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Learn about the resources and opportunities that First 5 Shasta has to offer our community.

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Funding is available to our community through a variety of grant and partnership opportunities.

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Find the tools and information that you need to thrive as a parent, caregiver, educator or service provider.

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Discover events, activities and training for children 0-5, families and service providers.

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Bright By Text

Bright By Text

First 5 Shasta partners with Bright By Text to provide expecting parents and caregivers of children between the age of 0-8 in Shasta County with free resources and activities sent by text directly to their cell phones.

Families can sign up to receive messages in English or Spanish that are specific to the age of their child and include local community resources targeted by zip code. Bright by Text messages include research-based content on child development and learning, as well as information about valuable community services and events happening right here in Shasta County. Service providers can contact Bright By Text to promote their event or share information to reach local families.

Text “SHASTAKIDS” to 274448 to sign up.

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W.H.A.L.E. Kits

Free safety resource for families with young children.

The W.H.A.L.E. program is a nationally-recognized car seat safety program. In the event of an emergency where the driver/caregiver is incapacitated, first responders can identify medical and emergency contact information to better assist the children within the vehicle. The W.H.A.L.E car seat kit contains a sticker for the car seat with medical information and contact information in the case of an emergency.

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Help Me Grow

All parents have questions, Help Me Grow Shasta has answers.

Connect with resources that are helpful to your child’s development. Help Me Grow is available to all parents of children ages birth to eight in Shasta County. Connecting with Help Me Grow is easy, free, and available to use 24 hours a day.

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Quality Counts North State

Building a stronger early learning and care system for our region.

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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Be an advocate for young children and their families! Learn more about volunteer opportunities available with First 5 Shasta.

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