In June 2014, Bright Beginnings released an Engagement Opportunity Request (EOR) document that communities completed to be considered a Collaborative Action Team (CAT). In the EOR, communities stated their request for support services along with their community readiness to move forward with a coll
Welcome to Monterey County Children's Council
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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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 Bright Beginnings team members!
"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.
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.