“Bright Beginnings, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that operates early childhood and family learning centers for children and families experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. Our centers offer full-day, year-round, developmentally appropriate early childhood education services for children birth to five at no cost to their families.”
Youth Services/Day Care
~ “Bright Beginnings’ Center-Based Program is a year-round Head Start and Early Head Start program for children birth to five-years-old that supports their progress and development through comprehensive services for children and families in the area of early learning, health, and family well-being.”
~ “The overall goal of Bright Beginnings’ Head Start and Early Head Start program is to provide children with a learning environment that helps them develop socially, emotionally, physically, and cognitively so that they will not only be school ready but excel in school.”
~ “All Bright Beginnings students receive therapeutic and health screenings within 45 days of enrollment at Bright Beginnings… Bright Beginnings’ therapeutic service team includes clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists- who work with our children, teachers, and parents to provide in-service training, classroom interventions and ongoing consultations.”
~To enroll in the Bright Beginnings Program, you must complete an application.
~What you need to enroll:
~~Birth Certificate or other official document verifying the age of the children who will be participating.
~~Proof of Residency: A letter from your shelter or transitional housing case manager stating that you are a resident or participant, or your Intake Packet from the Virginia Williams Resource Center (202) 724-5054.
~~Proof of Income: (Only required if family is not homeless.) TANF statement dated within 30 days OR (3) recent pay stubs, if you are working.
~~Other required documents for the Center-Based Program application to be complete include: Social Security cards for yourself and ALL children, Long Birth Certificates for yourself and ALL children, Photo ID of parent, Medicaid cards for yourself and ALL children, DC Health Certificate showing the child’s immunizations and health information. Children 3 and older need to have a completed Dental Certificate, and Results of any developmental screens or evaluations, if applicable.
~They accept children with disabilities or suspected disabilities. Parents or guardians are encouraged to provide information about their child’s specific disabilities so that their needs can be accommodated.
~To begin your application, click here.
~They support the parents of enrolled children by “preparing them for jobs and careers that lead to self-sufficiency. At enrollment, each parent meets with a workforce development professional to develop an Education Career Plan; this ECP includes identifying employment goals, creating resumes, and addressing participants’ obstacles to achieving their goals. Participants attend classes in job training, workforce readiness, financial literacy, time management, and life-skills.” The workforce development training includes:
~~Financial Education Workshops
~~Interviewing Skills Workshops
~~Professional Development Workshops Parent G.R.O.W. Workshops
~~Personal Development Skills Workshops
~~Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification
~For more information about BBI’s Workforce Development Program contact Jeanay Bullock, Workforce Development Manager, [email protected]
Infant and Toddler Center: 3418 4th Street SE, Washington, DC 20032
Pre-K 3/4 Center: 3640 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC 20032
Tel: (202) 842-9090
Last updated: 08.08.19