Child Action, Inc. offers a free
referral service to parents living and working
in Sacramento County. As the state mandated Child
Care Resource and Referral Program, Child Action,
Inc. maintains a referral file of licensed and
licensed exempt child care centers and licensed
family child care homes. Information on each facility’s
schedule, rates and program is maintained and
updated regularly by our Child Care Specialists,
who are fluent in the English, Spanish and Russian
languages. In addition, state law requires that
we remove any facility from our list that has
been issued a temporary suspension order, has
its license revoked, or has been placed on probation.
You may access information on child care providers
in our files in several ways:
- Call our office at (916) 369-0191 to speak
with a Child Care Specialist during
our normal business hours. They will be able
to talk with you about your child care search
and provide you with a listing of providers
as well as useful information to consider while
- Email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Child Care Specialist will review
your request and contact you. To help us best
meet your needs please enter “Child Care
Referrals” in the subject line and let
us know your address and/or zip code, age of
child(ren), and the hours you need the care.
- Access our online referral services by clicking
on the "Begin Child Care Search" button
You may also access information on child care centers or family child care homes at the Community Care Licensing Regional offices. This state licensing office documents facility reviews, citations, and complaint investigations. As a parent, you have the right to get information about any substantiated or inconclusive complaints made on a child care provider that you may select for your child. This information is public information. Parents can call the River City Regional Office, Community Care Licensing at (916) 263-5744 to get information on specific child care centers or family child care homes.
Steps for Selecting Care:
During your child care search, interview several
providers and keep these five simple ideas in
mind: Listen, Count, Look Around, Ask
Questions and Be Informed.
- LISTEN to your instincts.
If you are comfortable in a facility, chances
are your child will be too.
- COUNT the number of children
to be sure there are enough adults present.
Providers who believe in quality will urge you
- LOOK AROUND and compare
programs, because they know that finding the
right provider is important to you and to them.
- ASK QUESTIONS about the
day to day care of your child and the provider’s
- BE INFORMED about the caregiver
and the current licensing regulations for child
Child Action, Inc. has also developed the following
tools to assist you in your search:
If you don't have an email account, you may obtain a free email account from Microsoft Hotmail or Yahoo Mail. Once you have created an email account, then you may come back to register an account with us.
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