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  1. Tobacco Helping Children ? A look at California First Five

  2. In 1998 voters in California passes a .50 Tax on all tobacco products with the proceeds to go to California’s children 0-5 years old. This tax created and is administered by, “First 5 California” http://www.first5california.com. A Little History

  3. First Five California's mission Statement: "By 2012, be recognized as California's unequivocal voice for children 0 to 5 to ensure greater equity in their readiness for school.” The Big Picture

  4. The “First 5 California commission” then distributes the funds locally to the 58 counties in California, where it is administered by county first five programs. Each county does this in its own way. In Siskiyou County, “First 5 Siskiyou,http://www.first5siskiyou.org/” funds many “Community Resource Centers” around the county; there is a local resource center in most communities. Family resource centers

  5. Butte Valley • Dunsmuir • Happy Camp • McCloud • Montague • Mt. Shasta • Scott Valley • Tule lake • Weed • Yreka Community Resource Centers A Look at Siskiyou County

  6. Weed Community Resource Center590 Main StreetWeed, CA 96094530-938-2426wcrcdir@sbcglobal.netJoyce Oliver - Executive Director Funded for fiscal year 2010-2011 by First 5 Siskiyou for $39,000 Looking closer, Weed Family Resource Center

  7. Family Advocacy • Parent Education • Children Play Area • Car-Seat Safety Program • Helmet Safety Program • Lending Library • Parenting Resource Kits • Early Childhood Literacy Program • Transition to School Program • Summer Buddies Nutrition Education & Activities • Volunteer Site • Compassionate Friends Support Group • Family & Community Fun Nights • Kindergarten Round-up • Children’s Activities at WIC • Story Time • Children’s Cooking Classes • Healthy Families Application Assistance • A variety of resources and referrals to other services and programs Services and programs at the Weed Community Resource Center

  8. FREE Income Tax Preparation Assistance sponsored by JEDI in collaboration with the IRS and other community partners Weed CRC on 2/17; Let’s look at the Weed CRC February 2011 calendar

  9. Slot Car Racing (Call to reserve space) 3, 10, 17, 24 4:00 - 5:00 TH Weed CRC • Weed Fit” - Kids exercise & nutrition ed. class 4, 18 10:00 - 11:00 F Weed CRC • Play Group/Story Time 9, 23 10:30 - 11:30 W Weed CRC

  10. Weed Community Resource Center Family Based Relapse Prevention Classes -12 week Series- Sign up today! 590 Main St 938-2426 Free Dinner….. Free Childcare PRE-REGISTER NOW! 12/7/10-2/22/11 6:30-8:30 *Class Fee $15.00* (Limited partial scholarship available) Co-Sponsored By FIRST 5 Siskiyou Children and Families Commission Healthy Children, Ready to Learn Weed Community Resource Center

  11. References • Families, schools and communities: building partnerships for educating children (5th edition) Chandler B., Barboar, N.H. & Scully P.A. (2011) Boston, MA: Pearson, • http://www.first5siskiyou.org/ • http://www.first5california.com/default.asp