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.

Updates regarding COVID-19


Early Childhood Services (ECS) and Child Care Referral and Education (CCRE- Tehama County), are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and restricting face-to-face correspondence with the public until further notice. However, we are still available and working to support children, families, and our community. If you are seeking child care services for your child, please email ResourceandReferral@shastacoe.org for a list of available child care providers near you.  Child care referrals are also available online or at  My Child Care Plan (MCCP).  If you are interested in applying for services, please complete a preschool screening/SCOE childcare payment and waitlist eligibility screening.  Current clients can reach their child care specialist by contacting them directly or by calling our main ECS number (530) 225-2999 for both counties. If you have documents (enrollment forms, green sheets, etc) to drop-off, feel free to use the drop box located outside the ECS building located at 43 Hilltop Drive, Redding CA 96003 or at 409 Walnut Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080. 

All ECS State Preschool classrooms are closed and will reopen when the school campus reopens.

Link to COVID-19 early learning and care resources

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Renee Menefee
Executive Director


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Administrative Offices &
Serving Shasta County
43 Hilltop Dr Redding CA 96003

phone: 530-225-2999
fax: 530-225-2977

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Serving Tehama County
409 Walnut Red Bluff CA 96080

phone: 530-529-3131
fax: 530-529-6631

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