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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.
Lessons Learned
 

The Sutter County Children & Families Commission recognizes that children are our most valuable resource. The first five years of a child's life are critical; they grow and learn at an extraordinary pace. The Commission is committed to supporting the efforts of childcare providers to improve the quality of early care and education for children in Sutter County.

Lessons Learned invites early educators to participate in six sessions of professional development. The outcomes for participants is to increase the early educators knowledge, skills and disposition by providing resources to advance developmentally appropriate daily lesson plans with a focus in science in their program.

During the six sessions of Lessons Learned, early educators will develop an understanding of developmental milestones of young children, knowledge of effective instructional practices for young learners, familiarity with early childhood science curricula, and an appreciation for young children's desire to question, hypothesize, explore, and investigate and, strategies for incorporating science in their daily lesson planning.

Small and large licensed family childcare homes and licensed private childcare centers located are eligilble to participate in Lessons Learned.

Lessons Learned applications are due September 10th!

Lessons Learned Application and Participation Agreement FY 2014-2015 

Mini Grant Program
 

Mini-Grant Opportunity Sutter County Children & Families Commission has released funding for the FY 2014-2015 Mini Grant Program. Mini-Grant applications must be related to the Commission’s 2011-2015 Strategic Plan and supports the goal areas of improved family functioning, improved child development, healthy children and families, and/or improved systems of care.

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 secondhand 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.

Secondhand 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

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

Where:
1650 Sierra Avenue, Suite 106
Yuba City
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Call 751-1925 X107 to register. Pre-registration is required.

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Text BABY
 
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 www.text4baby.org. 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.

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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.

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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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