High-Quality Childcare and Early Education

Pathway Goal 4: High-Quality Childcare and Early Education
Because young children develop so rapidly between birth and school entry, high-quality childcare and early education that promotes social, emotional, and cognitive development is an essential component to promoting school readiness and school success.
                                                 
SERVICES DESCRIPTION
CARES Plus
  • Shasta County Office of Education, Early Childhood Services
  • First 5 Shasta Funding: Matching grant funds
Participation in the Comprehensive Approaches to Raising Educational Standards (CARES) Plus Program that provides training and capacity-building opportunities for early care providers.
Kit for New Parents
  • First 5 Shasta Direct Service
Working with local distribution partners, a free kit of parent education materials is provided to expectant Shasta County parents. Information covers a range of parenting topics, questions, and surprises that arrive with caring for a newborn and extend through early childhood.
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  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park
  • First 5 Shasta Funding: Pathway Goal 4 High-quality Childcare and Early Education
Informal child care providers receive access to workshops, activities, and ideas to support exploration in math and science that they can share with children.
Pathway Parent Partner Program
  • Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council
  • First 5 Shasta Funding: Pathway Goal 4 High-quality Childcare and Early Education
Supporting preschool staff and mobilizing services to children and families to ensure regular preschool attendance. Strategies include case management, parent education, and family nights.
Positive Child Guidance: Triple P Techniques for Teachers and Providers
  • Shasta College Early Childhood Education Center
  • First 5 Shasta Funding: Pathway Goal 4 High-quality Childcare and Early Education
Informal child care providers receive access to workshops, activities, and ideas to support exploration in math and science that they can share with children.
More to Explore
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park
  • First 5 Shasta Funding: Pathway Goal 4 High-quality Childcare and Early Education
Informal child care providers receive access to workshops, activities, and ideas to support exploration in math and science that they can share with children.