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
Autism Babies, Toddlers,
Presented by Dr. Sonja de Boer
Thursday, August 29, 2019 ~ 9:00 – 4:00pm
Siskiyou County Office of Education, 609 S. Gold Street, Yreka
This training will discuss the development of babies and toddlers and what are possible red flags in child development, specifically related to autism spectrum disorders.
Some specific strategies and ideas will be provided for early childhood education teachers and caregivers to use to help children who are at-risk, or demonstrating behavior difficulties or delays (with a focus on autism).
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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!