Author Archives: Deborah Peel

About Deborah Peel

Writer, marketer, mother, lover of big trees and isolated mountain tops, and blogger! I'm passionate about the pathway to success that First 5 Shasta is building for young children. Our grantees, partners, and caring community members all help the pathway grow stronger. What a privilege it is to be part of this critical investment in early childhood. I'm here to share what we know and would love to hear what you want to know more about!

Say Good Night With A Math App

There’s an app for that. Seems that’s the standard answer these days, doesn’t it? It even applies to bedtime math, a smart way to build numeracy skills with your child. Does your bedtime routine with your child include reading a … Continue reading

Sponsorship Grant 2017-18 Now Open!

First 5 Shasta is now accepting applications for our annual Sponsorship Grant. A total budget of $75,000 is available to support community-driven 0-to-5 projects that will be conducted in Shasta County sometime between July 2017 and June 2018. Requests for … Continue reading

Get Up and Grow a Garden!

“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.” – Robert Brault At all ages, the Harris children of Fort Jones, California have helped with the planting and tending of their large … Continue reading

No Teeth, Baby Teeth, Healthy Teeth

Roman Olney is a tooth brushing champion and has the excellent dental health to prove it. I ask, “Roman, how many teeth do you have?” He’s quick to answer, “Two!” With a great big smile, he shows off a mouth … Continue reading

Anderson Library Story Time

Feb 16, 23 at Anderson Library 3200 West Center St., Anderson 3:30 pm-4:30 pm Free Every Thursday