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We are committed to assisting our community and society in any way possible to foster a happy, healthy environment for individuals of all ages. This belief initially starts with the creation of a new life. Our babies begin their learning process the moment they are born. Therefore, we want to do our part to ensure that ALL children in our community have the same opportunity to live, learn, and lead healthy lives. Below you will find a few resources which we either use ourselves or thought would be useful to our visitors. Thank you for your time.   ~Ms. Wendi's Preschool Childcare Natomas * Best In-Home Preschool in Sacramento ~

First 5 California

First 5 California has worked to improve the lives of children and families throughout California so that California's children receive the best possible start in life and thrive. First 5 California Family Resources highlights programs that support the specific needs of local children and families. First 5 Sacramento specifically cater to our local region.

Zero to Three Early Learning

Babies are born learning. Very young children are learning through play, the active exploration of their environment, and, most importantly, through interactions with the significant adults in their lives. We are a firm believer that early learning connections last a lifetime.

All About Young Children

Parents are their child’s first teacher. Every parent has experienced how fascinating and how puzzling their young child can sometimes be. Explore the Information for Families on Children’s Early Development which can help you understand your child’s learning and discover new ways to support your growing child.

Teaching Pyramid Family Materials

Offers information on early childhood education, child development, research and evaluation, and children with special needs. Provided is current information and resources addressing the promotion of healthy social-emotional development, and prevention of challenging behavior in early childhood, after-school, and other education settings.

Family Resource Centers Network of California

Early Start Family Resource Centers (ESFRC)  provide parent to parent support, outreach, information and referral services to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.  All ESFRCS serve families of children birth to three and many have enhanced funding which allows them to serve families of children over the age of three and individuals with developmental disabilities.

American Speech, Language, Hearing Association

How does your child hear and talk? Your child starts communicating with you long before he/she says their first word. Speech, language, or hearing problems can lead to trouble making friends and doing well in school. Give your child the opportunity to achieve success—get help early. Learn more about what your child should do in his first 5 years and how you can help.

MOVE International

MOVE International seeks to improve the overall quality of life for children and adults with multiple disabilities and their care providers and educators - benefit from innovative techniques and training of the MOVE Program.

Pregnancy & Reproductive Health

Maternal Health focuses on the reproductive health of girls and women of reproductive age, namely ages 15-44. This umbrella concept includes all phases of reproductive life including before, during and after pregnancy so that healthy women enjoy healthy pregnancies and deliver healthy babies for whom they feel prepared and competent to mother. Childbirth and Beyond provide facts on labor and delivery. And find out how to care for yourself and your baby in the first precious few weeks. From labor and birth to newborn care and safety to choosing a baby sitter or childcare. Hopefully you will find some useful information here. Prepare yourself for this amazing experience!

Seeds of Partnership

Family engagement and professional development in special education. Seeds of Partnership assists families, special educators, administrators, and staff involved in programs for children with disabilities.

Women, Infants & Children Program

WIC helps families get healthy food and a lot more. WIC helps families by providing nutrition education, breastfeeding support, vouchers for healthy foods, and referrals to healthcare and other community services. WIC serves babies and children up to age 5, pregnant women, and new mothers. Dads, grandparents, foster parents of young children, and working families are welcome at WIC too!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC focuses a lot of its resources on informing the public about disease information & prevention. But they also provide a plethora of FREE research-based, parent-friendly resources on child development to boost family engagement. We thought we would share some Positive Parenting Tips and useful Parent Information because we believe all mature adults strive to be the best parents they could possibly be. That means being in tune with your child's growth and development, but you should also be knowledgeable about the signs to look for in case there are some concerns of Developmental Disabilities

 

As we are all aware our society is plagued by so many different ailments. We have provided a few links that we hope will help with the success rate of surviving some various cancers. Early detection can be one of the greatest weapons, but that begins with awareness. Breast Cancer Awareness is widely publicized but we must also be just as informed about Cervical Cancer AwarenessLung Cancer AwarenessProstate Cancer AwarenessSkin Cancer Awareness. Feel free to also subscribe to the Cancer Prevention Works Newsletter.

Covered California

Covered California is California's official healthcare marketplace where individuals, families & small businesses can find low-cost health insurance.

Child Action

Empowering families and child care professionals with the tools and support services they need to successfully provide and afford quality child care and early education services.

More Useful Information ~ DOWNLOADABLE

Here is some useful parenting tools available for FREE download

 

FREE CEU training: Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns

How to Talk to the Doctor Tip Sheet

How to Help My Child Tip Sheet

Amazing FREE Children's Books

Amazing Me - It's Busy Being 3!

Download! FREE PDF

Download! Soy Maravilloso (Available in Spanish)

Download! Amazing Coloring Pages

FREE iBook for iPad

Where is Bear? – A Terrific Tale for 2-Year-Olds

Download! FREE PDF

Download! ¿Dónde Está Osito? (Available in Spanish)

Earned Income Tax Credit

Governor Jerry Brown and the Legislature created the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). California joins 24 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting a state EITC to supplement the federal EITC. Obtain information here to help you further understand California Earned Income Tax Credit. Finding out if you are eligible and how much your EITC credit could be is easier than ever, simply input your information into the Earned Income Tax Calculator.