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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.
Child Care Provider Trainings
Virtual Sessions Available for Family, Friend, and Neighbor’s Providers
Did you know that we host Meaningful Experiences for Children workshops that offer relevant and fun information to equip you for great child care practices?

March 2nd is National Read Across America Day! We invite you to join us for “Nurturing a Love for Reading,” a workshop where participants will learn to use every day opportunities to teach speech, language, and literacy through books.

Each participant will receive a free children’s book for attending. Enrollment is limited so sign up now!

Thursday, March 17th 10:00am–11:00am

Encouraging Meaningful Play
through Sensory Activities

Providers will learn from one another how to incorporate the senses in their curriculum.

Activities can stimulate relaxation and promote calmness.

Wednesday, March 30th 10:00am–11:00am
Safe Sleep Workshop

Infants are at a vulnerable stage of development. Best practices around safe sleep create a healthy environment.

Join us for one of our upcoming workshops and learn easy tips for creating s safe sleep environment at home or in your child care.

Safe Sleep – Arabic
Wednesday, March 9th 6:00pm–8:00pm

Safe Sleep – English
Wednesday, March 16th 6:00pm–8:00pm

Safe Sleep for Family, Friends, and Neighbor Providers – English
Tuesday, March 22nd 6:00pm – 7:00pm

*These workshops are CCIP approved*
Visit the calendar of events on our website to view our workshops

To sign up or if you have questions, email workshops@childaction.org
or contact us at (916) 369-0191
The Quality Child Care Collaborative (QCCC) supports child care programs in understanding and meeting the needs of all children. If you have questions about challenging behavior, child development, or your program environment, call us to get connected. Virtual and in-person support from the QCCC is available.

On the first Wednesday of each month, QCCC consultants discuss children’s healthy social emotional development. Click HERE for more information and check out this month’s topic:

Strategies for Successful Routines and Transitions in Early Childhood Settings
Wednesday, March 2nd 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Register now at workshops@childaction.org to attend these virtual events.
Dropping your child off at child care can be stressful and challenging. Parents may wonder if they are making the right choice as their toddler cries and clings to them. Separation anxiety is a normal part of a child’s development, but it can be very difficult to experience your child’s anxiety and your own feelings of sadness or guilt.

"Talk about what your child is going through, find out what other parents might be saying, and look for resources early on either through your provider, doctor, or community,” says Alicia, parent of 2-year-old twins.

We support parents as they grow and develop right along with their children. We encourage parents to take quality time saying goodbye, communicate with the provider on a plan for the transition, and check in to see how their child is adjusting.

Contact one of our child care specialists to talk about quality child care resources. Email or call us at 916-369-0191.
The Garrett Morgan Traffic Light Activity

Teach children that the abundance of diversity around them is something to be celebrated.
Garrett Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky, on March 4, 1877. He was the seventh of eleven children. In 1923, his three-position traffic signal was patented. Share more of his story and prepare to play a few rounds of Red Light, Green Light with the activity below!

What you’ll need:

·       Red, yellow, green, orange or black construction paper
·       Scissors
·       Glue sticks

What to do:

Have the children cut large rectangles out of the orange or black paper. Then cut red, yellow, and green circles. Help them figure out where to glue them onto the orange or black paper (red on top, yellow in the middle, green on the bottom).
Outside Resources
Demanding Change: Repairing Our Child Care System
Child Care Aware® of America’s (CCAoA) Demanding Change report stresses that long-term, sustainable solutions is needed to transform child care. Their 2021 research
focused on four aspects of the child care system and the issues impacting them:

Access Child Care Aware of America's research findings by visiting their report.
Tax Prep Assistance is Available
Do you need help filing your taxes? Tax prep assistance is available!

Click here to find a location near you.

Appointments may be required so plan ahead!
Redistricting Update

Did you know that California’s independent commission adopted final congressional and legislative districts for the next decade, starting with 2022 elections? The new districts take effect in June 2022 and continue for the next decade. Redistricting happens once every 10 years, after every census, to ensure that each district has the same amount of people (CalMatters.org).

* CalMatters closely follows and reports on what’s happening in California. To learn more about CalMatters or to sign up for their newsletter, click here.
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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