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First 5 Shasta Seeks Commission Members

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First 5 Shasta (Shasta Children and Families Commission) was formed in 1999 following the statewide passage of the California Children and Families Act (Proposition 10). Proposition 10 placed a fifty-cent tax on tobacco products and revenues support early childhood development and school readiness for young children ages 0-to-5.

The Shasta Children and Families First Commission provides leadership and accountability in prevention and early intervention practices that foster the optimal health and development of children in the prenatal stage through the FIRST 5 years of life. First 5 Shasta Pathway Goals are:

  1. Healthy, well-timed births
  2. Health and development on track
  3. Supported and supportive families
  4. High-quality childcare and early education
  5. Continuity in early childhood experiences

To date, First 5 Shasta has invested over $20 million in local programs and activities that benefit young children and ultimately impact the entire community.

First 5 Shasta is currently seeking three commission members from the community for their 7 member board. Specifically, they are looking for representatives of:

  •  Community-based organizations that have the goal of promoting nurturing and early childhood development
  • Educators specializing in early childhood development
  • Local child care resource or referral agency, or local child care coordinating group
  • Local organization for prevention or early intervention for families at risk
  • Local medical, pediatric, or obstetric association or societies.
  • Local school districts.
  • Recipients of project services included in the Strategic Plan

If interested, please call Mary Brace at  530-229-8320 before June 7, 2013 or visit First 5 Shasta’s office at 1135 Pine Street, Suite 21, Redding, CA 96001.

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