CalFresh:  First 5 Siskiyou partcipates in the CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps and federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), to provide outreach services so families can add to their food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.   The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.  CalFresh Outreach Program

Tobacco Prevention Education

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/02/12/385498822/smokings-death-toll-may-be-higher-than-anyone-knew

Be a Blue Ribbon Citizen!!

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http://zerotothree.org/parenting-resources

Just in Time Parenting eNewsletter

Parents of young children can sign up to have the newsleter delivered directly to their inbox on a monthly basis.  The message paes with their child’s age.  Thisd is a very helpful, easy to read information piece for prenatal to age 4-1/2.  To sign up go to: http://jitp.extension.org

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The local Shrine Clubs will be conducting a free walk-in screening clinic to identify children, through the age of 17, who can benefit from expert orthopedic, spinal cord and burn care provided by Shriners Hospitals for Children. No appointment necessary.

Although the emphasis is on orthopedic, spinal cord and burn care, the hospital also offers other services, including plastic surgery for non-burn related scarring, birthmarks, abnormal skin growths, congenital ear deformities, and cleft lip and palate repair.

All care at Shriners Hospitals for Children is provided without regard to a patient or family’s ability to pay.

Questions regarding the Clinic: Contact Monte Fitchett, Redding Shrine Screening Clinic Chairman, (530) 246-4940, etnom33@gmail.com .

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Washington Learning Systems – www.walearning.com

Childcare kit for childcare providers – children of alcoholic parents

TobaccoFreeCA – www.tobaccofreeca.com

Discover more information at these web sites.

Potter the Otter Website   FIRST 5 Santa Clara County has a kid friendly Potter the Otter website:  www.potterloveswater.com.  This interactive site offers the following:  1) ReThink Your Drink campaign resources, 2) fun and games for kids – including activity sheets, online coloring page and sugar pouring game, 3) tips from Potter and all his friends, 4) abundance of information on the importance of drinking water, 5) web and downloadable version of the Potter the Otter book, 6) online Pledge Form, and more.  In addition to these on-line resources, please visit your local Family/Community Resource Center for nutrition education and physical activities resources.  Siskiyou Nutrition Education Promotion project and the Re-Think Your Drink campaign is a partnership between First 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission, Chico State University, Sierra Cascade Nutrition Network and the 10 Family/Community Resource Centers, Butte Valley Montessori Children’s House preschool and the Forks of Salmon Community Play Group.

California Children & Families Commission The California Children and Families Act of 1998 is designed to provide, on a community-by-community basis, all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services..

National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families zerotothree.org is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the healthy development of our nation’s infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.

Childrens Defense Fund The Children’s Defense Fund’s “Leave No Child Behind” mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.

Children Now Children Now is a national organization for people who care about children and want to ensure that they are the top public policy priority.

I am your child Parents’ Action for Children, a non-partisan organization founded by actor/director Rob Reiner, is mobilizing parents to stand up for policies that put children and families first.

California Association for the Education of Young Children The purpose of CAEYC is to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of young children with primary focus on the provision of educational services and resources to adults who work with and for children birth through age eight.

California Child Development Administrators Association CCDAA is an independent professional organization for administrators of publicly funded Child Development Programs. Our long standing record of advocating quality early education dates back to 1943. We are recognized as one of California’s leading professional organizations.

Foster and Kinship Education Program The Foster Care and Kinship Education Program at the College of the Siskiyous provides services to everyone who is providing care for any child in an out of home situation. All classes, activities and support groups are free. We offer a safe environment for caregivers to gain education that relates to experiences that may arise.

Bright Futures Bright Futures is dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.

Child and Family WebGuide Gateway to a number of websites about children from Tufts University.

National Fatherhood Initiative NFI’s mission is to improve the well-being of children by increasing the proportion of children growing up with involved, responsible, and committed fathers.