Resources for Families

The Commission believes and research supports conventional wisdom – family is a child’s first teacher. Teachers need resources.

Please click here for information about projects in which the Commission is currently investing.

ACEs LogoKPJR Films primer for Paper Tigers and Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope addresses: What is Resilience?


logo-help-centralButte 2-1-1, one of the Commission’s funded programs, links individuals to community services and programs 24/7! It’s confidential, free and multilingual. Simply call 2-1-1. It’s that easy!

logo-first5This is a fabulous website of resources, making it the the first place to go for everything children 0-5.  It’s fun, informative, and specially designed for parents and caregivers.

MomsEveryday-Logo-chico-reddingMom’s Everyday has a series of short, informative interview videos specifically relative to children ages 0 to 5.  They include healthy development, quality child care, and more.  A few minutes can be very enlightening!

CTCPAt TobaccoFreeCA learn more about the dangers of smoking, as well as the serious safety concerns surrounding E-cigarettes and how marketing is targeting even our youngest population. This site also provides resources to programs to help people quit smoking.

NSP Logo RGBNorth State Parent publishes an annual Family Resource Guide. Check it out whether you’re looking for a pediatrician, your next birthday destination or a discount grocery store.

DentiCal2Click here for more information about the State of California Denti-Cal program, and learn “little teeth truths” at

Kit for New Parent
  • First 5 California offers new and expecting parents a free Kit for New Parents. The kit includes everything from practical advice on prenatal care to information on a child’s first years.  The Kits are available throughout the county, click here for distribution locations.

Fun and Free for Families!

Butte County residents can contact our office at (530) 538-6464 to receive your free copy of any of these resources:

IMAGES-9 Chileren's Oral Health Wheel frontKnow what’s happening in the development of your child’s teeth. “Baby Those Baby Teeth” is a tooth-shaped wheel.  Turn it to line up with your child’s age to see the best way to care for their teeth – even before you ever see them!

Growth ChartThe Development Milestones is a growth chart by Noodle Soup.  One side of the chart helps measure growth for an infant and the reverse side, hung lengthwise, works for children up to five years old.  This chart can help you track your child’s physical, as well as developmental, growth.

potter-the-otterPotter the Otter is a bilingual children’s book.  Potter the Otter loves to drink water and tells his friends how important it is too.  Other drinks have added or natural sugars that can be loaded in extra calories.  Along with Potter and his friends we can see that everyone is happy as can be, once we learn that “water is best for me!”

NextStop-CvrSlice-283x300They’ve grown so fast and, as a parent, sometimes it’s hard to believe your little one will be starting kindergarten in the fall! Next Stop Kindergarten is a perfect resource on how to make the best decisions for your children in preparation.

Magnet22You might have important numbers already programmed into your cell phone, but this 5”x7” magnet (perfect for your refrigerator) already has the number for the National Parent Helpline printed on it, and is a great central place for listing important family telephone numbers.