First 5 Shasta

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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1 year agoWelcome


First 5 Shasta

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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1 year agoGoals


First 5 Shasta

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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1 year agoImpact


First 5 Shasta

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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1 year agoParents


Sponsorship Grants Awarded Congratulations to the 6 grantees that received Sponsorship Grant 2014 awards from First 5 Shasta!

  • $1,400 – Family Child Care Association of Shasta and Tehama Counties
  • $3,000 – Far Northern Regional Center
  • $10,300 – Redding School District
  • $7,000 – Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council
  • $13,000 – Shasta County Youth Violence Prevention Council
  • $3,900 – Women’s Health Specialists

Read more: Award Details


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Guess who starting golfing at the age of 5? And went to New Mexico State University on a golf scholarship?

None other than First 5 Shasta’s executive director Joy Garcia! Joy still hits the links from time to time and has a 6 handicap. She’s excited to be joining a foursome at the first annual Strokes for Little Folks Pro-Am at Riverview Golf & Country Club on October 12-13, 2014.

BIG Thanks to 2014 Tournament Sponsor
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Free Parent Group: Discipline That Works

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Lassen View Elementary

Free to parents caring for children of all ages – child care provided. Drop-in (available every Wednesday).

Little Explorers

August 14, 21, 28 at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

10:00 am-11:00 am

Activities and stories for ages 2-5. Free w. park admission.

Burney Library Storytime

August 13, 20, 27

10:00 am-10:30 am

Weekly children’s story time.

First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

August 25 at First 5 Shasta

3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Public welcome to attend.