Family Resource Guide
Child Care Health & Social Services Fun things to do with your kids And More!
Published by The Lake County Child Care Planning Council, an agency of the Lake County Office of Education. This guide is intended as a quick reference for families. It does not seek to promote or endorse the organizations or services mentioned.
Finding the best child care for your family, is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. What are some elements of a high quality program? What should you look for?
High Quality RESEARCH Research reveals that children who attend high quality early childhood programs are happier, more confident and successful the rest of their lives. These children enter kindergarten more focused, more comfortable in a school setting, and ready to learn. It is often easier for them to form friendships, cooperate, resolve conflict and express themselves clearly and more effectively. In addition, they are more likely to graduate from high school, earn higher salaries and avoid juvenile delinquency.
STAFFING Are there enough adults for the number of children?
ENVIRONMENT Is the environment orderly and organized into interesting activity areas? Are there enough developmentally appropriate materials and equipment available throughout the day (both indoors and outdoors)? Do the children seem involved in constructive activities? Do the children have opportunities to choose their own activities, play, introduce new concepts and experiences?
HEALTH AND SAFETY THE CHILD CARE PROVIDER/ TEACHER Look for someone who is warm and caring, attentive to and respectful of children’s individual needs. Does the teacher seem to enjoy being with children? Is the provider culturally sensitive and accepting of differences? Are children redirected/disciplined in positive ways rather than blamed, criticized or punished? Are positive social behavior and conflict resolution encouraged? Does the provider understand child development, and excite children about learning? Does the teacher provide a print-rich environment and often read to the children? What specific training or education does the provider possess?
Are the indoor and outdoor areas clean, safe and free from hazards? Are teachers trained in CPR and first aid? Are healthy meals and snacks served? What is the health policy?
PARENT INVOLVEMENT Are parents welcome to drop in and visit the center at any time? Does the staff respect the parent’s role as first teacher and most important person in the child’s life? Do parents feel comfortable talking with staff, asking questions and expressing concerns?
What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become. –Joseph Chilton Pearce
Ta b l e o f C o n t e n t s CHILD CARE PROGRAMS, PROVIDERS, and ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 A directory of agencies and resources to help you find the best care for your family. You may be eligible for child care subsidies or other special programs.
FAMILY HEALTH and SOCIAL SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 A directory of programs and services—find the support you need.
YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .31 Organizations that offer activities, support and programs for children and families. Find a place to belong.
THINGS TO LEARN, FUN ACTIVITIES and RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? From dance to horseback riding and nature walks, there’s no lack of fun things to do around Lake County!
STATE and LOCAL PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 38 Local and state parks offer families wonderful spots for picnics and playtime. Some of the most beautiful parks and camping in the State are in Lake County.
QUALITY CHILDCARE CHECKLIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Take this guide with you to interview prospective child care providers, to ensure the care your child receives is of the highest quality!
A listing of Lake County Child Care resources and programs to help your family find the care and support you need!
Child Care Programs, Providers and Assistance Lake County Office of Education Child Development Center 707-263-4563 1510 Argonaut Road Lakeport, CA 95453
East Lake Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00
707-998-3387 x 2104 13050 High Valley Road Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423 Kelseyville Elementary Kelseyville 1:AM Program 8:30-11:30 Kelseyville 2:AM Program 8:00-11:00
The Child Development Division of Lake County Office of Education offers both preschool and after school programs, located on elementary school campuses. All programs focus on academics which align with the normal school day. Children are prepared for entering kindergarten by using a curriculum that focuses on skill development in phonological awareness, vocabulary building, alphabetic knowledge and print awareness. The after school programs support homework and provide enrichment opportunities for children through several clubs in each program.
Preschool Programs Burns Valley Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00 PM Program 11:30-2:30
707-994-4137 3620 Pine Street Clearlake, CA 95422
707-279-6745 5065 Konocti Road Kelseyville, CA 95451 Lakeport Elementary AM Program 7:45-10:45 PM Program 11:45-2:45
707-262-5630 150 Lange Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Lower Lake Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00 PM Program 11:30-2:30
707-994-5787 x 2647 9240 Lake Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 Lucerne Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00
707-274-7723 3351 Country Club Drive Lucerne, CA 95458 Minnie Cannon Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00
707-987-9749 15846 Wardlaw Street Middletown, CA 95461
Child Care Programs, Providers and Assistance continued Preschool gives children the edge in a competitive world, and helps create a foundation for lifelong learning.
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Pomo Elementary AM Program 8:00-11:00 PM Program 11:30-2:30
707-994-1960 3350 Acacia Street Clearlake, CA 95422
FYI! High quality preschool education helps children enter kindergarten ready to learn. Children who attend high quality preschool are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and achieve their goals!
Lower Lake Elementary 707-245-4233 9240 Lake Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 Lucerne Elementary 707-274-8953 3351 Country Club Drive Lucerne, CA 95458 Minnie Cannon Elementary 707-972-6710 15846 Wardlaw Street Middletown, CA 95461 Pomo Elementary 707-994-6744 x 2349 3350 Acacia Street Clearlake, CA 95422 Riveria Elementary 707-277-6075 10505 Fairway Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
After School Programs Burns Valley Elementary 707-245-0382 3620 Pine Street Clearlake, CA 95422 Kelseyville Elementary 707-349-6452 5065 Konocti Road Kelseyville, CA 95451
Upper Lake Elementary 707-275-2357 x 28 679 Second Street Upper Lake, CA 95485
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FYI! North Coast Opportunities Head Start Head Start is a comprehensive, family-focused, child enrichment program serving families from pregnancy through kindergarten eligibility. Center-based services are provided to preschool aged children and their families in five locations in Lake County. Services are provided at no cost to eligible families. Eligibility is based on Federal Poverty Guidelines and/or special needs.
Is Your Child Developing on Time? In the first 5 years of a child’s life, children develop skills, or “milestones” at their own pace. To see if your child’s development is on schedule complete an Ages & Stages Questionnaire®. (ASQ-3™) a free screening tool available through Easter Seals.
Lakeport Center 707-263-8213
ASQ-3 results will help you see if your child’s development is on time and alert you to concerns you can talk over with your health provider.
2548 Howard Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453
Easter Seals offers:
Meadowbrook Center 707-994-0854 6958 Meadowbrook Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
Pearl Center 707-994-6045 14521 Pearl Avenue Clearlake, CA 95422
In-Home Observations Activities Parent Guidance Referral Assistance Call Easter Seals at 707-263-3949 or go to www.easterseals.com
Upper Lake 707-275-2721 629 Second Street Upper Lake, CA 95485
Upper Lake Half Day Center 707-275-9441 675 Clover Valley Road Upper Lake, CA 95485
Easter Seals is a First 5 funded program
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FYI! Nurturing Touch & Infant Massage! New for parents offered through Easter Seals, Nurturing Touch and Infant Massage. Experience the benefits and discover how to:
enhance bonding tune-in and respond to baby’s cues improve sleep reduce colic, gas and teething pains calming strategies to lower stress adapt massage to child’s growing needs.
parent groups individual parents pregnant parents pre-crawling infants infants or toddlers with special needs.
Easter Seals instructors trained through Foundation for Healthy Family Living. For more info contact Easter Seals 707-263-3949 Made possible by funding through Lake County Children’s Council and First 5 Lake.
