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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 Holiday Celebration

Without a doubt, the biggest time of the year at BBI is the holiday season. During the month of December volunteer groups stop by to participate in arts and crafts, read winter stories and play games in the classrooms. BBI sponsors also donate funds toward the Family Holiday Dinner. Parents and children dine together in the classrooms, playing games and singing songs.

Want to make a child’s holiday wish come true? Donate to our BBI Holiday Store. Each BBI child creates a wish list. It is our mission to find every item on the list. Donate toys, clothing, books etc. for all ages (6-weeks to 5 years). We need you to make the holidays a truly joyful time.

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Telling Our Story

Employee Spotlight

The Bright Beginnings team, would like give a resounding shout out to Classroom 7 teacher Ms. Debra barber and Ms. LaChe’ Washington for maintaining EXCELLENT attendance since the start of the school year. Their year to date, Room 7’s attendance is at a whopping 92%! This means their children have attended school 92% of the time since school started in August. Room 7 Teachers Ms. Debra and Ms. LaChe’ have an awesome relationship with their parents and that they have effective team teaching strategies. We are so proud of their efforts.

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.