Congratulations, Supervisor Parker!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAPC) Awards Breakfast Last month, Supervisor Jane Parker, early childhood development champion, was awarded the Child Abuse Prevention Council’s most prestigious award — the Talcott Bates Award. She was recognized for the breadth of her unwavering advocacy for investing in …

CA Budget Update

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Governor Gavin Newsom recently released the May Revision to his proposed 2019-20 state budget, and it looks bright for children and families! Learn more and find details by clicking here, and be sure to read the summary on Early Childhood investments by clicking here.

Strategy-Aligned Action

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Collectively, Making Change Happen Our countywide strategy, “Together, preparing every child for school and life,” has two big goals: to double kindergarten readiness, and to reduce the gap in readiness between low-income and non-low income children, all by 2025. This …

We’re Hiring!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Bright Beginnings Lead/Director Bright Beginnings Lead/Director (employee of First 5 Monterey County) — reports to co-chairs of the Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative and the Monterey County Children’s Council. This position provides leadership and strategic management for the Bright Beginnings …

Monterey County Budget Workshop

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Investing in Early Childhood Development By the end of last week’s day-long Monterey County Budget Workshop, each and every Supervisor voiced their recognition of the importance of investing in early childhood development. A big thank you goes to the champions …

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

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Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd Maternal depression is a common experience of women in the United States, affecting more of our mothers than gestational diabetes and preeclampsia combined. Here in Monterey County, an estimated 1,000 women annually experience …