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.

New Friends on the Blog

Soaring summer temperatures are driving many in the north state into air conditioned offices and darkened living rooms, drapes drawn against a scorcher of a day. It’s a perfect time to log onto the 0-to-5 At Your Fingertips blog and … Continue reading

Strong Fathers Round-Up

Mike Lindsey Tony Conley Rick Crowley Justin Margolis Join our strong fathers and comment with a little fatherly or grandfatherly wisdom of your own for other dads. We’ll be happy to send you a free children’s book to enjoy with … Continue reading

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

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

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