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Free Child Care Sacramento Low income Day Care

August 9, 2015
     Each low income child care, pre-school and free child care has their own eligibility requirements, typically based upon income and your need of child care programs for low income families. These are thirteen child care assistance programs that offer subsidize child care Sacramento for your childcare needs, not the actual childcare.

Call each free day care for low income and complete your enrollment in the program that offers the assistance you need, and then you will also need to complete an intake at the childcare center they are funding. In most cases a family is provided enrollment based upon need. The greater your need the more likely you are to receive childcare instead of being placed on a waiting list. For example, if you have a job beginning next week, then you have a greater need. Most programs will offer only a half day pre-school. A tip is to utilize two pre-schools consecutively to have a full day service for school or full time employment. We hope you find a daycare/child care that your family will enjoy.

Sacramento Crisis Nurseries
4533 Pasadena Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821
North - Ph. (916) 679-3600 - South - Ph. (916) 394-2000
"The Sacramento Crisis Nursery is a family strengthening program where parents or caregivers can take their children ages 0-5 for a short term child care during difficult and stressful times. All of our services are free. We offer emergency child care from 7am-7pm and as well as 24hour overnight care. Services are offered for up to 30days. We have 2 locations in North and South Sacramento, in some cases transportation may be provided."
We are here if you need help caring for your children for any reason.
  • A sudden illness or accident
  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness
  • Emotional distress or frustration
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Drug or alcohol treatment
  • A medical or mental health situation
  • Employment or housing situation
4533 Pasadena Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821
North - Ph. (916) 679-3600 - South - Ph. (916) 394-2000
Go to the Sacramento County website link for a detailed list of subsidized daycare eligibility requirements. Speak with your CalWORKS social worker for low income daycare eligibility and ask for a referral to the Child Care Processing Unit. You may also contact Child Action at (916) 369-0191 and inform the intake worker that you need "CaWORKS stage one or two childcare".

9800 Old Winery Place, Sacramento, CA 95827
Ph. (916) 369-0191
Child Action income eligibility includes referrals to home day care businesses. Child care assistance for low-income families in Sacramento County Child Action requirements who need child care in order to work, attend school or participate in job training programs. To contact Child Action Sacramento You may call~ 369-0191 and a representative will tell you how to apply for Child Action will help you fill out a Child Action application over the phone. If you are employed, in school or on cash aid such as CalWorks then you may receive priority services. Child Action providers PDF Document Child Action Sacramento and Child Action Rancho Cordova.

BeanStalk Childcare Programs
3325 Myrtle Avenue, North Highlands, CA 95660
Ph. (916) 344-6259 x 2
Beanstalk child care offers fully subsidized child care free child care and sliding scale fee child care and low income child care Sacramento daycare, including daycare pre school. Part day/Full day child care programs. Beanstalk Sacramento offers state child care and pre-school for income eligible families.
Head Start
925 Del Paso Blvd. #200, Sacramento, CA 95815
Ph. (916) 263-3804
Sacramento parents with children age 0- 5. Sacramento county residents who are income eligible for free preschool Sacramento may apply directly to any Head Start subsidized/free pre school which is within your county. Head Start provides half day pre-school enrollments along with full day enrollments of free daycare for low income that may have a waiting list. If you need full day services, please call Child Action.

The 4th "R" Child Care Program
5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824
Ph. (916) 808-6021 or 808-7205
There are several 4th R locations >> throughout Sacramento, most are within elementary schools for day care and after school programs. Your child does not have to attend the elementary school where the 4th R is located. Fees are subsidized daycare or sliding scale depending upon your income. Click the title and use the Child Action CEL application below to begin your application for fully subsidized childcare.
Twin Rivers School District- Early Childhood Education
55115 Dudley Boulevard, Bay C, Sacramento, CA 95652
Ph. (916) 566-1600
Offers subsidized Sacramento child care services to families within the TRUSD. Call for enrollment.
2460 Cordova lane, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Ph. (916) 635-4301 x142
Offers state subsidized pre-school within the FCUSD.
Student Care
2460 Cordova lane, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Ph. (916) 635-4301 x117
Offers before and after school child care programs within the FCUSD. Fees are sliding scale and you do not have to be on the CEL list.
5309 Kenneth Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Ph. (916) 971-7375
Offers after school and childcare assistance to children K-6th grade subsidized and fee-based.
Child Development Incorporated
650 Bercut Drive, Suite E, Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph. (916) 557-4401
Provides subsidized Child Care Sacramento free child care programs for families. Also, Cal Works subsidies, support for Stage 2 and 3 families.