Professionals

Resources for professionals and providers serving pregnant women, young children ages 0-to-5, and their families.


  • Adverse Childhood Experiences ACEs impact adult physical and mental health, parenting, and overall well-being. Learn more by viewing presentations from the Town Hall Forum: The Impact of ACEs.

  • First 5 Institute Workshops, trainings, and conferences geared to 0-to-5 professionals. Includes free monthly Smart Start and Smart Lunch – feed your belly, feed your brain!

  • Healthy Shasta A local partnership to promote healthy and active living among north state residents.

  • Kindergarten Readiness Snapshot (First 5 Shasta) [link to new Impact/Kindergarten-Readiness] Annual screening of Shasta County’s incoming kindergarteners in literacy, numeracy, and social/emotional physical skills.

  • Local Child Care Planning Council Dedicated to identifying and assessing the early care and education needs of the community.

  • Reach Higher Shasta Working to create clear pathways from cradle to career.

  • North State QRIS North State Quality Rating Improvement System is increasing the quality of early care and education in California’s North State. Providers – apply to participate in QRIS, learn more, and stay connected. Regional Consortium – stay updated and informed. Parents – learn what quality looks like and where to find it.

  • QRIS Hub Calendar Training calendar for stakeholders in Region 2 QRIS Hub comprised of 9 counties: Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Lassen, Modoc, Butte, Plumas, Glenn, and Siskiyou.

  • Week of the Young Child Local agencies, organizations, and community groups connect with local families by holding a Week of the Young Child event or activity. Find resources to support your event and help promote it.