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
Creating Compassionate Kids and Communities
Presented by Shauna Tominey, Ph.D.
Monday, June 17, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 3:30pm
Miner’s Inn Convention Center, 122 E. Miner Street, Yreka
In this training, participants will learn tools and strategies that promote emotional intelligence for adults and children across school, home, and community settings-skills critical for the happy, safe, resilient, and compassionate society we all want to see.
Shauna Tominey is an Assistant Professor of Practice and Parenting Education Specialist at Oregon State University. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative, a statewide initiative aimed at providing high-quality parenting education.
Previously, Dr. Tominey served as the Director of Early Childhood Programming and Teacher Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. As a former early childhood educator and family service professional, Dr. Tominey blends practical experience with research to develop and test programs aimed at promoting social-emotional skills for children and adults. Dr. Tominey regularly speaks at local and national conferences and is the author of, “Creating Compassionate Kids: Essential Conversations to Have With Young Children.”
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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 the importance of early
childhood experiences for brain development.
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!