I Pledge to Vote
Yes on Measure Q!
Ley de cuidado infantil seguro, asequible y de calidad
¡Para que todos los niños comiencen la escuela listos para triunfar!
Desafortunadamente, solo uno de cada cuatro niños en el condado de Monterey está listo para el jardín de infantes porque muchas familias no tienen acceso a la educación infantil temprana.
El cuidado infantil y la educación temprana asequibles y de calidad son especialmente importantes para los niños que no tienen hogar o la amenaza de quedarse sin hogar, o que están en riesgo de abuso o negligencia.
Las investigaciones muestran que el 90% del cerebro de un niño se desarrolla antes de los cinco años.
To share your story, please email info@Yes4MontereyCountyKids.org.
Monterey Kids Campaign Kick Off Press Conference, June 6, 2022
Dr. Deneen Guss
Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
Executive Director, Early Development Services
Grad student at CSUMB and Mother to 4-year-old
President/CEO, Monterey Economic Partnership
Hartnell RN Student Nurse
Retired Monterey County Supervisor
Parent Organizer, Padres Unidos
Erica Padilla Chavez
Board President, Hartnell Community College
Supervisor, Monterey County District 2
CEO, Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Supervisor, Monterey County District 3
Directora del programa de aprendizaje temprano de la oficina de educación del condado de Monterey
Madre de Familia
Board Chair, United Way Monterey County
“We all know that if our youngest learners, which are our babies, if they have high-quality child care right from the get-go, they’re going to be so much better prepared for school”
Dr. Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools
"Hospitality, health care, farm workers. These are all positions that require child care. And many of our community members have not been able to return to work to aid our small businesses."
Monica Lal, President/CEO Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
“It’s not about forcing anybody to put their kid into child care but about creating opportunity for those who want it and need it. That should be available to everyone in my mind.”
Chris Lopez, Supervisor, Monterey County District 3
“Only 25 percent of our youngest children enter school ready to learn, as child care becomes more and more inaccessible to families who may already be struggling to make ends meet.”
Shannan Watkins, Executive Director, Early Development Services
“Our county is one of the richest, but our farmworkers, parents who work as line workers, don’t have access to high-quality child care.”
Alma Loredo, Parent Organizer, Comite Padres Unidos/Building Healthy Communities
“There were times that I thought about giving up on pursuing higher education because I was struggling to find safe quality, affordable child care.”
Priscilla Amao, Grad student at CSUMB and Mother to 4-year-old