Early Childhood Services

Mission: “To provide quality early education & community support to children and families throughout our area.”

Welcome to Early Childhood Services (ECS)! For over 50 years, we have been serving children and families, and the professionals who care for them. We meet our mission through the following ECS divisions:

The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out.Bill Gates Sr.

Portrait of Renee

Renee Menefee
Executive Director

Bridges to School Success (Shasta)

Behavior Support for young Children in preschool, home, or family childcare settings. For more information click here.

Early Education & Instruction (Shasta)

The Early Education and Instruction Department provides support, resources and professional development opportunities for early childhood education programs in our area. We ensure federal and state compliance of our California State Preschool programs. These high quality part-day preschool classrooms are located on various school district campuses throughout Shasta County. For more information click here.

Family & Community Support (Shasta & Tehama)

The Family and Community Support Services Division is centered around families, children, child care providers and local agencies. For more information click here.

Health & Nutrition (Shasta & Tehama)

“We provide support, education and meal reimbursements to child care providers, districts and the community.” For more information click here.

Local Child Care Planning Council (Shasta)

The Shasta County Local Child Care Planning Council (LPC) is actively involved in advocating for early care and education needs within Shasta County. Public meetings are held monthly. Please see the current agenda.

Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS)

The Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is a grant funded systematic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early care and education programs. Shasta County Office of Education is one of six counties in the North State representing a Regional Consortium working together to increase quality. This is an innovative approach that forges partnerships between counties to achieve the goal of helping children ages 0 to 5 and their families thrive by increasing the number of high-quality early learning settings, including supporting and engaging families in the early learning process. Supporting more settings to achieve high-quality standards helps ensure more of California's children enter school with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to be successful. This provides families the information and support they need to promote and optimize their children's development and learning, both inside and outside the home.

Contact the LCCPC Coordinator for more information on QRIS or to become a participating provider.

Our Locations

Shasta County
43 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: 530-225-2999
FAX 530-225-2977

Office Hours:
Monday- Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tehama County
409 Walnut St
Red Bluff, CA 96080

Fax 530-529-6631

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed for lunch 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm