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Child Care Centers US – List of Yolo County Preschools

Yolo County childcare centers come in sizes, costs, and programs to fit all budgets and preferences. We know that parents are busy but that selecting the right daycare center or preschool is crucial. So we’ve gathered basic information for 100 child care centers in Yolo County into a single location so that you are only a click away from basic information such as address, size, and licensing information that can help you refine your search.

 Yolo County Libraries – Calendar of Events

Offered in English, Spanish in Russian at Yolo County Libraries and focuses on Enhancing early learning by encouraging literacy and socialization. Davis, Yolo, West Sac, Winters, Esparto, Woodland, and Clarksburg.

Help Me Grow Yolo

Provides free developmental screening for children newborn to age 5. Call 844-410-GROW or visit to find out resources near you.

Children’s Home Society

Child Care Referrals are free and available to anyone regardless of income. Child care subsidies are available based on need and income. To learn more about available services contact Children’s Home Society at: (530) 645-6265

New Parent Kits

A comprehensive resource for new and expecting parents. Kits are customized for Yolo County residents to include local information on services and resources. Kits are available in both English and Spanish.

To order parent kits click here and select Yolo County.

Child Development Apps

  • Kid Builders
    • “easy-to-do activities, right at your fingertips, can help your kids grow in six critical areas: body, health, mind, relationships, safety and words.
    • All activities are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
  • Vroom Tips
    • Vroom Tips™ help you do more with your shared moments, turning everyday moments into brain-building moments. Add learning to mealtime, bath time, bedtime, or anytime with 1,000+ fun, free activities for children ages 0-5.
    • Available in English and Spanish.
  • Ready4K
    • Evidenced-based family engagement via text messages.
  • CDC’s Developmental Milestones or Indicadores del desarrollo
    • A Milestone Tracker app or pdf.
    • Available in English and Spanish.
  • Count the Kicks
    • Every Kick Counts- Paying attention to movements help expectant parents get to know what’s normal for their baby and speak up if they notice a change.
    • App available in 14 languages

Cannabis and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Here’s a helpful resource that goes over how cannabis might affect your pregnancy.

Using as little amount of cannabis as possible during your pregnancy is a healthy step you can take to protect your baby from possible health risks.

Reducing or stopping use of cannabis when it has been helping with morning sickness or anxiety can be hard or scary. This resource also gives tips on how you can reduce cannabis use if you’ve been using it to help with nausea or anxiety. To see what studies this information was obtained from you can see the full works cited here.

Yolo County Community Parks & Playgrounds

Toddlers need physical activity everyday and a park offers chances to run, climb, and play with other children.

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Car Seat Safety

Make sure you know California car seat laws. As of January 1, 2017 in California, children under the age of 2 must be rear facing unless they weigh 40 lbs or more, or are 40 inches tall or more. For various language versions please click on the language of your choosing; Spanish, Russian, Punjabi.

Car Seat Safety Guidelines: Everything You Need to Know and Car Seat Expirations Dates: When and Why Your Car Seat Expires are helpful resources. The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission also has the national laws for car seats, and a lot of great tips on safety, picking the car seat, installation, and various other related topics.

To learn more about Yolo County Car Seat Safety Program (English Flyer/Spanish Flyer) or make an appointment to check your car seat, call (530) 406-4410 or e-mail

Suspect Child Abuse and Neglect

Yolo County Children’s Alliance has created a tip sheet regarding what are the types of child abuse and neglect and how to report it.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is available 24/7 and in 200 languages, the hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Call Yolo County Child Welfare Services at 530-669-2345 or 1-888-400-0022 if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition affecting muscle coordination. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth. Comprehensive information about cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities can be found at

Cerebral Palsy Group

An online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.

Other Resources

“Human relationships, built through simple, daily interactions between educators and children and families, are the key ingredients of quality.”

Concerned about Development? Access this “How To Get Help For Your Child” tip sheet from the CDC available in English and Spanish.

Tips and tools for family-centered screening and monitoring embedded in routine pediatric visits:

Family Dinner Toolkit

Achieving Quality With Equity: Recognizing and Supporting High-Quality Practices and Professionals in Low-Resource Communities

Simple Interactions: Resources and tools to encourage, enrich and empower ​human interactions around children and their helpers.

