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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.
Read Across America Month, Stop, Drop and Read Initiative -March 2015
Every day in March we will be celebrating Read Across America Month. We are encouraging our community supporters to stop by Bright Beginnings, drop down into a comfy chair and read a favorite story to the children. The BBI Stop, Drop and Read program is an easy way to participate, highlighting literacy which we treasure. Not available for afternoon reading? Donate your favorite children’s book to the classrooms. Help us reach our goal of reading 1,000 books in March!
National School Choice Week 2015
This January, Bright Beginnings will participate in National School Choice Week. The annual celebration provides individuals, schools, and organizations with the opportunity to create a space for learning and engagement, while participants share messages of education across the country. On Thursday, January 28th Bright Beginnings will partner with The Links, Inc. and the Northwest One Branch of the D.C. Public Library System for a reading extravaganza.
During the program; librarians will conduct story time, STAR Training and library card registration for teachers and parents. Thank you to Links, Inc. for providing BBI children with some of their favorite stories and the Northwest One Library Branch for hosting.
This year National School Choice Week anticipates over 10,000 events planned across the country, making it the largest celebration of education opportunity in US history. Follow our social media pages on January 28th for live updates of the event!
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
BBI Parent Ms. H (left) with BBI Head Start Social worker, Tamara Perez.
Ms. H mother of daughters (Kimberly and Kayla), enrolled Kayla in Bright Beginnings in September 2013. Kayla was shy and reluctant to participate in classroom activities, but her teachers and BBI’s High Scope curriculum have helped her learn to express herself and to feel comfortable socializing with the other children. Read more