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Caring Connection Children's Center

2100 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 261-0796


We are licensed for 30 children at our midtown preschool children. We operated year round and provide the best in child care and preschool. A balanced and exciting program, spectacular philosophy and wonderful teaching staff. See us.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

Our goal is to mix and blend teaching styles so that children are able to experience and try on their own style, not a predetermined one. This balance of style is our goal. Most children thrive in this environment, are encouraged to spread their wings in ways that they or their parents may not have thought of.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We offer Natural Playscapes at both of our locations, inspired mud-pie kitchens, sensory and sound gardens. See the beach in West Sac and the sand boat and dry creek in downtown Sac.

From the Director:

We pride ourselves in creating a BALANCED style and approach so that children have a wide variety of options available to them. Each child has their own learning style, we want them to find it. By offering many styles your child will have opportunities to try things that a narrow style may nor provide, i.e. working alone, developing social skills, become a leader, following directions, working through problems and finding creative solutions "outside the box". All children are unique and your child is just now blooming into themselves. We want to make sure we don't limit them, but keep all options open on their path to self discovery.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We have added the use of Floor Books to our curriculum. This allows the children's ideas, voice and inspirations to be added into the weekly plan or day and the Floor Book provides a visual documentation of this plan/action to share with parents and visitors.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our school program offers the best in balance with a structured schedule in a warm and friendly environment. We operate within the confines of what is developmentally appropriate for young children, while affirming progress through various learning styles; visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Our program focuses on creating a well-rounded curriculum filled with language concepts, pre-science, pre-math and healthy physical fitness. Our number one goal is always the development of strong social skills in an emotionally safe environment.

Children in our preschool program are divided into individual classes: the Buddies, Pals, Friends (and the Partners in West Sac). These class groups meet in small groups for Circle Time, Focus and Outdoor play and overlap with one class for Art and Social play. All children join together for Morning Greeting and for Music Time

A Typical Day

7:00 Open (Table Activities)
8:00 Breakfast
8:30 Outdoor Play
9:00 Morning Greeting
9:05 Circle Time
9:30 Focus Time
10:00 Morning Snack
10:15 Social Play and Morning Art
11:15 Outdoor Play
11:45 Music Time
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Nap Time
2:30 Wake Up/Snack
3:00 Creative Discovery Outdoor Play
4:30 Story Break
5:00 Snack
5:30 Table Activities
6:00 Group Games….Close


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We hold, nurture and help children say goodbye to their parent. We walk to the waving window and remind them that they are staying while mom/dad are at work. We remind them throughout needed transitions that mom/dad will always come back and reinforce that when they have arrived. We remind them of "just like yesterday". Most children are quickly distracted by our quality program. We also work with parents to not encourage negative feelings or share their guilt about returning to work in front of their child. Children, even babies pick up the parent's emotions. We work with gentle reminders to help parents avoid this.