Our childcare programs help children develop physically, socially and emotionally. Children learn how to get along with others and develop communication skills. We have programs for children two to eight years old:
• General childcare (age 2)
• Preschool (ages 3 to 5)
• School age (kindergarten through 3rd grade)
Childcare programs are available in many locations, all staffed by licensed child care staff. We also give meals and snacks to all children in our childcare programs. Many of our Childcare Programs are subsidized by the government.
Caring for Children
It’s been said that play is a child’s job. It’s how children learn, explore and develop. At the YWCA of Contra Costa/ Sacramento, our childcare programs encourage play as a way of developing a child’s social and language skills, their physical and mental abilities, and their creativity.
We offer several programs for children of different ages and needs, all delivered in licensed facilities by qualified teachers and staff. Because individual attention is important, there typically is one adult for every eight children in our preschool classes; one adult to every four children in our general childcare classes; and one adult for every 14 children in the school age program. In total, we care for more than 300 children. (See chart)
These programs provide year-round, all-day care for children age two. Individual and small activities focus on developing the emotional and social skills children will need when
they start school. Children get breakfast, lunch and a snack. Classes are held Monday to Friday. Hours vary by location. Because our programs are funded in part by the State of California, care is provided at no or low cost to parents who:
• Meet the state income requirements, and
• Work OR are seeking employment OR are attending school or job training OR are unable to work because of disability.
Programs for general child care are offered at Bay Point and Richmond.
California State Preschool Program (CSPP) is for children
ages three to five.
These children will be learning how to get ready for kindergarten. Teachers will provide academic learning such as focusing on recognizing and writing their names, numbers, shapes, colors. They will also learn correct ways of cutting and gluing. Other skills that will be taught are social skills, such as learning how to line up, take turns, resolve problems on their own, etc.
We offer a part day program that runs three and a half
hours each day, and a full day, for those parents that need all day care. In order to qualify for this program, parents must meet income eligibility and for the full day preschool, the basis of needing care for their child.
Sites that offer CSPP are: Richmond, Shadelands, Delta, Bay Point, Antioch, and Oakley.
School Age: Hidden Valley
Hidden Valley offers care for school aged children. Hidden Valley is private pay, so parents pay for their children to attend. This program offers morning care from 7:00 am to 8:15 am., and resumes from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Less than 3/4 time (4.1 to 5 hours) – $428
Half time (3.1 to 4 hours) – $347
Quarter time (up to 3 hours) – $296
Morning only (school age) – $77
*Prices are subject to change Child care is provided on a monthly basis only. There are no daily or daily weekly fees.
For more information, please contact the office at 925-372-4213, ext. 23.