Video | Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas

A new video from Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas and Intangible Productions demonstrates and provides insight for parents on how to communicate with their young children on topics that are particularly difficult to tackle, including the stress of bullying, and potential family …

United Way Supports CATs

United Way Monterey County has funded two new investments to expand quality, affordable child care: A Summer Bridge program for incoming Kindergarten students in Castroville who have not previously had access to center-based care. The program will help ease the transition …

Greenfield Kinder Family Festival – Video

The Greenfield CAT connected local agencies to families of young children by hosting the second annual Kinder Family Festival to ensure that young children have a successful transition into kindergarten school programs. During the four hour event, approximately 600 people attended …

CAT Spotlight – Salinas

Kristan Lundquist, Recreation and Community Services Superintendent for the City of Salinas, José Arreola, Community Safety Director for the City of Salinas and the Director of the Community Alliance for Safety and Peace (CASP), and Fernanda Ocaña, Community Safety Program Coordinator …

Why Paid Family Leave is Good Business

The Boston Consulting Group published the report, Why Paid Family Leave is Good Business,which summarizes current research showing that paid family leave pays off for employees and their families, as well as employers. The report suggests that there are five …

Bright Beginnings in the press!

A recent article, “Some smaller districts enroll younger 4-year-olds in early kindergarten” published by EdSource, featured the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District’s (MPUSD) accomplishment to expand the transitional kindergarten (TK) program which now serves children with 5th birthdays up to …

CAT Spotlight – Greenfield

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools, and Caryn Lewis, Greenfield Union School District Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, discussed the progress and successes of the Bright Beginnings’ Collaborative Action Team (CAT) in Greenfield.   The Greenfield CAT has …