Early Childhood Center
Letter from the Principal
A new start to a New Year! Our next semester will go by faster than the first. This is the time of year when our students really show progress. They understand the concept of school and great gains in learning can take place. Please help this occur by insuring your child has regular attendance. We hope you will be proud of what they accomplish.
As we shared in a letter before Winter Break--our Head Start and Child Care classrooms at both BBEC and Sunnyside were under the mandate from the Office of Head Start requiring that staff and students wear masks. Due to a stay filed against this mandate in a Louisiana Court--we will not require masks until the outcome of the legal challenge is resolved through the courts. We will keep families informed if there are any changes to our policy.
Please remember that BBEC Staff and Office communicate through two digital platforms--our Program Facebook page and through Talking Points. If you don't have Talking Points, consider down-loading the app to receive the most updated announcements from school.
Bright Beginnings grant requires that we receive in-kind support from our community that exceeds 25 % of our total grant. If parents and family members attend our events or complete the monthly calendar activities--we are allowed to claim that as an in-kind donation. Please continue to do these things to help us meet our in-kind responsibility. Also, IT IS FUN!
As always—thank you to all of our families for giving us the gift of your students! We are going to have a great New Year.
Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Center/Sunnyside Pre-K
We still have spots for qualifying children!
DECEMBER PARENT MEETING
JANUARY VIRTUAL PARENT MEETING
Monday, Jan. 24th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 28th, 5pm
This is an online event.
The December Policy Council Meeting took place on December 14th, 2021. The Policy Council members voted to approve the following:
- Vaccination Policy (now postponed)
- Masking Policy (now Postponed)
The next meeting will be January 18th at 11:30 am. If you are interested in participating in Policy Council, contact your classroom teacher or family advocate for more information. Please click here to read more about Policy Council.
A Note From Miss Melyssa
Be looking for a Talking Point message to seek your input on Parent Connection Groups. We would love your feedback to create opportunities for parent learning to bring success to student learning. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this. Or feel free to click on this link. Parent Connection Groups
Join me for many great ideas for your child's Social Emotional Learning. Please click on the Parent Sign in to let us know how you are learning with your child. Google Site HERE
You will find videos of read-a-louds, fun ways to teach rhyming and connecting and so much more! Thank you being a part of our Bright Beginnings Family. Teachers continue these lessons in the classroom as well.
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you wish to visit about to best support your child.
Sending you Well Wishes during this Holiday Season~ Miss Melyssa
Count Your Kid In Clinics will be offered in January. If you have a child not enrolled in Bright Beginnings and you wish to have your child screened. See the information below. Contact the school office for questions.
Social Media and YouTube Safety
When children are watching ANY content on YouTube, YouTube Kids app is available to download, set up safety controls, and monitor what your children are watching using the approved content only setting. There are shows and content that continue to pop up in connections to child friendly shows that children can click on, or shows and episodes that seem popular that can be harmful to a child. Please consider putting safety features in place whenever possible as one step step towards online safety. Let's work together to do what's best for our Bright Beginnings Family.
"It's our job to keep it safe, it's your job to help us."