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Medi-Cal Covers Dental Care

Medi-Cal puedes acceder a los servicios de atención dental

How to Create an Emergency Car Kit

The AAP Parenting Website

Technology Tips and Reading Pledge Cards in English and Spanish

Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Equity Briefs | Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS) (

Teaching Your Child About Feelings from Birth to Age 2

What is Trauma-Informed Care? – University at Buffalo School of Social Work – University at Buffalo

The Stories for All Project: A market-driven solution to increasing diversity and inclusion in children’s books.

Empowering Educators: A series of free resources designed to support educators in helping their students engage in effective, courageous conversations about race and social justice.

Connected CA, a team of digital Navigators who are here to help you get connected to the internet and online resources. Click here or ask for support from your local Yolo County Library branch.

Read. Talk. Sing! And start early! Here are 9 Books to Read Aloud in your third trimester.

Migrant Seasonal/Migrant Early Head Start provides quality childcare services free of cost to low income families that work in agriculture related work such as; working in produce fields, produce canning, and packing plants.

A medical home is the kind of care we all want and deserve- it is the way your child’s pediatric healthcare team approaches providing care for your child.  Check out the website, or click here for a pdf on what you need to know.

Breaking down the Early Start enrollment process into 4 steps. A how to guide for community providers from Early Start CA and Department of Developmental Services:

Early Start Referral Guide (

Check out these infographics for medical and education providers to learn how Developmental Screening works and steps to support your screening success:

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Steps for Teachers Using ASQ-3 with Parents (

Check out these great tips on how parents can promote their child’s socioemotional development and build nurturing, life-long relationships:

How Parents of Infants Can Support Social-Emotional Development (

How Parents of Toddlers Can Support Social-Emotional Development (

Vision Correction Resources & Awareness:

Learn what it’s like to have low vision or blindness in a world made for those who don’t.

Connections Matter booklet for families:

“We know more than ever before about what helps children and adults overcome tough times. It’s all about the healing power of relationships. Science reveals that relationships help build healthy brains and communities.”

Language Tools:

Inclusive language is: “People-first language places personhood at the center and considers all other descriptive social identities that one holds as secondary and non-essential. Defining a group by its condition – ‘disabled people’ vs. ‘people with disabilities’ or ‘the homeless’ vs. ‘people experiencing homelessness’ – places an undue focus on the condition and can be stigmatizing. By focusing on the person rather than the condition, we can minimize generalizations and stereotypes.”

Learn more at: Style-Guide-for-Inclusive-Language_Dec-2017.pdf (

“A language or major cultural difference between professionals and parents can impact everyday communication, but it can be especially challenging during the ASQ screening process when face-to-face conversations may be pivotal. View this infographic and learn nine best practices to ensure the screening process goes smoothly, even when families speak a different language.” -Ages and Stages

English Version

Spanish Version

Milestone Tracking

Milestones Matter! Track your child’s developmental milestones and try brain building tips to add learning to everyday moments.

Milestones Matter English pdf

Milestones Matter Spanish pdf

Milestones in Action

First 5 Yolo Launches Grants for Childcare Providers

First 5 Yolo is excited to announce funding opportunities available through the Childcare Recovery Package, which aims to support Yolo County Childcare providers serving Yolo County children ages 0-5.

First 5 Yolo Launches Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby expands First 5 Yolo’s navigation and home visiting initiative (R2R) and reaches Medi-Cal and uninsured families giving birth.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Routine Vaccinations

For Expecting and New Parents: What You Need To Know about Routine Vaccinations

Tips for Staying Healthy

For Expecting and New Parents: Tips for Staying Healthy

What are ACEs?

And How Do They Relate To Toxic Stress? Check out this article from Harvard University to learn more:

10 Ways to Be an Effective Advocate for Your Child at School

An article detailing ways to be your child’s best education advocate.

Donate to First 5 Yolo

Go to the county website to donate to First 5 Yolo.

First 5 California’s Parent Guide

First 5 California’s Parent Guide.

What you need to know to help your child grow up healthy and thrive.

Family Fun Event

Family Fun Event on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm*.

Music Groups for children 0-5

Music Groups for children 0-5 every Monday morning (English) from 9:30am-10:30am and Friday morning (Spanish) from 9:30am-10:30am.

Movement and Dance Playgroup

Join us for a Movement and Dance playgroup every Wednesday from 9:30am-10:15am.

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