Easter Seals 707-263-3949 www.bayarea.easterseals.com
1950 Parallel Drive Lakeport, CA 95453 Easter Seals provides early child de v el opm ent s u pp ort a nd intervention to infants and toddlers (birth to age 3) with developmental disabilities, delays or who are at risk for delay. Easter seals in-home intervention services include:
Early Intervention Child Find Linkages Developmental Screening Transportation Assistance Child Care Consulting Infant Massage Training for Parents
Child Care Programs, Providers and Assistance continued Resource and Referral North Coast Opportunities Rural Communities Child Care Early Head Start Lake Family Resource Center 707-279-0563 Lake Family Resource Center’s Early Head Start program is a federally funded program that provides low-income families with children 0-3 and expectant mothers many services and resources. Lake Family Resource Center welcomes children from all cultural backgrounds to participate, including families that have children with special needs. Early Head Start’s number one objective is to assist families of children 0-3 with special needs in identifying and utilizing services that meet the needs of their children and family. Families with children age 0-3 can also benefit from Lake Family Resource Center’s Prevention Resource and Referral Services program, a state-wide, no-cost service to parents and caregivers with children 0-3 who may benefit from special needs services. Advocates provide information and strategies to help promote the child’s growth and development.
Offers referrals to licensed family child care homes, preschools, and after school programs. We offer child care education, and we have subsidies for income-eligible families to pay for child care while working or getting education. Lakeport 850 Lakeport Boulevard 707-263-4688 Clearlake 14832 Lakeshore Drive 707-994-4647
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start 707-279-1022 5081 A Konocti Road Kelseyville, CA 95451 This program is for families that work in agriculture and are low income. We are open between May and October from 5:30am to 4:30pm. We follow Head Start policies and standards.
Lake Family Resource Center 707-279-0563 The mission of Lake Family Resource Center is to strengthen our community, one family at a time. The agency’s vision is to achieve safe, sustainable and healthy families and communities.
Child Care Programs, Providers and Assistance continued Yuba College Child Development Center 707-995-7909 15880 Dam Road Extension Clearlake, CA 95422 T he Yu ba C ol l eg e Ch i ld Development Center focuses on meeting the needs of the “whole child.” The Child Development Center values each individual (child, parent, adult student and adult staff) as both a learner and a teacher. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that leads to competence for both the child and the adult (year round program).
The Learning House The Hillcrest House The Toddler House 707-995-2076 14840 Burns Valley Road Clearlake, CA 95422 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Learning House centers provide full day education and care for children aged birth to kindergarten. Our play based curriculum and emphasis on social skills help prepare your child for success. Instruction is provided in multiple languages. Free and reduced costs are available.
Lake County Child Care Planning Council 707-262-4162 www.lakecountychildcareplanning.com
The mission of the Child Care Planning Council is to promote quality child care through community assessment, advocacy, resource development, and collaboration with other organizations. The vision of the Lake County Child Care Planning Council is that in Lake County, child care will be: Recognized as essential to the community Actively supported by local agencies and decision-makers. Accessible to all families Staffed by individuals who are committed to children’s well-being, appropriately trained, and fairly compensated for their services. Early Childhood Educator of the Year Awards Program Each year we recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the field of Early Childhood Education and to Lake County’s children and families through commitment to quality, education and advocacy. The nomination process begins each year in February. Nomination forms are available online, in February and are distributed widely throughout the county in both English and Spanish. To make a nomination, go to: www.lakecountychildcareplanning.com
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Robinson Rancheria Child Development Center 707-275-8745 1545 East Highway 20 Nice, CA 95464 www.robinsonrancheria.org (click on childcare)
Year round program in an educational setting for all pre-kindergarten ages 3-5. Full-time and part-time enrollment available. Serving Native and low-income families, some limited TANF-CCDF, sliding fee scale, and RRCBC Tribal funding based on approval of the Business Council. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Breakfast, lunch and snack included.
FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND PRIVATELY OWNED CHILD CARE CENTERS Lake County also has a number of quality licensed family child care providers and privately owned child care centers. We cannot list all available programs here; however, for a complete listing of all providers serving your area and your childâ€™s age, please call our local Resource and Referral Agency. (see page 6)
Bundle Of Joy Preschool Childcare Jean Goulart Lic#173002363 707-987-9625 19780 Stinson Road Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467 (non-gated Ranchos 1 mile from Hwy 29)
Bundle of Joy, with early childhood educated staff, is located on a small family farm with animals, offering quality care for the whole child. Nature is all around and ready to be explored. We never use television even on rainy days because there is so much more to do. We transport to Coyote Valley Elementary, serve fresh meals, and offer flexible hours for familyâ€™s convenience. We follow Maria Montessori child d e v e l o p m e n t t h e o r i e s f or including mixed age group, child center environment, and time for each child to make their own discoveries.
To The Moon Child Care Jessica Kirk Lic# 173008650 707-320-1665 Lower Lake, CA 95457 Monday-Friday 6am-6pm W eek ends and afterhours available. Ages 2-12. Preschool Curriculum, USDA Child Care Food Program. NCO Accepted. Private Pay.
Healthy children lead to healthy families and communities. Read on to find many sources of health information and social services in Lake County, where you can find the support you need for what’s going on in your life.
Family Health and Social Services Lake Family Resource Center (LFRC)
The mission of Lake Family Resource Center is to strengthen our community one family at a time. The agency’s vision is to achieve safe, sustainable and healthy families and communities. Domestic Violence Assistance Program Lake Family Resource Center
The Domestic Violence Assistance Program at Lake Family Resource Center helps and supports women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence. Services are confidential and offered at no cost. Seeking Safety is a present-focused therapy to help people attain safety from trauma/PTSD and substance abuse. Community Crisis Line 888-485-7733 Rape Crisis Center Lake Family Resource Center
707-279-0563 LFRC’s Rape Crisis Center offers services that provide assistance and advocates for sexual assault survivors, both recent and past. Rape Crisis Center services are confidential and free. It is never your fault!
Lake Family Resource Center
The CA Personal Responsibility Education Program provides pregnancy prevention education including HIV/STD awareness and is designed to empower adolescents to change their behavior in ways that will reduce their risk of becoming (or getting) someone pregnant, and becoming infected with STD or HIV. The curriculum advocates postponing sexual activity and emphasizes that abstinence is the only way to completely eliminate the risk of pregnancy, STDs and HIV. Nurturing Parenting Lake Family Resource Center
707-262-4116 Nurturing Parenting classes feature activities to foster positive parenting skills and activities to promote positive brain development in children, birth to 18 years. With a combination of evening classes and drop-in sessions during the day there is a program to meet your needs. Nurturing Parenting classes are offered by a variety of agencies in Lake County. For more information, and a complete listing of classes, please call the Nurturing Parenting HOTLINE 707-262-4116.
Family Health and Social Services continued Rape Prevention Education Lake Family Resource Center
Lake Family Resource Center Continued 707-279-0563 Teen Parenting Lake Family Resource Center
Lake Family Resource Center’s Adolescent Family Life Program serves pregnant and parenting teens living in Lake County. The program improves the health, social and financial well-being of teen parents and their children and enhances educational opportunities. As a strategy for reducing teen pregnancy rates and long-term welfare dependency, the Cal-Learn program was designed to assist teen parents receiving CalWORKs. The program helps pregnant and parenting teens to attend and graduate from high school or its equivalent. The program was designed to help teens become self-sufficient adults and responsible parents. Be Fresh Lake Family Resource Center
Lake Family Resource Center’s Be Fresh program’s primary focus is to increase physical activity and the intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. With a combination of food demonstrations and home visits, participants are provided tips and recipes that the whole family will love.
My Strength Groups serve to assist in the development of young men and women, by engaging students in discussionbased activities that encourage social awareness. The goals of the program include increasing students’ capacity for healthy relationships, leadership skills, and personal responsibility. The theme of the campaign is “My Strength is Not for Hurting.” Behavioral Health Services Lake Family Resource Center
Ongoing support can offer hope to individuals struggling to overcome difficult life experiences. At Lake Family Resource Center therapy is available by appointment for those who qualify. We also offer counseling for private pay clients. Children 0-18 who have witnessed or been victims of violence may qualify for free counseling services through Lake Family Resource Center’s Child Abuse Treatment Program. Differential Response Lake Family Resource Center
The program works with families that have been reported to Child Welfare Services but do not meet the criteria that would result in an open case. Advocates assist families with finding resources, supports and to develop coping strategies. The development of a family goal assessment and care plan are structured around the protective factors.
