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Your child’s behavior is linked to their development. The more you understand about your child’s behaviors, the more connected you will be and the better you can express care and love to them.


Make time each day to connect, talk and play with your child. Children who feel cared for and loved develop stronger social-emotional skills like confidence and self-esteem, which make it easier for them to manage their emotions so they can do better in school and beyond.

Complete a developmental check-up using the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ:SE) available in the library or on our resources page. Understanding your child’s development brings you closer, and helps parents teach their child the social-emotional skills they need to learn and grow. Connect with other families and parenting resources by attending playgroups and parenting workshops offered through your Hub.

Parenting is part natural and part learned. As your child grows, they will reach new milestones and each stage will bring a new way to connect. When parents and caregivers learn to recognize the feelings behind their children’s behaviors, parenting is easier. Stay in tune to your child’s feelings as they grow and complete regular developmental check-ups.

What Can I Do?

How Do I Know?

Who Can I Talk To?

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If you have parenting questions, concerns or you need to be connected to other community resources, you can contact a Family Engagement Specialist:


Hub 1 & 4
Katie Rinehart
(530) 919-6898


Hub 2 & 3 
Jesus Cordova (bilingual English/Spanish)
(530) 957-3153


Hub 5
Silke Rover
(530) 543-8204

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Title: Hub Activities

For parents and
children 0-5:

Play & Learn Groups
(guided play time with
parenting topics and

Connection to parenting
resources and classes.

ASQ Kits available for check-out. 

Family Engagement Specialists available during office hours for individual questions and assistance in completing an ASQ.

Call or visit your Hub for current office hours.

To learn more and find schedules of Hub activities, visit the Community Hubs page.

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Parenting is

not easy and every

parent or care giver is going

to have questions at some point. Through our Community Hubs, we have Family Engagement Specialists available to answer questions and guide parents to tools and resources to help them manage the everyday challenges of raising children.

Here are some common

questions parents

may have:

Parenting FAQ
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