'Tis the Season!

December Holiday Closure

Our office will be closed
Friday, December 24th
through Friday, December 31st

We will re-open Monday, January 3, 2022
Attendance form reminder for child care providers and parents:

  • November attendance forms for our subsidy program are due December 15th

  • Foster Care Bridge 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 experience a delay in processing.

Attendance forms can be submitted by mailing them or placing them in the drop box at our office:
10540 White Rock Rd. Suite #180
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Building Relationships - Creating Policies that Work for Providers and Families
Policies are an essential part of running a professional child care business. Clear policies help families understand the boundaries of the provider-parent relationship. 

Discussing policies upon enrollment is part of building a good parent-provider relationship. Regularly reviewing and updating policies ensures they continue to meet business needs. 

Some things to consider when creating or updating child care program policies:

· What is the illness policy
· What are the hours and days of operation
· How is an enrollment waitlist managed
· What are the payment schedules and
· What is the procedure/charge for late
· Can families provide snacks and food
· What does the daily schedule include
· Are any screenings or developmental
checklists scheduled
· What is the emergency plan
Providers who would like support in developing policies, procedures, emergency plans, and building relationships with families are invited to contact our Resource and Referral department at 916-369-0191.
Community Resources
For City of Rancho Residents:

Career Skills Expo

The City of Rancho Cordova is launching six free
Workforce Development programs to help residents upskill or reskill to compete for higher wage jobs.
Learn more at the city’s Career Skills Expo on Wednesday, December 1.

2-1-1 Sacramento is a free confidential information and referral service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities.
Trained information and referral specialists give personalized help to each caller. Specialists refer callers to a variety of services that best meet their needs.

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-844-546-1464 or 1-916-498-1000
Call 7-1-1 if you are hearing impaired and ask to be connected to 2-1-1

**To link directly to holiday resources, visit:

Attention! CPR/First Aid Waiver Expiring
As of December 31, 2021, the CDSS waiver of the CPR/First Aid requirement for child care providers is expiring. Child care providers will once again need to have a current CPR/First Aid card. CPR/First Aid classes must have an in-person skills practice and evaluation component.

We have funding available for child care providers for reimbursement towards the cost of CPR/First Aid and Preventative Health training. The rebate forms and additional information can be found on our Health & Safety Rebate webpage. You must provide proof of purchase and copies of training cards. Reimbursements are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Coming Soon!
Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program

The State of California has an enormous unmet need for early care and education, with many parts of the state considered child care deserts and a pandemic which has heightened the child care gap, causing the closure of numerous child care facilities across the state.

On July 23, 2021, the Legislature enacted the Child Care and Development Infrastructure Grant Program...read more
Children’s Activity
Family Stories
While celebrating with family and friends this holiday season, make time to share stories about your family’s history. This is an awesome way to enjoy time with one other and share these stories with young family members who can pass them on to future generations.

Children can also write their own memories in a story to share! Prepare a list of questions for them to outline their story and encourage them to include pictures. Have a family member collect their stories and make copies to share with everyone.

When children are exposed to family stories they gain comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills as well as social-emotional and cultural development.

21-22 Workforce Pathways Grant – Educational Stipends for Child Care Providers
Are you a Sacramento County child care provider?
Do you teach at a state-funded center program or care for children that receive a childcare subsidy?
Exempt providers, licensed family child care home providers, and child care center teachers attending trainings or pursuing college units may be eligible for a stipend. The 2nd Pathways application period is open now through
February 1, 2022!
Visit the WPG Application Portal for easy steps to get started.
For more information, please contact the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) at wpgsac@scoe.net or our staff at info@childaction.org
Provider Trainings!

For questions about the workshops below, contact Child Action, Inc. at (916) 369-0191 or email: workshops@childaction.org

Visit our calendar of events on our website to view all of our provider workshops!

Virtual Sessions 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?

Join us as we share ways to help the children you care for understand and talk about their emotions.

Thursday, December 9th
10:00am – 11:00am

Culture Café Virtual Session for Providers
Do you want to promote culture and diversity in your program, but aren't sure where to begin?

Join us as we discuss how to develop quality environments and experiences that support cultural awareness in children.

Learn from other providers about their experiences in developing their environments.

Thursday, December 9th 6:00pm – 7:30pm
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