Family Health and Social Services continued Lake Family Resource Center continued 707-279-0563 The Freedom House Lake Family Resource Center
Lake Family Resource Centerâ€™s Freedom House Dom estic Violence Shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in Lake County. The shelter houses men, women, and children who have been the target of intimate partner violence. Residents of the shelter are provided with a variety of group and individual activities designed to help with the journey from victim to survivor.
Harbor on Main 707-994-5486 707-467-2010 16170 Main Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 Redwood Childrenâ€™s Services A youth resource center serving ages 15-24. Therapy services are offered to those who qualify. We have activities on a daily basis and we offer snacks and drinks to those who drop by.
Mendo Lake Alternative Services 707-263-6966 201 Smith Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Community service program for the court system.
Community Crisis Line 888-485-7733 Call for support with crises such as domestic violence or suicide.
Department of Social Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families 707-995-4200 800-928-5288 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway Lower Lake, CA 95457 CalWORKs Provides cash subsistence benefit and Medi-Cal to income eligible families with dependent children. Food Stamps Food supplementation program for income eligible persons using an electronic benefit card for food items. Medi-Cal Federal and State funded health care insurance for low income families and children.
Child Welfare Services 707-262-0235 800-386-4090 926 South Forbes Street Lakeport, CA 95453 LCDSS administers the Child Welfare Services (CWS) program under federal and state statutes and r egulations . CW S is responsible to obtain or provide interventions and services to address child abuse and neglect; and increase the well-being of children and families.
Family Health and Social Services continued Women Infant & Children (WIC) Lakeport Unified School District Healthy Start 707-261-3015 2508 Howard Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453 Lakeport Unified School District Healthy Start Office will connect students and families to services in our schools and community. The office can also refer families to district afterschool services including Child Care for K-3 students, afterschool intervention program for 1-3 grades and after school activities program for 4-6 graders.
877-942-2220 A nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides vouchers to buy healthy foods such as milk, juice, cheese, cereal, dry beans, peas, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and peanut butter. Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy, support and information about breastfeeding your baby, help in finding health care and other community services. 831 Bevins Street. Lakeport 14085 Lakeshore Blvd, Clearlake 15576 Graham Street, Middletown 1st Friday of the month
3863 Country Club Drive, Lucerne 2nd Friday of the month
Safe Schools — Healthy Students Program Lakeport Unified Healthy Start Program suggests children develop early routines. Going to bed and getting up in the morning can be challenging. Set a schedule for your child including a designated spot for backpack and lunch bag, homework completed the night before school, choose outfit before going to bed, and be to school or child care on time. It will make a difference in setting habits that can last a lifetime.
707-263-8795 x 240 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Comprehensive educational, mental health, social, law enforcement and juvenile justice services that promote healthy child development in school environments that are safe, disc iplined and drug -free. Program offered in LCOE After School Programs and K-12 Schools county wide.
Family Health and Social Services continued La Leche League 707-277-0846 800-525-3243 Mother to mother support for mothers who want to breastfeed their babies.
Get your baby to the dentist for his/her first checkup by their first birthday. If you do, you may qualify to receive a small package of free disposable diapers. Ask your dentist about this special project.
Kelseyville Mountain Vista MS 707-279-4060 x 42 Lakeport Schools 707-262-3015 Lower Lake Elementary 707-994-5787 x 2609 Lower Lake High School 707-994-6471 x 2725 Lucerne 707-275-9076 Middletown 707-987-1497 Highlands 707-994-6447 x 2915 Pomo Elementary 707-994-0669 Upper Lake Schools 707-275-9075 PAL Anti-Lice Program 707-994-0669 x 11
Healthy Start 707-994-0669 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Healthy Start offers school-based services and family support services to help children succeed in school. Healthy Start is a partnership of local schools, families, communities and agency partners working together. Services include health screenings, case management, home visiting, family support and parenting education, dental health services and referrals to community resources. Healthy Start provides families with the support they need to enable their children to attend school, ready to learn. Burns Valley 707-994-2272 x 2548 East Lake 707-998-3387 x 2122
FYI! Childrenâ€™s Oral Health Project This innovative partnership provides dental screenings in schools, nutrition and oral health care education for parents and preschool children, dental treatment and follow-up at the dentist, assistance with health/dental insurance applications, sealant clinics in schools, fluoride varnish for young children and transportation assistance to PDI for oral surgery for children 0-5 years. For more information call Healthy Start at 707-994-0669
Family Health and Social Services continued Redwood Coast Regional Center (RCRC)
SUPPORT SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) 707-995-9523 x 402 6945 Old Highway 53 Clearlake, CA 95422 The Lake County Local Education Agencies (LEA) collaborate to offer free appropriate public education (FAPE) to every individual with special needs.
Easter Seals 877-263-3994 707-263-3949 See page 5 for more info
Braille and Talking Book Library 800-952-5666 The California State Library loans Braille, cassette, talking books, magazines and playback equipment to northern Californians unable to read conventional print. Library.ca.gov/services/btbl.html
Dream Street Foundation 424-333-1371 324 South Beverly Drive #500 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Nation wide camping programs for children with chronic and life threatening illnesses. Dreamstreetca@gmail.com
888-909-0470 707-262-0470 180 Third Street Lakeport, CA 95453 RCRC is a state and federally funded program providing supportive services to family caregivers of adults with cognitive impairments and/or older adults with disabilities in seven California Counties. Services in Lake County include individual assessment and action-planning, counseling, classes, support groups and respite grants. RCRC has been serving Lake County for over twenty years.
American Childhood Cancer Organization 855-858-2226 Dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and their families. www.acco.org
Kids Konnected 800-899-2866 Kids Konnected’s mission is to provide friendship, understanding, education, and support for the children who have a parent with cancer, or have lost a parent to cancer. When a parent gets cancer, the entire family is affected. Children facing the same fears and similar experiences can be helped by others in a similar situation. Kids helping Kids is what we are all about. With “Kids Konnected” you don’t have to be alone anymore!
Family Health and Social Services continued CLOTHING & FOOD ASSISTANCE St. Vincent de Paul 707-995-1724 16125 Orchard Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Community Action Partnership of Lake County 707-994-4647 x 123 14832 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 We work to develop partnerships, and together address community needs through program development and fiscal sponsorships. Our main project at this time is the Clearlake Food Distribution, a “full choice pantry,” the first four Wednesdays of every month. Clients are eligible to come twice a month. Distributions start at 10:00am, first come first served, pantry is closed when food is gone.
Hospice Thrift Shop 707-994-8830 14290 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 707-263-6223 1717 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 707-261-6030 21257 Calistoga Road Middletown, CA 95461 707-739-3022 6268 Highway 20 Lucerne, CA 95458
First Baptist Church 707-994-5148 14550 Pearl Avenue Clearlake, CA 95422 Offers an emergency food closet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00am. Families can use 2 times per year; USDA commodities every first Wednesday 8:00-10:00am, (must qualify); El Buen Pastor Hispanic Church food closet every 4th Monday, 11:00am; summer feeding program for children kindergarten through high school breakfast 8:00-9:00am and lunch 11:00am-12:00noon; team kids serves dinner to children kindergarten through 12 and their families on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.
St. John’s Episcopal Church Food Closet/Thrift 707-263-7564 1190 North Forbes Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Food Closet and thrift shop Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Bring ID for food assistance.
Family Health and Social Services continued DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT LEGAL ASSISTANCE Victim Witness
Children’s Council 707-262-4146
707-262-4282 420 Second Street Lakeport, CA 95453 If you are a victim of a crime the victim witness program can provide advocacy and support during court proceedings, help with relocation, assist with payment of medical bills acquired as a result of the crime and other legal matters such as restraining orders.
