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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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Bright Beginnings, Inc. pledges to engage community, families, and students in concerted effort to reduce chronic absenteeism

Child and family development center, Bright Beginnings, Inc. has joined a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September and has pledged to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing chronic absenteeism in the new school year.

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Bright Beginnings’ Family Fun and Fitness Day Rounds Out A Splendid Summer of Fun!

As the Bright Beginnings' Summer of Fun comes to a close, we enjoy continuing summer traditions with fantastic volunteers and staff. Family Fun and Fitness Day symbolizes the end of the school year and provides an opportunity for our seven classrooms to come together for an afternoon of recreation and community.

On Friday, August 7th, volunteer groups from Fannie Mae, CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), PNC Bank and Leading Authorities sponsored activity stations celebrating health and wellness, ranging from healthy food tasting to field day games.

Children and parents enjoyed the perfect weather, along with light refreshments and the musical stylings of children's performer Mr. Skip. A huge thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for bringing some summer fun to BBI families.

The Journey to Kindergarten

Bright Beginnings’ primary mission is to provide a supportive and safe learning environment, ensuring that DC children facing homelessness enter kindergarten on par with their peers. But what does “Kindergarten ready” look like? This month we sat down with BBI’s pre-k teaching team for an in-depth look at the journey to Kindergarten and what the future holds for the Bright Beginnings graduating class of 2015.
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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