Educational Institutions

The Parenting Connection of Monterey County

  • Marina, CA
  • www.facebook.com/friendsofparentsplace

Mission Statement

The mission of the Parenting Connection of Monterey County (PCMC) is to support parents and caregivers in developing their ability to nurture young children. We have a vision that families in Monterey County thrive because children are parented well. We value parent education that is delivered respectfully, is research-based, honors the whole parent and child, and is appropriate for each age and stage.

Our primary program is the Play and Learn Family Playgroup. PCMC Play and Learn (PAL) playgroup classes are aligned with First 5 Monterey County Best Practices in Playgroups delivered under the leadership of a dedicated Program Director.

PAL Playgroups are a weekly 2 hour class that parents attend with their children aged 0-5 facilitated by a professional parent educator. Families enroll in a 10-12 week PAL session where they attend classes with the same group of families whose children are in a specific age grouping. PAL classes follow a regular routine including free play socialization time, age-appropriate activities for the children such as art or playdough, circle time with songs and reading, snack time for children while parents engage in a facilitated educational discussion, and organized clean-up.

PAL classes are designed to increase parental resilience, build social connections, share knowledge of parenting and child development, provide concrete support in times of need, and support the development of social and emotional competence in children. Parents who attend PAL classes report feeling more informed, supported, and capable in their role.

Highly qualified parent educators share and model relevant, research-based curriculum in each class, responding to the specific needs of the families in attendance, focusing on building positive relationships and growing healthy, confident children.

PCMC PAL classes are currently the only playgroups on the Monterey Peninsula that are offered at times when working families can attend. Saturday classes allow parents who work full-time during the week to access critical social connections and parenting support, while enjoying time with their young children.

Main Programs

  1. Music Enrichment Program
  2. Scholarships and Financial Aid
  3. Postpartum Support
  4. Parent Education

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Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Monterey County - Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel, Seaside, Marina, Salinas, Del Rey Oaks, etc

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Board President

Keywords

Self-reported

parent education, strong families, Birth to age three, perinatal health, birth, attachment parenting, fatherhood, motherhood, early childhood development, playgroup, first five

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Also Known As

Friends of Parents Place

EIN

41-2132550

Physical Address

3066 Lake Drive

Marina, 93933

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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PAL classes are designed to increase parental resilience, build social connections, share knowledge of parenting and child development, provide concrete support in times of need, and support the development of social and emotional competence in children. Parents who attend PAL classes report feeling more informed, supported, and capable in their role.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Music Enrichment Program

Interactive performances by local professional children's musician. Integration of music into weekly core classes, special music classes, and regular community concerts.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Scholarships are available to any family who needs one.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 3

Postpartum Support

A monthly postpartum support group facilitated by LCSW with special training in perinatal mental health. A Warmline that accepts calls from new parents who need extra support.

Category

Maternal & Infant Care

Population(s) Served

Adults

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Female Adults

Budget

$7,000.00

Program 4

Parent Education

Parent education program for new families with children under 1 year of age. Families attend weekly classes with a curriculum developed specifically for new parents.

Category

Parenting Education

Population(s) Served

Female Adults

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

Budget

$20,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Monterey County - Pacific Grove, Monterey, Carmel, Seaside, Marina, Salinas, Del Rey Oaks, etc

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Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

The Parenting Connection of Monterey County

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Board President

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Molly Jansen

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
Yes
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan