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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4 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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4 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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2 years agoInstitute
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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4 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

WOYC 2017 Grant Now Open!

It’s the little grant that helps make big things happen for Shasta County’s annual WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD. Applicants may request:
1) Cash award from $100 to $500
2) Cash award plus children’s books
3) Just children’s books

Use one application form for any of the above requests.
Deadline: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (5:00 p.m.)
To Apply

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Read more from this expert on the First 5 Shasta blog: At Your Fingertips

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We’re hiring!
First 5 Shasta invites qualified candidates to apply for the following position:

COMMUNITY EDUTAINER
2 Contract openings; $12.00/hour
Deadline to Apply Extended: February 10, 2017 (5:00 p.m.)
Please apply according to instructions in the application.

Announcements

Redding Health Expo

Jan 7 at Redding Civic Auditorium

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Free

January 7 | Redding Civic Auditorium

Story Time at Washington Plaza

Jan 25 at NVCSS

2400 Washington Ave., Redding

10:30 am-12:00 pm

Free

4th Wednesday of every month!

Culture of Poverty Training

Jan 31 at First 5 Shasta

12:00 pm-4:00 pm

Free for 0-to-5 providers.

Info/Register.

First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

February 9 at Shasta County Office of Education

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Special planning meeting. Public welcome to attend.