Labor of Love Health Fair | September 26

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

The Labor of Love Health Fair is celebrating its 25th year on Thursday, September 26 from 4:30 – 7:30pm at Sherwood Hall in Salinas. Hosted by the Monterey County Health Department and sponsored by First 5 Monterey County, among others, this free annual event is a combination …

Cradle to Career Conference

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

September 11-13 in Washington D.C. Bright Beginnings was in D.C. at the Strive Together Cradle to Career Network Convening, with our local Bright Futures team and 400+ changemakers from across the country, united in the work of breaking down barriers and creating opportunities …

Salinas Mamás in Action

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Preschool For All

Bright Beginnings’ Salinas Mamás have an ambitious — and they believe doable — goal: making quality, full-time preschool accessible for all children. Earlier this month, several Mamás were interviewed by Radio Bilingüe. During the interview, they shared the work of their Preschool …

Quality Matters 2019-2020 Application

Bright Beginnings Community

Quality Matters Monterey County recently released their 2019-2020 application for new family child care and center-based sites to join their community of quality programs for local children. Click here to visit their website to learn more and find applications in both Spanish and …

Equipping Our Community to Amplify Voices

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Preschool For All

Senator Caballero’s Recent Visit Last month, Senator Ana Caballero heard first-hand experiences from several parent leaders, their children and Early Childhood Advocacy Network (ECAN) members in addition to a discussion around the early childhood development bills SB 142 and AB 123. Laura Pacheco recounted witnessing a child the same …

Increased ICE Enforcement

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Resources and Tools to Share In Monterey and San Benito Counties, an estimated 35% of children are growing up in “mixed status” families¹ (where one or both parents/primary caregivers are citizens and others are not). Due to recent increases in U.S. Immigration and …

Have your voice heard!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

The Impact Monterey County network is a collaborative network of nonprofit organizations, businesses, and public agencies throughout Monterey County that are working together to improve quality of life for the county’s residents. Their goal for the summer Community Assessment is …