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
Nurturing Parenting Programs
Presented by Jennifer Moss, MA, MFT
July 29 – 31, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 3:30pm
Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 E. Miner Street, Yreka
This 3-day specialized training teaches the philosophy of nurturing parenting and how to implement and facilitate the Nurturing Parenting Programs, the Adult-Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) and Nurturing Skills Competency Scale (CSC). These workshops address hands-on skills and experiential exercises to use with parents and their children.
Jennifer Moss, MA, MFT, will provide real life examples teaching various Nurturing Parenting groups and home visitation, and more than two dozen engagement activities with her style of teaching. A certificate of completion will be issued and any trainee that completes the requirements of the 3-day training will be considered facilitator-certified and deemed qualified to facilitate any of the core Nurturing Parenting Programs .
For more information and to print, click image to download flyer.
40 Supports and Strengths that Young People Need to Succeed
Presented by Angela Da Re
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 4:00pm
Weed Community Building ~ 161 East Lincoln Avenue, Weed
The Search Institute has identified 40 supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. These Developmental Assets® focus on solutions, rather than problems, are powerful predictors of future behavior and can be impacted by educators, caregivers and other adults who support young people!
This workshop shows you how you can build a positive culture and environment using Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. Click image to download flyer.
Classes and Special Activities
Parenting Classes, Workshops, & Special Activities— Coming Soon!
These series of classes are ongoing now!
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!