Access to Holistic, Quality Early Care and Learning Prioritized in Local Policy

Here are a few examples of how early childhood development is prioritized in early learning:- City of Salinas prioritizes quality preschool access in its Salinas Visión Guiding Principles, which will guide its next General Plan.

– City of Seaside prioritizes access to quality early care and learning in their General Plan Draft, to be approved this summer.

– Monterey County Recommended 2019/2020 Budget includes funding for Bright Beginnings (through its fiscal sponsor First 5 Monterey County).

– In May and June, Salinas Mamas spoke at the Alisal Union School District Board meeting on investing in early learning, at a community meeting for the Buckhorn Early Learning Center on the community need for quality, full-time preschool for all, and at Senator Anna Caballero’s End Childhood Poverty bus tour.