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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

Help our homeless moms raise healthy and thriving babies by donating a gift today through our Babies R Us registry. For many of our mothers his will be the only opportunity to receive everything they need for their newborn baby. Visit our website to browse the BBI Baby Shower Wish List. Support the shower in other ways by donating flowers or refreshments to make the day truly special! Thank you to our sponsors, Baby Love DC and Urban Petals.

Back to School Night

Parent engagement is essential to the success of Bright Beginnings. When parents donate their time to the classrooms and parent programming, it enriches the relationship between staff, and families. By working together we become strong as an organization. This is why family events such as BBI Back to School Night are so important. Staff thoroughly enjoyed meeting new families and providing info on all programming components at BBI, from education to development.

The Bright Beginnings 2014 Transition Ceremony

As we prepare for the new school year, we look back on the achievements of all BBI children and prepare to say goodbye to nine Pre-k students. The annual transition ceremony is always a joyful occasion. The education team did an amazing job creating songs, skits and interactive games for each classroom. It was delightful seeing students excited and confident to show their presentations. Lastly we thank Kids GIVE Back-packs for donating essential backpacks and school supplies to the Pre-k classroom. Congratulations to Bright Beginnings’ toddlers and preschoolers! Best of luck to our 5 year olds that are moving on to kindergarten! See photos




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

Ms. H

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