COVID-19 Response & Recovery

Our goal is to ensure that young children have quality, nurturing, and safe child care and education as physical distancing and other guidelines continue in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID Response & Recovery plan here.

Latest Weekly Digests
June 23, 2021 | COVID Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing
June 17, 2021 | COVID Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing
June 10, 2021 | COVID Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing

For past editions and more early childhood development news, click here.



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It Takes a Coalition

The emergency response providing coordinated solutions for child care and education is led by a coalition of early childhood champions, united under the Bright Beginnings Strategic Framework to better support all young children and their families, to prepare every child for life and school. This coalition is ever-growing:


A special thanks to the coordinating team and major funders: Bright Beginnings Backbone, Child Care Planning Council, First 5 Monterey County, MAOF Resource & Referral, Quality Matters Monterey County, and the United Way of Monterey County.

For more information, please contact sonja@brightbeginningsmc.org.