Welcome to Monterey County Children's Council

Alternative Education Graduation 2012

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.

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

April 9, 2018
May 14, 2018
June 11, 2018   
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
September 10, 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

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.