April is Child abuse Prevention Month
First 5 Trinity encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making every community a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources that they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by creating strong and thriving children, youth and families in our communities. Read more.
Your ACE History
ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences. Our ACE history counts highly stressful experiences of abuse, neglect and household challenges that happened to us as children. But that number does not define us. It is simply an entry point to our own personal story. Where it leads is up to you. For more information on ACEs, please visit: https://numberstory.org
Kick it California
Quit smoking or help others around you and your child quit smoking. The California Smokers’ Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS or 1-800-66-28887) offers free counseling and referral services to help you or someone you know quit smoking. Read more.
Books for Very Young Readers
The public library in Weaverville is providing free books and literacy materials to families who have a library card and have young children (age 0 to 5) in the home. The program is funded by First 5, as well as by a literacy grant awarded for the program by the Redding Rancheria Community Fund. Learn more.
Who We Are
Building a Bright Tomorrow
First 5 Trinity County is honored to be the steward of the resources dedicated under Proposition 10, and is committed to the mission of being a partner and leader for young children ages 0 to 5. First 5 Trinity County’s comprehensive approach to early childhood education aims to provide services for children, families and educators in the home, in the community and in the classroom to ensure children enter school ready to learn.
First 5 Trinity County’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 guides the work and strategic investments over a five-year period. The plan builds upon prior accomplishments and lessons learned while creating new and innovative directions for the organization to evolve. First 5 Trinity County funds four primary focus initiatives. Each initiative provides a unique contribution to improving health outcomes for Trinity County’s youngest children.
Early Learning and Development
Family Support and Strengthening
Holding fast to our four fundamentals that make us who we are and drive the work that we do, has resulted in strong program strategies that are delivered by quality programs and partners.
The Trinity County First 5 Commission is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to govern the Children and Families Trust fund by implementing the goals and objectives of the Children and Families First Act of 1998. The Commission meets at least 5 times per year at 10:30 a.m. on the second Monday of the month.
Trinity County Children and Families Commission
The First 5 Trinity County Children and Families Commission is an autonomous self-governing Commission whose primary purpose is to support the healthy development of children through age 5 by developing and implementing a strategic plan for the use of Proposition 10 Tobacco Tax funds. First 5 Trinity County uses these tax dollars to fund local programs and services for young children to enhance their health and early growth outcomes. This enhances a child’s ability to be more successful in school and given them a better opportunity for continued success throughout their lifetime.