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!

Baby Identity Theft

reality of becoming a mom also comes with its bumps. Alongside the joy of having a baby is significant transition for a woman and that isn’t all hearts and flowers. Who am I? What am I? Am I doing this … Continue reading

Raising a Reader Parent Survey

Shasta County parents – are you a Raising a Reader family? Raising a Reader focuses on strengthening family literacy routines. If your child has been bringing home the red book bag with books you share, we’d like to hear from … Continue reading

Digital Babies Catching Air

If you put a smartphone in many a preschooler’s hands, chances are they’ll show you how to change your ringtone, play a game, call grandma, take a selfie, or text a friend. Today’s young children are growing up in a … Continue reading

Smart Lunch: All About Help Me Grow

May 16 at First 5 Shasta 12-1:00 pm Free lunch/presentation Please Register

ACEs and Brain Architecture

A healthy newborn brain is about one-quarter the size of an adult brain, but it comes packed with the pieces and parts required for phenomenal development, especially from birth to age 3. An average baby’s brain triples in size during … Continue reading