Resources for parents & KIds at home

Parent/Guardian Resource Information

Provides information and guidance for women, families, and health care professionals regarding the following topics:
-Protecting Your Family
-Family & Reproductive Health Professionals
-Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs
-Pregnancy, Breastfeeding &Infants
-Managing Anxiety & Stress
-Family Nutrition & Food Resources

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As of July 31, 2020, the California Department of Social Services has made all P-EBT eligibility decisions and applicants should have received an email with their final eligibility. The last day to apply for P-EBT was July 15, 2020. Those who were not eligible for P-EBT, but believe that they should have been can submit an appeal online or by calling the P-EBT helpline. The deadline to submit an appeal is August 17, 2020. The California Department of Social Services will review your appeal. This may take up to one month. They are not allowed to talk about why you are not eligible over the phone. P-EBT is a food benefit for children that will help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the COVID-19 emergency.

Submit an appeal online here: or by calling the P-EBT helpline at 833-780-0353. The P-EBT Helpline is available M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm. Callers may experience a wait time due to heavy call volume.

For More Information:
-EBT Customer Service Center at (877)328-9677

-The Butte County Customer Service Center: (877)410-8803, M-F: 7:30am-5pm

-Glenn County Social Services: (800)339-9236 or (530)934-6514, M-F: 8am-5pm


Offers information and resource navigation for families with children ages zero to five. Help Me Grow is a collaborative system that provides education and outreach between community resource providers and families.
The Help Me Grow website offers a COVID-19 page that provides a list of helpful websites for parents, curriculum supports, distance learning tools, and links to local resources.  Website available to anyone with an internet connection. Resource information is designed for parents and guardians of young children ages 0-5. 

Online here:

 Talk about the virus in a way your child(ren) will understand. 

Answering Your Young Child’s Questions about Coronavirus by Zero to Three 

Printable book to help kids understand coronavirus 

–  A Kids Book About COVID-19 (ages 6+) 

– Color Book: Learn about the Coronavirus 

Remind yourself and your child(ren) about washing their hands 

Staying Healthy Videos by Sesame Street 

Llama Llama Coronavirus PSA 

Rainbow Rangers Wash Your Hands 

Set up routine, so there’s structure and predictability in an unpredictable world. 

How to Prepare for Extended School Closings – and Not Lose Your Mind by Upworthy 

Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine by PBS

Incorporate Fun Educational Activities

List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to Schools Closing

Day-by-day projects for kids by age, from preschool to 9th Grade by Scholastic

-The Typing Club offers free activities for children ages 7 and up to improve their typing ability. 

Creative Artistic Activities at Home

12 YouTube Channels with Free Art Lessons

Free Online Craft Classes by Blueprint

Play Inside

For preschoolers: One family activity and one kid’s video online every single day from Union Square Play 

– Join Joe Wicks, The Body Coach for kids’ workout classes every weekday at 9am 


As of July 7, 2020 the Butte County Library branches will be open for limited services to the public. Library patrons will be able to visit the libraries branches to return and pick up items, addition to browsing library shelves and borrowing items according to scheduled hours. Temporary open hours are as follows:

Biggs Branch:
Tuesday 12pm(noon)-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Chico Branch:
Tuesday ~ Saturday 10AM ~ 4PM
Durham Branch:
Tuesday-Wednesday 12pm(noon)-6pm
Thursday-Friday 10am- 5pm
Gridley Branch:
Tuesday-Wednesday 12pm(noon)- 6pm
Thursday-Saturday 10am- 4pm
Oroville Branch:
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Paradise Branch:
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm-6pm
Saturday 11am-4pm

Please Note: Butte County Library staff members are available by phone at 530-552-5652, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-5pm. Library programs and online services are available on the Butte County Library website and Facebook page.

Literacy Services can still be reached at 1-888-538-7198.

For more information see online here :

Starting Tuesday, April 14th, the Butte County Library will offer virtual story time for preschool children and toddlers. Stories will be read by Ms. Sheryl. Storytime schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays at 10am – Preschool Storytime Sheryl
Wednesday at 11am – Storytime with Thu
Thursdays at 10am – Toddler Storytime with Sheryl
Fridays at 11am – Babies Loves Books with Kimberlee
Saturdays at 10am – StoryTail Tutors with Sheryl

Online storytime videos will be posted on facebook at the following link:

For further information on Butte County Library online services and virtual programs, please call 530-552-5652.

