Bright Beginnings incorporates the four components of family literacy:
Parent time provides skill-building knowledge of the stages of child development and learning behaviors, increasing the parent’s capacity and confidence to be their child’s first teacher. Parents learn how to positively guide their children’s learning.
Adult education programming includes learning English as a second language, learning how to read and write, and building financial and computer literacies. When parents, or any adults in the home, increase their education—the entire family benefits.
Early Childhood Education
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Education uses Creative Curriculum®, balancing teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children’s learning styles and building on their strengths and interests.
Parent and Child Together (P.A.C.T.) Time
P.A.C.T. time builds the parent’s confidence in implementing newly learned best practices to engage their child in learning. The reciprocal learning allows the parent and child a chance to bond as true partners in education.
The adult portions of the program work to cultivate confident, capable, and literate parents who are prepared to guide their child though the crucial years of early development. The child portions of the program work to ensure that children are prepared to enter kindergarten. Working together, parent and child become partners in their educations. Integrating the four components of family literacy creates a comprehensive program for building a positive educational culture in the home.
2017 – 2018
children and adults served
of Pre-K students tested school-ready
of participating adults improved at least one grade level in English language skills
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education changes everything.
An investment in the literacy and language skills of our families is an investment in the workforce of Collier County. Together we can build a stronger community, now and for future generations.