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 …

MY Town

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

MY Town is a free pop-up children’s museum for Salinas! The exhibition is always free to children and their accompanying adults. Special Activities: – Story times: Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 am– Make and take Friday: 10 – 11 …

Lunch at the Library

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Lunch at the LibraryFree summer meals at your local Monterey County Free Library. Contact your Branch for details of serving days and times. Learn more >>

Central Park Summer Kick-Off

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Join the Salinas Public Library, Recreation & Community Services for Central Park Summer Kick-Off, a fun day of family activities to kick-off the City’s summer programming on Saturday, June 15 from 11am – 3pm. Learn more >>

Bright Beginnings’ Annual Report

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

2017-2018 Bright Beginnings’ Co-Chair and Monterey County Public Health Officer, Dr. Ed Moreno, recently presented our Annual Report to the Board of Supervisors, as part of the Monterey County Children’s Council annual report to the community. The initiative continued to grow and …