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Mission & Vision

 

First 5 Siskiyou’s Mission

First 5 Siskiyou invests in the future of young children and their families in Siskiyou County with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of young children during their most critical years of development, from the prenatal stage through age five.

Our vision is to support parents of young children in nurturing healthy development, love of learning, and to be able to enter school as active learners.

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PRIORITIES

 

Our focus
is outlined in these areas:

First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission funding is from revenue from the voter approved Proposition 10, passed in 1998, adding a tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products to improve services and resources for children in the most critical time in their lives – the first 5 years.

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Improve Family Well-Being

Increase resources for families to optimize the critical role they play in the emotional, physical, and social development of their children.

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Enhance Early Learning and Development

Promote and optimize children’s development and learning both inside and outside the home by improving access to high quality early care and education programs.

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Improve Child Health

Provides screenings, resources, and education so that each child is healthy, well-nourished, and is in a nurturing, safe, and stable environment.

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Strengthen Family, Community Support, and Partnership

Create and enhance collaborations for effective and efficient collective impact.

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Bulletins

 

Important Community Notices

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July

From the Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services

A Local Assistance Center for residents impacted by the Klamathon Fire will be open in the Rural Health and Science Building at the Yreka campus of College of the Siskiyous 9:00am – 4:00pm. Information regarding disaster assistance and various services will be available. Please share this IMPORTANT NOTICE.

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July

From the Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services

A Local Assistance Center for residents impacted by the Klamathon Fire will be open in the Rural Health and Science Building at the Yreka campus of College of the Siskiyous 9:00am – 4:00pm. Information regarding disaster assistance and various services will be available. Please share this IMPORTANT NOTICE.

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Upcoming
Special Trainings and Events

HOW TO THINK LIKE BABIES…

AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT BABIES

Special Guest – Dr. Ross A. Thompson

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 ~ 5:30 – 8:00pm
Mt. Shasta Resort, 1000 Siskiyou Lake Blvd, Mt. Shasta


Dr. Ross Thompson is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis, where he directs the Social and Emotional Development Lab, and is President of the Board of Directors for Zero to Three, a national nonprofit that promotes the health and development of young children. Thompson studies the development of positive social motivation in young children, including prosocial behavior, conscience (moral) development, and emotion understanding. He also writes on the applications of developmental science to practice and policy, including children in poverty, early childhood mental health, and early education.

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A Word FROM

Our Executive Director

“In this final month of our fiscal year, I join First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commissioners in sharing our appreciation for your trust, partnership, and work with First 5 Siskiyou. We are proud of our collective efforts to strengthen families by building protective factors and support opportunities for children to succeed in school and in life.”

Read all of June 2018 note from our Executive Director…

– Karen Pautz

The Imagination Library
is now available in Siskiyou County!

Through this program, children ages birth to five receive by mail a new,
age-appropriate book every month. Our goal is to foster a love of reading
in preschool children and ensure that every child has books.

  • County Wide Participation 40%

Children Registered

Books Provided

The Imagination Library is now available in Siskiyou County!

Through this program, children ages birth to five receive by mail a new, age-appropriate book every month. Our goal is to foster a love of reading in preschool children and ensure that every child has books.

Total Children Registered

  • Registered Siskiyou Families 55%

Total Books Received

You can also pick up registration forms from community libraries or the family resource centers.

Your generous gift is tax deductible. 100% of all donations goes toward the cost of the books.
Donate now to help ensure all of the 2500 young children in Siskiyou have access to books!

Recently in the News

Children attending Montague Elementary Preschool had the opportunity in May to receive no-cost vision screenings from local Optometrist Duane Brooks, OD, as part of the Early Childhood Screening Expansion Project funded in major part by First 5 Siskiyou and administered by Klamath Health Services, Inc., stated a recent press release from Klamath Health Services, Inc.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Moira Kenney, Executive Director of First 5 Association, released the following statement in response to the passage of state budget legislation yesterday:

We urge Governor Jerry Brown to sign the state budget passed yesterday by legislators—the best budget we’ve seen for kids and families in years. There is much to applaud, from enhanced efforts to decrease poverty and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), to new programs that directly benefit families and young kids.

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The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

According to Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, more and more studies are confirming the importance of conversation. “Language is the single best predictor of school achievement,” she told me, “and the key to strong language skills are those back-and-forth fluent conversations between young children and adults.”

Read more in The Atlantic…

MCAH News Flash

Two toddler formulas, which are not California WIC authorized formulas, were named in a lawsuit by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). On Thursday, June 7, the DOJ announced that it is pursuing a lawsuit against two companies, Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Inc. DOJ testing on Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Sammy’s Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula found dangerous levels of lead.

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Have you seen the Child Development Tracker from PBS Parents yet? Browse activities by age (2-8) and topics (emotions & self-awareness, social skills, character, literacy, and math).

Check it out!

Lead is found in toddler formulas, California sues manufacturers

Two toddler formulas, which are not California WIC authorized formulas, were named in a lawsuit by the California Department of Justice (DOJ). On Thursday, June 7, the DOJ announced that it is pursuing a lawsuit against two companies, Nutraceutical Corp. and Graceleigh Inc. DOJ testing on Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme and Sammy’s Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula found dangerous levels of lead.

Read more in the Sacramento Bee…

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Testimonials

 

What People are Saying

“I want to say thank you for the wonderful backpacks for the kindergartners for next year — my daughter loves it!”

Amanda L.

“It has impacted my child in a very positive way by making her feel important and able to open up and express her feelings and emotions. I’m more inclined to seek input from my child — we understand each other better.” A parent’s response to “How has your participation in this series impacted your child?” on an Evaluation at completion of the REHC series at Grenada Elementary School.”

A Parent's Response

“I was super-surprised to receive all of the gifts and gift bag from a nurse at Fairchild Medical Center when my son Derrik was born — thank you very much! I’ve already read all of the books to Derrik and his big brother Darren — we appreciate them very much and also all of the educational information about parenting and development.”

Laura P.