Offering immediate access to their digital collections with an e-Card without first having to visit a Butte County library branch. E-card(s) will provide access to online services including EBooks, Hoopla, Zinio Magazines, The New York Times and more.

E-Cards are availbe to all library users on the Butte County Library website. To sign up for an E-Card, please visit:

Please Note: eResources and other help guides can be located at:


Offering a free virtual support group for pregnant and new moms to connect and gain support. Groups will run from July – December 2020. Participants are not required to join all meetings. Meetings are offered in English and Spanish. 

English – To register or for questions please contact Barbara Sheehy at (415)544-2395 or

English: Tuesdays: 2pm-2:45pm, July – December 2020

Spanish – To register or for questions please contact Karla Cardoza at (310)590-5088 or 

Spanish: Tuesdays: 1pm-1:45pm, July – December 2020

Parent & Educator Resource Information

Offering free virtual field trips for kindergarteners. Field trip locations include: a dairy farm, a baseball stadium, a tv station, a chocolate factory, a children’s theatre, a bakeshop and more.

Available online at:

Offering free student-ready resources needed to contextualize science, social studies, and nutrition with active learning strategies. Lessons/resources are available for youths in kindergarten – 12th grade.

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Offering online resources for parents and educators to engage their children, including activities, and in-home learning ideas.

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Offering an online document detailing homeschooling resources and information for parents educating their children at home. Resources include curriculum and class ideas, podcasts, ideas for projects and play, and articles on homeschooling.

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Offering a guidance document that provides resources and recommendations to parents and educators on supporting children through the COVID-19 situation. The guidance includes tips and information on topics such as communicating with children and loved ones, establishing routines, supportive play activities, teaching new everyday skills, and limiting screen time with electronic devices.

Guidance document here:

Offering IT support to Chico Unified School District parents with students working on Google Chrome laptops or their computers, during school closure-due to the coronavirus. Available Monday- Friday, 8:30 am- 12:30 pm. 

Call: 530 801 2716 

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Offering tips and resources for family members and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs.

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Offering parents and teachers a book written by Manuela Molina called COVIBOOK, to reassure children about COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. This resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. Please Note:
The author recommends printing out the book to allow children to draw on it. Book is recommended for children ages 0-7. Available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), French, Polish, Hebrew, Indonesian, German, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, Romanian, Hungarian, Greek, Danish, Serbian, Welsh, Croatian, Japanese, Chinese, Dutch, and Persian. 

COVIBOOK is available in PDF form online here:

Click on the language of choice for a PDF of COVIBOOK in the chosen language.

Offering a tool to parents or educators to see where their relationships with the young people in their life are strong and where they can grow during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool will assess the strength of five key elements of a developmental relationship. These five areas are expressing care, challenging growth, providing support, sharing power, and expanding possibilities. Please Note: The Relationships Check is a tool for self-reflection and conversation among peers and within families. It was not designed for and has not been tested for formal assessment, testing, or diagnostic purposes. 

Visit the Search Institute’s website at to access the tool. Click the red button that says, Take the Check Up! to launch the tool. You will be prompted to answer 15 questions that cover the 5 different relationship areas. Based on your answers to the questions, you receive a score from 0-12 for each area indicating how much attention is paid to each area. Next to the scores for each relationship area there will be a link to activities that can help you strengthen your relationship in each area.

Offering a free 40-page Good Things Coloring Book to help children realize that during the times of stress they can focus on the good things. For parents or educators working with young people and children.

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A free download and document on Navigating Stress Management with Kids. Offers resources and stress signs in children, caregiving and parental relief ideas and goes over six
Stress-Busting steps for parents and caregivers. Links for crisis help are also included.

See online here:

Offering California families an opportunity to sign up for their local libraries’ summer reading programs, track the books they’re reading and share their progress on social media using the hashtag #CASummerReading. The five-week challenge culminates with a Facebook Live storytime with the First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Internet access or an active library membership local library is needed to participate in program.

Storytime will be hosted online, through First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom’ Facebook Live. Starting on Friday, July 10th at 10am. 

For more information see online here:

Offering a 48 minute pre-recorded webinar to help parents to turn everyday moments into teachable moments using easy-to-implement strategies. Example strategies include encouraging children to count their steps, retell a favorite story, or sort laundry by color. The slides for the webinar and a guide to creating activities are also provided. Access to a computer and internet needed to view the webinar.

