Collective Impact Convening

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Join the Bright Beginnings team April 3-5, 2018 in Austin, TX for the 2018 Collective Impact Convening, a nationally renowned learning event featuring more than 50 sessions, case studies, how-to sessions, tool sessions, and short talks. Email Karen Stein at Karen@first5monterey.orgASAP to save your spot! For …

We’re Hiring!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy

Bright Beginnings is looking for partners to join our team to support strategic action for early childhood across Monterey County. More information on the Facilitation, Project Management, and Community Organizer roles can can be found in the Request for Qualifications on First …

Bright Spots Celebration

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

Recognizing policy wins and leading school districts We were proud to join Bright Futures to celebrate the successes in achieving measurable results for our community! The event provided real, local examples of positive impact, reminding us that change is possible, and …

Pajaro CAT Spotlight

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Pajaro is often referred to as “no man’s land,” however Rosemary Hernandez, Child Development Coordinator at Pajaro Valley Unified School District, and Erica Padilla-Chavez, Chief Executive Officer at Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, Inc., are working to change this. …

Free Preschool!

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) has about 20 openings at the Seaside Children’s Center for FREE preschool! The program is free for income-qualified families with children who are ages three and four. There are full day and half day programs.  Anyone …

North Monterey County CAT Spotlight

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community

As one of the original organizers for the Bright Beginnings North Monterey County Collaborative Action Team (CAT), Director of Student and Family Services Noemy Loveless uses her deep understanding of community needs and passion for early childhood development to collaborate …

In the Press | Monterey County Herald

Bright Beginnings Advocacy, Community, Events

The Monterey County Herald highlighted our Family Friendly press event in a recent article titled “Family-friendly businesses recognized.” The article described both certifications and provided quotes from Leinette Limtiaco, president of the Central Coast Federal Credit Union, Megan Kennedy-Chouane, senior manager of Bright Beginnings, …