Child Action, Inc. Has Big News!

We are thrilled to announce the hire of our new CEO, Adonai Mack

Adonai has most recently been leading efforts to reform child care reimbursement rates and ensure additional resources for children in California as the Senior Director for Education at Children Now, a non-partisan, whole-child research, policy development, and advocacy organization. Born and raised in Northern California, Adonai brings his longstanding community commitment along with his professional experience to usher in a new era of advocacy and community engagement.

Adonai is a graduate of Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) and began his career in the Office of the Secretary of Education during the Davis Administration. He brings more than 20 years of legislative advocacy focused on California’s children. “Child Action has a strong foundation, and I am grateful to lead an exceptional organization to ensure access to affordable, quality child care and early education services for all of Sacramento’s children and families,” said Mack.

Welcome, Adonai!

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Our normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5th.

Looking for a fun and delicious snack this 4th of July? Try these watermelon pops shared by Child Care and Adult Care Food Program!

Click here to view the recipe.

Summertime Health and Safety

Sun Exposure - Plan activities for the morning hours when the temperatures are cooler, and the sun is not as intense. Choose shaded areas for outdoor play. Encourage parents to provide wide-brimmed hats for their children and complete a permission form to apply sunscreen.

Water Safety - Water play is a wonderful and cooling activity and does not require a pool. Use plastic bins, cups, buckets, or a sprinkler to incorporate water into your outdoor activities. Supervise children around all bodies of water as even shallow water can pose a risk.

Air Quality and Heat - Children need active play every day even when the outdoors is not so welcoming. Plan for fun activities inside for days when there is poor air quality or excessive heat. Set up a small water play station over a tarp or push back the furniture and create an obstacle course or have a dance party.

Contact our staff at for support on creating a healthy, safe, and fun-filled child care environment.

Health & Safety Rebate Program

July begins a new year of funding for the Health & Safety Rebate program! First Aid and CPR or Preventative Health Practices classes completed between July 1, 2023, and June 30, 2024, are eligible for this rebate. Funds are limited so we encourage you to complete your training and apply early. Proof of payment for the course and a copy of your training cards are needed.

For more information, call us at 916-369-0191 or visit our website.

Now Enrolling! If you or someone you know needs help paying for child care, we would love to hear from you!

Speak Up for Child Care!

On Monday, June 19th, Sacramento Family Child Care Home educator Maria testified in support of AB-596 (Reyes). If signed into law, this bill will help early learning and child care providers and families by transitioning providers to a single cost-based reimbursement rate, suspends family fees until an equitable family fee schedule can be established, and funds providers using an enrollment based contract earning mechanism. Maria’s testimony shows why passing this bill is so essential for child care providers to stay in business. Thank you for your powerful testimony, Maria! To check out Maria’s testimony click here.

If you are interested in advocacy, consider joining ECE Voices. This newly formed advocacy network is a mentorship program that will help you get engaged in advocacy work. It offers you advocacy training so you can feel comfortable to share you story with public officials and legislators. 


Access Leisure invites youth of all abilities and their family for positive play at Southside Park. Aside from the park’s accessible playground, additional activities include crafts, games, inclusive music therapy, and local organizations to offer activities & information.


There is no cost to join the fun!


Click here for more information.

Summer Meals!

Click here to visit the outside resources page on our website to view summer meal program locations for the following:

Elk Grove Unified

Galt Unified

Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD)

Sacramento Public Library

San Juan Unified

Twin Rivers Unified

CDE Full Site List 

Check Out These Books!

Switch up your stories with the season. Try one of these summer themed books and see what connections children make with their own warm weather experiences.

Should I Share My Ice Cream?

By Mo Willems

Wild Summer – Life in the Heat

By Sean Taylor and Alex Morss


By John Rocco

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