For Parents

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.

  • Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Check your child’s growth and development in the first 5 years; free screening tools from 4 months to 5 years.

  • 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 Babies Program (maternal depression) Pregnant women and moms parenting children under age 2 can get help finding the right treatment for anxiety and depression.

  • 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!

  • Next Stop: Kindergarten Free guide to help families prepare their age 3-4 child for a successful start in kindergarten. Need a print copy? Email your request.

  • No Butts Free quit smoking app for i-phone! Personalized quit plan, info about effective quitting aids, personal log of smoking triggers, motivational reminders, and quit smoking tips.

  • Playground Map Support your child’s health and development with visits to playgrounds designed especially for young children! Features age-appropriate equipment.

  • Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council
 Family support activities including Parent Cafes, Parent Partner Programs to link parents to resources, and a walk-in Family Resource Center.

  • 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 County Resource & Referral
 Help finding child care providers in Shasta County that match a family’s specific needs.

  • 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.