Redefining Family Engagement For Today’s Parents And Caregivers

“I recently visited Bright Beginnings, an early childhood and family learning center in Washington, D.C. Even the fact that they call themselves a “family learning center” speaks to their emphasis on providing not only a safe and nurturing place for the children in their care, but also a ...
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Can a Bit of Technology Called LENA Help Young Brains Develop Language?

“There’s a new student at Bright Beginnings, a preschool in Southeast Washington. She’s called LENA, and while she doesn’t say much, she’s very attentive. “LENA isn’t a person. It’s a machine, a little gadget smaller than a cellphone that students wear in a pouch in a smo...
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At Bright Beginnings, Kids Who Have Special Needs Get Special Help

“The goal at the Bright Beginnings preschool in Southeast Washington is a simple one: to ensure every child who attends is ready for kindergarten by the time he or she leaves. Sometimes, there are challenges along the way. “The main challenge is at the core of why Bright Beginnings w...
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