Staff Directory

Noemy Loveless, Director nloveless@nmcusd.org

Rachel Tostado Yung, Secretary/Translator ryung@nmcusd.org

Adriana Dominguez, Community Liaison adominguez@nmcusd.org

831 633-5977

Kristina Torres, First 5 Coordinator ktorres@nmcusd.org

Laura Garcia, Parents as Teachers Instructor lgarcia@nmcusd.org

Rick Pati, Account Specialist rpati@nmcusd.org

Information & Referral

FRC Staff provide information and referrals for:

  • Health Services
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Parent Education
  • Migrant Services
Castro Plaza Family Resource Center


The mission of the Castro Plaza Child and Family Resource Center is to improve the quality of life and strengthen the individuals,children, and families of the North Monterey County area while promoting a safe and healthy community.

NEW!!! Positive Discipline Program for Parents

Positive Discipline Program for Parents is an FREE 8-session course where you will learn to help your child be independent, respect others, and be proud of himself/herself. Come and learn tools to implement discipline without punishment. There is a session taught in Spanish and another  taught in English.

Dinner and childcare are provided. See attached flyer.

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First 5 Grant Services

Parenting and Play

Free classes for parents and children 0-3 years of age from August through June (vacation period in July). Parents enjoy playtime with their children to learn about child development while experiencing activities together.


Tuesdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am & 12:00 - 2:00 pm at Moro Cojo El Cerrito Community Room, 8860 Vista de Tierra Circle, Castroville


Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 am & 12:00 - 2:00 pm at Castro Plaza FRC, 10601 McDougall Street, Castroville


Fridays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm at Prunedale Elementary School Room 38, 17719 Pesante Road, Prunedale


Parents as Teachers

Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers. The early years of a child's life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life. Free bi-weekly home visits by a Parent Educator to families with children 0-3 years of age. During home visits the Parent Educator provides an individualized age-appropriate lesson focused on parenting goals,which may include nutrition, health, sleep, safety, hearing, and vision.

Contact the Castro Plaza FRC for more information.


Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a school readiness program that strengthens the leadership and advocacy skills of parents with children ages 0 to 5. The curriculum is based on popular education and draws on the real life experiences of participants.

Contact the Castro Plaza FRC for more information.


Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities by teaching important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

Contact the Castro Plaza FRC for more information.

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Castro Plaza Family Resource Center

10601 McDougall Street

Castroville, CA 95012

831 633-5975

FAX 831 633-5981

Location Map

FRC Agency Partners

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Monterey County Department of Behavioral Health

  • Counseling Services


Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services

  • Food Stamps
  • MediCal
  • Cal Works

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North Monterey County Unified School District

  • Adult Education Classes
  • Preschool Registration
  • Kid Zone Program Registration