCC or the ways you can participate, please
email us at Sluyster@1st-kids.org

The following counties are serviced by Mid-North Indiana First Steps:
Benton, White, Carroll, Clinton, Boone, Montgomery, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, Howard and Cass.