Teacher & Classroom Support

Teachers need each other! Network with others in your profession or discover resources that can bring new elements to your classroom. Also see Field Trips & Tours in this section California Teachers Summit. State-wide free event takes place in July at more than 30 locations, including colleges & universities across CA. PreK-12th grade … [Read more...]

Libraries & Early Childhood Literacy

Family and community resource centers often offer literacy kits on loan as well as free books for children ages 0-5 yrs; see section Family Support: Family & Community Resource Centers for center contact information. Also find information about dozens of storytime events happening locally in the Going Places Calendar section of each regular … [Read more...]

Field Trips & Tours

As education research emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning, field trips are increasingly attractive ways for parents and teachers to increase kids’ engagement in what they learn. Many listings throughout our Family Resource Guide can also serve as field trip ideas, so be sure to check sections like Museums & Historical Sites and … [Read more...]

Schools: Montessori & Waldorf Education

“Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment” (Maria Montessori). Montessori and Waldorf methods focus on holistic education, collaboration, and hands-on, self-directed learning. BUTTE COUNTY Blue Oak Charter School (Waldorf); Chico. Grades … [Read more...]

Fundraising Ideas

Need to fund an educational venture? Here are some ideas for way to raise funds to support local schools. Applebee’s Restaurant; Chico, Redding & Oroville. There are two amazing opportunities for fundraising. At Saturday morning “Flapjack Fundraiser” events school groups & organizations can earn money while helping serve breakfast. Wed … [Read more...]

Early Childhood Education

Build a solid foundation for your little one’s education to stand on! Even the smallest children can begin learning skills and concepts that will facilitate understanding in the future. Check out our Preschool Directory in this guide for more preschool options listed by county. MULTIPLE COUNTIES Head Start. National school readiness program … [Read more...]

Co-op Preschools

Co-op preschools are unique in that parental involvement means a high adult-to-student ratio while helping to keep staffing and enrollment expenses low. Butte County Paradise Preschool Parent Co-op; Paradise. Nonprofit cooperative preschool celebrating 60+ years. Provides kindergarten readiness & early learning programs for ages 2-5. … [Read more...]

Teaching Supplies

Kids Art Teaching Supplies; Online. Mt. Shasta-based company offering quality art teaching materials, supplies, lesson plans & activities for children. Child-tested, child-safe art products, how-to books, art history & enrichment especially for kids ages preschool through teens. www.kidsart.com. (530) 926-5076. The Creative Apple; Chico. … [Read more...]

Schools: Colleges

Are your kids gearing up for higher education? Are you thinking of going back to school? The North State offers excellent options for  both two- and four-year education programs. BUTTE COUNTY Butte College; Oroville. www.butte.edu. 3536 Butte Campus Dr. (530) 895-2511. California State University; Chico; www.csuchico.edu. 400 W. First St. … [Read more...]

Schools: Special Needs

For additional resources, see the Special Needs: Developmental; Cognitive & Physical and Animals: Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy sections. Also see the tutoring category in this section. North Valley School; Redding. Grades 4-12. www.victor.org. 855 Canyon Rd. (530) 378-1855. … [Read more...]