Summer Reading Program

Reading is a great way to keep kids curious during the summer. Why? Because reading “takes you everywhere!” The Monterey County Free Libraries just started their Summer Reading Program. Kids earn prizes as they complete reading milestones. Adults can earn prizes …

Take Five Minutes to Support Monterey County Moms

Two important bills, AB 3032 and AB 2193, are headed to the Senate Health Committee this week. California Senator Bill Monning sits on the committee and needs to hear from his constituents. AB 3032, Hospital Quality, Programs for Maternal Mental Health Requires hospitals to …

Strategy Soft Launch | May 15th

On Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Bright Beginnings’ launched “Together, Preparing Every Child for Life and School: A Strategy for Monterey County to Better Support All Children and Their Families“ and celebrated the progress we have made in ensuring all children in …

2nd Annual Summer Activity Expo | April 24th

Parents, children and young adults will learn about different activities/program opportunities that will be available for children and youth this summer. Click here for more information in English.                   Click here for …

Quality Matters Monterey County Annual Report

Early Care and Education: Rooted in Community, Growing in Excellence Quality Matters Monterey County is a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), an initiative designed to support child care programs and preschools to provide the highest quality early learning experiences …

Public Health Week | April 2-8, 2018

The Monterey County Weekly featured Bright Beginnings in it’s latest issue, “Growing the Future.” It’s Public Health Week and we believe it’s never too early to improve a child’s health and overall chances at success. A huge thanks to all of our …

Monterey County’s Early Care and Education System

Learn more about our current systems to be able to implement strategies that will expand access around our County!   Join us Friday, April 20th or Wednesday, April 25th to deepen our understanding of the early care and education systems in …

Bright Beginnings Annual Report | 2016-2017

Bright Beginnings has been a central coordinator of strategic action on early childhood in Monterey County since 2012. The Initiative uses a collective impact approach to scale-up effective strategies and maximize the impact of resources to support young children and …

Your opinion matters!

Monterey County Cannabis Tax Revenue Community Forums Help ensure that these tax dollars will support Monterey County children! Important decisions are happening throughout the state around marijuana legalization. As county and city agencies explore how legalized cannabis impacts their residents, …

Strolling Thunder on May 8th!

On May 8th, babies and families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will again descend on Capitol Hill for ZERO TO THREE’s second annual Strolling Thunder event! The families will share their stories with their Members of Congress and urge …