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.  At EmpowerME, we strive to create a welcoming, safe, and supportive learning environment where children feel free to express themselves and feel a strong sense of 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.   We offer a year-round full and part-day Preschool Enrichment Program in an effort to make quality early childhood education affordable for all.  Additionally, our drop-in school-age program is available on holidays and days school is not in session throughout the school year. Finally, both Preschool and School-Age Summer Camp is offered in June and July annually, with scholarships available to children of single parents.  

Location and Operating Hours

EmpowerME operates within the Empowerment Center by Single Mom Strong at 7525 Auburn Blvd. suite 5 Citrus Heights, CA.  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.  All children ages 2 (must be potty-trained) to 5 are welcome in our preschool program.  School age children aged 5-13 are welcome for summer camp and drop-in care.  We are licensed by the Department of Social Services and the State of California (Facility Number: 343622983/343622984).


Our preschool program is designed to build character and independence through play. At EmpowerME, nurturing care givers support the development of the whole child.  Our program is offered to 27 students, five days per week (Monday through Friday), starting at $145/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- $8/ hour non-volunteer - $6/ hr volunteer


We offer daily care on all the days your school is closed! Our Non-School Day care programs, including Winter 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-6:00pm

$30 per day.  Call for volunteer discount and scholarship availability

Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register- $8/ hour non-volunteer - $6/ hr volunteer


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                

$129/ week  two parent household/non-volunteer - $97/ week single parent household

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

Pre-school aged siblings will be enrolled at the same rate as school-aged summer camp attendees during the months of June and July.  Individual attendees will be enrolled at regular full-time care rates.  Drop-In/Hourly – space permitting, must pre-register


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 at a rate of $33 per day, or you may purchase a 5-day pack at a discounted rate of $150.   9 hour maximum 7:30am- 5:45pm                

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.





Need care for
your school-aged child while school is closed as a result of COVID-19?  School-age care is available Monday-Friday


beginning March 16th.

PLEASE READ, regarding Corona-virus: We understand that you may be feeling concerned about Corona-virus disease, also known as COVID-19.   At EmpowerMe, we are dedicated to the health and safety of everyone in our community and are following guidelines provided by public health authorities. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and use everyday preventive actions.  COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States.  EmpowerMe plans to remain open for childcare at this time.

To help protect us from the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you do not send your child to childcare if you feel that your child has been exposed to COVID-19 or is too sick to join in on normal activities. We are not licensed for care of sick children.  Any child experiencing a fever, shortness of breath and/or excessive coughing will be sent home. We require that all sick children be picked up within one hour of the parent/guardian being notified. If the child is experiencing any of the symptoms at home, we ask that you keep your child home until they are symptom free without the help of medication for 24 hours.

In order to maintain a healthy learning environment for all of our families and care team, we reserve the right to determine when a child, who has been sick, may return to the center. Additionally, EmpowerMe’s care team is following CDC’s Interim Guidance on how to respond to COVID-19.  Children's temperatures will be taken each morning upon arrival and any child with an elevated temperature will not be admitted for care. We will continue to place all mouthed toys in a "toy bath", and are disinfecting used toys, and other items daily. We have increased our routine environmental cleaning and hand-washing and have implemented curriculum to remind our students of the importance of reducing the spread of germs by reading appropriate books and creating fun, engaging lessons on the proper hand washing technique.  ALL adults who enter the building must also immediately wash their hands. EmpowerMe thanks you for helping us to keep our students healthy and safe.

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

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

Non-School Day Care- Scholarship Application



Donate $25 and receive a

Single Mom Strong

3/4 sleeve t-shirt

or racer back tank top!

The Empowerment Center, by Single Mom Strong and EmpowerME Preschool & Chidcare are located at:

7525 Auburn Blvd. suite 5 - Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (916)735-5350  -  LIC#343621983/ 343621984

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