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Welcome to EmpowerME- Single Mom Strong's Preschool and Childcare Center

 

While single parents have the opportunity to volunteer in exchange for discounted tuition, EmpowerME serves all children, not just children being raised by single parents.  EmpowerME Preschool and Childcare programs make quality early childhood education accessible to all young children, by making it affordable, even on a single income budget.  The same level of quality care is extended to school-age children on all days that school is closed. The home-like environment, emphasis on values and culturally responsive programming encourage self-expression and emphasize social-emotional development, ensuring children become positive members of the community.

We promote the values of honesty, respect, gratitude, compassion, perseverance, responsibility and love. We emphasize that the Empowerment Center and its contents belong to all of us and demonstrate a care for each other and our belongings. The center is staffed by Early Childhood Educators, volunteers and single mother members of our community.   

 
Location and Operating Hours


Designed to be a safe, fun, affordable resource to working families, we are currently offering Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre-K/Kinder Programs and School-age Non-School Day Care at our Citrus Heights (Antelope/I-80) location and Preschool/Pre-K at our Sacramento (Arden/I-80) location from 7am-6pm Monday- Friday (infant care ends at 5:30pm).  EmpowerME's warm, nurturing environment, works in partnership with families to provide individualized learning that supports your child's development We welcome all children regardless of race, creed, or national origin. Our facility offers discounts to single parents who volunteer in the center, but our services are not limited to children of single mothers.  Our Infant/Toddler Classrooms serves children ages 6 months to 3 years (not yet potty trained/training and/or verbally communicating). Children ages 2 (must be potty-trained) to 5.5 (or entry to first grade) are welcome in our preschool/ Pre-K program.  School-age children aged 5.5-13 are welcome for summer camp and drop-in care on any day school is closed.  We are licensed by the Department of Social Services and the State of California (Facility Number: 343622983/343622984 and 343624192).

infant/ toddler (Citrus Heights only)


Our infant/toddler program is the start of your child's journey with EmpowerME. With small class sizes and low student/teacher ratios, nurturing caregivers support the development of the whole child.  Our program is offered to 18 students, 5 days per week (Monday through Friday), with tuition starting at $210/week. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide a daily lunch.  EmpowerME does not have the ability to refrigerate or heat the lunches brought by every child, so we ask that you please pack a lunch that includes a re-freezable cold pack to ensure that meals will not spoil. 

Young infants will be fed according to their own schedule. As they grow and start eating solid foods, their eating needs will change and the eating times will be adjusted toward the group schedule. During lunch, infants not yet eating table food will be served cereals and jarred foods. Parents are required to provide formula and baby food until their child eats table or solid foods.
 

3 days per week (as selected by parent)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

5 days per week AM: 7:15am-12 Noon (M-F)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

5 days per week Full Time (Monday through Friday)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register- $15 per hour- toddler (not avail.for infants)

PRESCHOOL/ ALL DAY PRE-K


Our preschool program is designed to build character and independence through play. At EmpowerME, nurturing caregivers support the development of the whole child.  Our program is offered to 27 students, five days per week (Monday through Friday), starting at $165/week.  All children must bring a sack lunch. Snacks are provided. Enrollment options include:

3 days per week (as selected by parent)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

5 days per week AM: 7:15am-12 Noon (M-F)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

5 days per week Full Time (Monday through Friday)- Call for pricing and volunteer discounts

Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register- $10/hour non-volunteer - $8/hr volunteer

DAILY SCHOOL-AGE CARE (NON-SCHOOL DAYS)

We offer daily care on all the days your school is closed! Our Non-School Day care programs, including Winter, Spring and Summer Break Camps, are designed to be a safe, fun, affordable resource.  A typical day at our camps includes: a STEM activity, reading and journaling, a values- reinforcement activity, indoor and outdoor play, games and other fun activities.  We also work with other nonprofit organizations to add interesting programs and field trips!  All children must bring a sack lunch.  Snacks are provided. Offered to up to 28 students per session, on designated days, based on area school closures. 7:15am-5:45pm

$33 per day.  Call for volunteer discount and scholarship availability

Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register- $10/hour non-volunteer - $8/hr volunteer

