A broad range of 0-to-5 topics, helpful resources, and programs and services funded by First 5 Shasta in support of young children experiencing good health, optimal development, and starting school ready to learn.

Quitting is Your New Reality

Myth: Lowering the number of cigarettes I smoke during my pregnancy is safer for the baby. Reality: There is no safe level of smoking. Even cutting down to a few cigarettes a day means you are ingesting harmful chemicals that … Continue reading

Read for the Record is a Reading Adventure

So many adventures are at your fingertips when you’re reading with young children. There’s books about babies, books about trucks, books about elephants who live in the jungle and monkeys who see the whole wide world from the tops of … Continue reading

Put Numeracy in Your Cooking Mix

Counting and Cooking – Part 2

Doni Chamberlain is a passionate cook and has taken both her children and her grandchildren on grand cooking adventures in her home kitchen. In part two of Counting and Cooking with Doni Chamberlain, we’re about to find out about some … Continue reading

Counting and Cooking with Doni Chamberlain

Doni Chamberlain is well-known as an award-winning journalist and a somewhat rabid remodeler. This former Redding Record Searchlight columnist boldly launched her own successful online publication, A News Café, in 2007. She’s clearly passionate about journalism and contributing to her … Continue reading