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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 Announces 2017 Champions for Children Honorees

On May 11, Bright Beginnings, Inc. will host the annual Champion’s for Children Gala.

This year’s honorees include:

Colleen Conroy
Diane Bernstein
Frida Burling

Visit our Champions for Children page to learn more about the event and this year’s Champions

Ward 8 Center Update

The building team is hard at work, laying the new foundation for Bright Beginnings’ Ward 8 center. Please contact for more information or to make a gift that will help complete our second center and bring hope to 100 more children and their families.

Download additional renderings of Bright Beginnings' new center.

Home Based Socializations: The Importance of Parent Engagement

Every week, the Home based team hosts a series of activities for HB families known as, a socialization. The goal of the BBI socialization is to provide an opportunity for the parents and children to partake in educational and therapeutic activities together and also bringing our families together to meet each other and spend time at the Perry School. Socializations help create a sense of community amongst our families which in turn benefits the child.




Telling Our Story

Employee Spotlight

Congratulations to Ms. Sinknesh Bayou, our new “Brightest Star”.Ms. Bayou was chosen for the way she embodies professionalism; she maintains a positive presence and can work with anyone. She is pleasant in her interactions with staff and parents. Ms. Bayou has been with BBI since April 2016.

Another Bright Beginning

Ms. C

Ms. C recently got a job at Walmart after overcoming a few barriers to employment. After spending some time with her baby, Ms. C was ready to get back to work. A parent who has worked with the PRC since 2015 she was familiar with our services and made an appointment to work on her resume and practice interview questions. After updating her resume and working on her interview style Ms. C started applying. Read more

Parent Testimony

Read a first hand account from a BBI parent enrolled in our Home-Based Care Program.