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 …

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 …