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May 25, 2023
Stipends for child care educators/providers are headed to you! See if you are eligible to receive $1,442 per subsidy child and complete the required ARPA survey by August 15, 2023.
Safe Spacesis a learning hub for school and child care settings with a focus on Trauma Informed Practices. Professional Learning Modules will be launched this summer for free in English and Spanish.
Early Math Symposium is open for Educators! Learn more about early math fundamentals and how to incorporate tools into your classroom/home on Friday, June 23 from 9:00am-3:00pm. It’s virtual and free!
You are invited to complete a brief Early Math Initiative Field Survey on your experiences and perspectives as an educator, care provider, or professional learning staff (e.g., coach, trainer, mentor) who supports educators. The survey will help inform future professional development activities for ECE professionals and will be available until 5:00pm on Friday, June 2. Another survey is from the PreK in Family Child Care Project; stipends are available upon completion.
MPC is offering onlinesummer courses in ECE!Register for Child Growth and Development, Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children, and Child, Family, and Community.
The R&R Network is conducting surveys to better understand what is important to families and child care providers. The survey is in English, Spanish, and Chinese. They are especially interested in the feedback from Family Child Care Homes. Be sure to share with your families!
ECE Community College students: ECE Career Educational Support grants are available for help with tuition & textbooks. The Child Development Training Consortium is offering these funds on a first come, first served basis.
Check out the Salinas Library calendar of events for June. Fun activities include Wee Ones in the Woods for children ages 4-7, Toddler Tales and more!
A Farmworker Resource Program to address the needs of agricultural workers in our community is being organized. To better understand the needs of agricultural workers, we kindly request that you share this message with the agricultural workers in your network and encourage them to take a few minutes to fill out the survey.
Now Enrolling! Hartnell College ECE program welcomes you and your child to quality child care on the Hartnell Campus. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Choosing a quality program for your child is one of the most important decisions a family can make. Family Matters offers tools to help families build awareness of choosing quality early care and education of their choice for a strong start to kindergarten and beyond. Informational Webinars - New Dates:
Monterey County needs businesses that support families, both behind the scenes with strong family policies and in the public eye as a service to families. Ready to apply to become a Bright Beginnings Family Friendly Employer? It's easy! Learn more and certify your business here. Child care businesses are encouraged to apply!
Are you or others you know interested in starting a child care business? MAOF is recruiting potential family child care homes and is offering free training, marketing, and up to $1,000 to new or expanding child care programs in Monterey County. Learn more or call MAOF at (831) 757-0775.
Our goal is to ensure that young children have quality, nurturing, and safe child care and education during and post-pandemic. For more information about this effort and the coalition behind it, please visit our web hub here.
If you have information, flyers, or events you would like to share in this publication, please contact or send information to: Laura@BrightBeginningsMC.org.
Want more information from Bright Beginnings Initiative? Join the mailing list for the Early Care and Education Weekly Digest, Maternal Mental Health Task Force Monthly News, and the Initiative’s Quarterly Update.
Overall, 81.4% of the eligible population in Monterey County have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For more details on COVID health data, visit the Health Departments websitehere.Stay informed on all things COVID-19 on theMonterey County COVID-19 portal.
It takes a coalition to provide coordinated support and solutions for child care and educationHere are some of those that have come together during and after the pandemic to build an even stronger early learning system:
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.
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