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.
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.
2015-2016 Advisory Committee Applications Available
Sutter County Children & Families Commission is accepting applications for membership to serve on the Advisory Committee to our Commission. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to serve as a “think tank” for the Commission to research issues and gather information on items of interest as established by the Commission.
Each year the Commission will identify an issue or a set of issues that the Advisory Committee can address. The Commission will seek to appoint the most qualified subject matter experts in the community to study and make recommendations on the identified topics of interest. The 2015-2016 topic of interest is Contract Monitoring Review.
Sutter County Smiles Expands Dental Services to Pregnant Adult Women
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
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
1650 Sierra Avenue, Suite 106
Call 751-1925 X107 to register. Pre-registration is required.