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
Available online at: https://bit.ly/2yzFBNr
Offering a weekly newsletter of resources, activities, supports and online events from the Butte County Child Abuse Prevention Council.
See May 27th newsletter here
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: https://www.helpmegrowbutte.org/covid19
Talk about the virus in a way your child(ren) will understand.
– 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
Set up routine, so there’s structure and predictability in an unpredictable world.
Incorporate Fun Educational Activities
– 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
–Free Online Craft Classes by Blueprint
– For preschoolers: One family activity and one kid’s video online every single day from Union Square Play
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: https://bit.ly/3e9fyg5
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: https://butte.bywatersolutions.com/cgi-bin/koha/opac-memberentry.pl
Please Note: eResources and other help guides can be located at: https://www.buttecounty.net/bclibrary/ElectronicServicesHelp
The Butte Local Child Care Planning Council is offering a survey as part of their needs assessment process through Friday, May 29, 2020. They would like to hear from families about their experiences around early learning and care. The survey will have questions about availability, access and enrollment in quality early learning and care and support services. It will take about 15 minutes to complete. Families who complete the survey by May 29 will be mailed a package of books and summer learning kit as a thank you. There will be an option at the end of the survey for families to input their name and mailing information.
Survey available online here:https://tinyurl.com/yd9t3eee
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: https://bit.ly/2XLh4zs
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.
Available online at: https://www.agclassroom.org/eLearning/
Offering online resources for parents and educators to engage their children, including activities, and in-home learning ideas.
Available online at: pbskids.org/learn/
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.
Available online at: http://bit.ly/39ZHZuw
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: https://bit.ly/3asnIx6
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
Visit online for more information: http://www.chicousd.org/
Offering tips and resources for family members and caregivers of children and youth with special health care needs.
Available online at: https://bit.ly/2SK6rJJ
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: https://bit.ly/3gq3SHc
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 https://bit.ly/2X0mi9s 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.
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 www.buttediaperbank.org
If you need help registering online, call 2-1-1.
Saturday, May 30th from 9am-11am : DK Web Designs, 383 Connors Court, Suite D, 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 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.
Hours: M-Th: 8:30am-4pm and F: 8:30am-3pm. Closed for lunch daily from Noon-12:30pm.
Due to low enrollment, CARD is no longer accepting registration for the Essential Services Child Care program. However, if you have a need, please complete the Child Care Interest Form. When the minimum enrollment number of children is met, CARD will be in contact with families that complete the interest form regarding the re-launch of the service.
The interest form is available online here: https://bit.ly/3bnElea