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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 Discusses Champions for Children Reception on Comcast DC Newsmakers


Proud to Celebrate Month of the Young Child

Bright Beginnings’ Month of the Young Child is inspired by the annual NAEYC celebration, Week of the Young Child; designed to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. As a NAEYC accredited institution, Bright Beginnings is thrilled to celebrate our children the entire month of April with fieldtrips, surprise guests, and special events for families. Follow our social media pages in April for daily updates.

For more info on WOYC, check out the NAEYC website.

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!

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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