Child Development and Preschool Programs

District Program

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.

2016-2017 Child Development and Preschool Programs 

  • A.M. Winn
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • American Legion
  • Bear Flag at SAC Prep
  • Bret Harte
  • Bowling Green Chacon
  • Bowling Green McCoy
  • CAJ Skills Center
  • Camellia
  • Capital City
  • C.P. Huntington
  • Earl Warren
  • Edward Kemble
  • Elder Creek
  • Ethel I Baker
  • Ethel Phillips
  • Fr. Keith B. Kenny
  • Freeport at Capitol Collegiate Academy
  • Fruitridge
  • Hiram Johnson
  • Hollywood Park
  • H.W. Harkness
  • Golden Empire
  • Isador Cohen
  • James Marshall
  • John Bidwell
  • John Cabrillo
  • John Sloat
  • John Still
  • Leataata Floyd
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Lisbon at Yav Pem Suab Academy
  • Marian Anderson at Language Academy
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Matsuyama
  • Nicholas
  • Oak Ridge
  • Pacific
  • Parkway
  • Peter Burnett
  • Rosa Parks 
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Theodore Judah
  • Washington
  • Woodbine