Parenting Resources

Adoptive Parent Support Group
Join us in sharing, learning, and supporting each other with the joys & challenges of adoption. 520 Cohasset Road.  879-3861

Butte Baby Steps: For mothers up to age 29 who are either expecting or have a child under 3 months old. Based on a national program, helps parents get their children off to a healthy start. Includes home visits & service referrals from trained staff., (530) 876-0928..

Butte College Foster/Kinship Education
Free workshops & training’s for parents, foster parents, and relative caregivers.  For more info and a current workshop schedule, call 897-6235.

Butte County Mothers of Multiples
We are here to provide mutual support and guidance  to meet the special challenge of parenting two, three or more children born together.  For more info call 899-1538 or at:

Chico Homeschoolers
We are a local homeschooling group and support network. We are a fully inclusive group and all homeschoolers are welcome. We have weekly park days, regular field trips, and teen gatherings. Membership is free. m/group/chicohomeschoolers/

Chico Mothers Club
The member-run, non-profit organization supports mothers of young children by organizing activities, playgroups, community involvement and much more. Find them on faceboook or go to for more info.

Enloe Mother & Baby Outreach Program
At Enloe’s Mother & Baby Outreach Program, many parenting the infant classes are offered, such as Bittie and Bigger Baby and Me, Infant Massage, and Infant-Pediatric CPR.  In addition, we offer breastfeeding support, services and a clinic that helps mothers and babies establish and maintain breastfeeding, before, during and after the birth. 332-5520 or online at

Enloe’s Bittie Baby & Me
Bittie Baby & Me and Bigger Baby & Me parenting series. At the Mother & Baby Education Center, 251 Cohasset Road, Suite #120. Call 332-3970 for more information or to register.

First 5 California, California Children & Families Commission

Butte County; Oroville. 82 Table Mountain Blvd., Ste. 40. (530) 538-6464.

Free Tutoring
All grades, all subjects. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6:30pm, CSU Chico campus, Bell Memorial Union 309, call 898-5817 for more information.

Grandparents as Parents
Support group that helps grandparents and other family caregivers.  2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 300,  897-6235.

Help 211
The website provides a way to quickly find low-cost and no-cost health and human services in Butte County. This free online resource can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by any Internet user. You can search for specific services, or browse categories to find information. – See more at: Or simply call 211 to be connected with a resource specialist.

Help on Quitting Smoking
QuitDay can help you make decisions on quitting based on facts, and from the experience from our community of thousands of former smokers.

MOMS (Making Our Mothering Significant)
We invite you to join us every 1st and 3rd Thursday of September–May at MOMS. A time for moms to meet, learn, share and grow together! All denominations and affiliations welcome. EVFree Church of Chico, 1193 Filbert Ave,9am-11:30am, Childcare available up to age 6., 343-6022

Parent Infant Programs
A developmental program designed for children diagnosed at birth with a regional center qualifying condition or children at risk of developing those qualifying conditions. 247-1375,

OPT for Fit Kids
A community based program that encourages people of all ages to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Services include group and individual family-based nutrition education and nutrition education classes. 1311 Mangrove Ave, Suite E, 345-0678.

Sunny Garden Montessori
Ongoing play groups for babies and toddlers age 0 months to 36 months! Classes designed for the 3, 4, and 5 year olds and their parents! We will meet one time a week for one and one-half hour!  Children will meet new friends and adults will share parenting strategies and techniques in a beautiful warm facility. 343-3101

Teen Parent Support Group
Support group about health and nutrition for teen parents and parents-to-be.  WIC Office, 1311 Mangrove Ave. Suite E.  891-2767

Valley Oak Children’s Services
A Resource and Referral Program that provides free referrals to child care and other family-related services.  Low Income parents can call and get on the Centralized Eligibility List for preschool and subsidized child care in Butte County. Community members are invited to use the Resource Library at no cost. Call 895-3572 or 1-800-345-8627 or visit for more information.

A program that provides supplemental food vouchers and nutrition education to pregnant and breastfeeding women and to infants and children up through age five who qualify in Butte County. Services are available to clients who are at risk for nutritional deficiencies and who meet financial guidelines. Parent education about nutrition, breastfeeding, child safety, growth/development and other child-appropriate topics is provided by the WIC staff. 891-2767,

Youth For Change Family Resource Centers. (530) 877-1965.

Just For Kids

Chico Public Library
Preschool Storytime for 3-5 year olds, stories, songs & craft. Babies Love Books 0-18 months stories, songs & bounces. Toddler Story time for 1-3 year olds, stories, songs & action rhymes. Japanese Story time, Spanish Story time, Chinese Story time, Homework help group, Free Movie Day and Chess Club. Please call for more information, 891-2762.

Barnes & Noble Storytime
Enjoy some fun stories, from treasured classics to new adventures.  Wednesdays 11am, Saturdays 2pm.  894-1494

Boys & Girls Club of Chico
The Boys & Girls Club of Chico, the positive place for kids and teens ages 6 to 18, offers a variety of walk-in, facility programs Monday through Friday.  $10 per year.  899-0335

KZFR Storytelling for Kids
Kids of all ages can enjoy a variety of fascinating storytelling by tuning in to 90.1 FM radio in Chico.  M-F, 7-7:30pm.  895-0706.

Yo-Yo Fun!
Come learn new tricks, show off your skill, & win great prizes.  Bird in Hand in Downtown Chico.  Saturdays at noon.  893-0545

Websites of Interest

Hand In Hand Parenting

Parenting tools, insight, and support.
Need help finding services in Butte County, California? Here you will find a comprehensive listing of low cost and no cost health and human services. The database contains more than 650 programs providing services from over 270 agencies in Butte County. You can find services such as emergency food, parenting classes, recreational programs, support groups, drug treatment, tax assistance, in-home help, after school programs, hospice, counseling, and subsidized day care.

Butte County Library
Get access to some great library resources… without leaving your house! You can browse the collection, check your account, use their research tools, and even find out about local book clubs. There are links for Teens and for Kids, too! Younger children can even have books read to them on their computer using the library’s link to Tumblebooks (using the Just for Kids link).

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