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About Bright Beginnings

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.

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Month of the Young Child 2014

This April we celebrate a cherished tradition at Bright Beginnings. The Week of the Young Child™ April 6th-12th, is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world's largest early childhood education association. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

At Bright Beginnings we have created “Month of the Young Child”. Throughout the month, Bright Beginnings is celebrating with field trips, presentations, contests and surprises that will engage children and parents in a variety of activities to enrich their lives and celebrate their progress at BBI. We kicked off Month of the Young Child with a pep rally! Parents, children, and staff came together for songs, classroom presentations and the unveiling of an amazing banner created by BBI parents.

A successful 5K: Helping small feet take big strides!

The Bright Beginnings’ 18th Annual 5K Race was a great success! The Junior League of Washington went above and beyond, which they always do, as did the sponsors and organizers. With their help, we raised more than $50,000 for DC’s the most vulnerable families.
Check out these pictures from the 5K!

Read Across America Month

Thanks to all the individuals, parents, groups and corporations who helped us read over 500 books throughout the month of March! With the help of Andrews Air Force Base, Ballard Spar, Neighborhood Legal Services, TJ and Pam Hamilton, Susan Brobeck, Deloitte, Washington Wizards player Chris Singleton, and University of Delaware students, Read Across America Month at Bright Beginnings was an incredible success! In addition to reading, our children participated in a story book workshop series lead by children’s authors and illustrators Shushmita Mazumdar and Adjoa Burrowes. Browse our photo album to see some incredible pictures of our volunteers reading to the children. You can continue helping these families and kids by volunteering with us! Get involved and make a difference in the lives of these children and their families!




Telling Our Story

Employee Spotlight

On Friday, February 5th Bright Beginnings' very own Head Start Social Worker, Tamara Perez was honored by The Washington Wizards for her dedication to helping the children and families of DC. Throughout the month of February, the Wizards and Amtrak are proud to honor the great and countless contributions of African-Americans making a positive difference in their communities.
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Another Bright Beginning

Loretta's Story

My name is Loretta and my 3 year old and 4 year old have been here at Bright Beginnings for 3 years and benefitted from many of the services. My kids and I are better off because there’s a school like Bright Beginnings.

There’s the education program for my children, the therapeutic program that helps the kids deal with being homeless, and the socialworkers that have helped me get on sound footing too. I get upset really easily and they helped me address that.
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