Raising the Future
● By Enjoy Magazine
First 5 Shasta serves as the local facilitator of Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child. Each year, First 5 Shasta collaborates with local partners, businesses and event and activity hosts to create a celebration focused on young children (ages 0 to 5), their families and caregivers. When paper dolls handcrafted by local children appear in business windows across the county, all community members are alerted that the Week of the Young Child has arrived!
This celebration: • Reminds our community of the importance and value of early childhood. • Offers many opportunities for fun and learning at events and activities for children, families, professionals and all community members. • Encourages stronger early childhood investment – the whole community benefits when we invest time, energy and resources in the health, education and well-being of young children.
How you can help: Shasta County professionals, businesses, families and other community members can all play a role in the Week of the Young Child. Join the celebration! You can get involved in the following ways: • Produce a local event or activity. • Get financial assistance to help produce a Shasta County event. • Children’s groups can decorate and donate a group of paper dolls for display. • Businesses can adopt and display a group of paper dolls. • Organizations, groups and businesses can distribute the Week of the Young Child calendar. • Attend Week of the Young Child events.