Bright Beginnings Strategic Workplan Approved

Bright Beginnings Community

In August, the Monterey County Children’s Council who serves as the Steering Committee for Bright Beginnings, adopted a Strategic Workplan that will take the initiative through 2018. The workplan reviews the Initiative’s framework and Theory of Action that will help …

Policy Advocacy Network Meeting Update

Bright Beginnings Advocacy

The Bright Beginnings Policy Advocacy Network is up and running. The latest meeting was great jumping off point for discussions about advocacy at various levels: school districts, county including state and federal. Here are some highlights: School Districts from various …

Final Evaluation Report

BB Comms Advocacy

Next steps for this fiscal year Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey, your responses helped us compile our final evaluation report. Every six months, Bright Beginnings reviews our strengths and how to best support communities towards improving …

Advocacy Action – Seaside General Plan

BB Comms Advocacy

We’d like to share with you an exciting opportunity to advocate for early childhood in Seaside. The city of Seaside is beginning a multi-year process to update the city’s General Plan. The General Plan helps dictate the city’s priorities and …

Update on State Policy for Early Childhood Development

BB Comms Advocacy

Governor Jerry Brown signed the 2016/2017 budget on June 27—notably making a significant multi-year investment to increase early education opportunities and stabilize California’s early learning system for our young children and the adults who educate and care for them. This …

Porque Me Amas Campaign Launched

BB Comms Community

Time with your children is more precious than anything. Porque Me Amas is an initiative supported by the Monterey County Children’s Council, Bright Beginnings, Literacy Campaign for Monterey County, and First 5 Monterey County. The campaign encourages parents to include their children …