Welcome to Monterey County Children's Council

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A strong parent and child bond helps children cope with stress later in life. Students who have caring relationships at school are more likely to succeed academically. 

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Babies whose parents frequently talk or read to them know 300 more words by age 2 than parents who rarely speak or read to them.

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Children reading on grade level by third grade are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than those who do not read on grade level. Children living in poverty are less likely to be reading on grade level by third grade.


The brain develops most rapidly between the ages of 0-3. By the time they are age 3, children’s brains have formed 1000 trillion connections between neurons.

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Students who have opportunities for meaningful participation in their schools and communities are less likely to engage in risk taking behaviors.

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Welcome to Monterey County Children's Council

Public Notice

The Monterey County Children's Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30pm at the Monterey County Office of Education (901 Blanco Circle, Salinas, CA 93901). This is a public meeting.

Upcoming Public Meetings: 12:00 - 1:30 PM at Monterey County Office of Education

October 9, 2017 Columbus Day March 12, 2018
November 13, 2017 April 9, 2018
December 11, 2017 May 14, 2018
January 8, 2018 June 11, 2018                              
February 12, 2018  

What We Do

The purpose of the Council is to facilitate the development of comprehensive and collaborative delivery system of services for children and their families.

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News For MCCC

Notice of Vacancy: Seeking Nominations for MCCC Member, Category C - At Large

The Monterey County Children’s Council is seeking nominations to fill its member at-large vacancy.  The member at-large will be a representative from the business community that shares a passion for the council’s vision and is able to attend monthly meetings and provide insight and input into the Children’s Council’s work.  The member at-large may also be asked to assist with the Children’s Council work as needed.

CA Legislature approves budget supporting early education

Budget proposal includes additional investments of over $400 million for early childhood education

(Sacramento, CA)—This afternoon, the California State Assembly and Senate voted to approve a comprehensive budget proposal that includes $409 million in increased investments in early care and education programs, including more access for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, increased reimbursement rates for providers, and a quality improvement system for infants and toddlers.