Monterey Public Library
625 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Storytime and Early Learning

The Monterey Public Library is a center for exploration and learning for all ages, through books and beyond. Our Children’s Librarians are experts in Early Childhood Development and enjoy supporting parents as they talk, read, write, sing, and play with their children. We offer weekly Baby Rhyme Time storytimes, followed by stay-and-play social time for babies and caregivers. Check our website to see our calendar of events for parents and children.


MY Museum
425 Washington St
Monterey, CA 93940

MY Museum provides an environment unique to any other in Monterey County. Constructed as a microcosm of “what makes Monterey special”, this 8,500 square foot museum is packed with a variety of hands on exhibits, making each visit unique and exciting. It compliments any visit to the Monterey area or makes a good day into a great day for those who are fortunate to visit us on a regular basis. The museum has had the opportunity to touch over 250,000 guests over the past decade and looks forward to many successful years to come.


Parenting Connection of Monterey County

Marina Del Mar School (classroom 10)
3066 Lake Drive
Marina, CA 93933

PCMC is guided by a set of core values. Parent education is delivered respectfully, is research-based, holistically honors the parent and child, and is appropriate for each age and stage.

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. 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.

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.


The Parent Center
Vicky Walsh, Rachel Cruz, Catherine Broz
Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators

20 Sherwood Place
Salinas, CA 93906

831.796.6900 option 3

The Parent Center is the Parent Education Department of The Salinas Adult School. We offer childbirth classes in English and Spanish, parent and child activity classes (mommy and me), family gardening classes, CPR and first aid classes, as well as having the only NAEYC accredited cooperative preschool in Salinas. All of our teaching staff hold Bachelor degrees and CA state teaching credentials.

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