We will be at the Endangered Species Fair this Saturday May 3rd at One Mile in Bidwell Park. If you are interested in helping with our booth, please contact Silvia in the Afterschool Program 530-345-6480. Hope to see you there!
CCCC partners and receives funding from the following sources: California Department of Education, the City of Chico, United Way of Northern California, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program. In order to meet the rising costs of operating our programs, we depend on community donations and fund raising to insure that we can offer high quality programs to income eligible families in our community.
If you are interested in child care please call Valley Oak Children’s Services at 895-3572 to be put on our waiting list.
A while back we made a call out for help with replacing the rotted roll up door to the storage box in out PreSchool Program at Elm Street. Our call was answered by the folks at Sierra Nevada, just a stones throw across Elm Street from our Center. They donated a metal door and materials and Brian Carr, an Assistant in Sierra Nevada Facilities and Ed Finney, a Sierra Nevada Contractor, came over this last Friday and spent a few hours installing it.
Here are some pictures of Brian and Ed installing the materials Big thank you to them both for following through on this project and Sierra Nevada for donating the time and materials!!!
Over a dozen folks took part in the Container Gardening Workshop sponsored by the Cultivating Healthy Community grant. Monica Bell is conducting 2 workshops every month on home gardening. This one included participants receiving a container of their choice, potting soil, and their choice of a couple of tomatoes, peppers, basil, eggplants or mustard. Since it was an evening event. Tamales and fruit juices were also served up inside the Children’s Garden. The tamales were delish and the participants toured the garden with its new greenhouse.
Monica said this was the best workshop yet, and many commented on the lovely shaded location under the big oak in our parking lot.
We got much done at the Family Garden day. Gravel for the cushion material around the playground was moved into place. Cardboard cut and laid as sheet mulching in the garden. Then compost and barriers were put in place for planting the Sunflower Garden. The Preschoolers planted flowers along the entrance walkway.
Family Garden Day at 1270 Eaton Rd this coming SATURDAY, April 21st – from 1 PM to 3:30 PM. If you have wheelbarros, gloves, extra flower bulbs and drought resistant ground cover starts – please bring them.
Take home garden starts, seeds, compost, red worms and wood chips.
We received two small gardening grants. Come check out the new greenhouse we made with supplies provided by the grants.
For more information call our office at 891-5363.
We put the plastic on the greenhouse. My friend Tara took a short video of the process.