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Resources for Sacramento Faculty

Sacramento and the Region

Information about the City of Sacramento and the surrounding region. Use this section as a starting point to find some of the most popular sites and sources of information.

This page is intended only to function as a clearinghouse of publicly-available information. Drexel has not itself investigated any of these resources and is not endorsing or encouraging you to visit or affiliate with any of them. The information has been obtained from the web only through a preliminary search; as a result, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information that is provided. You should be sure to conduct your own investigation to ensure the quality and bona fides of each resource.

We recognize that, despite our best efforts, this resource is not comprehensive. We welcome your comments and suggestions for additional listings. Please send them to fde@drexel.edu.

Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau – The official online travel and meeting planner for Sacramento, California. Sacramento is home to Gold Rush-era attractions, California State Capitol tours, outdoor adventures, and hotels, dining and cultural arts for every taste and budget.

World66 Sacramento Travel Guide – This site is a vacation and travel planning guide for Sacramento.

State of California Website – This is the official website for the State of California.

Dream Sacramento – Sacramento guide serving the Greater Sacramento area with hotels, real estate, restaurants, lodging and vacation information.

Regional News and Events

Transportation

Sacramento Elder Care Resources

This section is intended only to function as a clearinghouse of publicly-available information. Drexel has not itself investigated any of these agencies or providers and is not endorsing or encouraging you to use any of them. The information has been obtained from the web only through a preliminary search; as a result, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information that is provided. You should be sure to conduct your own investigation to ensure the quality and bona fides of the provider and the program it offers and the appropriateness for your family.

Accent on Seniors is a free California State licensed senior living referral and information service.

Care.com has resources available for California residents in need of senior care. You can find assisted living homes, public transportation options (such as the Senior Shuttle), and home and health care organizations close by.

Elder Care Services is a free local care facility and placement service for California seniors in Sacramento and its surrounding communities.

The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) is an organization devoted to the betterment of Assisted Living by providing leadership to assisted living providers and other stakeholders in the assisted living field; advocacy to protect the interests of providers and the consumer-focused service they provide; and education to support the provision of high quality programs and services.

The California Department of Aging (CDA) administers programs that serve older adults, adults with disabilities, family caregivers, and residents in long-term care facilities throughout the State. The Department administers funds allocated under the federal Older Americans Act, the Older Californians Act, and through the Medi-Cal program.

CalQualityCare.org has guides for long-term care throughout the State of California.

California Registry lists the California area agencies on aging. 

Institute on Aging (IOA) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that touches the lives of thousands of seniors in San Francisco, Marin, and the Peninsula each year. IOA's mission is to enhance the quality of life for adults as they age by enabling them to maintain their health, well-being, independence, and participation in the community. IOA fulfills this mission for a diverse community by developing and providing innovative programs in health, social service, creative arts, spiritual support, education, and research.

Government Resources

Other Organizations

Resources for Finding Quality Child Care in the Sacramento Region

This section provides resources to help you decide what type of child care is best for your family, and how to evaluate and locate child care providers. It includes links to some current research in child development, links to articles about how to evaluate child care options, and links to websites that help you find specific providers in this geographic region.

In Section I you will find a listing of referral resources for child care in this region, as well as information about how to decide what type of child care is best for your family.

In Section II you will find important information about how to evaluate child care and what types of accreditation are important for various types of providers. In addition, some of the latest research comparing child care arrangements is included to help you sort through the many options.

This section is intended only to function as a clearinghouse of publicly-available information. Drexel has not itself investigated any of these agencies or providers and is not endorsing or encouraging you to use any of them. The information has been obtained from the web only through a preliminary search; as a result, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information that is provided. You should be sure to conduct your own investigation to ensure the quality and bona fides of the provider and the program it offers and the appropriateness for your child

I. Making Choices: How to Find Quality Child Care In The Sacramento Region

Child Care Resource Center referral experts help parents explore, locate, and select from a wide variety of child care options and help educate them on what to look for in a quality care setting.

ChildCare Smiles is leading the way for parents to find quality information about local child care centers on the Web. You'll find that ChildCare Smiles is full of great information about local child care providers including preschools, kindergartens, daycare and educational centers.

Find reviews, maps, and directions for Sacramento Health Services and facilities on Citysearch.

GoCityKids lists and describes Daycare Centers by location and offerings in the Sacramento area. It also lists in-home care resources, nanny agencies, and babysitting resources.

KinderCare is proud to offer an innovative curriculum implemented by caring and dedicated teachers who are eager to work with you to provide the very best experience for your child.

Sacramento Child Care. Local provider of live-in Au Pairs with 20 years of quality care.

Sacramento Day Care and Child Care Centers in Sacramento. Visit Care.com to find local day care providers in Sacramento.

II. Deciding What Kind of Childcare is Right for You & Your Child

Cochran E., Cochran M., Thorpe N., “Child Care Resources: Deciding What Type of Care and Selecting the Caregiver.” A Cornell Cooperative Education Publication, Sept. 2000. An excellent monograph containing sections on:

  • Choosing High Quality Child Care
  • Visiting and Interviewing Center-Based Child Care Providers
  • Visiting and Interviewing Family Child Care Providers
  • Visiting and Interviewing School-Age Child Care Providers
  • Paying for Child Care

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. The website has various resources for families and referral to care providers that have met NAEYC’s accreditation standards.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – The NICHD, established by Congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations. It has sponsored key studies on the affects of various child care arrangements on children’s growth and development.

One of their major research studies, the “NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD): Findings for Children up to Age 4 1/2 Years”, compares various non-maternal child care arrangements and is summarized in a recent booklet available free from the Government Printing Office. The 62-page booklet describes the findings from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD). The NICHD started the SECCYD in 1991 to collect information about different non-maternal child care arrangements, about children and families who use these arrangements and those who do not, and child outcomes. This booklet explains the Study's findings for children from birth to age 4 1/2 years. Published 2006.

McCartney K. “Current Research on Child Care Effects,” Centre of Excellence for Early Child Development. Harvard University, 2004. Article reviews current research on various forms of child care and their effect on child development.

MedlinePlus is a service of the U.S National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides extensive information about assessing, paying for, and choosing child care, as well as links to current research on the effects of various types of child care. It provides information for men, a glossary, legal issues, and other information. Some materials are from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Religious Resources in Sacramento

This section is designed to introduce you to some of the diverse religious organizations in Sacramento.

This section is intended only to function as a clearinghouse of publicly-available information. Drexel has not itself investigated any of these resources and is not endorsing or encouraging you to visit or affiliate with any of them. The information has been obtained from the web only through a preliminary search; as a result, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information that is provided. You should be sure to conduct your own investigation to ensure the quality and bona fides of each resource.

We recognize that, despite our best efforts, this resource is not comprehensive. We welcome your comments and suggestions for additional listings. Please send them to fde@drexel.edu.

Resources by Religion

Resources on National Religions

The Pluralism Project at Harvard University – “On Common Ground: World Religions in America”
Includes a CD-Rom and other materials about religion in the United States.