OROVILLE — Since 2002 Cheryl Conely owned and operated the child care center Silly School out of her home in Oroville. In 2018, when the Camp Fire hit Butte County, Conely realized the need for quality child care in Butte County, especially Oroville. Her license maxed her capacity at 12 kids, however an extra six child exemption was given after the Camp Fire, allowing Conely 18 kids at her home.
Still, Conely saw the need and saw the room for potential growth. She found the space, found the teachers to join her staff and construction began on her new and improved child care center, Parkview Early Learning Center. They began talks with their builder in August of 2019. Conely’s new space would allow for 64 children at one time, but it would take time.
Saturday, despite opening three weeks prior on Sept. 21, Conely, family, friends, students and several teachers at Parkview Early Learning Center had an official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for the early age child care center in Oroville.
The learning center, which welcomes children ages 0-5 had originally planned