Resources for Parents & Families

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Find Child Care & Education Are you looking for child care? The Monterey County Child Care website is the central point for up-to-date information for child care and education during the pandemic. Individuals can either call the Resource & Referral line (831) 757-0775 …

Census 2020 — All Kids Count!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Have you completed the census yet? Do young children live at your address? They belong on your Census, even if you’re not their parent! Help us ensure that all kids count in Monterey County, so that we get the important federal …

Las Mamás Nominated for LIVE UNITED Awards

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Congratulations and Thank You for All That You Do The LIVE UNITED Awards honors the outstanding volunteers who gave back to our community throughout the previous year. Bright Beginnings’ Las Mamas de Salinas Abogan were nominated for their work in advocating for early childhood …

Caring for Our Children

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Friends, Family, Neighbors Are At the Heart of Caregiving Family, friends, and neighbors are at the heart of child care for most families, and even more so since the pandemic started. These caregivers are usually familiar with the family culture, speak the …

A Summer Like Never Before

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

From closed beaches to dampened holidays, from a deepening pandemic to racial awakening, this is a summer like never before. It is also a summer full of care, creativity, and new ways of connecting. It’s a summer of finding hope …

Forward Together Initiative

BB Comms Community, Events

Free Opportunities to Come Together in July & August In times of great stress, social connection has proven to be our greatest source of strength and healing. We are all impacted by COVID-19. The Monterey County Behavioral Health Forward Together …