COVID-19 Response Coalition for Monterey County Weekly Digest
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July 8, 2021

COVID-19 Response & Recovery for Child Care & Wellbeing

For more information about this effort and the coalition behind it, please visit our web hub here

Summer break! The next Coalition meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 11 from 1:30-3:30pm

Weekly Digests will still be published. If you have questions about new regulations as they relate to child care and education settings, contact

This Week's Highlights

A few highlights from this last week are shared below. Previous Weekly Digests are available here

Vaccines By the Numbers

67% of Monterey County residents ages 12+ have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as reported here by the Monterey County Health Department on July 2.


  • Did you know that subsidized child care fees have been waived this year? This is great news for families in the following programs:

    • Alternative Payment Programs (CAPP), including Migrant Alternative Payment Programs (CMAP) 

    • Migrant Child Care and Development Programs (CMIG) 

    • General Child Care and Development Programs (CCTR)

    • Family Child Care Home Education Networks (CFCC)

    • Child Care and Development Services for Children with Special Needs (CHAN)

    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Stages One, Two (C2AP), and Three (C3AP)

    • Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children

  • The pandemic has exacerbated the child care crisis. PBS NewsHour has produced an upcoming week-long series on child care in the US titled Raising Our Future: America’s Child Care Dilemma. The series is scheduled to run in five segments the week of July 12. Each segment will have a specific focus that will run between 7-10 minutes. Learn more here and spread the word!

  • Join Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) on July 14 at 11:00am for a 75-minute webinar that will explore resources to help young children build racial literacy and new ways that you can use SSIC with the children in your care. Register here

  • Want to know more about the updated child care industry guidance, summer safety, stipends, the pandemic EBT card? Join one of the Community Care licensing calls this month. Click here to find the meeting links and times. 

  • Interested in learning how early childhood adversity impacts children and long-term health? ACEs Aware invites you to explore the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress. Register here for the webinar scheduled for July 14 from 12:00-1:00pm. 

  • The final release of the ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap is available for review, including the slide deck and transcript. In case you missed it, the information is available here

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information ➡️click here to learn more...

General COVID-19 & Public Health ➡️click here to learn more...

Resources & Tools

Financial Relief for Families ➡️click here to learn more...

All Ages Learning & Development Supports ➡️click here to learn more...

Resilience & Mental Health Resources ➡️click here to learn more...

Child Care & Education Quality & Business Tools ➡️click here to learn more...

Policy & Advocacy ➡️click here to learn more...

It Takes a Coalition 

The emergency response providing coordinated solutions for child care and education is led by a coalition of early childhood champions, united under the Bright Beginnings Strategic Framework to better support all young children and their families, to prepare every child for life and school. This coalition is ever-growing:

4th Monterey County Supervisorial District

30th California Assembly District

Building Healthy Communities


Carmel Unified School District

Child Care Planning Council

Child Development Centers and Continuing Development Incorporated

Children’s Council

Early Development Services

First 5 Monterey County

Go Kids, Inc.

Health Department

MAOF Resource & Referral & Alternative Payment Program

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Natividad Medical Center

North Monterey County Unified School District

Office of Education - Early Learning Program

Office of Education – Educational Services

Public Health Office

Quality Matters Monterey County

Salinas City Elementary School District

Social Services - Child Abuse Prevention Council

United Farmworkers Foundation

United Way of Monterey County


A special thanks to the coordinating team and major funders: Bright Beginnings Backbone, Child Care Planning Council, First 5 Monterey County, MAOF Resource & Referral, Quality Matters Monterey County, and the United Way of Monterey County.

For more information, please contact

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