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Welcome!

Mission & Vision

Our 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.

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.

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.

Strengthen Family, Community Support, and Partnership

Create and enhance collaborations for effective and efficient collective impact.

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Upcoming
Special Trainings and Events

Newsletters

Infant and Early Childhood
Mental Health

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.

 

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Building Assets
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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.

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Classes and Special Activities

Parenting Classes, Workshops, & Special Activities— Coming Soon!

These classes are ongoing with open enrollment!

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For Your Information

Newsletters

This month’s Parenting Together Newsletter, courtesy of Oregon Parenting
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.

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 58% 58%

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 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!

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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.

Vroom was created to help you make the most of the moments you already share with your child and to support you on your brain building journey. It is based on the latest early brain development research and was designed to layer onto your existing routines. With each short activity, you teach your child the life skills that help them thrive! Click here and see for yourself how Vroom tips are fun and easy to use!
Vroom was created to help you make the most of the moments you already share with your child and to support you on your brain building journey. It is based on the latest early brain development research and was designed to layer onto your existing routines.
Help Me Grow California supports success for all children by helping families and professionals with outreach and education about available community resources. By strengthening protective factors in families, Help Me Grow supports parents and caregivers to better understand and promote their child’s developmental milestones and encourages their readiness to learn and succeed in school. Click here to visit their website!
Help Me Grow California supports success for all children by helping families and professionals with outreach and education about available community resources. By strengthening protective factors in families, Help Me Grow supports parents and caregivers to better understand and promote their child’s developmental milestones and encourages their readiness to learn and succeed in school. Click here to visit their website!
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development. The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how the earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, how young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting from birth.
Vroom was created to help you make the most of the moments you already share with your child and to support you on your brain building journey. It is based on the latest early brain development research and was designed to layer onto your existing routines.
Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 845
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

Phone: (530) 918-7222
Email: allaboutthekids@first5siskiyou.org