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Child Action, Inc.
Child Action, Inc. houses the Child Care Resource & Referral Program for Sacramento County. Their web site has information and publications for child care providers and parents.
County of Sacramento
The County website has many resources for information, and is intended to be quick and convenient. Commonly viewed information is grouped into five categories, Community Services, Business, Health and Human Care, Justice/Law/and Public Safety, and Visiting. Other sections on the County home page include Quick Links, Your Resources, and What's Happening in the County.
First 5 Sacramento Commission
The First 5 Sacramento Commission is committed to supporting the healthy development of children zero to age five, the empowerment of families and the strengthening of communities
Inter-Tribal Council of California, Inc.
ITCC’s Child Care Services provides resource and referral programs, grants or loans to providers to assist in meeting standards, monitoring of compliance with licensing and regulatory requirements, training and technical assistance, compensation for childcare services, comprehensive consumer education, other quality activities consistent with the purposes and requirements of the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF).

These services are limited to ITCC’s Child Care Consortium Member Tribes; please contact ITCC’s central office for specific Tribal membership information.
Sacramento Child Care Eligibility List (CEL)
The Child Care Eligibility List (CEL) is a list of families needing child care assistance in Sacramento County. Visit the link to sign up and determine if you quailfy for child care assistance.
Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE)
Visit the Sacramento County Office of Education site for information on School Readiness, the Californa Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN), the Supporting Early Education Delivery Systems (SEEDS) project , Infant Development Project, After School programs, and Preschool Expansion.

State Links


Building Child Care
The Building Child Care (BCC) Project exists to provide a centralized clearinghouse of information and services designed to improve child care providers' access to financial resources for facilities development projects in California.

California Association for the Education of Young Children
CAEYC acts on behalf of the needs and rights of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources to adults who work with and for children from birth through age eight.
California Budget Project
The California Budget Project (CBP) was founded in 1994 to provide Californians with a source of timely, objective and accessible expertise on state fiscal and economic policy issues.
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Provides a listing of local child care resource and referral (R&R) agencies throughout the state, information for child care providers, and parents seeking services, child care legislative updates, and child care data.
California Department of Education, Child Development Division
Visit the CDD site for program information, funding opportunities, upcoming conference information, and much more information from the state.
California School Age Consortium
Support for afterschool programs and providers throughout California. Offers training, resources, advocacy, and information to help in working with kids.
Child Care Law Center
The Child Care Law Center (CCLC) is a national nonprofit legal services organization that uses legal tools to make high quality, affordable child care available to every child, every family, and every community.
Child Development Policy Institute (CDPI)
CDPI is a non-partisan, independent organization whose mission is to help establish sound public policy that benefits the children of California. CDPI is a leader in the childcare and development field on fiscal and policy matters and the principal advocate for children and families in the California budget process.
Children's Defense Fund
CDF provides a voice for children who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, focusing particularly on the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick, into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.
On the Capitol Doorstep
OTCD provides information on California and federal legislation affecting young children. Focusing on child care and development programs, OTCD also follows current legislative efforts relative to child protection, child safety, education, health, mental health, disabilities, nutrition and public assistance.

National Links

Center for the Child Care Workforce
The Center for the Child Care Workforce (CCW) was founded in 1978 as the Child Care Employee Project. Today the organizations provides research, documentation, advocacy, training and organizing around the issues of better compensation and working conditions in the field of early care and education.
Children Now
A national nonpartisan campaign designed to make the well-being of children a top priority. Provides information on a variety of children's issues including child care. The US Government's Official Web Portal is an easy-to-search, free-access website designed to give you a centralized place to find information from U.S. local, state and federal government agency websites.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
A non-profit professional association dedicated to improving the quality of services provided to young children. Provides resources for the professional development of teachers and caregivers and operates a voluntary accreditation system for early childhood programs.
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
NACCRRA provides technical consultation and resources to member child care resource and referral agencies, as well as information for parents seeking child care, child care professionals and advocates.
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
The NCCP is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children.
National Women's Law Center
The Center works to get new laws on the books and enforced and educating the public about ways to make the law and public policies work for women and their families regarding such issues as education, employment, family economic security, and health -- with special attention given to the needs of low-income women and their families.
NCCIC - National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a project of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
United States Department of Education
Information on Grants and Contracts, Financial Aid, Educational Resources, Research and Statistics, and Policy. Responsible for administering subsidized child care programs.

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