2017 Annual Report Available Now

Check out our 2017 Annual Report to see how our work is continuing to make a difference.

Have you ever wondered how children experiencing homelessness learn, thrive, and succeed?

Our two centers offer full-day, year-round and developmentally-appropriate early childhood education for children birth to five-years-old at no cost to their families.

Have you ever wondered where children living in shelters go during the day?

Bright Beginnings provides young children experiencing homelessness with a safe, nurturing educational environment.

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Our Programs: Our unique programs are designed to meet the special needs of children and families experiencing homelessness.

Telling Our Story

Bright Beginnings' comprehensive model delivers educational, therapeutic and social services for infants, toddlers, and preschool children and their families as they transition families out of homelessness.



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