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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 Annual Baby Shower with a Purpose –Friday, October 21st

Help our homeless mothers raise healthy and thriving babies by donating a gift today through our Amazon wish list. For many BBI mothers facing homelessness, this will be the only opportunity to receive everything they need for their newborn baby. Visit our website to browse the BBI Baby Shower Wish List on Amazon . Support the shower in other ways by donating flowers or refreshments to make the day truly special! Contact Volunteer and Communications Specialist, Whitney Faison at for more information.

Bright Beginnings Featured on WJLA

Interim Deputy Director Doris Dupuy was interviwed on WJLA TV and explains how Bright Beginnings helps children feel safe, protected and loved.

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2016 Transition Ceremony

As we look ahead to the new school year, we must also reflect on the achievements of this year's transitioning class and prepare to send our Pre-K students to kindergarten.

During the annual transition ceremony, Bright Beginnings' 7 classrooms performed their favorite songs or skits for family and friends, demonstrating important learning milestones. Each student was presented with a diploma to acknowledge the progress made this year.

The graduating Pre-K class also received essential school supplies and custom backpacks for their next steps as kindergarten students. Congratulations to the Bright Beginnings class of 2016 and every BBI student this year!

Thank you to our sponsors at Courage for Kids and Events DC for your generous donation of school supplies and refreshments.




Telling Our Story

Employee Spotlight

Ms. Tamia was chosen for her professionalism as she strives to learn more about the field of early childhood education. Ms. Tamia originally came to BBI as an intern but has since graduated from high school and come on board as an employee while she studies at UDC.

Another Bright Beginning

Ms. C

Ms. C recently got a job at Walmart after overcoming a few barriers to employment. After spending some time with her baby, Ms. C was ready to get back to work. A parent who has worked with the PRC since 2015 she was familiar with our services and made an appointment to work on her resume and practice interview questions. After updating her resume and working on her interview style Ms. C started applying. Read more

Parent Testimony

Read a first hand account from a BBI parent enrolled in our Home-Based Care Program.