All children deserve the best start in life. In the first 5 years of a child's life, critical connections are made in the brain that shape their lifelong learning.  How we nurture and support our children today will impact their success in school and in life.

2014/2015 State Budget Signed

Governor Brown signed the 2014/2015 state budget on Friday, June 20 that includes $264 million for early learning. Thank him for putting our children first by clicking here.

Learn more about the 2014-2015 budget and it's impact on early learning by clicking here.

In 1998, California voters passed Proposition 10, the ballot initiative that created First 5 commissions in every county in the state to support the healthy development of children from birth through 5 years of age. Learn about the work of First 5s around the state.

First 5: 15 Years for Kids! Fact Sheet

The Strong Start for America's Children Act was introduced recently--a federal bill to expand early childhood education! Learn more from the Monterey Herald's article.



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Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI)

In recognition of the tremendous need and significant long-term
impact of investments in early childhood, the Children's Council of Monterey County has launched an Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI). Learn more.

New Training Opportunities for Professionals
Click here for more information on any of the below trainings.

2012-2013 Annual Report

Community Event Sponsorship
We're delighted to announce a simplified online process for applying to have MY Museum's Wheelie Mobilee come to your event. Click here to learn more about Community Event Sponsorships.

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