Together, We Are All Leaders

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. While sometimes we turn to our leaders for inspiration, we each can also be leaders in our own community. Our actions and …

Parent Power Summit | January 26

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

The Parent Power Summit is coming up on Tuesday, January 26 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. Register today for the opportunity to connect and learn with other Central Coast parent leaders and advocates working to support thriving children and families. Attendees will learn about: Positive parenting …

Virtual Advocacy Day | January 21

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Join us for a Virtual Child Care Advocacy Day on Thursday, January 21 to support children and families, end child poverty, and support child care in California. The fully virtual event kicks off at 9:30am with an advocate training and legislative briefings followed by …

Building on the Vision of Parents in Salinas

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

From June 2015-June 2016, the Bright Beginnings Salinas Collaborative Action Team engaged parents in a listening campaign, culminating in a common vision to support parent engagement and advocacy for children. Since then, we have seen a deeper commitment through Mamas de Salinas …

Local COVID-19 Resources

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Read about how our county is bracing for new state health orders, what to do if someone was sick at a holiday gathering, and the most current free testing sites in the Monterey County COVID-19 Community Newsletter, available in both English and Spanish. To learn …

Together WE Raise Monterey County

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

2020 has been an exhausting year. People of all ages are being taxed physically, mentally, and emotionally, so finding ways to address our overall well-being is important.  For the first time ever, First 5 Monterey County is participating in Monterey County …