Celebrating Our Grantee Partners!

July 29, 2014

First 5 partners sharing lunchFirst 5 Butte County grantee partners were recognized and thanked by staff for their wonderful work on behalf of our youngest community members. Over sixty grantees, representing 16 projects currently funded by First 5 Butte County, came together to enjoy a yummy lunch, receive certificates of appreciation, network, and hear updates from First 5 staff about new policies and opportunities.

Table of program suppliesAs a final thank you, grantees were invited to “shop” at the Thank You Table and pick up a variety of goodies for their programs. First 5 staff looks forward to hosting more events that bring our grantees together to share great ideas and explore ways to better serve our community.

October 31, 2014 Commission Meeting

October 23, 2014

Please join us for the October 31, 2014 Commission meeting! It will be held in the Andes Room at 78 Table Mountain Blvd. in Oroville from 9 AM until 12:30 PM.

For more information: info@first5butte.org or (530) 538-7964.

Agenda and meeting materials to be posted 10/27/14.

Meeting Materials




September 19, 2014 Commission Meeting

September 11, 2014

Please join us for the September 19, 2014 Commission meeting! It will be held in the Andes Room at 78 Table Mountain Blvd. in Oroville from 9 AM until noon.

For more information: info@first5butte.org or (530) 538-7964.

Meeting Materials


First 5 Butte County Commission Meeting Agenda & Materials 06/20/14

May 14, 2014

062014 Commission Agenda and Docs

First 5 – Celebrating 15 Years for Kids!

April 4, 2014

Join us in celebrating 15 years! In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10, the ballot initiative that created First 5 commissions in every county in the state to support the healthy development of children from birth through 5 years of age. Watch a video that tells our story.

First 5 – Celebrating 15 Years For Kids!

Childhood Obesity & Dental Disease: Common Causes, Common Solutions

January 27, 2012

This policy brief produced by the Children NOW Oral Health Access Council covers the  intersections of childhood obesity and dental disease, and offers  solutions that can promote the prevention of both. Click here for the full report.

Oh, baby: Massage to comfort the little ones

December 21, 2011

It’s common knowledge that one of the best ways to communicate with your baby is through touch. But an ever-growing body of research suggests that baby massage does more than help infants feel relaxed, secure and safe.

Read the article in The Union

Asking For Help is a Sign of Strength

December 21, 2011

Parents Anonymous® Inc. is a family strengthening program that effectively prevents child abuse and neglect using the Strengthening Families approach. Parents Anonymous recognizes that being a parent is a critically important job, 24 hours a day, and it is not always easy.  They believe that asking for help is a sign of strength, and that everyone needs a supportive, listening person to reach out to in times of need. To provide exactly this kind of support to parents and caregivers, Parents Anonymous launched the National Parent Helpline® where callers get emotional support from a trained Advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent. The Helpline can be reached at 1-855- 4A PARENT (1-855-427-2736), Monday through Friday 10:00 AM PST to 7:00 PM PST .

To view a Public Service Announcement (PSA) released for National Child Abuse Prevention Month, click on the following link: National Parent Helpline