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

Please use the form below for general information requests, inquiries about a program, to sign up for an information list, or to contact program staff. Select the specific program you are interested in from the 'category' drop down menu. Your options are:

  • Children’s Council General Assembly
  • Children’s Council Executive Committee
  • Bright Beginnings
  • All Kids, Our Kids

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.

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

Bright Beginnings Collaborative Action Team Facilitators joining the team

Bright Beginnings is also welcoming three facilitators to join the CATs and help move the process forward: Michelle Slade will be working with  Greenfield and the Seaside/Peninsula CATs, Karina Lehrner will work with the Salinas and Pajaro CATs and Judi Sherman will be working with North Monterey County.  All three are seasoned facilitators eager to work with communities!  Come to the next CAT meetings to meet the new ECDI team members!  

40th Annual Community Service Awards

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead 

The Volunteer Center, a service of United Way Monterey County, offers our community the opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to their organizations through our annual Community Service Awards. 

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.