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
ENHANCING CARE AND UNDERSTANDING OF
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Presented by Eric Osborn
December 6, 2019 ~ 9:00am – 4:00pm
Weed Community Center, 161 E. Lincoln Street, Weed
Join us for this special training on FASD, and learn more about its broad range of effects and lifelong implications on children and youth. We will discuss the current research, the importance of correct diagnosis and support, and concrete, helpful ideas for parents, family service professionals, educators, and caregivers of children with FASD.
In this training, participants will learn:
- Causes and effects of FASD
- Typical strengths and characteristics of an individual with FASD
- Ideas to support and accommodate the various characteristics of individuals with FASD based on current research
- Importance of ongoing self-care and support with others insimilar situations (to avoid burnout and isolation)
This training is for educators, parents, foster parents, relatives raising children, adoptive parents, family service workers, health care providers, coaches, law enforcement, leaders of faith communities, and other caring community members who want to help children and youth thrive and succeed.
This event is free to participants. Lunch will be provided!
in 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.
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Classes and Special Activities
Parenting Classes, Workshops, & Special Activities— Coming Soon!
These classes are ongoing with open enrollment!
For Your Information
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.
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!