Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The primary role of the Commission is to ensure that Proposition 10 resources are used as intended. In order to accomplish its goals and desired outcomes for families, the Commission invests in programs and activities that are consistent with the local priorities identified in the RECENTLY RELEASED 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.


Butte Baby Steps Evaluation 2014/2015

Butte Baby Steps (BBS) is a Commission-funded intensive home visiting program serving families of vulnerable expectant and new mothers age 24 or under, living in South Butte County. BBS was designed based on the Healthy Families America (HFA) model – a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model designed to work with overburdened families who are at-risk for adverse childhood experiences, including child maltreatment.

Read the Evaluation: Butte Baby Steps Evaluation Report 2014/2015

October 30, 2015 Commission Meeting

Please join us for the October 30, 2015 Commission Meeting. The meeting location is 202 Mira Loma Drive, Oroville in the Tahoe Room. As usual we are scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to noon. If you have questions or need further information, please call (530) 538-7964.

Commissioner Scherquist has challenged her fellow Commissioners to bring diaper donations for the Butte Diaper Bank!

Meeting Materials (except Item 5 & 8)

Item 5 – Financial Statements
Item 8 – Butte Baby Steps Evaluation

October 14, 2015 Administration Committee Meeting

The Administration Committee of the Commission is meeting Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 9am -11 am in the Public Health Conference Room, 695 Oleander Ave., Chico.

Commission Members: John Burghardt, Maureen Kirk, Cathy Raevsky, Dave Scott
Staff Support: Yvonne Nenadal



September 25, 2015 Commission Meeting

Please join us for the September 25, 2015 Commission Meeting hosted by the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County. The meeting location is at the Hmong Cultural Center, 1940 Feather River Blvd., Suite H in Oroville. As usual we are scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to noon. If you have questions or need further information, please call (530) 538-7964.

Packet of Meeting Materials

Strengthening Families Initiative Evaluation Item 7
Evaluation Presentation PowerPoint
Evaluation Report


Talk! Read! Sing! Free family concerts & caregiver workshops!!

Butte County Library, Literacy Services, in collaboration with the Strengthening Families Network and funding from First 5 Butte County present: Jim Gill’s Butte County Tour!

Jim is an author, musician and child development specialist. Jim will present free caregiver and provider workshops in Chico, Oroville, Gridley and Paradise. Through songs, anecdotes and references to research  parents and early childhood professionals will leave the session recognizing the power of play!

Free Family Concerts in Chico, Oroville, Gridley and Paradise are part of Jim Gill’s Butte County Tour. Bring a blanket to the concert and get ready to clap, sing and move to the music ♫ ♪.

For more information contact Literacy Services at (530) 538-7198.
Calendar of Workshops and Family Concerts

Description of the Workshops  
Jim Gill’s Song Lyrics

Commission Planning Day – Friday, April 17, 2015

First 5 Butte County Children & Families Commission has scheduled a day of planning and discussion around its 2015-2020 Strategic Plans. Some topics of interest include: updates on tobacco and e-cigarette legislation, continued development of RFQ/RFP process, and development of funding strategies for  current and new grantees. This meeting is on Friday, April 17th from 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. and will be held at the Lundberg Family Farms Conference Center, 5311 Midway, Richvale. The public is invited.

Commission Planning Day Agenda
Commission Planning Day Packet
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Presentation
Center for Youth Wellness: Data Report A Hidden Crisis
2013-2014 – First 5  California Annual Report: Building on the Momentum Surrounding Early Childhood Education