Adventures, activities, and learning. Easy access with First 5 Institute!
Click for FREE kindergarten preparedness guide for Shasta County families.
Resources for parents and caregivers of young children ages 0-to-5.
2-1-1 Shasta Get connected to a wide range of resources; includes a Children & Family category. Search the web site or call 2-1-1 to get assistance from a Live Call specialist.
Bridges to School Success Free mental health services for children ages 0-to-18 having difficulties with challenging behaviors that disrupt their ability to participate fully in their learning.
Bright Futures Eastern Shasta County program with activities to strengthen families and connect to valuable resources.
C.A.R.E Class Caring, Amazing, Resilient, Exceptional women! Free, weekly gathering of pregnant women and moms with children up to age 2; learn helpful ways to cope with feeling sad, anxious, angry or unhappy. Learn more about bonding with your baby.
First 5 California Parents A great first place to go for everything children 0-5. Features health, learning and reading tips, activities, and parent support information.
First 5 Institute The education extension of First 5 Shasta offers workshops, conferences, trainings, and learning adventures for professionals, providers, and families with children ages 0-to-5.
Healthy Shasta Information to help you eat healthy and be active at home, work, and school. Local maps include walking guides, bike maps, and playgrounds.
Kit for New Parents Free kit of parent education materials from First 5 Shasta; DVD and materials address a range of parenting topics and the surprises of caring for a newborn. Check the list of distribution sites to get yours!
Little Free Libraries Map Free places to get children’s books or donate books. Brought to you by Shasta Early Literacy Partnership.
Moms Everyday First 5 Shasta video segments featuring local experts with early childhood tips especially for moms – also see the segments on Action News Channel 12/24 serving Chico and Redding!
Shasta County Nurse-Family Partnership First time mothers are paired with a nurse home visitor throughout pregnancy and until baby turns 2; geared to healthy pregnancy, improving child health and development, and women becoming more economically self-sufficient.
Shasta Strengthening Families Introducing the 5 Protective Factors that help strengthen families, promote optimal child development, and protect against child abuse and neglect.
Text4Baby Your baby has you. You have tex4baby. Sign up for free text messages that support you throughout your pregnancy and your baby’s first year. Topics include prenatal care, baby health and safety, parenting, and more.
Triple P Shasta Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is for every parent! Help for parents dealing with common issues such as tantrums, disobedience, and bedtime drama. Support for simple to complex challenges.
Week of the Young Child Annual celebration of young children that takes place every April in Shasta County and all across the nation! A new calendar of events and activities is available each year for families and all community members.