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Since 1985, the Sacramento Superior Court has provided Children's Waiting Rooms at their main facilities. These rooms provide child-centered play environments for both child witnesses and the children of customers who are engaged in on-site business with the court. The Children's Waiting Rooms offer children a safe, clean play environment in which to wait within a court facility.

The Children's Waiting Rooms are operated by the YMCA of Superior California, who is trained to interact positively with the children, making the children feel welcome and safe.


Services Available

  • A supervised play environment for children between the ages of 1 and 12 years (see specific information below)
  • A program that is offered to court customers at no cost
  • A clean, safe environment for children to visit while their parent/guardian transacts business with the court.


Children's Waiting Room Locations and Specific Information

The Court currently maintains Children's Waiting Rooms at all court locations:  the William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse. See specific information for each site below.


William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Road
Room 111 (first floor)
Hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays (excluding court holidays)
Ages: Children from ages 1 year to 12 years. Children 3 years or older must be toilet trained. Space is limited for children under 2-1/2 years and not toilet trained. It is recommended that other childcare arrangements be made.
These services are not available to support people, witnesses, or those accompanying parents or guardians.


Job Opportunities

Interested to join our team of Children's Waiting Room Leaders? Contact Nora Shigemoto at to learn more.