During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
The program’s overarching goals are:
To provide early, continuous, intensive and comprehensive services aimed at enhancing children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development that are both culturally and linguistically responsive and aligned to the unique needs of the individual learner;
To assist pregnant women in securing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care and families’ access to community resources;
To support parents’ efforts in the fulfillment of their parental roles;
To help parents move towards greater self-sufficiency and upward mobility
The Child Development program and services are primarily supported by federal Head Start/Early Head Start dollars, California State Department of Education Child Development grants and First 5 Sacramento funding.
See the list below of the SCUSD schools that offer child development and preschool programs.
Special program: American Legion offers the Men’s Leadership Academy elective class. To learn more about SCUSD’s Men’s Leadership Academies, click here.
Signature field trips: Navy SEALs training base in Coronado
Sports: Men’s basketball
American Legion High School (ALHS) is the only continuation high school in Sacramento City Unified School District. American Legion provides small class sizes that enable students to receive one-to-one assistance both academically and socially from counselors and teachers. We have a diverse community, 16 teachers and two counselors.
Bowling Green Charter School is a 50-year-old K-6 elementary school with an illustrious history that became California’s 18th charter school in 1993. In the mid-1960’s it was featured in Sunset Magazine for its innovative arboretum, which was a focal point of community involvement and integrated thematic instruction. As one of California’s earliest charter schools, it has continued that noble tradition and embraced other ground-breaking policies, such as class size reduction, that have since become common throughout the district and state.
Capital City School (CCS) is a voluntary, alternative, K-12 independent study school characterized by its friendly, nurturing and safe environment. CCS has staff and facilities to serve students within Sacramento City Unified School District and we now have two satellite campuses located strategically across the district.
Signature field trips: Sly Park, Sunsplash (6th grade promotion)
Parent groups: PTA
After school: ACES program
The students, staff and parents of Earl Warren Elementary School are committed to relentlessly working toward high academic achievement and personal growth. All of our teachers have been trained to deliver instruction based on the most current research-based strategies.
Signature field trips: Sutter’s Fort, River Cats, Sly Park
Special programs: Full-day GATE classes (grades 2-6)
Clubs: MESA, Journalism Club, Garden Club
After school: MASTERS (Making After School Time Enriching and Rewarding)
Isador Cohen Elementary School is a GATE center serving a diverse population of GATE and non-GATE students. The Cohen staff places great emphasis on the development of our students into caring, responsible individuals who appreciate the importance of an education. Our 212 degree commitment to our students, families and community has produced exponential outcomes. As a result of our hard work and determination, Isador Cohen was awarded the 2011 Title I Academic Achievement Award.
Leataata Floyd Elementary is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. Our mission is to focus on three targets: (1.) Academic Instruction, (2.) Core Belief Systems and(3.) Engaging our Students, Families, Communities. To use a catch phrase, “We hold an ACE up our sleeves!” to promote student success.
Uniform: Denim or khaki pants, skirts, shorts, jumpers or skorts and forest green or white solid shirts. Students may also wear any Matsuyama spirit wear such as Fun Run, Robotics Club, Club Green, BOKS, Peer Mediator, etc.
After school: START and Phoenix Park Magic Johnson Community Empowerment Center
Parkway Elementary is a place where students are eager to learn, feel accepted, know what is expected of them and are recognized for all of their achievements. Monthly and weekly assemblies and incentive programs are in place to recognize students’ academic and social development. We believe that all people excel in an environment that is safe and offers everyone unlimited opportunities for personal success.
Susan B. Anthony is definitely a “School on the Move.” The school helps its students experience success by focusing on literacy, encouraging parental involvement, celebrating its rich cultural diversity and promoting mutual respect for all. All English-language learners spend time in English language development classes to increase their fluency with English and most receive primary language support.
To meet the growing needs of a dynamic downtown area on the move, Washington Elementary School reopened on Thursday, September 1, as a neighborhood school with a focus on a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).