Lake County Superior Court Self-Help Center and Family Law Facilitator’s Office 707-994-6598 Option #3 7000 A South Center Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 Divorce, legal separ ation, establish paternity, modify child custody and visitation orders, modify child and spousal support orders, civil harassment, restraining orders, guardianships ( pe rs o n o n l y), r es i d en t ia l evictions, name changes, small claims, and actions involving the Department of Child Support Services.
1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 The Lake County Children’s Council is committed to creating an environment that will honor, nurture and protect children. The council acts as an oversight advisory council for several county projects for children and families. The council promotes public awareness of child abuse and neglect and highlights local efforts to prevent the maltreatment of children. The Children’s Council sponsors events and programs to educate our communities on issues impacting children and families, and provides training to professional and community members in the detection, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Children’s Council welcomes community involvement and participation. Contact us for more information, including the dates of quarterly public meetings.
Family Health and Social Services continued Domestic Violence / Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment continued
Child Welfare Services 707-262-0235 800-386-4090
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233)
The Freedom House Lake Family Resource Center 707-279-0563 see page 11
Community Crisis Line
Hopland Volunteer Fire Department 707-744-1222 21 Feliz Creek Road Hopland, CA 95449 www.hoplandfire.org
Kelseyville Fire Protection 707-279-4268 4020 Main Street Kelseyville, CA 95451
Lakeport Fire District
Lake Family Resource Center 888-485-7733
707-263-4396 445 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 email@example.com
POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS
Lakeshore Fire Department
Clearlake Police Department 707-987-8251 14050 Olympic Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
Lakeport Police Department 707-263-5491 916 North Forbes Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Lake County Sheriff 707-262-4200 707-263-2690 1220 Martin Street Lakeport, CA 95453
California Highway Patrol 707-279-0103 5700 Live Oak Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
707-994-0733 14815 Olympic Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
North Shore Fire Protection District 707-274-3100 62357 Seventh Avenue Lucerne, CA 95458 firstname.lastname@example.org
South Lake County Fire Protection 707-987-3089 21095 California 175 Middletown, CA 95461
Forestry and Fire Protection 707-928-4378 16547 California 175 Cobb, CA 95426
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DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS Kelseyville Unified School District 707-279-1511 4410 Konocti Road Kelseyville, CA 95451 www.kusd.lake.k12.ca.us Donaldson Alternative Education Center 707-279-8414 Intermountain High School (9-12) 707-928-4873 Kelseyville Elementary School (K-5) 707-279-4232 Kelseyville High School (9-12) 707-279-4923 Mt. Vista Middle School (6-8) 707-279-4060 Riviera Elementary School (K-5) 707-277-6050
Konocti Unified School District
Highlands Academy (4-8) 707-994-6447 Konocti Adult School 707-994-7142 Lewis Center (Independent Study) 707-994-2045 Lower Lake Elementary School (K-8) 707-994-5787 Lower Lake High School (9-12) 707-994-6471 Pomo School (K-8) 707-994-6744 William C. Carle High School (Continuation) 707-994-1033
Lake County Community Schools 707-263-5819 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakecoe.org/alternative_education
Hance Community School (7-12) 707-263-5819 Renaissance Court School (Juvenile Hall) 707-263-7457
Lakeport Unified School District
707-994-6475 9430 Lake Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 www.konoctiusd.org
707-262-3000 2508 Howard Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakeport.k12.ca.us
Blue Heron School (9-11) 707-994-3826 Burns Valley School (K-8) 707-994-2272 East Lake School (K-8) 707-998-3387
Clear Lake High School (9-12) 707-263-3010 Lakeport Alternative School 707-262-5628 Lakeport Elementary School (K-3) 707-262-3005
Family Health and Social Services continued Lakeport Unified School District continued Natural Continuation High School (9-12) 707-262-3013 Terrace (4-8) 707-262-3007
Upper Lake Union High School District
Lucerne Elementary School
707-275-2655 675 Clover Valley Road Upper Lake, CA 95485
707-274-5578 3351 Country Club Drive Lucerne, CA 95458 www.lucerne.k12.ca.us
Middletown Unified School District 707-987-4100 20932 Big Canyon Road Middletown, CA 95461 www.middletownusd.org Cobb Mountain Elementary School (K-6) 707-928-5229 Coyote Valley Elementary School (K-6) 707-987-3357 Lake County International Charter School 707-987-3063 Loconoma Valley High School (Continuation) 707-987-4170 Middletown Community Day School 707-987-4185 Middletown High School (9-12) 707-987-4140 Middletown Middle School (7-8) 707-987-4160 Minnie Cannon Elementary School (K-6) 707-987-4130
Clover Valley High School (Continuation) 707-275-0840 Upper Lake High School (9-12) 275-2388
Upper Lake Union Elementary School District 707-275-2357 679 Second Street Upper Lake, CA 95485 www.uluesd.lake.k12.ca.us/ Upper Lake Elementary School (K-5) 707-275-2357 Upper Lake Elementary, Community School (6-8) 707-275-0327 Upper Lake Middle School (6-8) 707-275-0223
Lake County Office of Education 707-262-4100 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 To Teach, To Serve. To Learn www.lakecoe.org
Family Health and Social Services continued CHURCHES
Community Baptist Church 707-274-1186
Adidam Pan-Communion 707-928-2101
2877 East Highway 20, Nice
12040 Siegler Canyon Road, Lower Lake
Assembly of God 707-994-3122 40th and Snook Avenue, Clearlake
707-263-4514 455 South Forbes Street, Lakeport
Baha`I Faith of Lake County 707-263-4105 Big Valley Community Church 707-263-0557
Divino Salvador 707-262-1968 275 Second Street, Lakeport
First Baptist Church 707-994-5148 14500 Pearl Avenue, Clearlake
707-998-3632 12821 First Street, Clearlake Oaks
707-279-2266 6070 Gaddy Lane, Kelseyville
1960 Big Valley Road, Lakeport
775 Forbes Street, Lakeport
Calvary Baptist 707-263-4871
15576 Graham Road, Middletown
1862 Parallel Drive, Lakeport
Calvary Chapel of Clearlake 707-994-5683 14330 Memory Lane, Clearlake
Christian Science 707-262-1628 One Second Street, Lakeport
Church of Christ 707-994-7935 33rd Avenue & Eureka Avenue, Clearlake
707-279-2256 3670 Main Street, Kelseyville
707-274-1260 6877 Monte Mar Drive, Lucerne
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 707-994-7620 14970 Lakeview Way, Clearlake
707-262-1131 600 Sixteenth Street, Lakeport
Church of Shambhala 707-279-8492 9977 Bottle Rock Road, Kelseyville
Church of the Nazarene 707-994-5008 15917 Olympic Drive, Clearlake
Clear Lake Baptist Church 707-263-3256 555 North Forbes Street, Lakeport
Clearlake Church of God 707-994-2682 14903 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake
Cobb Mountain Community Fellowship 707-928-5156 15460 Highway 175, Cobb
707-987-1802 707-275-3200 9985 Middle Creek Road, Upper Lake
First Lutheran Church LCMS 707-274-5572 3863 Country Club Drive, Lucerne
First Southern Baptist Church 707-263-6243 1144 Park Way, Lakeport
Fresh Winds Church 707-263-6167 875 North High Street, Lakeport
Galilee Lutheran Church 707-279-4832 8860 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville
Grace Evangelical Free Church 707-279-8448 6716 Live Oak Drive, Kelseyville
Hidden Valley Community Church 707-987-3510 18160 Spruce Grove Extension Hidden Valley Lake
Hilltop Apostolic Church 707-994-5966 11455 Clayton Creek Road, Lower Lake
Jehovah’s Witness of Clearlake Highlands 707-994-3300 3931 Pine Avenue, Clearlake
Jesus Christ Fellowship 707-987-0888 21433 Pine Street, Middletown
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness 707-263-4856 3606 Ackley Road, Lakeport
707-275-9449 9640 Main Street, Upper Lake
Family Health and Social Services continued Lake County Bible Fellowship 707- 263-4327
Seventh-Day Adventist Church 707-994-5660
775 North Forbes Street, Lakeport
14490 Uhl Avenue, Clearlake
Lakeport Christian Center 707-263-4514
