Mission & Vision
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.
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.
Improve Family Well-Being
Enhance Early Learning and Development
Improve Child Health
Strengthen Family, Community Support, and Partnership
Special Trainings and Events
Infant and Early Childhood
Presented by Barbara Ivins, Ph.D.
October 18, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 4:00pm
Siskiyou Behavioral Health, Red Oak Room, 2060 Campus Drive, Yreka
This one-day introductory training focuses on foundational knowledge and skills for supporting socio-emotional development and promoting positive mental health in children birth to 5 years. The goal is to provide foundational knowledge and a common language across all family and child-serving systems, in order to create a vital, sustainable early childhood informed workforce.
Dr. Ivins is Clinical Director of Early Intervention Services (EIS) at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. The multidisciplinary early intervention and early childhood mental health programs at EIS serve children with medical, developmental and socio-emotional risks and challenges, including trauma.
In addition to direct services and program development, Barbara has provided training, supervision, and consultation within the Bay Area infant mental health community for more than 30 years, and she teaches an infant development/clinical course in the School of Social Welfare at University of California, Berkeley.
Please click on image of 2-page training flyer at left to view and print more information about Dr. Ivins and this training.
in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
Presented by Susan Morris Wilson, MA
January 9, 2019 ~ 12:00 – 3:00pm
Weed Community Center ~ 161 E. Lincoln Street ~ Weed
This training is designed for educators, parents, foster parents, relatives raising children, adoptive parents, family service workers, health care providers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, law enforcement, and other caring community members who want to help children and youth thrive and succeed.
Join us and learn about The Developmental Assets®, 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence children’s development, helping them become caring, responsible, and productive adults.
Click image to download flyer.
Classes and Special Activities
Parenting Classes, Workshops, & Special Activities— Coming Soon!
These classes are ongoing with open enrollment!
For Your Information
Education Collaborative (OPEC), is all about understanding the basics of early development — what to expect and how to best support a child as they grow and change. Research past newsletters here.
These monthly newsletters are great research-based resources available to parents and educators!
The Imagination Library is now available in Siskiyou County!
Total Children Registered
- Registered Siskiyou Families 58% 58%
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!