The webinar, slides, and guide are available online at

Providing an introduction to government via virtual field trips, books, and guest speakers. The virtual field trips will be held through Zoom and explore what the government is, how it works, and how to make a better community. Field trips are for children ages 9-11. 

Field trip schedule is as follows: 

Friday, July 24, 2020 from 4:00pm-4:45pm – How are disputes solved? The Judicial Branch
Friday, July 31, 2020 from 4:00pm-4:45pm – How do we get involved? Social Action

Registration is required. Register for each virtual field trip separately using the links below to receive information on how to join.
To register for the field trip on Friday, July 24th, 2020 please use the following link: 

To register for the field trip on Friday, July 31st, 2020 please use the following link:

Offering a book in PDF form to help children understand why, where, and when they may need to wear a mask.Internet access required to read the book.

Book is available in English at,
Book is available in Spanish at,

Offering a free online book to help young children and families talk about their experiences and feelings related to COVID-19 and the need to shelter in place. Internet access required to view


Infant Resources

Butte Diaper Bank will be continuing its diaper distribution services to individuals in need. They are asking that everyone accessing the distributions exercise social distancing and wash hands prior to arrival at the distribution.
They are also asking for all participants to give a definitive RSVP to the reminder text so they can adequately plan for the distribution. 

Individuals can receive 50 diapers every 30 days, and applications must be resubmitted every month.
Must register in advance online- Application online at
If you need help registering online, call 2-1-1.

September Distribution:

Saturday, September 26th from 9am-11am : Pearl Consulting, 150 Amber Grove Drive, Chico 

Offering diaper resources, pregnancy tests, education on pregnancy, adoption, physician referrals, and confidential consultations. All services are free. Please note: Caring for Women Pregnancy Resource Center is a faith-based, life-affirming center and does not perform or make referrals for abortions. 

Caring for Women Pregnancy Resource Center prefers individuals schedule an appointment by calling (530)532-9362 prior to accessing services. Walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis. New clients will need to fill out paperwork and provide a photo ID. Their ID will be photocopied and placed into their client file. If they do not have an ID, their picture will be taken instead but bringing an ID is preferred.

Hours: Monday: 1pm-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-4pm

Located at: 2362 Lincoln Street, Oroville, CA 95966

Offering CMQCC/CPQCC webinars, guidelines for obstetric providers, guidelines for pediatric providers, guidelines for pregnant/breastfeeding mothers, and other general information.


Child Care For Essential Workers

Offering a variety of child care options for Fall 2020 for children ages 3-12 including all day on-campus child care, preschool child care, and afternoon enrichment camps. Activities will include sports, arts, crafts, cooking, and sewing but the specific activities offered will vary between different child care or enrichment camps. Registration is required. All applicable required paperwork must be turned in on the first day. Forms will be available at the CARD Office and online on CARD’s website at

Fees for each child care or afternoon enrichment camp varies. Please contact CARD for more information. Scholarships are available for participants whose families meet the income requirements. The application form and eligibility requirements can be found here:

For a list of the child care and afternoon enrichment camps offered and to register, visit: A registration form may also be picked up at the CARD office at  545 Vallombrosa Ave, Chico.

Offering assistance for essential workers in finding child care options during the COVID-19 pandemic. VOC is maintaining a directory of child care providers that is updated twice weekly with ages served, times, locations, and available vacancies in order to better match families based on need. Child Care navigation is available to essential workers in Butte County with children in need of care. No fee for service. Fees associated with child care providers will apply upon enrollment of child. 

Please Note: Although Valley Oak Children’s Services is open by appointment for in-person services, referrals to child care providers will be provided by email, fax, or over the phone.

Phone: 530-895-3572
Hours: M-Th: 8:30am-4pm and F: 8:30am-3pm. Closed for lunch daily from Noon-12:30pm.

Offering a recreation based After-School-Program to help families in need of child care and academic support. This resource is still in development at this time. If there is enough interest the District is looking to provide a recreation-based after school program at the FRRPD Activity Center open to young people in grades K-5. If families are interested in this program, they can stop by the District Office to fill out an information request form, call 530-533-2011, or contact Brian Wilson, Recreation Supervisor at

Feather River Recreation District Facebook page: