The Learning Center in Grass Valley includes a Resource Library and Play Space that is open to the public when not in use, be sure to check the calendar. Parents and providers can borrow a variety of developmentally appropriate toys and materials for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school age children,and children with special need. We maintain a variety of books and DVDs on educational and parenting topics. Child care providers and professionals may use these materials at their Family Child Care Home, School or Center.
Becoming a member of our Lending Library is easy. Just stop by and fill out a simple information card (name, address, phone number). You may then check out items for two weeks at a time, with the possibility of extending that time if the item(s) is/are not requested and reserved by others.
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We also offer Child Development Lending Libraries at our Truckee and Loyalton office locations. Please call first at these locations to check availability.
A variety of hardships are funded, such as: emergency rental assistance, transportation needs, utility payment to avoid shut-off, car repairs, medical related costs, counseling services and summer camps.
This is truly a funding of last resort. Requests for Children’s Community Chest must be submitted by local public and nonprofit agencies and may be faxed to (530) 272-1354. Click here for the Application and Guidelines.
Children's Community Chest is funded primarily through donations. Because of people like you, the Children's Community Chest works. 100% of your donation will go directly to benefit a child in need.
In the future, SNCS looks forward to visiting providers to facilitate on-site activities.
These programs are designed for children and parents/caregivers – A trained facilitator guides parents on the value of interactive play with their infants and toddlers. The activities include social development and skills, language, fine motor, gross motor, creative expression, nutrition, and developing and encouraging curiosity and wonder.
BABY STEPS - Group for infants 9-15 months and parents
Infants and parents learn and play, led by a skilled facilitator
Mondays 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. At SNCS Play Space in Grass Valley
TOTS AND TWOS – Group for Toddlers 18-36 months and parents
Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. At SNCS Play Space in Grass Valley
GPOPS (Grandparents of Preschoolers) –Group for Toddlers 18-36 months and grandparents
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. At SNCS Play Space in Grass Valley
To confirm schedule and availability for Grass Valley Playgroups call 530.272.8866
Cabin Fever Playgroup - Newborn to School Age
1st and 3rd Friday of the month
9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. At The CubHouse in Downieville
To confirm schedule and availability for Downieville Playgroup call 530.289.3146