Smart Start Update

Smart Start, Kindergarten Transition Program 

Smart Start provides a preschool experience to children who have little or no preparation for kindergarten.  The Smart Start program is conducted each summer throughout Sutter County.  Smart Start is a four-week program that delivers pre-Kindergarten students with a wide variety of activities including academic readiness, socialization, self-help skills, physical development and enrichment activities in addition to health and dental assessments, immunizations and referral services. Families are offered literacy support services, parenting skills classes and information on community resources.

Smart Start will be held at several elementary schools in Sutter County starting in June 2014. Complete the interest flier and return it to your neighborhood school. For more information call 822-3207.

Smart Start Interest Flyer
Smart Start Interest Flyer (Spanish)


Lessons Learned

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission recognizes that children are our most valuable resource. The first five years of a child’s life are critical; they grow and learn at an extraordinary pace. The Commission is committed to supporting the efforts of childcare providers to improve the quality of early care and education for children in Sutter County.

What is Lessons Learned?

Lessons Learned invites early educators to participate in six sessions of professional development. The outcomes for participants is to increase the early educators knowledge, skills and disposition by providing resources to advance developmentally appropriate daily lesson plans with a focus in early literacy in their program.

The goal of Lessons Learned is to address the Sutter County Children and Families Commission Strategic Plan for Improving Child Development by increasing the number of educational opportunities for early educators through a Commission-funded curriculum training project.

During the six sessions of Lessons Learned, early educators will develop an understanding of developmental milestones of young children, knowledge of effective instructional practices for young learners, familiarity with children’s literature, an appreciation for the joy of reading, and strategies for incorporating reading aloud in their daily lesson planning.

Click here for application.