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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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Support Our Summer of Fun!

Thanks to Bright Beginnings, 170 homeless tots will experience the joys of summer just like other children-swimming, trips to the zoo, healthy snacks and ice cream treats, plus lots of exciting educational activities and games. Your gifts will make a difference.

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2015 Parent Auction
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Bright Beginnings’ Annual Parent Auction on Tuesday, June 23rd is the second largest family at our center. The Parent Auction rewards the parents who are actively participating in their children’s education and making positive choices that will stabilize their families, such as getting a GED, completing college courses, obtaining employment and taking advantage of our parenting training and informational workshops.

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Telling Our Story

Employee Spotlight


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

The Lincoln Family


Shauna Lincoln, a single mother of five, came to Bright Beginnings longing for a fresh start, hoping to find a way to a better future for her family. She soon enrolled her two younger children, and settled her oldest three in school. Jamila, a shy, sweet three-year old with an inquisitive nature, had some initial difficulty adjusting to Bright Beginnings, but thanks to nurturing support from her teacher and her mother, the little girl soon began to trust others, feel secure, and make friends. . Read more