Welcome

Welcome

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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Goals

Goals

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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Institute

Institute

First 5 Shasta

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

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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Impact

Impact

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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NOW AVAILABLE: Pathway Program Funding Pathway-SuccessMsg-outlines-xsmweb-2015
Pathway Program Funding is a grant opportunity that may just be a fit for your 0-to-5 needs. First 5 Shasta is now taking applications for efforts that align with at least one of our Pathway Goals and Initiatives.

  • Total Budget: $600,000
  • Request Range: $90,000 to $300,000
  • Deadline to Apply: March 27, 2015 (noon)
Get more information and an application at: Pathway Program Funding

Have questions? Come to the Applicant Workshop on March 5, 2015 (3-5 pm) at First 5 Shasta. Or, after reading the RFA, email questions to Elizabeth Poole. Answers will be posted here no later than March 27, 2015.

Announcements

Director’s Roundtable

February 5 at Shasta County Office of Ed., Early Childhood Services

6:00 am-7:30 pm

Free Kindergarten Readiness presentation, dinner, discussion.
For directors of early childhood education centers/large family child care homes.

Smart Lunch! Intro to Mind in the Making

Intro to “Mind in the Making” – seven essential life skills for children.

February 17 at First 5 Shasta

12:00-1:00 pm

Free lunch with presentation by Joy Garcia (First 5 Shasta)

F5S Evaluation Committee

February 12 at First 5 Shasta

10:00 am-1:00 pm

First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

February 23 at First 5 Shasta

2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Public welcome to attend.