1111 Park Way, Lakeport
455 South Forbes Street, Lakeport
Lakeport Church of Christ 707-263-3208
3037 Lakeshore Boulevard, Lakeport
Lighthouse Community Church 707-274-2338 6304 East Highway 20, Lucerne
Lucerne Community Church 707-274-8326 5870 East Highway 20, Lucerne
Lucerne Evangelical Free Church 707-274-8803 6300 East Highway 20, Lucerne
Middletown Bible Church 707-987-2556 20800 S. State Highway 29, Middletown
Mt. Cobb Sai Sho Zen Ji 707-928-5667 15300 Bottle Rock Road, Cobb
Neighborhood Christian Fellowship 707-994-4533 14660 Olympic Drive, Clearlake
New Hope Fellowship Church 707-262-1145 305 Peckham Court, Lakeport
New Life Foursquare 707-263-4209 1125 Martin Street, Lakeport
North Shore Christian Fellowship 707-275-2828
21640 Highway 29 South, Middletown 600 Second, Upper Lake
St. Gregory of Sinai Orthodox Monestary 707-279-0488 8252 Harrington Flat Road, Kelseyville
S. Johns Episcopal Church 707-263-4785 1190 North Forbes Street, Lakeport
St. Johns Lutheran Church LCMS 707-994-2820 Olympic Drive & Memory Lane, Clearlake
St. Joseph Catholic Church 707-987-3676 21396 Highway 175, Middletown
St. Peters Catholic Church 707-279-9348 4085 Main Street, Kelseyville
Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County 707-278-0254 5245 Third Street, Kelseyville
United Christian Parish 707-263-4788 745 North Brush Street, Lakeport
United Methodist Church 707-994-2134 14521 Pearl Avenue, Clearlake
9456 Main Street, Upper Lake
Parish of St. Mary Immaculate 707-263-4401
801 North Main Street, Lakeport
Praises of Zion Baptist Church 707-995-1319
First and Main, Kelseyville 1583 Armstrong Street, Middletown
United Methodist Community Church 707-998-9435
3800 Emile Avenue, Clearlake
14287 The Plaza, Clearlake Oaks
Presbyterian Church of Kelseyville 707-279-4664
16255 Second Street, Lower Lake
First and Main, Kelseyville
Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church 707-274-8165 3892 Country Club Drive, Lucerne
Queen of Peace Parish 707-994-6618 14435 Uhl Avenue, Clearlake
707-994-2507 707-275-24859 604 Clover Valley Road, Upper Lake
Victory Celebration Center 707-279-1190 5565 Main Street, Kelseyville
Village Baptist Church of Clearlake 707-997-4213 6201 Bay Street, Clearlake
Family Health and Social Services continued EDUCATION, JOB TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
CA Conservation Corps
Lake County One Stop
707-994-4647 x123 14832 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
707-263-0630 Box F, 55 First Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Lake County One-Stop is a partnership of public and private service providers working in cooperation to support business and workforce development. Services and programs offered include career assessments, on-the-job training, vocational training, independent job searching, resume writing, business planning and development, business workshops, computer training and more.
The Volunteer Network creates opportunities for people to volunteer, earn and lead in their communities. We strive to provide volunteers with a high-quality experience that fuels further action, and we envision a day when everyone is inspired and equipped to be the change they wish to see in the world. www.volunteer.ncoinc.org then click the ‘Volunteer’ tab.
Yuba College Clear Lake Campus 707-995-4810 15880 Dam Road Extension Clearlake, CA 95422 Yuba College is a Lake County community college and provides a two year degree in ECE and multiple ECE certificates.
Mendocino College Lake County Center 707-263-4944 2565 Parallel Drive Lakeport, CA 95453
Marymount California University Lakeside Campus (888) 991-LAKE 3700 Country Club Drive Lucerne, CA 95458
Adult and Family Literacy Program 707-263-7633 1425 High Street Lakeport, CA 95453 We provide free one-on-one tutoring for adults in reading and writing. Families receive free children’s books, and help with: the use of children’s books and topics like parenting, health, nutrition and creating a literacy-rich environment and; activities to promote pre-literacy and enjoyment of reading together as a family.
Family Health and Social Services continued STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES College-Going Initiative 707-994-9001 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 14092 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 The College-Going Initiative Department promotes college exploration for students of all ages. Through classroom presentations, school activities and community events, CGI serves to encourage higher education. This department also coordinates the Academic Decathlon for the county.
AmeriCorps 707-263-8796, x 240 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 1510 Argonaut Road Lakeport, CA 95453 AmeriCorps is a National Service Program providing volunteers an opportunity to serve their community (also referred to as “Domestic Peace Corps”). LCOE After School Programs, Preschool Programs, Healthy Start Sites, Tribal After School Programs, K-12 Schools County Wide.
Job Corps 800-733-5627 Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16-24 get a better job, make more money and take control of their lives.
ROP 707-994-9001 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 14092 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 The Career Technical Education Department at Lake County Office of Education offers adult education courses in computers and allied health fields. They promote career exploration through a variety of student centered activities. They serve as support to the high school ROP programs and the high schools.
WorkAbility 1 Program 707-262-4132 1152 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 707-995-9523 6945 Old Highway 53 Clearlake, CA 95422 Pre-employment skills training for students in high school with current IEP’s (Individualized Education Plan). Pr og r am s er v ic es i nc lu d e assessment, career exploration, paid work experience, community Interaction, job exploration, inter-agency collaboration, job coaching when needed, transitional planning and 2-year follow-up services post high school graduation. WorkAbility is a state funded grant available in all counties of California. The program is based in the SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) office at Lake County Office of Education. Serves all high schools in Lake County.
Family Health and Social Services continued Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program Student Programs and Services Continued
Unemployment, Disability and Job Services 800-300-5616
First 5 Lake County
707-263-6169 1950 Parallel Drive Legacy Court Lakeport, CA 95453 Dedicated to healthy child development, the First 5 Lake Commission designs and supports programs for young children 0 to 5 years of age and their families. Programs are based on a strategic plan with an emphasis on health, early child education, and parenting. Programs are provided through collaboration of public and private agencies.
MEDICAL CARE, HOSPITAL AND INSURANCE AIM 800-433-2611 Low cost health coverage for pregnant women with income too high for Medi-cal or with deductible or co-pay for maternity services greater than $500.00. www.aim.ca.gov
707-262-5088 x 5596 5176 Hill Road East Lakeport, CA 95453 Pregnancy support and advocate education for low income families.
Partnership Health Plan of California 707-863-4100 800-809-1350 4665 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 95435 Growing Together Perinatal Program (GTPP). Live phone information and support during pregnancy; up to $50 in free gift cards for early prenatal care and postpartum visits; referrals to community resources; and case management services available to all Medi-Cal eligible pregnant women.
St. Helena Family Health Center Clearlake Clinic 707-995-4500 25230 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 Middletown Clinic 707-987-3311 21337 Fifth Street Middletown, CA 95461
Shriners Hospitals for Children 800-237-5055 916-453-2000 www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org
Family Health and Social Services continued Medical Care, Hospital and Insurance continued
Lakeside Health Center 707-263-7725 5335 Lakeshore Boulevard Lakeport, CA 95453
Lakeside provides access to excellent health care for the most vulnerable people in our community. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care for children and adults.
