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

Butte Diaper Bank- Provides infant, toddler, and adult diapers and diapering supplies to community members experiencing need. Diapers are distributed on a designated Saturday every month from 9am-11am. The 2020 schedule is as follows: 

  • June 27th
  • July 25th
  • August 22nd
  • September 26th
  • October 24th
  • November 21st
  • December 19th

Applications must be resubmitted every month to ensure diaper availability at distribution events.  For those in diaper need, fill out the following application: For those in need that have been impacted by the Camp Fire, please fill out the following application: The June monthly distribution will be held at Pearl Consulting, 150 Amber Grove Drive, Chico. Phone: 530-592-0882. **COVID19 Update- Butte Diaper Bank will be holding diaper distributions but asks that participants 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.**

Empower Me Art- Empower Me Art provides workshops for community organizations that would like to host art opportunities for families and children impacted by the Camp Fire. Program is funded until the end of June 30th, 2020. For virtual expressive art projects or to be mailed art materials specific for CF Survivors and Families, please contact EMA directly through their INFO page at  Contact EMA for a virtual workshop or other CampFire respite resources online at via their INFO page. For individuals with questions about the program, there is an FAQ page at the top of the home page of For community organizations that would like to host art workshops, please email your information to to submit a workshop request, or call 510-936-1880 to get more information about Empower Me Art holding a workshop in your community.

Chico Area Recreation and Park DistrictClassic Movie Series 2020Offering free classic movie showings and refreshments every month. The Chico Area Recreation and Park District and the Chico Hearing Aid Center are hosting a free Classic Movies Series at Lakeside Pavillion. On the first Thursday of every month, a classic movie will be shown and free refreshments including popcorn and lemonade will be available for participants. For more information, contact CARD by phone at (530) 895-4711. Movies will be shown at Lakeside Pavillion, 2565 California Park Drive, Chico. Movies will be shown at 12:30pm on each day, film schedule is as follows: 

  • June 4th, The Blind Side
  • July 9th, High Noon

Butte County Art on WheelsOffering 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: For more information regarding the Art on Wheels program use the following link:

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 2020 activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the complete list of activities use the following link:

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 2020 activities with descriptions and registration fees. To access the list of available activities use the following link: 

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 

CARD – 2020 PLAY GuideChico Area Recreation District provides recreational programs to people of all ages. CARD has released the list of events of January – June 2020 Activities in an online catalogue. The catalogue includes camp descriptions as well as pricing. To access the catalogue use the following link:

Hmong Cultural CenterMenyuam 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:**  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 ResourcesIn 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. 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 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:

Anthem Blue CrossTips for Talking to Children After Traumatic Events- Online resource for parents and educators navigating conversations with children who have experienced traumatic events. Online at: