Parent Cafe

We educate parents about the importance of high-quality child care and how to choose the best care that fits their needs. Offering a variety of resources for families including choosing child care, child care referrals, a lending library, parent workshops, and MORE!

Valley Oak Children’s Services Parent Café is a great way to have a night off and connect with other parents, foster parents, grandparents, and providers in our community. This is not a parenting class but an opportunity to have a stress-FREE night and great conversation with other families. This family night offers a family-style meal, child care, and peer-to-peer Strengthening Families Discussion.

Cafés are hosted once a month in Chico, Oroville, and Gridley.

Investing in a child’s early years of life can make a huge difference between a healthy start and never catching up. Child care is expensive, the average cost of child care is up to 60% of family’s budget. We help families stay on their feet by providing financial assistance for child care that enables parents to get a job, keep a job, or attend school.

This empowers the workforce in Butte County. Reliable child care results in reliable employees which increases business productivity and contributes to working parents achieving their career goals and economic stability.