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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 Annual Baby Shower with a Purpose – October 16th

Help Bright Beginnings’ mothers raise healthy and thriving babies by donating a gift today via our
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For many BBI mothers facing homelessness, the Baby Shower with a Purpose will be the only opportunity to receive supplies needed for their newborn. During the baby shower, new and expectant moms, partake in a variety of fun activities from games to raffles. Workshops dedicated to pre and post-natal health are also available. Support the Shower in other ways by donating flowers or refreshments to make the day truly special.

A Conversation with Bright Beginnings’ Infant Room Teachers- Ms. Natalie and Ms. Day:
A Glimpse at Our Littlest Classroom

How many years have you been teaching in the Bright Beginnings infant room?
Ms. Natalie: 14 years
Ms. Day: 7 years. As a former BBI parent I was very excited to join the teaching team. I love working here.
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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.




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