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.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information and Resources for Families

All of us at First 5 Siskiyou wish you and your family the best in health and safety.
Click here to visit this Resource page created to help you navigate through these turbulent times.
Keep checking back for daily resource additions and updates!

2020 census

Your Response Matters!

The Census will determine the resources in each community for the next decade.

Census 2020 – Shape Your Future

Every ten years, gives us that power to shape our future. You can shape your future by responding to the 2020 Census. Where do we need new roads to make our lives easier? Where will new school programs help our children thrive? Where could a new health clinic benefit neighborhoods? The 2020 Census will inform these decisions and shape how billions of dollars will be distributed to communities like yours each year.
You can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. It’s easy, safe and important. Make sure you and everyone you know is counted. Now is the time for you to get involved – our community needs you. Together, we can educate and excite, inspire and make sure every voice is heard. Together…. we can shape our future.

Remember -- when it comes to the Census - Everyone counts!
Below are some tabs that will link you to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the 2020 Census, a Fact Sheet in English and Spanish, and contact information to complete your Census online or by telephone.
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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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For Your Information

Newsletters

This month’s Parenting Together Newsletter, courtesy of
Oregon Parenting
Education Collaborative (OPEC),
is all about children learning numeracy and math skills.
Click here to research a vast array of topics in past newsletters.

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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.
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Serving Butte, Tehama, Shasta, Glenn, and Siskiyou counties.

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Our mailing address is:

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

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