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What’s your piece of the puzzle?

Everyone can do something to support early childhood development in Monterey County. What’s your role - as an individual, as a professional, as an advocate? Find your piece of the puzzle below. Or browse our current collaborative action teams and strategies for details on how to join a team or start your own.

I am ready to take action on one of these strategies!

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We support teams that are taking action to improve systems for children and families across Monterey County! Sign up and learn more by emailing Karen Stein.

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¡Estoy listo para tomar una acción acerca de una de estas estrategias!

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¡Brindamos apoyo a los equipos que están tomando medidas para mejorar los sistemas para niños y familias en todo el Condado de Monterey! Regístrese hoy mismo o contáctese para obtener más información.

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I want to learn more about maternal mental health.

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Learn about the issue and sign up for email updates from 2020Mom.

2020Mom

I will advocate for policies to support mental health of parents.

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Join Weekly Advocacy Calls with 2020Mom every Friday at 12:30pm PT to hear the latest bill status and learn how you can get involved.

2020Mom

I work in social services - I’ll help develop these strategies!

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Contact us to learn how you can help.

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I want to know if my child is receiving “quality” care?

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Parents/Guardians, we know how important it is to you that your child is happy, healthy, and learning. Quality Matters Monterey County provides information to help you choose the best childcare for your family.

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I am looking for support for my childcare center or family childcare home.

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Quality Matters Monterey County is committed to supporting all types of early childhood educators with resources and information to increase their program quality. Learn more and complete a self-assessment of your program.

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Is my business a “Family Friendly Business?”

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Learn if your business qualifies and become a certified Family Friend Business or Child Welcoming Employer.

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What can I do to help my employees?

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Offer paid time off in single or part-day increments.
Support telecommuting or home-based work. Check out other ideas and become a certified Family Friendly Business!

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I will offer my employees flexible work schedules to accommodate their family obligations.

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That’s great! Flexible hours can make a big difference to working parents. Visit our website to be recognized for your family friendly policies!

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Is my business a “Child Welcoming” business?

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If families feel comfortable and happy visiting your business, apply to see if your business can be recognized as a Monterey County Child Welcoming Business.

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¿Donde le gusta comer en familia?

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¡Nomina tu negocio local favorito que siempre te da la bienvenida a ti y a tus pequeños! Solo lleva unos minutos y puede ayudar a más empresas a dar la bienvenida a las familias.

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I will join the Preschool for All campaign in Salinas!

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Support our campaign for universal, top quality preschool for all 3-5 year olds in the city! Quality early education will make life better for everyone in the city.

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Ka’aha ní Sa’ahá ní!

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Kue na ka’aha uvi nu’u sa’ahá cha kuahá ka tuhva na cha kuá ka ña ku’u sa’aha na. Va’aha nchuaha ka ko’o se’ehe ní ná ka’aha na uvi nu’u sa’ahá.

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I am a preschool, TK or Kindergarten teacher.

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Join the Preschool, TK and Kindergarten Network, dedicated to supporting educators and mobilizing for systems change to better align the preschool to first grade pipeline. Contact Edi Porter to learn more.

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I will volunteer in a preschool!

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Can you commit to regular volunteering in a preschool classroom? Your time can be invaluable in supporting young learners. Contact Megan Mock to learn more.

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I’m bilingual and want to support local parents!

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The Read to Me Project is looking for parent education volunteers. Training provided! Learn more by visiting their website.

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I will support a new early care and education professional with job application process.

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Be sure to contact Dora McKean from the Workforce Action Team to learn more and get involved.

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Salitain ang iyong wika!

Matuto nang higit pa ...

Gumawa ng aksyon

Kakayahan at asset ang pagiging bilingual. Mainam para sa iyong anak na matuto siya ng mahigit sa isang.

Matuto nang higit pa ...

I’m looking for services and activities for a family with children ages 0-5.

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Visit the First 5 Monterey County website for contact details for the five integrated service collaboratives in the county.

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¡Estoy preocupado porque creo que hay un problema con el desarrollo de mi nino!

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Visite el sitio web de Primeros 5 del Condado de Monterey para información sobre los servicios ofrecidos.

¡Aprende más!

모국어를 사용하세요!

자세히 알아보기 ...

행동을 취하다

이중 언어 사용은 능력이자 자산입니다.
하나 이상의 언어를 배우는 것은 자녀 에게 도움이 됩니다.

더 알아보기!

I’m looking for childcare.

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Contact Monterey County Resource & Referral, operated by MAOF, providing free information about childcare options for all families.

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I want to breastfeed but am having trouble!

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Don't fear! They are lots of local resources to support pregnant and breastfeeding moms, visit the Birth Network of Monterey website to view a list.

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I’m ready to advocate for changes in policies at the regional, state, and federal levels.

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Join the Central Coast Early Childhood Advocacy Network. Visit the First 5 Monterey County website to learn more.

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I want to prepare my child for kindergarten, even though I’m super busy!

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Download the free Vroom App - developed by brain scientists, it gives tips on how to integrate easy learning ideas into your everyday activities like driving in a car or making dinner.

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I want to engage with my child!

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Talk, read and sing! Everyone can support young learners through day to day interactions - that’s how babies and young children learn!

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I will speak my language - and encourage others to speak theirs!

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Being bilingual is good for children. Bilingualism is a skill and asset, learning more than one language
is good for your child.

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Quiero estimular el aprendizaje de mi niño con actividades rápidas y divertidas.

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Descargue la aplicación gratuita Vroom, desarrollada por científicos del cerebro, que brinda consejos sobre cómo integrar ideas fáciles de aprendizaje en sus actividades cotidianas, como conducir un automóvil o preparar la cena.

¡Aprende más!

I’m a new parent and need help!

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Learn about and attend free support groups for parents during pregnancy and postpartum offered in Monterey County.

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I will help manage a book drive.

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Help put books in children’s hands and homes.
Contact the Read to Me Project to learn more and get involved.

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تحدث بلغتك

أعرف أكثر...

أبدي فعل


أن يكون ثنائي اللغة مفيد للأطفال. ثنائية اللغة هي مهارة وأصول. تعلم أكثر من لغة واحدة
جيد لطفلك.

أعرف أكثر...

I can “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for children!

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This is where the text for the back of your card should go.

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I want to advocate for better services for children and families!

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Join a local Bright Beginnings Collaborative Action Team - or start your own! We provide capacity supports to teams that are taking action to improve children and family outcomes across Monterey County!

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I will vote for candidates that defend funding for early childhood programs.

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Visit First 5 Monterey County website to learn more.

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I’m a home visitor - I’ll share my experience and help develop the strategy to scale up home visiting!

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Get involved and share your story, contact us!

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