Our Staff

Bright Beginnings is dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of children and families experiencing homelessness.

The Bright Beginnings staff is deeply committed to delivering a high-quality early childhood education to children while supporting their families with the services they need to obtain self-sufficiency. Our staff is highly skilled and able to address the complex needs of our children and families experiencing homelessness to meet those needs we hold high standards for our staff. Our teachers to hold a four-year degree in early childhood education or a similar focus of study, as well as experience working with young children in a classroom setting. Our program staff hold advanced degrees in their area of service as well.

We believe investing in our staff is important for the continued success of our young learners and, therefore, require all staff to participate in at least 50 hours of professional learning each year.

Meet our Executive Director

Dr. Marla Dean, a passionate educator and community leader, is the current Executive Director of Bright Beginnings. Dr. Dean is committed to the success and development of children and families in underserved communities.
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