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Reading is a pathway to a brighter future for both your child and our community. Spending time with your child and an open book is a wise investment. It helps them dream big, nurturing the seeds of growing talents. And you’ll spend quality time you’ll never forget.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends enrolled children a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday.  The library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine that Could.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in the child’s name, directly to their home.

This program is provided in partnership with Friends of the Sutter County Library.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
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FLIP provides a variety of services to increase child and parent/caregiver community-based early learning programs for children 0 to 5 and their families.

FLIP families sign up for 6-week sessions, meeting weekly together where parent/caregiver and child will learn hands on skills to build toward school readiness. Playing, exploring and creating together with topics focused on variety of learning activities. Participating families receive free learning materials.


FLIP session options include: Parent-Infant Play, Parent-Toddler Play, Science and Health, Music, Math and Numeracy, Visual Arts, Language and Literacy, Movement, and Dance and Drama.

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The United Way Born Learning Academy covers proven tips, tools and resources to help families take a more active role in preparing their children for kindergarten. These free workshops are for parents and caregivers of children, from birth to age five. 


Through a series of six workshops held in local schools, the Born Learning Academy provides families and caregivers with practical, user-friendly ideas to turn everyday activities into learning moments. Born Learning Academy workshops are founded on an evidence-based curriculum established by early childhood educators, the workshops are led by trained professionals—usually teachers or other education staff. Workshop topics include: Building Relationships, Building Your Child's Language Skills, Nutrition and Health, How Children Learn, Routines and Learning on the Go. Childcare and a nutritional dinner are provided at each workshop.


Call (530) 822-5235 for more information or to enroll in a United Way Born Learning academy. United Way Born Learning Academies are provide in partnership with Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way & Yuba City Unified School District.


Born Learning Trails

Born Learning Trails are a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground. Born Learning Trails are provided in partnership with Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way & the City of Yuba City.


Born Learn Trail Locations:

- Northridge Park, Yuba City- Clark Avenue at Northridge Drive

- More locations coming soon!

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Born Learning
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Mentor and Me (Mindful Youth Adventure)s guides children of all ages to learn and practice mindfulness through community, adventures, movement, play, yoga, dance, art, and life!  

The Growing Up Mindful program focuses these fundamentals to serve children ages 0-5 with their mentors, to better connect to each other, practice social skills, play and move, all while learning emotional recognition and regulation techniques in a fun, safe environment.



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Stay & Play is specifically designed to serve and support the needs of informal child care providers, often referred to as Family, Friend, and Neighbor or FFNs. Stay & Play provides weekly in-person gatherings at the Sutter County Library over an 8-week session. Stay & Play sessions include meaningful play opportunities, a story time with activity, resources or community experts to discuss child development topics and a snack. Stay & Play is provided in partnership with the Sutter County Library.

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Stay & Play
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