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Children & Families Commission
Children & Families Commission
Our Mission: In partnership with the community, Sutter County Children & Families Commission coordinates services that support families to ensure that each child enters school healthy and ready to learn.

Our Vision: All children in Sutter County will have optimal health, be nurtured and prepared to succeed.

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission and it's programs are Tobacco Tax (Prop 10) Funded Programs.
Request For Proposal (RFP) 2015-2018 Child and Parent Centered Community-Based School Readiness Services

Sutter County Children & Families Commission is charged with allocation and oversight of Proposition 10 tobacco tax funds in Sutter County, to benefit the County’s children prenatal through age 5 and their families. The Commission routinely embarks on a Strategic Planning process to determine community needs, assets, and gaps where the Commission may be able to have an impact. On January 21, 2015, the Commission approved its 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. This Plan identifies guiding principles, goals, and specific actions for investment for Fiscal Years 2015-2020.

The attached RFP will address specific strategies within the Early Learning and Development services that require a competitive selection process through the Request for Proposals process. All proposals must achieve strategic impact by:

    a. Supporting the priorities and goals of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, and effectively addressing one or more of the Commission’s Result Areas.

    b. Relying on evidence-based best and/or promising practice models.

    c. Demonstrating that the proposed project can be evaluated based on the stated outcomes and evaluation indicators.

    d. Invest funding to create lasting systemic change.

    e. Look for opportunities to leverage (but not supplant) other dollars to increase impact.

    f. Choose strategies that promote prevention, early intervention, and community collaboration.

    g. Make data-driven decisions that address community needs, build community assets, and prioritize children and families at greatest risk.

    h. Ensure services are accessible, culturally competent, and responsive to special needs and disabilities.

Specific to this Child and Parent Centered Community-Based School Readiness Services RFP, the funding focuses on the Early Learning and Development priority, with the goal that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn.

Sandtray Therapy
A safe, non-verbal and stress-free medium for processing events and feelings that are emotionally disturbing and/or disruptive to daily functioning. Some examples of conditions where sandtray therapy can be beneficial include nightmares or disturbing dreams, fear of strangers or unfamiliar places, inconsolable crying, irritability, prolonged sadness, and a decreased ability to communicate with others or perform daily tasks at home, school, or work.
Sutter County Smiles Expands Dental Services to Pregnant Adult Women
Sutter County Smiles Expands Dental Services to Pregnant Adult Women The dental van will provide dental services including: exam, cleaning, fluoride, oral hygiene and nutrition education to pregnant women with Medi-Cal coverage. Please call Sutter County Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic at (530) 682-8428 to schedule an appointment.
Tobacco and Young Children

Tobacco and Young Children Babies who breathe second-hand smoke have a higher risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) and children exposed are more likely than other kids to get ear infections, sore throats, colds, and lung problems like asthma, wheezing, and coughs and to develop learning difficulties later in life.

Do you know that smoking before and during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and infants?

Quitting smoking is hard work but it can be done. Many people try several times before they quit for good. Think of the previous attempts as "practice" for the real thing. Think of the things that helped, and the things that didn't. Even if a smoker tried before, it's important to try again. Understanding the quitting process can make it easier.

Quitting now and having a smoke-free environment can significantly reduce the risk of smoking-related disease and protect the health of your children.

California Smokers' Helpline

The California Smokers' Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS) is a FREE personal and confidential telephone counseling service that has been proven to double a smoker's chance of quitting successfully. Services are available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean and Vietnamese.

Second-hand smoke is dangerous to the health of your baby/child, you can insist that babysitters, family members, or other caregivers not smoke around them. You can advise them to quit or call 1-800-NO-BUTTS.

Caregiver Support Groups

Are you the parent or family caregiver of a child with special needs? Then this twice monthly group is for you!

  • Self care
  • Stress management
  • Managing unhelpful thoughts
  • Long term care planning
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Resources

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

1650 Sierra Avenue, Suite 106
Yuba City

Call 751-1925 X107 to register. Pre-registration is required.


Text BABY Text4Baby Parents as Teachers is a proud outreach partner for this new, FREE mobile information service designed for pregnant women and new moms to receive health information for themselves and their babies.

To sign up, moms just need to text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 or visit Text4baby is made possible by the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
Big Investments Pay Off for Small Children
Study of Sacramento Region First 5 Commissions Finds Improvements in Child Outcomes
Big Investments Pay Off for Small Children Sacramento, CA: A school playground and active preschoolers at American Lakes Elementary in Sacramento formed the backdrop for leaders of eight Sacramento Region counties who gathered this morning to release a report outlining the impact First 5 Commissions have had in improving the lives and futures of children ages zero to five years of age in eight counties.

The First 5 Sacramento Region 2010 Impact Report states more children are being born healthy; fewer children are growing up in poverty; more mothers receive early prenatal care; and more children are prepared for success when they enter kindergarten.

The study, prepared by Social Entrepreneurs, Inc. on behalf of the First 5/Children and Families Commissions of Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter and Yolo counties showed marked improvement in the health and well-being of children ages zero to five years as a result of programs funded by these organizations.


View the full report  [3.3 MB]
Priority Areas for Funding

The Commission supports many programs that help to promote the healthy development of young children in Sutter County. The Commission focuses on prevention, early intervention, education, and health outreach to improve the physical and emotional health of young children. The Commission advocates for comprehensive child development policies that promote safe and healthy environments and support integrated families services for expecting parents and children up through the age of five.

For more information about the Sutter County Children & Families Commission, to get involved in local planning, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact us.

Contact Information
Director: Michele Blake
Address: 1531-A Butte House Road
Yuba City, CA  95993
Phone Number: (530) 822-7505
Fax Number: (530) 822-7508
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