St. Helena Hospital Clearlake 707-994-6486 15630 Eighteenth Avenue Clearlake, CA 95422
Lake County Public Health 707-263-1090 920 Bevins Court Lakeport, 95453 Includes a variety of programs: Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program (MCAH) accepts referrals for prenatal, parenting and child health issues. Home Visitation Program is available for pregnant women and/or families with health related risk factors. Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) provides oversight of a program that provides free periodic medical and dental checkâ€“ups for ages 0-20 years. Communicable Disease Surveillance collects and monitors reportable communicable disease data. Dental Disease Prevention Program provides education and services at a limited number of sites. Immunizations for children and adults under Vaccine for Children program, private pay, or Merck vaccine assistance program.
Our hospital and clinics provide a full spectrum of expert local health services to Lake County residents. We offer 24-hour emergency care, surgical and medical services, imaging, lab and womenâ€™s care. Our Live Well Program addresses chronic disease management.
Behavioral Health Services
Sutter Lakeside Hospital
707-262-5088 5176 Hill Road East Lakeport, CA 95453
5176 Hill Road East Lakeport CA 95453 707-262-5000
707-994-7090 7000 B. South Center Drive Clearlake, 95422 707-274-9101 6302 Thirteenth Avenue Lucerne, 95458
Sutter Lakeside Family Medical Clinic
Family Medicine, Ortho Clinic, OBGYN, Occupational Medicine
Family Health and Social Services continued Medical Care, Hospital and Insurance continued
FOOD, HOUSING AND UTILITIES PROGRAM
Clearlake Gleaners Food Bank
707-263-8382 Legacy Court 925 Parallel Drive Lakeport, CA 95453 Lake County Tribal Health's Human Services provides a variety of programs for American Indian and Alaskan Native families living in Lake County. These include 4P's Prenatal Program, 0-5 Tribal Home Visiting Program, Recovery Support and Nurturing Parenting Groups, Child Development Center, GED Prep and family/individual counseling.
Behavioral Health Department, Circle of Native Minds Wellness Center Tribal Outreach & Engagement 707-263-4880 845 Bevins Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic 707-995-7200 15145 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422 Outpatient primary care and mental health services for Veterans. Part of San Francisco CA Medical Center System. Eligibility: Honorably discharged Veterans who meet additional eligibility criteria. Call clinic to make appointment. No walk-ins.
707-263-8082 1st Wednesday of the Month 3rd Thursday of the Month 8:00am to 10:00am
Calvary Chapel 707-994-5683 14330 Memory Lane Clearlake, CA 95422
Lower Lake United Methodist Church 707-994-2507 16255 Second Street Lower Lake, CA 95457 Food closet open Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am-12:00noon. Welcome to access once a month with 2 forms of ID.
Free Kitchen Project 707-279-8512 801 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Lake County Housing 707-995-4200 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway Lower Lake, CA 95457 First time home buyer program, Sec 8, owner occupied rehabilitation.
Home Energy Assistance 800-675-6623
REACH Program 707-995-1128 800-993-9677
PG&E CARE Program 866-743-2273
Family Health and Social Services continued Food, Housing and Utilities Program continued
Habitat for Humanity
HISPANIC AMERICAN PROGRAMS
707-994-1100 16285 Main Street #A Lower Lake, CA 95457
California Human Development Corporation
Habitat for Humanity's mission is to eliminate poverty housing conditions in Lake County through our home ownership program and through our critical health and safety home repair program. Both programs are for low income families.
HEAP 800-223-4480 www.northcoastenergyservices.com
Latino Coalition for Healthy CA 916-448-3234
Migrant Education 707-279-4152 5081 Konocti Road, Room 18 Kelseyville, CA 95451 Educational Support for age preschool to 21.
NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS
FOSTER HOME PROGRAMS
Bureau of Indian Affairs
202-208-3710 General information for Indian affairs, including the BIA, office of the assistant secretary for Indian affairs and the Bureau of Indian Education.
California Tribal TANF Partnership 707-262-4400 866-720-TANF (8263) 991 Parallel Drive, Suite B Lakeport, CA 95453
California Indian Legal Services 916-978-0960 800-743-8941
912 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 707-263-5501 Provides a variety of residential services to neglected and delinquent children. Individualized training and support for foster families. Make a difference in the life of a child. Call today.
See Harbor on Main page 11 Redwood Children Services
Families United Foster Agency 707-263-9553 1210 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Family Health and Social Services continued National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 800-843-5200
Polly Klaas Foundation Foster Home Programs continued
Foster Care Services 800-628-5288 707-995-4200 15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway Lower Lake, CA 95457
TEEN PARENT PROGRAMS ASPIRE
National Runaway Hotline 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
TRANSPORTATION Lake Transit/ Dial-A-Ride 707-994-3334 707-263-3334 www.laketransit.org
County Veterans' Services
Adolescents Seeking Prenatal, Infant, and Relevant Education (embedded within Hance Community School located in Lakeport) provides education and support services assisting expectant and parenting students to continue their education. Supp ort s ervic es in c lude: preparation for childbirth and parenting, transportation, vocational and career development, bilingual child care, as well as referrals for other services.
707-263-2384 285 North Main Lakeport, CA 95453
MISSING CHILDREN / RUNAWAYS
To Submit Letters to the EDITOR: email@example.com
Assistance filing claims, medical applications, support.
Lake County Record Bee 707-263-5636 707-263-0600 Fax Post Office Box 849 Lakeport, CA 95453 To E-mail the Newsroom or a Guest Commentary: firstname.lastname@example.org
California Youth Crisis Line
To Submit a Community Event: email@example.com
To Submit an Obituary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Health and Social Services continued
Family Health and Social Services continued ADDITIONAL SERVICES American Lung Association
AIDS/ HIV INFORMATION Community Care HIV/AIDS Project (CCHAP) 707-995-1606
Lakeside Health Center 707-263-7725
California AIDS Hotline
800-586-4872 Free Freedom From Smoking Online sm ok ing ces sation program at www.lung.org. Select “Quit Smoking” blue tab at the top of the web page.
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Asthma and Allergy Foundation
HIV Drop in Center
American Diabetes Association
ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES
National Down Syndrome Society
Behavioral Health 707-994-6494 Clearlake 707-274-9101 Lucerne
12- Step Center 707-263-8545
National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center 800-784-6776
Brain Injury Association of America 800-444-6443
Red Cross 707-263-8451
REACH 707-529-1530 707-263-3906 4615 Highland Springs Road Lakeport, CA 95453
CALSTAR 707-462-5972 1351 South State Street Ukiah, CA 95482
Youth groups and organizations can be very rewarding for children of all ages. Group activities help children learn social skills and enjoy life. Check out the multitude of programs offered by these organizations.
Youth Organizations 4-H Clubs 707-263-6838 883 Lakeport Boulevard Lakeport, CA 95453 4-H is the worldâ€™s largest youth-serving organization open to ages 5-19. Kids have fun while running the show! 4-H Youth become great leaders, model citizens, and are prepared for lifeâ€™s challenges. 4-H participants pledge their heads to clear thinking, their hearts to greater loyalty, their hands to larger service and their health to better living. 4-H grows strong kids, strong families, strong communities and strong countries.
Lake County Sheriff Activity League 707-279-1050 Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for under-served youth, ages 5-18. Working together with local agencies, families and volunteers, Junior Giants reaches into communities and offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball during the summer while also discovering the importance of self-esteem and respect.
Girl Scouts of Northern California Council 707-279-4689 888-726-8850 www.konoctigirlscouts.org
Boy Scouts of Northern California Council 925-674-6100 www.bsa-mdsc.org
Erica Boomer, Agricultural Sciences and Mechanics Teacher (and Lake County 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year) with 4-H Students at the 2013 Lake County Fair
What do you want to do? What do you want to learn? From horseback riding to bird watching, to art and hiking, thereâ€™s no shortage of things to do in Lake County!
