Early Childhood Programs & Child Care Referral Agencies

Also see Birth categories in section Health.

Multiple Counties

California Early Start. An interagency system of coordinated services for infants & toddlers with disabilities & their families. Find out about early intervention services in your community. Visit http://www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart or call (1-800) 515-BABY.

First 5 California, California Children & Families Commission. First 5’s mission is to improve the lives of children from conception through kindergarten. Collaborates with & supports local agencies serving families with young children. Some offices offer resource information to families, caregivers & others who work with young children. The First 5 California website includes a parents’ resource & education section: http://www.ccfc.ca.gov/parents. (916) 263-1050.

County offices:
Butte: http://www.first5butte.org. 82 Table Mountain Blvd., Ste. 40, Oroville. (530) 538-7964.
Shasta: http://www.first5shasta.org. 1135 Pine St., Ste. 21, Redding. (530) 229-8300.
Siskiyou: http://www.first5siskiyou.org. 310 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., #3, Mt. Shasta. (530) 918-7222.
Tehama: http://www.first5tehama.com. 332 Pine St., Red Bluff. (530) 528-1395. 

Head Start. National school readiness program that emphasizes the role of parents as their child’s first & most important teachers. Provides families opportunities for education, parenting support & resources. Selected centers offer childcare programs. To find a local Head Start program use the Head Start Locator at http://www.eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices, call (866) 677-8724, or call these local offices:

NCCDI Tehama County Head Start; 220 Sycamore St., Ste. 200 Red Bluff. nccdi.com. (530) 529-1500 or (1-877) 224-7772.

Shasta Head Start, Inc: 375 Lake Blvd., Ste. 100, Redding. http://www.shskids.org. (530) 241-1036.

Siskiyou Early Head Start: http://www.ssku.k12.ca.us/sehs.html. 1 Child’s Way, Yreka. (530) 842-8493.

Butte County

Butte County Office of Education Child Development Programs & Services; Oroville. http://www.bcoe.butte.org/ess/cd. 1870 Bird St. (530) 532-5648.

Valley Oak Children’s Services; Chico. http://www.valleyoakchildren.org. 287 Rio Lindo Ave. (530) 895-3572.

Shasta County

Early Childhood Services; Redding. http://www.shastacoe.org (“Departments” menu). 43 Hilltop Dr. (530) 225-2999.

Siskiyou County

Siskiyou Child Care Council; Weed. 170 Boles St. (530) 938-2748.

Tehama County

Childcare Referral & Education (Shasta COE); Red Bluff. http://www.shastacoe.org (“Departments” menu). 645 Antelope Blvd. #34. (530) 529-3131.

Early Childhood Services; Red Bluff. Offers preschool programs, family childcare home education network, local childcare planning council & more. http://www.tehamaschools.org/department/early-childhood. 1135 Lincoln St. (530) 527-5811.

Updated 02/05/2014 MS

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Updated: Feb 6, 2014 @ 2:11 pm