Helping Hands: Valley Oak Children’s Services – Touching The Hearts Of Children, Families And Community

For the past 37 years, Valley Oak Children’s Ser­vices has been touching the HEART of children, families, and communities in Butte County through Health, Education, Advocacy, Resources and Train­ing. VOCS is a community-based organization that supports anyone raising, caring for, teaching or wanting to have children. We are a strength-based organization that invests in to­morrow’s leaders today. Giving young children and families a healthy foundation early creates success in school and in life and helps build a thriving community.

For families

VOCS provides referral services to community resources and has child de­velopment specialists who are ready to answer any child or family related issues.

Their Mobile Library travels throughout Butte County to provide toys & educational materials where transportation is a barrier. VOCS offers help for families in choosing child care, and assistance with child care payments for eligible families who work, go to school or are in a training program.

The Parent Cafe (funded by Butte First 5) offers a family night out in Gridley, Chico and Oroville with a family-style meal, child care, and a peer-to-peer Strengthening Families discussion. VOCS has added an Early Head Start Program in licensed family child care homes for children ages birth through three years.

For child care providers

VOCS offers a Child Care Food Program to help provid­ers serve nutritious meals to the children in their care and a Child Care Initiative Project to help child care providers start their own business.

The organization also provides Behavioral Health Services for children up to age five who are in child care set­tings but are at risk of losing their placement due to behavior issues. This program provides one-on-one intervention to assist the child in increasing social/emotional skills that will help them get ready for school.

For child care providers and those seeking quality child care, VOCS offers Live Scan electronic fingerprinting services. The general public can call (800) 315-4507 for an appointment. In addition, VOCS provides TrustLine Reg­istry Services in Butte County. TrustLine is a database of childcare providers who have cleared criminal background checks in California. It is the only authorized screening pro­gram in the state with access to fingerprint records at the De­partment of Justice and FBI.

 

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