Our impact reaches more children when we work together.

By collaborating with educators, service providers and community partners we are able to achieve bigger goals.

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First 5 Shasta contributes to shared efforts by gathering groups to address issues relevant to children and families. We participate in collaboratives and provide appropriate financial support. Since our establishment, we've invested close to $30 million in local efforts.

We actively work to create opportunities for service providers to support the healthy development of children in Shasta County. We guide them through the process of requesting funding and offer training programs that support their work.

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Simplify the process of obtaining funds and gaining access to resources for professional development.

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Improve the outcome of the services and solutions provided for children ages 0-5 and their families.

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Week of The Young Child

Celebrate With Us!

Established in 1971 as a way to unite communities, the Week of The Young Child is celebrated every year in April to bring public attention to the needs of young children and their families.

We invite the community to experience celebratory activities and events focused on recognizing the early childhood programs, services, and investments that meet the needs of our local children.

Additional Resources

North State Together A regional collaborative to ensure educational success from cradle to career.
Healthy Shasta A local partnership to promote healthy and active living among north state residents.
Strengthening Families A community collaborative to help strengthen families, promote optimal child development, and protect against child abuse and neglect.
Reach Higher Shasta A collaborative to help support children from cradle to career.
Next Stop Kindergarten Free guide to help families prepare their age 3-4 child for a successful start in kindergarten.
Request Books For Young Children Apply to request books from First 5 Shasta's book distribution program for children age 0-5 that are served by your organization. Books must be distributed to Shasta County children ages 0-to-5 and/or their parents or caregivers.
First 5 Institute Workshops, training, and conferences geared to 0-to-5 professionals. Includes free monthly Smart Start and Smart Lunch – feed your belly, feed your brain!
Local Child Care Planning Council Dedicated to identifying and assessing the early care and education needs of the community.
Quality Counts North State (QCNS) A six county consortium to support the increase of quality in early learning care and education in California’s North State.
Help Me Grow Provides resource and referral information for professionals and the children and families they serve.
Community Foundation of the North State A safe place for donors to give their resources within the North State. They offer grant and scholarship opportunities for members of the community.
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We support the systems that positively impact a family.

By simplifying the process for obtaining funding and access to professional development, educators, providers and partners receive the resources they need.

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