First 5 Shasta and First 5 Siskiyou are building a pathway to success for young children! So far, we've invested over $25 million in programs, services and activities that help build the pathway, touching the lives of thousands of Shasta County children ages 0-to-5 and their families.
Where do we get the money to help get children off to a good start? Thanks to the wisdom of California voters, Proposition 10 was passed in 1998 and began providing tobacco tax revenues to First 5. All revenues must be spent to, ultimately, improve child development and school readiness. First 5 Shasta and First 5 Siskiyou are in good company - there is a First 5 organization in every county in California.
Partnership - We offer a great big THANK YOU to our Momseverydays.com partners: First 5 Butte County and First 5 Siskiyou.
We Appreciate Our Featured Experts!
Instructional Service Coordinator
Shasta County Office of Education
John Harch, MD, FACS
Siskiyou County Tobacco Education Council
Michelle Harris, MS, RDN
Nutrition Education Specialist, First 5 Siskiyou
Center for Healthy Communities, CSU Chico
Q & A
Q: What can parents find out from an ASQ?
A: ASQ is the nickname for the Ages & Stages questionnaire. It measures different things about your child’s development at different ages and stages.
12 months: Does your child shake his or her head yes or no?
36 months: Does your child turn the pages in a book one page at a time?
60 months: Does your child catch a large ball with both hands?
It’s a great tool for parents to use at home to check their child’s development, including their social-emotional development. It shows parents where their child’s at and what to look forward to. It also helps them identify any potential concerns.
Q: How do parents do an ASQ?
A: The ASQ covers newborn through age 5 with questionnaires starting as early as 4 months old. You can do them right in the comfort of your own home at a time that works best for you and your child. You don’t need any special equipment, it’s all based on play activities and watching how your child’s skills are progressing.
Q: Where can parents get an online ASQ?