The Road to Kindergarten

2019-11-21T17:53:36+00:00November 20th, 2019|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

The Road to Kindergarten “Gerardo came into my class not knowing any letters and was extremely shy,” said Ms. Henri, Gerardo’s teacher. Gerardo, a Bright Beginnings student, started coming to Grace Place a year ago after his mom, Luisa, noticed he wasn’t socializing well and was not near kindergarten ready. “He was having [...]

And Sew It Begins

2019-10-23T15:14:26+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, General News|

And Sew It Begins The new school year is in full swing and our Bright Beginnings students are having fun in our new Sewing class! With help from our talented volunteers and donated sewing machines and fabric, our parents are learning the basics about sewing techniques, expanding their wardrobe, and most importantly, making [...]

We Have a New Bright Beginnings Course

2019-09-09T15:38:21+00:00August 28th, 2019|Bright Beginnings, General News|

We Have a New Bright Beginnings Course After many requests and popular demand, we are officially extending our Bright Beginnings curriculum to a third course level. Our newest course, Beginnings 301, is our latest level for moms who have completed Beginnings 101,  102 and 201. We also have a total of seven Beginnings [...]

Work Hard, Play Hard

2019-06-18T13:51:03+00:00May 13th, 2019|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, General News|

Work Hard, Play Hard Throughout the month of February, the Bright Beginnings moms prepared homemade boxed lunches for staff and volunteers as a fundraiser for their end-of-year celebration. Week after week, the moms banded together, collaborated different menu items, and delegated different roles. Some bought ingredients, others prepared meals in their own kitchens, and [...]

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place

2019-01-03T17:31:55+00:00December 27th, 2018|Adult Education, After-School High School, AP Leadership, Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

It’s a Holly, Jolly Christmas at Grace Place! All week long, families, staff, and volunteers hosted Christmas themed events and brought the Christmas Spirit to our campus for all our amazing students. To kick off the festivities, our Bright Beginnings moms hosted a special Christmas presentation and impressed staff and volunteers alike. With [...]

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving

2018-11-27T17:40:19+00:00November 24th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News, Uncategorized|

Bright Beginnings Classrooms Celebrate Thanksgiving Our Bright Beginnings preschoolers and moms got a nice break from their busy routines and hosted a Thanksgiving celebration in our classrooms.  Many of our students and parents are new to Thanksgiving and this was a great chance to teach them the origins of this gratifying holiday [...]

PIZZA! COME GET YOUR PIZZA!

2018-10-29T14:34:02+00:00October 10th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, General News, Leader in Me|

Through Dramatic Play, Children Prepare for the Real World A group of preschoolers playing pizza shop may seem like a simple afternoon of clean fun, but they’re engaging in a positive learning experience called dramatic (or pretend) play.  The process of “pretending” builds skills in many essential developmental areas and offers proven benefits [...]

Bright Beginnings Moms Learn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families

2018-07-31T19:51:02+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Adult Education, Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families offer valuable tools for developing and sustaining a strong family culture in a turbulent world. Six mothers enrolled in Grace Place for Children and Families’ Bright Beginnings program participated in a workshop to learn the 7 Habits this month. No family is free from challenges, from its own [...]

Meet César

2018-07-05T17:57:34+00:00July 25th, 2018|Bright Beginnings, Family Literacy, General News|

Another Bright Beginning... César will start kindergarten in August. When he does, he won’t just be “kindergarten ready.” He is performing above average for his age in cognitive, literacy, and social/emotional skills. He will enter school for the first time already well-acclimated to a classroom environment. He will start with the ability to count [...]