Pajaro CAT Spotlight | December 2017

Pajaro is often referred to as “no man’s land,” however Rosemary Hernandez, Child Development Coordinator at Pajaro Valley Unified School District, and Erica Padilla-Chavez, Chief Executive Officer at Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc., are bridging the gap between young families and local resources available to them by rallying around several parents to encourage discussions about what’s important to their families to several nonprofits, community members, and other early childhood development service providers. “We’re encouraging moms, aunties, and grandmas to have a seat at the table, to be heard by local organizations on what they really need for their families to thrive,” shared Rosemary.

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Pajaro CAT Spotlight | November 2016

Maria Ramirez is the Program Coordinator for the Parents as Teachers program led by Action. She conducts home visits with families who are expecting or have children under the age of five, providing parenting support and building on parent’s knowledge on child and brain development. She helps parents recognize that they are their children’s first and most important teachers and that there is a lot that parents can do to foster school readiness.

Maria became involved with the Bright Beginnings’ Collaborative Action Team (CAT) in Pajaro after she saw firsthand a need for more early childhood development resources in her community.

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Listening Campaign Mothers from Pajaro | Campaña de Escucha Las Madres de Pájaro
2016 – 2017

The Pajaro Parent Listening Campaign was launched to deepen an understanding from a parent perspective. Read a summary of key findings from the Pajaro Parent Listening Campaign that was collected between March 2016 to March 2017.

Click here to read and download the report in English (2MB).

Click here to read the download the report in Spanish (2MB).

Pajaro CAT Calendar

View Bright Beginnings’ calendar here for the next Pajaro Collaborative Action Team meeting.

Pajaro County CAT Toolkit

Click here to access your CAT Toolkit that includes:

  • Bright Beginnings CAT Logo
  • Event Flyer Template
  • Presentation Template
  • Press Release Template