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

Officer Haynes Appreciates Comfort Kits
“I recently had a call for service regarding a verbal/physical disturbance. I arrived and contacted 3 female adults, 2 of which had beaten each other. One of the females had a 3-year-old daughter. I could visibly see the daughter was distraught, withdrawn and would not speak to me. I asked the mom if the girl had crayons or any coloring items in the house and she said “no”. I asked the girl if she liked to draw and she gave a short-lived smile and nodded her head. I provided the girl the Comfort Kit gift bag and she was extremely happy and immediately began talking to us while coloring.

I just wanted to thank you for the time, effort, and money people have put into making the bags and providing them to us. Giving that little girl the bag was the most enjoyable part of my entire shift.”

Eric Haynes
Police Officer
Anderson Police Department


Comfort Kits are provided by the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council in partnership with First 5 Shasta.

Announcements

Week of the Young Child

April 11-18 throughout Shasta County

Free activities

WOYC Calendar

Understanding Poverty

April 30 at First 5 Shasta

12:00-4:30 pm

Free presentation by Susan Wilson
exploring the culture of poverty. Attendees must work in Shasta County and focus on a 0-to-5 population.

Register here.

First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

April 24 at First 5 Shasta

2:30 pm-5:00 pm

Public welcome to attend.