Welcome to the first edition of our new monthly Connections email.
In each issue of Connections, we hope to share information that matters to our community. Topics will include updates related to child care, including public policy and regulatory information, activities for children, health and safety information and resources that benefit our community.

The possibilities are endless!

We would like to hear from YOU! Feel free to contact our team at publicaffairs@childaction.org if you have questions or input that may benefit our audience.

We are in this together!

Child Action, Inc.
has moved!

Our office has relocated to
10540 White Rock Road, Suite 180,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.

See the map (image included) to assist you in locating our office. *Please note: GPS may direct you to the rear of the building, but you cannot access our office from the back parking lot. The map shows our entrance is located in the front parking lot on White Rock Road (near our brand new drop box!)

While we are not yet open to the public, we may be reached by phone at
916-369-0191 or by email at info@childaction.org

If you have any questions about our relocation, please contact us at publicaffairs@childaction.org
Parents and providers:

Are you planning to drop your September attendance forms on October 1st? Look for our staff between 8am-11am. We will accept your forms in a contact-less drive through
drop off.

We may even have a treat for you!
The Sacramento County 2021-2022 Workforce Pathways Grant (WPG)
has started!
The program goals are to increase the number and competencies of early learning and care professionals. To get started, click on these FIVE STEPS to Success in your application process. For questions, visit the WPG Website or contact wpgsac@scoe.net
Children’s Activity
Balloon Tennis!
Do you have preschoolers with the wiggles? Bored school-age children? Youth who need a break from screen activities? Blow up some balloons, grab a flyswatter and play balloon tennis! This activity is great for restless children and it provides a safe way to take out frustrations too. 
Items needed: balloons, flyswatters
Attention Foster Care Bridge
parents and providers!

Attendance forms are due by the 5th of the month!

Please remember: Scanned copies cannot be accepted. Only the original forms will be processed. Late forms are processed with the next month's attendance forms.
Attendance forms can be submitted by:
Mailing to our office using the provided postage paid envelope or dropping in the drop box at the Child Action, Inc. office:
Child Action, Inc.
10540 White Rock Rd. Suite #180
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Quick check prior to submitting forms for processing:

Is your form signed by both provider and parent? Is it dated? Is the billing portion complete? 

*Complete forms received on time help us process payments
Do you know families in need of help paying for child care?

Families with children under age 13, who are working, in a school/training program or are seeking employment and meet income eligibility requirements, or who
were discontinued from cash aid within the last 24 months should place their name on the Childcare Eligibility List (CEL). For more information, call 916-369-0191 or visit www.childaction.org
We might be the new kid on the block, but did you know one of our neighbors, the Sacramento Children’s Museum is celebrating their 10th year in Rancho Cordova! Check out their 10th anniversary video here.

The Sacramento Children’s Museum offers fun and engaging programs for children Birth-8 years old, including a free program for children on the Autism Spectrum and their siblings. You can view all their programs offerings here.  

We caught up with the museum’s Assistant Director, Meghan Toland and she shared, “At SCM, young children and their families can play, create, and explore together. Children get to use their imaginations, learn about themselves and others, and experience new things." 

If you plan to visit, make sure you check their website for their current hours of operation and for the most up to date safety protocols in place due to COVID-19. At the time of this communication the museum is open by reservation only.

We can’t wait to see you around the neighborhood.

2701 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 956870
(916) 730-5079
Provider Trainings!
NEW! Wacky Wednesday Workouts

Log in to join the fun every 2nd Wednesday of the month between October 2021 and May 2022! Wacky Wednesday Workouts are guided circle times and conversations about physical activity, nutrition, and wellness policies. 
Circle time: 9:00-9:30am
Time for a chat: 9:30–10:00am
Supplies to support physical activity are raffled at every workout!
Emergency Preparedness for your Family Child Care Program

Are you prepared in the event of an emergency? We will discuss how to make a plan, build an emergency kit, understanding Licensing regulations, and what to do before, during, and after a sudden event.
Saturday, November 6th from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
*This is a CCIP approved training. If you do not have an ECE Workforce Registry ID, please visit www.careregistry.org
To register for these events, contact Child Action, Inc. at (916) 369-0191 or email: workshops@childaction.org

Visit our website to view all of our provider workshops!
Licensed Child Care Facility Stabilization Stipends
One-time stipends will be facilitated by the Community Care Licensing Division, Child Care Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These licensed stipends are intended to help stabilize existing licensed child care facility operations and provide support associated with expenses from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Programs that retained a license as of June 25, 2021 can register to receive funds.
  • Home Based Licensed programs will receive $3,500.
  •  Licensed Center programs will receive between $3,500 and $6,500 based on their licensed capacity.
How do you sign up?
  1. Read the FAQs here to learn about stipend eligibility, amount, registration process, and the timeline.
  2. If you're eligible, register to receive your stipend here.
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