More than 90 community members showed up last Tuesday to celebrate and launch the strategic plan: Together, preparing every child for life and school, a new vision for better supporting children and families in Monterey County. The launch was supported by United Way Monterey County, Bright Beginnings, First 5 Monterey County and many other community partners.
The strategic plan lays out a consensus on what is needed to transform systems and achieve tangible results for the 64,500 young children ages 0-8 in Monterey County and their families. It highlights our shared vision for how change must happen to better support early childhood development, and outlines ten strategies that prioritizing for implementation. It also aims to increase the scale and efficacy of collaborative action by improving coordination and aligning resources. The launch of this work plan is the result of a collaborative process and is co-owned by key county agencies, organizations and stakeholder groups ensuring it will receive the necessary attention to achieve results.