Coming Together in Summer 2021

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

With 78% of our county population at least partially vaccinated, the Summer of 2021 has been a time of coming together. Monterey County parks are free to families, school has started in-person, business and summer events are back. We also came together …

Managing the School Year in the “New Normal”

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Wednesday, September 15 at 5:30 PM  With COVID-19 still present, students, parents, and teachers are collectively navigating uncharted territory with the return to in-person school. Montage Health is hosting Managing the School Year in the “New Normal” on Wednesday, September 15 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM …

Early Learning Enrollment Fair

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Preschool For All

Hosted by AUSD for Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten Students  Extensive research has concluded that high-quality, early childhood education leads to better academic outcomes and emotional-social success of a child. TK or Preschool combined with a further year of Kindergarten gives young …

Vaccination Success!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Preschool For All

Working Together to Protect Each Other COVID-19 pandemic recovery has not been easy for most, and stark racial inequities in wellbeing existed long before the pandemic. Our Indigenous community has some of the greatest challenges — our systems are not adequately …

Out of the Shadows

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Maternal Mental Health

Personal Stories of Pregnancy and Postpartum The Maternal Mental Health Taskforce is delighted to share experiences of other mothers and their stories through Out of the Shadows: Personal Stories of Pregnancy and Postpartum. “Sometimes we can feel alone in this journey, …