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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News

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First 5 Shasta, in partnership with Reach Higher Shasta, is making a free guide available to Shasta County families who are preparing their youngster(s) for kindergarten. “Next Stop: Kindergarten!” is a perfect reference for figuring out the best school and best type of school for your child, getting enrolled, and spending the time before kindergarten boosting the skills your child has been developing since birth. The big areas of focus? Literacy, numeracy, social-emotional, and physical skills.

REQUEST FREE COPY: Email Debbie Peel, First 5 Shasta

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Restructure: Pathway Program Funding Goals-Button

First 5 Shasta has made a change that we think you’ll really like! Our Pathway Program Funding has been restructured to accommodate ALL 5 of our Pathway Goals! That means grant applicants will soon have a chance to pursue significant funding for efforts that align with any of our Pathway Goals.

From 2012 to 2014, excellent partnerships were formed as we focused on Pathway funding for Goals 3 and 4. Restructuring to open Pathway Program Funding to all goals will now allow us to diversify our investments. Our intention is to connect with more opportunities to address more 0-to-5 topics and issues, working with more grantees to do more good on behalf of young children!

Stay tuned for the release of an RFA in mid-February. If you would like to receive funding notifications, submit your contact info to Debbie Peel.

Announcements

Triple P Level 3 Training

January 15-16 at First 5 Shasta

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Must be pre-registered

0-to-5 Smart Lunch

Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics

January 20 at First 5 Shasta

12:00-1:00 pm

Free lunch with presentation by Tara Tate, M.A. (SCOE, ECS)

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.