Julie's School

Caring Connection Children’s Center is the home of Enlightened Discipline © the
philosophy as developed by Executive Director Julie Jenkins Sathe. Caring Connection is located in West Sacramento, CA just a short hop over the Sacramento River from downtown Sacramento. Caring Connection is licensed for 41 children, 11 infants and 3 preschoolers.

Julie has operated Caring Connection Children’s Center since 1996. But Caring
Connection is not Julie’s first Enlightened Discipline© preschool in Sacramento. In 1989 Julie opened the first privately sponsored on-site preschool and infant center for the Sacramento Bee newspapers in their site in midtown Sacramento. After one site was opened another followed, and eventually the Jenkins-Sathe relocated that preschool to its current home in midtown Sacramento. Julie’s first preschool Hand-In-Hand Preschool and Infant Center was a tremendous success in Sacramento and was subsequently purchased by a former employee who still operates the site under a similar name. One year later, Julie opened Caring Connection in West Sacramento and continued to develop Enlightened Discipline© into a book, teacher training process and parent coaching program.

Caring Connection is located near Sacramento and Davis, in the newly developing business district of West Sacramento. Caring Connection is located at 703 West Acre Rd. We are located in a converted duplex which has been opened up into one flowing building. This site boasts a corner lot and ample outdoor space.

Because Caring Connection is still small by industry standards, our staff know every child’s name. This is a precious commodity in today’s large and mobile world. One of the most important offers that we have is for visitors. No need to ever make an appointment. For the security of the children, we do have a security door….but visiting parents can drop-in and we will greet you anytime during our operation hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

Caring Connection makes your child care experience as easy for you as it is fun for your child. We provide a hot breakfast and wholesome lunch, as well as three snacks. Our meal program was noted recently in the Sacramento Bee’s Food and Wine section. We also provide for parents all diapering needs. We want parents to enjoy their child all the way to school rather than spending hours preparing and packing. We have part time, partial week and full time child care schedules available. We will customize a schedule to meet your needs, as space permits. Tuition is due weekly.

2010 Full time rates
Infants: $250.00
Two Year Olds: $185.00
Preschool: $180.00

Come and join us for a cup of coffee. Watch the children interact and the teachers do their magic. Have some breakfast, sit in a small chair and stay for lunch. Call Melanie for enrollment information at: 916 371-3301

Caring Connection Children’s Center The home of Enlightened Discipline©
We promise to never take the magic out of childhood!

Our Staff

Caring Connection has an ever evolving philosophy and program. Although we love to brag about the longevity of our staff, we also encourage and celebrate the personal success that moves cooks into teachers' aides and aides to teachers and teachers into directors. Caring Connection is grateful to all of the teaching staff throughout the years who have strengthened themselves and us through their willingness to learn and grow.

Julie Jenkins Sathe continues to lead the center while expanding her public speaking career as the Executive Director while sharing the leadership with skilled Director Melanie Fristoe on Caring Connection staff for eight years.

Click here to visit the Caring Connection website to find out more.