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Our children. Our future.

We connect parents, family members, caregivers, and service providers living in Shasta County to the community programs and resources that help young children thrive.

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A child’s first five years lay the foundation for a lifetime.

At First 5 Shasta, we understand the developmental milestones that take place in the earliest years of a child's life and are committed to making those years count.  We know parents and caregivers play the most important role in a child's life, which is why we work to ensure that the resources and connections families need are available in our community.

When children grow up having their social, emotional, and educational needs met, their families and communities thrive.

Creating a Supportive Environment

Parents and caregivers are the most important influence in a child's life. Equipping and supporting parents and caregivers benefits children, families and the community.

Expanding Services

The first 5 years of life have the greatest impact on a child’s brain development. Providing hands-on support to simplify the process of applying for funds and offering access to resources for professional development benefits service providers and strengthens young children’s development.

Building Our Community

Strong families create a strong community. We advocate for the families of Shasta County so they receive the information, resources and programs they need to care for and develop children ages 0-5.


We regularly update this section with new resources, existing and upcoming parent, caregiver and service provider opportunities, events, and more!

Commission Meetings

View the scheduled dates, times and locations of the First 5 Shasta Commission and the Evaluation & Advisory Committee meetings.

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Apply for a Goal Specific Project Grant

Goal Specific Project Grants are open for applications through August 5, 2024.

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Good Neighbor Grants Now Available

Good Neighbor Grants, Cycle 1 are open for applications through December 30, 2024 or until funds are dedicated.

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Evaluation & Advisory Committee Meeting

First 5 Shasta's Evaluation & Advisory Committee meeting is on July 18, 2024 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at First 5 Shasta.

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Strengthen Children and Families

Access parent and caregiver resources, funding and professional development solutions for service providers, and community involvement opportunities.

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Educators, Providers, and Partners

We actively create partnerships that offer funds and professional development programs to support service providers in their work to help children and families thrive. We guide you through the process of obtaining funding and make you aware of the training programs available to you.

Educator, Provider, and Partner Resources »
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Parents and Caregivers

First 5 Shasta expands access to the programs and opportunities available to parents and caregivers that help them best care for their children. Our resources work to improve mental and physical health, child development and school readiness.

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First 5 Shasta Partners

We believe long-term, impactful partnerships are central to achieving our mission.


Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow connects Shasta County families with children ages 0-8 to child development services.

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Quality Counts North State

Quality Counts North State supports quality improvement for early learning and care providers across six counties through training and technical assistance to ensure high-quality early care and education for young children.

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First 5 California

First 5 California works to improve the lives of children and families throughout California and is dedicated to making sure every child in California gets the best start in life.

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Make a Difference Where You Live

First 5 Shasta expands the opportunities available for community members to support the efforts to influence positive change in the lives of children ages 0-5.

Stay in Touch

Stay up to date on ways to grow as a parent, caregiver, educator or service provider. Subscribe to our newsletter that delivers the most up-to-date, expert-approved child development recommendations, opinions and resources.

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