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Holiday Office Closure, Safety Tips

and Family Events

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. 

We wish your family a safe holiday. For fireworks safety tips, visit Sacramento County's Keep it Safe, Keep it Legal page.

Looking for local happenings your family can join? Check out the events below.

Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration: Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4

The Rancho Cordova Fourth of July Celebration boasts a variety of events with a one-mile road race and parade down Coloma Road, plus concerts, carnival rides and fireworks in Hagan Park.

Fireworks displays will happen both Sunday and Monday starting at 9:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online. Click here for more information.

Salute to the Red, White and Blue in Elk Grove: Monday, July 4

Elk Grove's festivities start at 5 p.m. A Let Freedom Ride bike parade will start at 6 p.m. That will be followed by a performance by Sacramento cover band Apple Z.

The firework display is set to the soundtrack from 94.7 The River and will start at 9:40 p.m. Click here for more information.

Folsom Pro Rodeo: July 1-3

The annual Folsom Pro Rodeo runs the Fourth of July weekend. Along with non-stop rodeo action, there will be nightly fireworks displays starting at 10 p.m. Click here for a full schedule of events.

Cal Expo Fireworks: Canceled

Cal Expo has canceled its fireworks show for this year. It cites staffing shortages as they focus their attention on the 2022 California State Fair.

Child Care Budget Updates

2022-23 Legislative Budget Compromise Reached:


Over the past weekend, the legislature and Governor reached a budget compromise. The legislature released some details. Here is a link to some key budget child care highlights. As more information on the budget is released over the summer, we will continue to provide updates.  

Attention Subsidy Parents:

Another item being discussed in this year’s budget is the waiving of parent fees from July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023.

The budget is expected to be adopted by lawmakers this week and signed into law by the Governor. 

Because this is a pending item with the Governor’s office, we have been advised not to send out parent fee bills until further notice. 

More information to follow as it becomes available.

Summertime Outdoor Play

Outdoor play and activities are an important part of healthy development. Provide safe outdoor opportunities throughout the heat of summer with these tips:

·Arrange your schedule to take advantage of cooler morning hours

·Set up a play area in the shade of trees, umbrellas, or canopies

·Incorporate water play using small shallow tubs, cups to pour from, plastic toys, funnels, or spoons

·Set up a “Mud Kitchen”, mix up some mud, and let children explore this impactful sensory experience

·“Paint” sidewalks, fences, trees, and other outdoor items with water buckets and big paintbrushes

·Provide plenty of water to drink and monitor children for signs of heat-related illness:

Reopening to Build Child Care Supply

Family child care providers are a crucial part of the child care infrastructure. During the past two years, people across the nation have realized how much families depend on having stable, reliable, quality child care choices. 

Like any other profession, providers sometimes take a break, explore other careers, or feel burnt out or stagnant. 

Now is the time to rejoin the child care field. 

Our child care coordinators are ready to support providers that would like to explore getting relicensed. We are planning for a new year of trainings, coaching, and support groups in multiple languages. Financial assistance may be available.

Contact us at 916-369-0191 or if you would like more information about re-opening your family child care program. 

Provider Health and Safety Rebates

If you are completing First Aid, CPR, or a Preventative Health Practices class in 2022-2023, send in your application for a rebate as early as you can. Funds are limited. Proof of payment for the course and a copy of your training cards will be needed.

For more information, call Child Action, Inc. (916) 369-0191 or visit our website.

Americans With Disability Act

A Brief History

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. 

One of America's most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation, the ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else...Read More Here

Outside Resources

Book Review

A Stick is an Excellent Thing

by Marilyn Singer

Explore playing outdoors through poetry including a poem called Making Soup, which celebrates dramatic play, exploring the natural environment, and children’s imagination.

See other books that inspire mud and outdoor play by clicking here

Hearing Health Care Services

Sacramento State University is offering free audiology services to our community. (Please see the flyer below.)

If you or someone you know could benefit from hearing health care services, please contact the clinic directly at 916-278-4697 or email

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


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 or

(916) 369-0191.

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