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation DANCE Lakeport Dance Center 707-263-5617 93 Soda Bay Road Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakeportdancecenter.com
Jazz Factory 707-263-7068 African dance, jazz, pilates and choreography. Ages 12 and up. Located at the Lakeport Dance Center.
Skycatch Gymnastics 707-292-1496 2449 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 94543
LINE DANCE Line dance classes offered at the Lakeport and Lucerne Senior Centers. Classes are open to all ages. This is a great way to exercise, meet new friends and have a great time learning the new dances. Classes include Absolute Beginner, Beginner and Intermediate. Contact senior centers for schedules. Lakeport Senior Activity Center 527 Konocti Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453 707-263-4218 Lucerne Senior Center Tenth and Country Club Drive Lucerne, CA 95458 707-274-8779
Clearlake Clikkers Konocti Klogging Kids 707-277-9317 Beginning through advanced clogging (Appalachian Mountain dancing) classes for kids and adults.
Jr. Horseman's Building Lake County Fairgrounds (Clear Lake Clikkers)
707-262-0622 901 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Lower Lake Elementary School (Konocti Klogging Kids)
Strings and Things
Lessons in guitar, banjo, mandolin, base and harmonica among other instruments to participants 6 years-old and up. Call or stop by for special promotions and hours.
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation continued HEALTH, WELLNESS AND FITNESS Nature's Food Center 707-263-5359 360 Lakeport Boulevard (Store) 220 Sixth Street (Mail-order ) Lakeport, CA 95453
Quail Run Fitness Center 707-263-6565 1279 Craig Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453 Quail Run is a family run business and our number one priority is our members. We will treat you like we do our own family and we want you to have a pleasant experience every time you come in. Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you. Monday - Friday 6:00am-9:00pm Saturday 8:00am-8:00pm Sunday 8:00am-6:00pm
Healthy Habits Fitness Center
The Beat Studio 707-245-4963 500 Lakeport Blvd. Lakeport, CA 95453 We offer fitness classes for the whole family, and all fitness levels. Our goal is to provide a family oriented atmosphere where you can come workout and get fit while having fun. We have a variety of classes: Zumba, ZumbaKIDS, Zumba Toning, Insanity, Buti-Fitness, Yoga and more coming soon. Like us on Facebook.
Lake County Martial Arts 707-263-0706 1644 Parallel Drive Lakeport, CA 95453
Anytime Fitness 707-987-9100 18990 Coyote Valley Road Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
707-533-6412 9440 Main Street Upper Lake, CA 95485
Yoga, Zumba, Beginner and Advanced Cardio, Gymnastics and General Fitness; Healthy Habits is sure to have the perfect fitness regime for you! Personal training available.
707-263-3344 125 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Iron Worker Gym 707-263-8416 325 Twentieth Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Main Street Bicycles
Boggs Mountain Single Track Riding 707-928-4378
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation continued Bicycling continued
Mendocino National Forest Upper Lake DistrictBack Country Discovery Trail 707-275-2361
Clearlake State Park 800-444-7275 Reservations 707-279-2267 Information
TENNIS LESSONS AND TENNIS COURTS Konocti Jr. Tennis League 707-279-9652 All year, ages 8 to 18. 3955 Gard Street Kelseyville, CA 95451
Middletown County Park 707-262-1618 20962 Big Canyon Middletown, CA 95461
Upper Lake County Park 707-262-1618 575 East Highway 20 Upper Lake, CA 95485
FAMILY FUN AND EVENTS Eleven Roses Ranch 707-998-4471 5456 New Long Valley Road Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423 www.elevenrosesranch.com
Lakeport Cinema 5 707-263-4215 movie times 707-263-4144 customer service 52 Soda Bay Road Lakeport, CA 95453
Lakeport Auto Movies 707-263-5011 52 Soda Bay Road Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakeportcinema.com
Lakeside Family Fun and Event Center 707-263-4828 872 Lakeport Boulevard Lakeport, CA 95453 Bowling, laser tag, fun town, sports arena, birthdays
Taylor Observatory and Norton Planetarium 707-262-4121 5725 Oak Hills Lane Kelseyville, CA 95451 Classroom presentations, planetarium experience and telescope observatory of night sky. Open every 3rd Saturday of the month regardless of the weather 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. No reservations necessary. www.taylorobservatory.org
Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center 800-GEYSERS (439-7377) 15500 Central Park Road Middletown, CA 95461 www.geysers.com
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park 707-928-4322 866-928-4322 14117 Bottle Rock Road Cobb, CA 95426 Camping, fishing, canoeing, birthdays, miniature golf, gold panning
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation continued LIBRARIES Lakeport Library 707-263-8817 1425 North High Street Lakeport, CA 95453 Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday 12:00noon-8:00pm
Lower Lake Historical School House Museum
707-994-5115 14785 Burns Valley Road Clearlake, CA 95422 Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm Wednesday 12:00noon-8:00pm
Middletown Library 707-987-3674 21256 Washington St. Middletown, CA 95461 Tuesday–Friday 1:00-6:00pm Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
Upper Lake Library 707-275-2049 310 Second Street Upper Lake, CA 95485 Tuesday – Friday 1:00-6:00pm Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
MUSEUMS Lake County Historic Museum 707-263-4555 255 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Stone House Museum 707-987-3138 18176 Hidden Valley Road Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
707-995-3565 16435 Morgan Valley Road Lower Lake, CA 95457
Jr. Rangers Program 707-279-2267 707-279-4293 Clearlake State Park 5300 Soda Bay Road Kelseyville, CA 95451 Every Saturday at 10:00am, children ages 7 to 12.
Races 707-279-9577 401 Martin Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakeportspeedway.com
ARTS/ ART GALLERIES Lake County Arts Council Explore the vast wealth of creativity within Lake County! 707-263-6658 325 North Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.lakecountyartscouncil.com
Soper-Reese Community Theatre 707-263-0577 275 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 95453 www.soperreesetheatre.com
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation continued Cow Mountain 707-468-4000
Rodman Slough Preserve
BIRD WATCHING/ HIKING Clear Lake State Park 707-279-2267 707-279-4293 800-444-7275 5300 Soda Bay Road Kelseyville, CA 95451
707-262-0707 Saturday morning hikes year round www.lakecountylandtrust.org
Indian Valley Reservoir 530-662-0265 707-468-4000
Lakeside County Park
Middletown Trailside Park Nature Preserve
707-262-1618 1985 Park Drive Lakeport, CA 95453
707-262-1618 21435 Dry Creek Cutoff Middletown, CA 95461
Highland Springs Reservoir Recreation Area
Mendocino National Forest
707-262-2341 3600 East Highland Springs Road Lakeport, CA 95453
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
707-928-4378 Highway 175 Cobb, CA 95426
Equestrian Center/ Hidden Valley Lake Stables
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
Rancho Del Ur
707-994-0688 707-995-2658 8825 Highway 53 Lower Lake, CA 95457
BLM Cache Creek 707-468-4000
Audubon Society 707-263-8030 www.redbudaudubon.org
707-987-4075 707-987-3157 Ages 5 and up.
