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Growing Start is a parent cooperative early learning playgroup for children ages 6 weeks to pre-kindergarten. The playgroupare designed to provide the following:

  • Opportunities for children to socialize with peers of the same age

  • Activities to encourage early learning (creative arts, music, movement, language and literacy)

  • Developmental screenings

  • School readiness skills

  • Resources, training,  and support for parents and caregivers


Playgroups are offered in Arbuckle, and Williams. Applications now available at the following locations:

Arbuckle Family Action Center ♦ 812 King Street, Arbuckle (530)476-0822

Williams Family Action Center ♦ 602 Twelfth Street, Williams (530)473-5400


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Who is eligible?

  • Children ages 6 weeks to 5 years

  • Children who are not currently being served in Head Start, State Preschool, or a licensed Child Care facility

  • Children who will be entering Kindergarten in 2023 will have priority for the Kinder Group program

Program Requirements:

  • Up to date Immunization Records

  • Health Screening (30 days from enrollment)

  • Dental Screening (60 days from enrollment)

  • Active participation by parent/guardian

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