First 5 Butte County staff offer the following trainings depending upon interest and demand:
- Ages & Stages Questionnaire
- Family Strengthening 101
- Interpreting Your Baby’s Cues
For more information about training for your agency, contact us.
Babies don’t come with instruction manuals. The Kit for New Parents is a resource that includes everything from practical advice on prenatal care to information on a child’s first years. If your agency would like to distribute the kit, contact us.
There are many fantastic, yet underutilized resources available to pregnant and parenting families. First 5 Butte County is promoting two of them; text4baby and the National Parents Helpline. If you would like materials to help promote these resources, contact us.
Potter the Otter, a Tale About Water is a delightful story that assists families, caregivers and providers in talking about healthy drink choices. Potter drinks water, the healthy choice! Books are available for distribution to families with children 0-5. Contact us for details.
The Commission distributes Oral Health Kits on the Mobile Dental Clinic, at oral health presentations and via Commission funded home visiting programs. Depending upon inventory, kits may be available for additional programs. Contact us for details and kit availability.
Health and Safety
Sun Safety Kits – are available seasonally.
First 5 Butte County is funded by Proposition 10, the California Children and Families First Act, which taxes tobacco products. Discouraging tobacco use among parents, pregnant women, and those who live with young children is a key objective of the Act. All First 5 Butte County Contractors shall agree to the following Tobacco Policy.
Healthy Beverage Policy
First 5 Butte County strives to promote health and wellness through the promotion of healthy beverages. As mentors and role models for children and families, it is important that First 5 staff and grantees thoughtfully and intentionally maintain a healthy image at work and provide healthy opportunities and choices to our community. Given the strong link between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, obesity and dental disease, First 5 Butte County requests that all beverages served during First 5 Butte County funded meetings, programs, activities, events, and celebrations meet the guidelines in our Healthy Beverage Policy.