BLM Cache Creek 707-468-4000
GOLF Adam Springs Golf Course 707-928-9992 14347 Snead Court Cobb, CA 95426
Things to Learn, Fun Activities and Recreation continued Golf continued
Buckingham Country Club 707-279-4863 2855 East Lake Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
Hidden Valley Lake Golf 707-987-3035 19210 Hartmann Road Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467
Riviera Hills Golf Course 707-277-7575 10200 Fairway Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
Cobb Mountain Golf Course 707-928-4160 16451 Golf Road Cobb, CA 95426
Konocti Hills Country Club
Quail Run Fitness 707-263-6565 1279 Craig Avenue Lakeport, CA 95453
WATER SPORTS AND RENTALS Braito's Buckingham Marina 707-279-4868 1555 East Lake Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
Blue Fish Cove 707-998-1769 10573 Highway 20 Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
707-277-7575 9730 Soda Bay Road Suite 8 Kelseyville, CA 95451
Indian Valley Reservoir
Disney's Water Sports
Middletown Pool 707-262-1618 20962 Big Canyon Road Middletown, CA 95461
Westshore Pool 707-263-3077 250 Lange Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Pine Grove Resort 707-828-4774 15960 Bottle Rock Road Cobb, CA 94526
530-662-0265 707-263-0969 401 South Main Street Lakeport, CA 94543
On the Waterfront 707-263-6789 60 Third Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Soda Bay Ferndale Resort and Marina 707-279-4866 6190 Soda Bay Road Kelseyville, CA 95451
Community parks and playgrounds large and small are tucked throughout Lake County. Exploring our local geography can be fun and recreational. Get out and have some fun!
State and Local Parks
Alpine County Park Playground, Swimming, BBQ, Fishing 707-262-1618 5985 East Highway 20 Lucerne, CA 95458
Anderson Marsh State Historic Park
Highland Springs Reservoir County Park Picnic, Disc Golf Course, Swimming, Hiking, Horseshoe Pits 707-263-2341 3600 East Highland Springs Road Lakeport, CA 95453
History, Nature Trails, Bird Watching, Park Events 707-994-0688 707-995-2568 8825 Highway 53 Lower Lake, CA 95457
Playground, Ball Field, Picnic/BBQ, Gazebo 707-262-1618 3494 East Highway 20 Nice, CA 95464
Picnic, Lake Swimming, Playground, Skate Park, Tennis Courts, Ball Fields 707-994-8201 14077 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
Boggs Demonstration State Forest Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Horseback Riding, CDF Heliport, Picnic, 707-928-4378 Forestry Road & Highway 175 Cobb, CA 95426
Clearlake State Park Camping, Picnic, Fishing, Hiking, Lake Swimming, Visitor Center, Day Use Fee 707-279-2267 707-279-4293 800-444-7275 5300 Soda Bay Road Kelseyville, CA 95451
Picnic, Pier 707-994-8201 14365 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake, CA 95422
Hinman County Park
Keeling County Park Picnic, Beach, Boat Ramp, Pier, Lake Swimming 707-262-1618 3000 Lakeshore Boulevard Nice, CA 95464
Kelseyville County Park Playground, Covered Picnic Area, Sports Fields 707-262-1618 5270 State Street Kelseyville, CA 95451
Lake Pillsbury Resort Picnic, Beach, Marina, Use Fees 707-743-9935 http://www.lakecounty.com/things/Water/ Lakes.htm
State and Local Parks continued Lakeside County Park Picnic, Playground, Beach, Ramps, Lake Swimming, Ball Fields 707-262-1618 1985 Park Drive Kelseyville, CA 95451
Library Park Picnic, Beach, Boat Launch, Playground, Lake Swimming, Docks, Playground, RV Dump Station 707-263-5615 First and Third Street Lakeport, CA 95453
Lower Lake County Park Picnic, Playground 707-262-1618 16375 Second Street Lower Lake, CA 95457
Lucerne Clubhouse County Park Picnic, Swimming 707-262-1618 6319 East Highway 20 Lucerne, CA 95458
Lucerne Harbor/Artist Village Boat Launch, Fishing Pier, Picnic, Playground 707-262-1618 6225 East Highway 20 Lucerne, CA 95458
Middletown Trailside Park Nature Preserve Walking, Horseback Riding Trails, Picnic 707-262-1618 21435 Dry Creek Cut-off Middletown, CA 95461
Nice Community Park Picnic, Beach, Pier, Lake Swimming, Fishing 707-262-1618 3647 Lakeshore Drive Nice, CA 95464
Nylander Park Picnic, Playground 707-262-1618 12586 Acorn Street Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
Pioneer County Mini Park Picnic 707-262-1618 5250 Third Street Kelseyville, CA 95451
Redbud Park Picnic, Ramp, Pier, Fishing, Ball Fields 707-994-8201 14655 Ballpark Avenue Clearlake, CA 95422
Upper Lake County Park Playground, Ball Field 707-292-1618 575 East Highway 20 Upper Lake, CA 95485
Westside Community Park 707-263-5615 Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Playgrounds, Youth Facilities 1401 Westside Park Road Lakeport, CA 95453
Lake County Literacy Task Force Initiative #1 – The Big Read The Big Read is a grant funded program of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading and the role of literature in American Culture. For more information contact Robin Shrive at email@example.com. Initiative #2 – Lake County Reads Modeled after the successful Kelseyville Sunrise Rotary Club Reading Program, The long term vision for this initiative is that every elementary school in Lake County has a sponsored Lake County Reads program! For more information on Lake County Reads, contact Wally Holbrook at 707-262-4100.
The Literacy Task Force, established in 2011, represents educators, business and community leaders and is focused on supporting county-wide literacy activities and initiatives. The Task Force welcomes participation from anyone who shares their vision that everyone in the county, not only be able to read, but desire to read. The Task Force views literacy as a fundam ental foundation of freedom, democracy, personal satisfaction, and a contribution to one’s society and personal life, and believes that everyone who has a desire to read should have, in Lake County, an avenue to become literate and celebrate literacy.
Initiative #3 – Schools of Hope This pilot program partners with Lakeport Unified School District and United Way. Volunteers are trained and then spend 30 minutes in the elementary school classroom each week tutoring students throughout the school year. For more information and to volunteer, call 707-262-5628 or email Janine Smith-Citron at firstname.lastname@example.org Initiative #4 – Imagination Library For a $25 annual sponsorship, one child will receive one high quality, hard cover book per month, delivered to their home. The program promotes reading through the active participation of the parents. For more information on the Imagination Library contact Stephanie Wayment at email@example.com.
The Literacy Task Force meets approximately one time per month at Lake County Office of Education in Lakeport. For more information and to get involved, contact Wally Holbrook at 707-262-4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality Child Care Checklist Take this checklist with you when you interview prospective caregivers and programs for your child! The importance of quality care in your child’s development cannot be overstated.
Can the provider supply references?
What is the adult to child ratio? Does the center have a high staff
(Be sure to check them) Is the provider licensed? Are providers patient with parents who find it difficult to be separated from their children? Does the provider enjoy being with children? Does he or she hug, rock, cradle, talk and sing to the children? Is the provider knowledgeable about child development stages and trained in early childhood education? Does the provider regularly inform you about how your child is doing? Are you comfortable communicating with the provider about your child’s needs?
The Environment Is the home or facility clean and safe? Is the home or facility cheerful and interesting but not over-stimulating?
Are there separate areas for resting, diapering, sleeping, and exploring?
Is there adequate indoor and outdoor play space for children?
Ask the following questions if your child is or will be in a family child care home: Are firearms kept in the house? If so are they kept in a safe place away from children? Are medications and cleaning supplies locked in a high cupboard? If the provider has a swimming pool, is there a four-sided fence with a locking gate?
Are there opportunities for staff to learn more about early childhood education? Are there opportunities for parents to get involved? Is the information shared about how you can support your child’s learning at home? Are the rates affordable and the hours convenient? Is transportation to and from school provided? Do the provider’s discipline methods match yours? What is the daily routine? Is it too strict? Too relaxed? Are the activities and toys right for your child’s age? Are there plenty of materials and a variety of items for your child to play with? When applicable, how does the provider accommodate children with special needs?
About Your Child’s Progress After you select a provider, drop in unannounced or call to find out how things are going. Consider the following: Ask your child about his or her day. Is he or she happy and adjusting well? Does your child look forward to being with the provider? Are you visiting at different times throughout the day, and do you feel comfortable with the routines?