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Have you ever wondered where children living in shelters go during the day? Where do they learn? Where do they play? Where do they go to feel safe? Bright Beginnings understands the special needs of young children and families living in homeless environments. Our safe, nurturing, developmentally-appropriate childcare for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers helps them reach important childhood milestones, while we help their parents to end their homelessness.
Back to School!
The new school year has begun at Bright Beginnings, which means new classrooms and new adventures. This year is sure to bring fantastic child development, incorporating, play, discovery, learning and self-confidence. Good luck to all classrooms and an enthusiastic welcome to our new students and teachers!
Family Fun and Fitness Day 2014
On Friday, August 8th, volunteers from Fannie Mae, UNIC, PNC and Twice As Warm helped BBI cerebrate the end of the school year during the annual Family Fun and Fitness Day. Each organization sponsored an activity celebrating health and wellness, ranging from healthy food tasting to field day games. Children and parents enjoyed the perfect weather, along with musical stylings of children's performer Groovy Nate. A huge thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making this a fantastic day and a great end to the school year. See photos
The Bright Beginnings 2014 Transition Ceremony
Pre-K teacher Tara Perry has been educating and empowering Bright Beginnings’ children for 15 years. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the job is essential to the success of this organization. Ms. Perry will represent Bright Beginnings this fall at the National Black Child Development Institute’s (NBCDI) 44th Annual Conference, “Bright Past, Better Future: Remember and Rise Up!” It is through conferences such as the NBCDI that we become an even stronger and better-equipped organization that stands ready and prepared to educate children in these challenging times. Thank you, Tara, for your commitment to Bright Beginnings.
Another Bright Beginning
BBI Parent Ms. H (left) with BBI Head Start Social worker, Tamara Perez.
Ms. H mother of daughters (Kimberly and Kayla), enrolled Kayla in Bright Beginnings in September 2013. Kayla was shy and reluctant to participate in classroom activities, but her teachers and BBI’s High Scope curriculum have helped her learn to express herself and to feel comfortable socializing with the other children. Read more