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

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


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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


0-to-5 Photo Contest Winners First 5 Shasta is excited to announce the winners of our 0-to-5 Digital Photo Contest 2014. Great entries made the selection process a challenge. In the end, 7 photos were selected in the Amateur division and 6 in the Pro division.

Amateur Division Winners
Bobby Deavers
Alison Post-Deavers
Sarah Lecklider
Letty Mejia
Lacey Peddicord

Pro Division Winners
Heather Smith
Nathan Thompson
Cheryl Baydar

View the gallery of winning photos on Pinterest!

All winning entries met the terms of the Contest Rules.


Baby’s First BabysFirstSnowflake

Baby’s first smile, first sounds, first step…. Developmental milestones are dramatic, outward indications that your little one is progressing through seasons of child development.

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First 5 Shasta Commission Meeting

December 9 at First 5 Shasta

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Public welcome to attend.

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