Free Preschool!

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) has about 20 openings at the Seaside Children’s Center for FREE preschool! The program is free for income-qualified families with children who are ages three and four. There are full day and half day programs.  Anyone …

Community Bright Spot Celebration | January 12th

                Join us as we celebrate the successes in our community on Friday, January 12th! As a community, Bright Futures met in 2015 and prioritized 7 Community Goals to focus our interventions on improving educational outcomes for our …

Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) Conference

¡Mujeres Saludables, Familias Saludables, Comunidades Saludables! The sixth annual Adelante Con Orgullo Mujer Inmigrante (ACOMI) women’s health conference is being held Saturday, December 2nd from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Hartnell College. This free conference is specifically for Spanish-speaking immigrant women. …

North Monterey County CAT Spotlight

As one of the original organizers for the Bright Beginnings North Monterey County Collaborative Action Team (CAT), Director of Student and Family Services Noemy Loveless uses her deep understanding of community needs and passion for early childhood development to collaborate …

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) Focus Groups

Parents and childcare providers needed! How do we prepare our children for Kindergarten? First 5 Monterey County is developing two KRA focus groups, a Parent Focus Group and a Childcare Provider Focus Group! Have your voice heard in a countywide system …

In the Press | Monterey County Herald

The Monterey County Herald highlighted our Family Friendly press event in a recent article titled “Family-friendly businesses recognized.” The article described both certifications and provided quotes from Leinette Limtiaco, president of the Central Coast Federal Credit Union, Megan Kennedy-Chouane, senior manager of Bright Beginnings, …

Good for Families, Good for Business

The Bright Beginnings Family Friendly Business initiative was featured in the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Journal, see page 13. Click here to read the full article.