Welcome

Welcome

Deborah Peel

Our children...our future...our business.


At First 5 Shasta, we focus on the first 5 years of life.  We are the local leader in early childhood investment, building a pathway to success for young children.  We fund programs and services that enhance and improve the lives of children ages 0-to-5.


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Strategic Plan 2012-2018


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2 years agoWelcome
Goals

Goals

Deborah Peel

Pathway to success.


First 5 Shasta has selected five Pathway Goals that are critical components in the pathway to success for young children.  These Pathway Goals were selected based on research, best practices, local learning, and community input.


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Pathway Goals and Initiatives


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2 years agoGoals
Institute

Institute

Deborah Peel

Learning more about 0-to-5.


First 5 Institute serves as the education extension of First 5 Shasta. It’s dedicated to enhancing parent and caregiver skills and knowledge about a whole range of 0-to-5 topics. Find workshops, training, conferences and early childhood adventures in fun and learning on the Institute calendar. We aim to offer most activities for free or for a very low fee.


First 5 Institute Calendar


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Parents

Parents

Deborah Peel

Raising children.


Raising a child is one of the most important and rewarding things you will ever do. Parenting can also be extremely challenging! First 5 Shasta is committed to supporting parents by investing in services that enhance the lives of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.


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Programs & Services


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2 years agoParents
Impact

Impact

Deborah Peel

Making a lasting difference.


First 5 Shasta has been making an impact on the lives of young children since our investments began in 2001. To date, we have had the privilege of investing approximately $20 million in programs, activities, and services that help build a pathway to success for young children.


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News

Remembering Barbara Lapp, Commissioner
BarbaraLapp-2015The intelligent, feisty, innovative, compassionate and dedicated Barbara Lapp passed away peacefully on June 12, 2015. She was a beloved pioneer of quality early child care & education in Shasta County, touching the lives of countless children and families while raising 6 of her own children. She was involved with establishing the Redding Cooperative Preschool and spent all her years immersed in the early childhood community. She offered a strong voice of wisdom to First 5 Shasta 0-to-5 decisions as a long-time Commissioner and Evaluation Committee member. All our staff and Commission are missing this remarkable woman, leader, and visionary and offer our deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family. [Obituary available here]

Memorial Service
A memorial service will be held for Barbara Lapp on June 20, 2015 (11 am) at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shasta Historical Society, Mercy Hospice, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

Announcements

Shastaland Children’s Film Festival

June 27 at The David Marr Theater
2200 Eureka Way, Redding

10:30 pm-12:00 pm (ages 3-6)

Make reservations here.

July Story Times

Choose your day, place, and time!

Story times on Institute Calendar

First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

August 24 at First 5 Shasta

2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Public welcome to attend.