Child Care/Children’s Activities

Please Note: All resource information has been confirmed by Butte-Glenn 2-1-1 Staff. However, resource information is subject to change based on the availability, capacity, and discretion of the resource provider. Please consider checking in with providers ahead of time to ensure availability of services

Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD)-Burn Scar Fee Waiver Vouchers- Offers summer camp fee-waiver vouchers to directly impacted fire survivors. The voucher is good for one camp per child. This program is made available through Everybody Healthy Body and the NorCal Fire Recovery Fund from North Valley Community Foundation. To be considered for Burn Scar Fee Waiver Vouchers, participants must have been directly impacted by fires in Northern California burn scar area. Summer camps are available for children ages 3-18. Different camps will have variations in age requirements. To register for a fee-waiver voucher/ be placed on the waiting list for a fee-waiver voucher, please email mpasquale@chicorec.com as soon as possible.  View the complete summer camp schedule online here, chicorec.com/summer-camps

  • Please note: due to high interest in this program, voucher funds made available to CARD have been distributed.  A waiting list has been started.  If more funds are made available, CARD will begin to contact people from the waiting list.

Butte Diaper Bank- **COVID19 Update- All participants attending distribution events are required to wear a mask. The Butte Diaper Bank also encourages participants to exercise social distancing during the distribution, and hand washing prior to arrival. Participants are also asked to definitively RSVP to the text reminder sent allowing for appropriate planning measures to be implemented.** Provides diapers and diapering supplies to community members experiencing need. Diapers are distributed on a set day once a month. Infant, toddler, and adult diapers are available. Feminine hygiene products are also available- see application. Can receive 50 diapers every 30 days, and applications must be resubmitted every month.Participants are required to pre register and to wear a face mask. Individuals not wearing a proper face mask will not be served. Pre-registration is required. Applications are available at www.buttediaperbank.org. Scroll down on the home page to the distribution dates and click “apply here”. Applications are open two Wednesdays before the distribution, and are due the Wednesday before the distribution. If you need help registering online, call 2-1-1. Facebook: facebook.com/Buttediaperbank/ Distributions generally take place 9am-11am at Pearl Consulting, 150 Amber Grove, Suite 150, Chico. Participants must register by:

  • August 25th for Distribution August 28th

Butte County Art on Wheels- Offering a mobile art studio that provides Camp Fire survivors with positive community oriented projects. The Butte County Art on Wheels program is designed to improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of all participants. This program is directed by artist Jessie Mercer, who partners with schools, companies, and community organizations. Butte County Art on Wheels offers free services to organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors. Butte County Art on Wheels is also available to groups throughout the community for a fee. Please note that this program is not designed for individual services. Available to all. Free services for organizations associated with children of Camp Fire survivors.To schedule an appointment contact Jessie at 530-828-2960 or through email: jessiemercer15@gmail.com. For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link: http://bit.ly/31v60pq

Feather River Recreation District– Providing seasonal recreational programs, activities, and camps to people of all ages. Feather River Recreation District has released a list of activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the complete list of activities use the following link: https://www.frrpd.com/activities

Gridley Parks and Recreation Division– Providing seasonal recreational programs, activities, and classes to people of all ages. Gridley Parks and Recreation Division has compiled a list of activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the list of available activities use the following link: http://bit.ly/2WsBlWm 

Durham Recreation and Park District– Providing seasonal recreation programs, activities, and classes to adults and children. Information about available activities and classes can be found online at http://bit.ly/362sYGj 

Hmong Cultural Center-Menyuam Family Circle **COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID-19, the Hmong Cultural Center is closed to the public until further notice. Activities and services will be offered over the phone. Please see the center’s Facebook page for more information: www.facebook.com/HCCBC/**  The Menyuam Family Circle invites all families with children (ages 0-5) to a series of events focused on preparing children for school. These events will feature: food, prizes, story time with parents and children, craft activities for parents and children, activities to strengthen children’s motor skills. Families will also have the opportunity to build social connections with other parents. These events are free and available to all.

Sesame Street Resources- In the aftermath of recent wildfires, the Sesame Street in Communities team wanted to reach out to provide information on our available resources to help families cope in the aftermath of natural disasters, and other traumatic experiences. Resources are designed for children from birth to 6 years old and include videos, articles, printables, and are available in English or Spanish. Website:www.sesamestreetincommunities.org. Topic pages of interest:

Help Kids Cope- Free Mobile App for Parents- Free mobile app to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced. This app includes 10 different disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family is concerned with. Each section gives guidance on talking to preschool, school-age, and adolescent children, as well as, includes ways parents can help themselves cope and support their children’s reactions including examples of typical reactions of children to disaster experiences, shared experiences from other parents that have experienced a disaster, and ideas on what to say in certain situations in a child-friendly way. This app was developed by the National Child Stress Network and can be downloaded through the App store on mobile phones or online at: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/help-kids-cope

Anthem Blue Cross-Tips for Talking to Children After Traumatic Events- Online resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Online at: https://bit.ly/2WcnHav