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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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Important Community Notices

JOB OPENING!

COORDINATOR, FOSTER & KINSHIP CARE PROGRAM – College of the Siskiyous, Yreka Campus

EXTENDED FIRST REVIEW FEBRUARY 4, 2019 – OPEN UNTIL FILLED
$19.90 to $23.76 PER HOUR
12 MONTHS / 28 HOURS/WEEK EXEMPT POSITION

See complete job description here…

More information...

Under general direction and supervision of the Director, Non-Credit, Community, and Contract Education, the Coordinator, Foster and Kinship Care Program coordinates and may develop and present training services for foster care parents, kinship providers, and youth with educational services provided by the college in compliance with applicable Foster Care Education Program guidelines.

CPIN

 

California Preschool Instructional Networks

Dialogic Reading ~ Language and Literacy

This popular and fun CPIN training is scheduled on Saturday, March 16th, from 9:00 – 1:00pm at SCOE in Yreka.

Print flyer here…

More information...

Please contact Rebekah Moravec at Tehama County Department of Education at (530) 528-7359 with questions and assistance with registration.

REGISTER NOW!

Upcoming
Special Trainings and Events

 

Encouraging Natural Enthusiasm Through Positive Guidance

Presented by Kelly Smith

Friday, March 8, 2019 ~ 12:00 – 2:00pm
Weed Community Center ~ 161 E. Lincoln Avenue

Lunch and Learn!

Join other parents and early childhood educators and learn more about how to help children build internal drive, healthy relationships, and self-regulation skills necessary for future challenges.

Kelly Smith has more than 18 years of extensive experience in early childhood education working with families and children from birth to age 5 years. She is certified on how to observe positive and responsive interactions between a child and adult through the CLASS lens. CLASS is a flexible tool that focuses on the heart of great teaching: the teacher-student interactions proven to drive learning and development.

For more information about this training and facilitator, download flyer.

Register Here!

DEVELOPING

MINDFULNESS PRACTICES

TEACHING WITH

THE BRAIN IN MIND

Presented by Laura Fish

Monday, March 11, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 3:30pm
Miner’s Inn Convention Center, Yreka

In this training, participants will explore the developing brain of children as well as of adults, how to use the mind to change the brain, and the brain benefits that translate to behavior benefits of teaching with the brain in mind.

Particular focus is placed on adult’s incorporating mindfulness practices both for themselves and with children in order to promote social and emotional development, and prevent challenging behavior. Theory, experiential exercises, and practical strategies are included in this training.

For more information about this training and trainer, download 2-page flyer.  

Register Here!

STEWARDS OF CHILDREN

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Presented by Scott Eastman

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ~ 10:00 – 1:00pm

Eastman Ranch / Stable Hands ~ 1115 Oak Valley Drive ~ Yreka

Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Adult education is key to preventing child sexual abuse. If it can be prevented, it can be stopped! A light lunch will be provided.

Classes and Special Activities

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

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For Your Information

Newsletters

This month’s Parenting Together Newsletter, courtesy of Oregon Parenting Education
Collaborative (OPEC),
is all about teaching children the important skill of cooperation.
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 52.4% 52.4%

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 55% 55%

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