Our Staff: Above & Beyond in Our Community

Child care providers continue to express the need for cleaning supplies and COVID test kits.

Since July 1, 2021, Child Action, Inc.'s Resource & Referral department has hosted 6 supply events, handing out PPE and cleaning supplies, along with 4,000 COVID home tests.

We work together with other state and county agencies to secure resources and distribute them to the community.
“These supplies help with my overall expenses. We do our best not to raise prices.” - Family child care provider, who is focused on providing quality care and stays connected to resources that will help her program.
Another Success!

Our staff held a book drive in honor of Read Across America to encourage and celebrate reading. We collected over 200 books!
We distributed the books and other supplies to our parents and providers as they dropped off forms.
Way to go!
Did You Know?
Child Action, Inc.’s new child care referral database, My Child Care Plan, is an excellent way to promote your business and connect providers and families in need of child care services.

Best of all? Participation is free! Parents search online or call us to find eligible licensed child care providers in Sacramento County.

Providers: Call us at (916) 369–0191 to discuss the information needed to add you to our referral database or to update your profile.
Focus on Self-Care
Self-care is giving the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.

How are you doing with that?

We live in stressful times impacted by situations that are out of our control. You matter to many people. Family, friends, and the children you care for need you. Giving the best to them, starts with taking care of you.

One thing we can control is managing our stress and tending to our state of mind:
·       Take little pauses in your day and tune inward.
·       Be intentional and find ways to refresh yourself.
·       Check in with yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically.
·       Make self-care a priority today. Take small steps to rest, relax, and replenish yourself.

Another thing you can do? Join us for our Self-Care Toolkit workshop on April 21, 2022
Visit the calendar of events on our website to view all our workshops

To sign up or if you have questions, email workshops@childaction.org
or contact us at (916) 369-0191
Book Review - The Giving Tree
This beloved children’s book is about a relationship between a child and a tree. The tree in this story gave everything it had to offer to this child to protect him and make him happy. Like the tree in the story, often caregivers can feel like they give everything to the children in their care.

Explore this story of unconditional love and altruism and others with children. And also remember to practice self-care.

Fun Fact: this story has been translated into over 30 languages
Read Outdoors!
·       Take a walk through a park or your yard
·       Encourage children to choose a tree
·       Explore the texture of the bark, the size of the leaves, the shape of the branches
·       Settle in under the tree and read a story
Kid’s Day in the Park

Come play with us at Kid’s Day in the Park, an event created especially for children in our community. This year’s theme is “Fiesta.

Events include games, live entertainment, and resource booths. Child Action, Inc. will be there along with dozens of other Sacramento service agencies, health providers, and community groups to provide information and resources to families and children. Admission is free!

Kid’s Day will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hagan Community Park, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Wear blue in April! Help raise awareness that through education, advocacy, and training on healthy and safe practices, child abuse can be prevented. Visit The Child Abuse Prevention Center Website to learn more about the national and local campaign to prioritize prevention.
Outside Resources
Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is Coming Up!
WOYC is a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities that focuses attention on the needs of young children, families and early childhood programs that meet those needs.

Get Support

Sacramento County residents may receive FREE online therapy sessions through HearYou.org.

Adult residents may receive up to six sessions at no cost. Children and young adults up to age 26 may receive up to ten sessions.

Visit Hearyou.org for more information or call 1-833-432-7968
UPK/UTK Information Sessions for Child Care Providers

The Local Child Care & Development Planning Council (LPC) together with Raising Quality Together (RQT) will be hosting information sessions about California's new Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) system that includes Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK).

These sessions will be specifically for private center based and family child care providers. Sessions will be held:

If you or someone you know would like to be part of meaningful work that benefits our community, please check out our current job openings.
For questions, information, or if you have technical difficulties, contact Human Resources at jobs@childaction.org or
(916) 369-0191.

Attention Foster Care Bridge parents and providers:
Attendance forms are due by the 5th of the month! Please remember, scanned copies will not be accepted and only the original forms will be processed.

Quick check:
Is your form signed by both provider and parent? Is it dated? And is the billing portion complete? 

*Late forms will be processed with next month's attendance forms.

Attendance forms can be submitted by:

Mailing to our office using the provided postage paid envelope.
In the drop box at the Child Action, Inc. office:
Child Action, Inc.
10540 White Rock Rd. Suite #180
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Child Care Eligibility List (CEL)
We maintain the CEL for subsidized child care programs in Sacramento County. Signing up on the CEL allows multiple subsidized programs in Sacramento County access to your information so they may contact you when they have openings in their programs. 

Due to funding limitations and tremendous need, there is no guarantee of assistance. Follow these short steps to improve your chances of obtaining child care subsidy assistance.

Step 1. Submit a CEL application.
Step 2. Update your CEL information every 3 months or if there are changes in address, phone number, income, or family size. These changes may affect your eligibility so keep your CEL application current. 

Access the CEL here
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