AUGUST, 2013 - In This Issue:
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Market Locations
(*) = Accepts Cal Fresh




(*) Sacramento Central CFM

8th & W Streets under Highway 50/80

8:00 AM - Noon

Open All Year


Galt CFM

500 Fairway Dr., at Caroline Ave

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

May - September


Folsom Sunday CFM

Historic Downtown Folsom

900 Sutter Street

8:00 AM - Noon

June - October  




Sacramento Fremont Park CFM

16th & P Streets

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

May - September


Sacramento Roosevelt Park

Roosevelt Park

9th & P Streets

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   

May - September




Sacramento Chavez Plaza CFM

10th & J Streets

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

May - October  




Capitol Mall CFM

6th & Capitol Mall along the street

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

May - September


East End State Capitol CFM

15th & L Streets

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

May - September


Orangevale Farmer's Market

Dairy Queen Parking Lot
Greenback Lane & Walnut Avenue

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

March - November


(*) Sacramento Florin CFM

Florin Sears

Florin Road & 65th Streets

8:00 AM - Noon

Year Round




(*) Elk Grove - Laguna CFM

Laguna & Big Horn Blvd

8:00 AM - Noon

Year Round


(*) Natomas CFM

The Promenade

3637 N. Freeway Blvd.

8:00 AM - Noon

May - October


(*) Oak Park Farmer's Market

McClatchy Park

35th Street & 5th Ave.

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

May - October


(*) Sunrise Station CFM

Sunrise Light Rail Station

Sunrise & Folsom Blvd.

8:00 AM - Noon

Year Round


Health insurance will be available for families in California. Individuals and families from low to moderate income levels may qualify using Covered California's benefits marketplace. Californians who are legal residents and who do not have health insurance from their employer, or another government program may benefit.


If you need help or want to hear more, call Child Action, Inc.'s Health Insurance Services Coordinator Nicole Ullrich. She can be reached at (916) 369-3335 or by emailing She is available to speak to  

you now.


Summer is here! The school year is over and many children are now in care for the whole day OR they are home with you all day! What an opportunity to change up those old routines and have some new adventures!


Things to think about:

  • What did you enjoy doing in the summer as a child?
  • What were some of your favorite memories?
  • How could you re-create some of those experiences with your own children?

If your child is in care and your provider is taking a vacation, you could be in a situation where scheduling might leave you in a jam!

  • Has your provider discussed vacation plans with you? Maybe your schedules will match with each other or she/he has made arrangements for a substitute.
  • Does your provider offer any special programs or curriculum for the long summer days? This would be a great time to share some of your family traditions or activities with other families in the program.
  • How else might you partner with your child's provider to tackle the long summer days?

With a little imagination and teamwork, you can partner with your provider for a summer adventure everyone will be talking about long after the new school year starts!


For more discussion, contact us at 916-369-0191 and check out our handouts Fun Things To Make and Do and Fun Places

Parent Engagement is a

vital part of quality early education and learning for children. As an engaged parent, you know it is key to not only listen to what your child did during the day, but to ask questions to continue the conversation with your child's care provider. Often your provider is busy when you pick up your child, so you may have find it helpful to put your thoughts in writing once you've gotten home. This allows you to either email your questions and comments to your provider, hand her or him what you have written when you drop off your child or focus your time when talking one-on-one.


What parent services does your care provider offer? Do parents have the opportunity to volunteer their time in the program? Is there a Parent Group or Family Night? Every licensed child care provider has an open-door policy; do you feel welcome to join your child for lunch?


If you would like to have more discussion about Parent Engagement, please call Child Action, Inc. at (916) 369-0191 and ask for a Child Care Specialist.


We offer a QUALITY DECK OF CARDS AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO ORDER! It is a standard deck of cards, but each card has information about choosing a quality child care program. To learn more about choosing a quality child care program, you can also check out our Choosing Quality Child Care booklet.

Child Action, Inc.

"We believe that parents are best able to choose the child care that meets their particular family situation. It is our goal to provide parents with information on a broad range of child care services, as well as ways to assess these services."

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