All are Welcome in The County of Monterey

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Immigration: Understanding “Public Charge” The Monterey County Department of Social Services has created two flyers, in English and Spanish, sharing details about #immigration and public charge. Click on either flyer below to view and download a PDF version in English or Spanish. ENGLISH: SPANISH:

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 …