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Upcoming Workshops

September may have been Emergency Preparedness Month, but our annual (virtual) Emergency Preparedness workshop is coming up on Saturday, October 8th. Join us to discuss licensing regulations and best practices around being the most prepared you can be for yourself and your program.

Register by calling 916-369-0191 or emailing!

Supporting Our Children

On October 5th, we will discuss ways to build the parent/provider relationship. Join the Quality Child Care Collaborative Behavioral Health consultants on the first Wednesday of each month to learn how providers and parents can work together to support children’s social emotional development. 

*See additional dates and topics below*

Contact us at (916) 369-0191 or to register.  

While every day might not be as fun as what you see in these staff photos, working at Child Action, Inc. is rewarding. Our Spirit Committee creates opportunities to balance work tasks with building a sense of community for our team.

Check out our website and visit it often to learn more about our open positions. Remember to check back often as we regularly update our job listing.

Questions? Contact our Human Resources team at

Join us to be part of an amazing team that makes a difference in our community AND has fun while we work.

Would you like to receive our special job announcement-only emails? If so, click the image below and select the Child Action, Inc. Employment Opportunities Email List. The regularity of sent emails depends upon our job openings.

Lead Testing in Child Care Centers

Child Care Center operating from buildings built before January 1, 2010, must have their drinking water tested for lead levels by January 1, 2023. The State Water Board funded a program to support centers in testing and fixture replacement if needed. The first step in being considered for assistance is to complete an Eligibility Form.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Child Action, Inc. at (916) 369-0191 or

Visit the Lead Testing in Child Care Centers Portal for resources

Unfortunately, on September 13, the Governor returned Assembly Bill (AB) - 92 Preschool and child care and development services: family fees without his signature.

This means that AB-92 was not signed into law. Here is the Governor’s veto message: AB-92-VETO-message.pdf

As we mentioned last month, AB-92 would have done the following:

  • Families who earn below 75% of the state median income would not have to pay family fees.
  • If you do have a family fee, the amount would not exceed 1% of your monthly income.
  • The State will pay child care providers the total subsidy amount, and will not reduce the number of child care spaces.

The veto of AB-92 is disappointing. The child care subsidy program is supposed to enable families to achieve financial stability. Unfortunately, the current family fee schedule makes it difficult for families to work towards financial self-sufficiency. Family fees have been waived through June 30, 2023, but if California truly wants to promote whole-family wellness highest priority objectives ought to be putting money back into the pockets of families who need it most. It is essential to restructure the current family fee schedule by adopting AB-92. In the year ahead, expect family fee reform to be an ongoing advocacy ask. 

Join us in our advocacy efforts!

You are invited to contact us at to share your voice.

2022-23 Workforce Pathways Grant 

Are you a child care provider that cares for a child receiving subsidy? Then you may be eligible to participate in the Workforce Pathways program and earn a stipend.

There are professional growth opportunities for everyone. Contact us for support in planning for how you want to grow in your career through training and workshops or visit the WPG Portal to view an orientation and apply.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually between September 15-October 15. But why do we celebrate?

Check out this article to learn more.

Violence is Never the Answer!

October is Anti-bullying and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

To learn how you can focus and raise awareness about bullying and access resources, visit

Domestic Violence Resources

WEAVE’s mission is to promote safe and healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse. WEAVE also operates several thrift stores where all donations support their programs and services.

WEAVE’s services may be accessed through their support line: 916-920-2952. Visit their website to learn more

My Sister’s House serves Asian and Pacific Islanders and other underserved women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking by providing a culturally appropriate and responsive safe haven, job training, and community services.

Access My Sister’s House by calling 916-428-3271 or visiting

The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups throughout the state.

Through their public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, they align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change. They believe that by sharing expertise, advocates and policy-makers can end domestic violence. For nearly 40 years, they have inspired, informed and connected all those concerned with this issue, because together we’re stronger.

Visit to learn more.

Additional Resources

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program – Early Childhood Education Waiver 

The California Department of Education (CDE) would like to share that the federal Department of Education announced a major change to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program for a limited time, as result of the COVID-19 national emergency.

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in financial hardship for many, including members of the early care and education (ECE) workforce. If an early childhood educator works for a qualified employer, which includes government and nonprofit preschool programs, they may now be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness, even if they were not previously.

Please note that some borrowers may need to consolidate their federal loans and/or submit a PSLF form by October 31, 2022, to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information and to apply for this opportunity, please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program at

Not an Early Childhood Educator but

Still Have Federal Student Loans?

In certain situations, you may have your federal student loans forgiven, canceled, or discharged. Learn more about the types of forgiveness and whether you qualify due to your job or other circumstances by visiting the Federal Student AID Office of the U.S. Department of Education.

Christmas Food and Toy Sign-Up

Rancho Cordova's 12th annual Christmas in Cordova event returns the week of December 11, 2022! RCPD's Youth Services Unit will support 350 families in need during this event that is designed with the simple premise that "every child deserves to have a present to open at Christmas." 

To learn more about how you can donate a gift OR about the eligibility requirements for families, please visit Rancho Cordova's Christmas in Cordova page.

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? 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 postage paid envelope provided or by placing complete forms in the Child Action, Inc. drop box located:

10540 White Rock Rd. Suite #180

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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