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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.

Mini Grant Funding Opportunity!


The purpose of the Community and Childcare Provider Mini Grant Program is to provide funding to improve resources and quality childcare for children ages 0-5.

Sutter County Children & Families Commission has invested over $600,000 in mini grants for community projects and childcare providers since 2001. These mini grant funds have provided a wide variety of services and opportunities for Sutter County children and families including book giveaways, child care provider materials, computers, literacy activities, shot registry services, educational workshops, school readiness activities, provider education classes, community outreach and education projects, library improvement projects and community events. The Commission is committed to supporting the efforts of community projects and childcare providers to improve the lives of children and their families in Sutter County.

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.

Learn more about Caregiver Support Group.


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.

Learn more about the study .

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.

Learn more about CFC funded programs.

Office Hours


Contact Information

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