SUMMER CAMP

Our Summer Camp is a special program of EmpowerME, offered at a DRAMATICALLY REDUCED RATE in support of our community.  We accept up to up to 28 school-aged students per session, five days per week (Monday through Friday).  Enrollment options include:
5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 9 hour maximum 7:30am- 5:45pm                

$159/ week  two parent household/non-volunteer - $99/ week single parent household

5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 11 hour maximum 7:00am- 6:30pm COMING SOON        

Individual attendees will be enrolled at regular full-time care rates.  Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register

THANKSGIVING & WINTER BREAK CAMPS

Our Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps are an extension of our Non-School Day Care program.  We accept up to up to 28 school-aged students per session, up to five days per week (Monday through Friday).  Enrollment is available on a first come- first served basis. Enrollment options include:
5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 9 hour maximum 7:30am- 5:45pm                

$159/ week  two parent household/non-volunteer - $99/ week single parent household

5 days/ week (Monday through Friday) – 11 hour maximum 7:00am- 6:30pm COMING SOON

Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register

It's a fact that working single parents

usually have less time to interact

with their child(ren) and participate

in school activities than those from two parent families.  At EmpowerME, we will work to fill those gaps, starting with our focus on literacy.  Our goal is for the children of the Single Mom Strong Community to read above grade level throughout their period of involvement with our programs.  Currently only 45% of children in Sacramento County are reading at or above grade level, and that percentage is lower for children of single mothers.   We are striving

to change those statistics.

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SAMPLE Daily Schedule- Preschool

Designed to help young children learn in a variety of formats and transition effectively between activities, below is a sample daily schedule of our Preschool Program:

 

7:00-8:00am:  Arrival and Check-in (reading and coloring for early arrivals)

8:00-9:15am:   Learning Center: Art/ Blocks/ Technology/ Drama/ Sand & Water/ Science/ Music/ Math

9:15-9:30am:   Clean Up and Bathroom Breaks

9:30-10:15am:    Playground Free Play

10:15- 10:45am:  Wash Up and Morning Snack 

10:45- 11:15am: Values or Theme-Based Group Activity

11:15- 11:45am: Circle/ Story Time

11:45-12:00pm: Clean-up and Bathroom Breaks

12:00-12:45am: Sack lunches (all attendees present after 11:45am must bring a sack lunch)

12:45- 1:00pm: Rest Time transition

1:00-3:00pm:    Rest Time

3:00-3:15pm:      Clean-up and bathroom breaks

3:15-3:45pm:      Outside afternoon snack (weather permit)

3:45-4:30pm:      Playground Free Play

4:30-4:45pm:      Bathroom Breaks

4:45-5:00pm:      Group Activity

5:00-5:30pm:      Free Play

5:30-5:45pm:      Clean up and bathroom breaks

5:45-6:00pm:      Closing activities

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SAMPLE Daily Schedule-

All Day Pre-K

Our second preschool room, meets the needs of children closer to entering Kindergarten: those who have transitioned out of taking mid-day naps or are enrolled in a half-day TK program and looking for before/after care. Participants will be given regular assessments to ensure a successful transition into kindergarten:

 

7:00-7:30am:  Arrival and Check-in (reading and coloring for early arrivals)

7:30-8:30am:   Learning Center: Art/ Blocks/ Technology/ Drama/ Sand & Water/ Science/ Music/ Math

8:30-8:45am:   Clean Up and Bathroom Breaks

8:45am-9:30:   Playground Free Play

9:40-10:00am:  Wash Up and Outside Morning Snack (weather permitting)

10:00-10:30am: Values or Theme-Based Group Activity

10:30-11:00am: Circle/ Story Time

11:00-11:15am: Clean-up and Bathroom Breaks

11:15-11:45am: Sack lunches (all attendees present after 11:30am must bring a sack lunch)

11:45-12:00pm: Rest Time transition

12:00-12:30pm:  Story Time

12:30-1:30pm:    Rest Time

1:30-1:45pm:      Clean-up and bathroom breaks

1:45-2:00pm:      Outside afternoon snack (weather permit)

2:00-2:45pm:      Playground Free Play

2:45-3:00pm:      Bathroom Breaks

3:00-4:00pm:      Group Activity

4:00-5:00pm:      Free Play

5:00-5:15pm:      Clean up and bathroom breaks

5:15-5:45pm:      Closing activities

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