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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

ORDINARY MAGIC

Understanding and Nurturing Resilience in Development

Presented by Ann Masten, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 ~ 5:15 – 8:00pm

Church of the Nazarene, 415 Evergreen Lane, Yreka

Dr. Masten will highlight findings from decades of development research on resilience that illuminate how children adapt successfully to adversities and challenges. She will identify key drivers of resilience in the lives of children implicated by research, including systems in the mind and body, as well as relationships, and protective processes linked to schools, communities, and cultures. She will discuss how the “ordinary magic” of resilience is nurtured and present a resilience framework for action, illustrated with practical examples. New horizons in resilience science will be discussed, including neurobiological and cultural processes, along with interventions that target multiple systems and generations.

Ann S. Masten, Ph.D. is a highly-esteemed, developmental psychologist and has been at the forefront of resilience theory and research for decades. She is a Regents Professor and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work in resilience in human development, particularly in the context of poverty, homelessness, war, disaster, and migration is recognized internationally. Dr. Masten is a past President of the Society for Research in Child Development, recipient of numerous honors, and author of more than 200 publications, including the 2014 book, Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Development.

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

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TRAPS OF A TRAFFICKER

THIS TRAINING IS FOR TEENS AND THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM.

Presented by Deena Graves

Friday, May 31, 2019   ~   4:30 – 7:00pm
Siskiyou County Probation   ~  269 Sharps Road, Yreka

In this award-winning, nationally recognized, and interactive presentation, youth will learn about the tricks, traps, and lures of traffickers and leave feeling empowered to keep themselves and their friends safe.

Deena Graves founded Traffick911, a Dallas-based anti-trafficking nonprofit that has received national recognition for her copyrighted Traps of a Trafficker© youth prevention-and-identification program. Deena is an international award-winning communicator who uses that expertise to give a voice to children whose voice and hope have been stripped away by those preying upon them for their own pleasure and profit.

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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!

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For Your Information

Newsletters

This month’s Parenting Together Newsletter, courtesy of Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC), is all about benefits of a positive bedtime routine. 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