Vision, Mission and History


Our Vision

All children and families in Sacramento County will have access to affordable, quality child care and early education services.

Our Mission

We empower families and child care professionals with the tools and support services they need to successfully care for children.

Our Values

• Quality care for children
• Families’ right to choose services that fit their family needs
• Support for child care professionals in providing quality care
• Excellence and teamwork in all that we do
• Collaborative work within the community to develop services that support children and families


History of Child Action, Inc.

Child Action, Inc. (CAI) is a private, non-profit corporation founded in 1976 to promote the education and social welfare of children and families and to advocate on their behalf. Our programs include resource and referral services for families seeking child care, child care subsidies for qualifying families, recruitment and professional development of the child care workforce, and family education and support.

Our goal is to partner with families and assist them in the care and education of their children and to advocate beside them in support of their concerns.

Child Action, Inc. is primarily funded by the California Department of Social Services, Child Care and Development Division (CCDD), to provide subsidies and child care and development services. Child Action, Inc. adheres to all California Department of Social Services, CCDD regulations governing child development programs and operates in accordance with all State of California laws governing non-profit agencies.

Child Action, Inc. operates on a non-discriminatory basis, giving equal access to services without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and/or veteran status.