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COVID Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing

As we keep adapting to a new COVID context, the COVID Response & Recovery Coalition for Child Care & Wellbeing continues to connect the early care and learning community to resources and each other. Sign up for the weekly digest here, read archives here, and join us at our next meeting on Wednesday, December 15 at 1:30pm here. On the agenda: COVID Conversations, ARPA funded master planning to increase child care spaces in Monterey County, and general announcements.

VIDA Community Health Workers

Partners in the Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative continue to support the VIDA Community Health Worker (CHW) program to help prevent the spread of COVID and to help families recover from its impact. Reach out to VIDA agencies in your community here (scroll to the bottom). We’ve supplied Shelter-In-Play boxes in partnership with First 5 Monterey County, MYMuseum and Transportation Agency of Monterey County (TAMC), diapers through Bright Beginnings’ backbone, and children’s books through First 5 Monterey County. Also in partnership with First 5 Monterey County, we’ve supported the wellbeing of the CHWs by providing reflective practice circles. Thank you all for supporting each other and our community! Learn more by following VIDA Project on Facebook and the hashtag #togethertowardhealth.

Greenfield Diaper Drive Success

The Greenfield Early Learning Partnership (GELP) hosted a Free Diaper Giveaway at Mary Chapa on August 26, distributing diapers to over 200 Greenfield families. Read more about the past event here.

Based on this success, GELP will hold another drive for Greenfield residents only on January 26, 2022 at 801 Walnut Ave, Greenfield, CA 93927. For more information, please call Lupita Garcia at (831) 674-2840 ext. 2038. Follow Greenfield Early Learning PartnershipGreenfield Recreation Department, and Bright Beginnings on social media and use the hashtag #ProudtobeGUSD for more information on next month’s drive as it is available.