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? In DC, they go to Bright Beginnings!
Since 1991, this unique child and family development center has served more than 1,300 of the District of Columbia’s most vulnerable families with children between the ages of six weeks and five years old.

I was invited to attend the center’s holiday party this year. I read stories, participated in crafts, and made many new friends. I think seeing the crown was fun for a lot of the little girls and boys, but the highlight of the day was almost certainly seeing Santa Clause. He brought each child a stocking filled with all sorts of goodies to make their holiday special.

Here’s to hoping that your holiday was merry, too!