**Please note: Parent Education is closed November 13-26 due to special holiday events and in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. Services will resume with normal service hours on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wednesday: 3 - 7:30 p.m.
Parent Education helps parents explore healthy and supportive courses regarding infant and toddler development and earn valuable parenting supplies, such as diapers and clothing, through attendance. Parent Education engages expectant families, mothers, fathers or guardians with their children 0 – 5 years of age.
Free classes include topics such as nurturing parenting, budgeting, health, nutrition, stress management, school readiness, father involvement groups, parent and child play groups and more. Our Parent Resource Center provides mothers, fathers and caregivers access to various parenting and educational books along with local community resources.
By participating in Parent Education classes, mothers and fathers earn credits based on their attendance. These credits can then be exchanged for infant and toddler supplies such as diapers, baby food, clothing, accessories, toys and other children's items. Click here for an informational flyer.
Parent Education is open to expectant parents, parents and guardians of children 0 – 5 years of age living in the greater Sacramento area. An orientation is required prior to participating in the program. Please call (916) 456-1980 x 7622 for current orientation dates and times. Please bring photo ID, proof of address and birth certificate for all children ages 0 – 5 year old and/or proof of pregnancy.
Please bring photo ID, proof of address and birth certificate for all children ages 0 – 5 years old and/or proof of pregnancy. To find out when the next orientation is scheduled, check out the Parent Education calendar linked below or take a look at the client calendar.
Playcare services are available for children ages 1 – 3 of parents who are enrolled in Adult Education or ages 1 – 5 for parents enrolled in Parent Education. Volunteers and staff prepare youth for preschool and kindergarten and encourage parental involvement though a co-operative system. This portion of Youth Education is not open enrollment, but a special service available to parents who are on-site learning in Adult Education or Parent Education.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services is also a proud member of the National Diaper Bank Network, distributing diapers to local agencies who can get them to families with young children. If you are an agency in the Sacramento area looking to distribute diapers directly to families with a diaper need, please contact Gabriela Lopez at (916) 456-1980 x 7669 to request an application.