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.
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.
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.
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!
Strategies for Families & Children Affected by Perinatal Substance Exposure
Dr. Ira Chasnoff will present prevention & early intervention strategies for families & children affected by perinatal substance exposure on June 28, 2023 from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.Register Here
Age 0-5 Playgrounds in Shasta County
Help your child develop their coordination at a local playground.View Playgrounds
Annual Community Report
View the impact of our funded programs and activities in fiscal year 2021-2022.View Report Here
View the scheduled dates, times and locations of the First 5 Shasta Commission and the Evaluation & Advisory Committee meetings.View Commission Meetings
Strengthen Children and Families
Access parent and caregiver resources, funding and professional development solutions for service providers, and community involvement opportunities.
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
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.Parent and Caregiver Resources
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.Learn More About This
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.Learn More About This
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.Learn More About This
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