Bright Beginnings Early Childhood

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The Kent ISD Bright Beginnings Program is a partnership between Kent Intermediate School District and Northview Public Schools. The program provides services to families with children birth to kindergarten entry.  Bright Beginnings Parent Educators deliver services to families in Northview through the Parents as Teachers program.  Parents as Teachers is a parent education and family support program that begins prenatally and extends through age five.  Parents as Teacher believes that all parents will be their children’s best first teachers.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a parent education and family support program designed to empower ALL PARENTS to give their children the best possible start in life.  PAT provides developmental information for children ages birth to kindergarten entry and suggests learning opportunities to encourage language, intellectual, physical and social/emotional growth.  PAT provides personal visits, play groups, parent meetings, developmental screening, resource networking and nutritional information resources.  Contact Denise Kreske (616-447-4904) for more information.

 

Did you know that Kent ISD Bright Beginnings offers free personalized home visits for parents with children age birth to kindergarten?  Parent Educators are available to journey with you through the early years of raising your children.  They help you understand your child’s development.  Home visits focus on your family’s needs, concerns and goals.  For more information, contact Denise Kreske (616-447-4904).

 

Did you know that Kent ISD Bright Beginnings offers free personalized home visits for parents with children age birth to kindergarten?  Parent Educators are available to journey with you through the early years of raising your children.  They help you understand your child’s development.  Home visits focus on your family’s needs, concerns and goals.  For more information, contact Denise Kreske (616-447-4904).

 

Bright Beginnings Brochure

 

Playgroups in the Northview school district are held at West Oakview Elementary School, 3880 Stuyvesant NE, unless noted otherwise.

                

DATE
TIME
PROGRAM 
 Thursday, August 24, 2017  10:30-11:30 a.m.  “Fun in the Park”
@ DW Richardson Park
5255 Grand River NE
Thursday, September 29, 2017  10-11 a.m. “Fun on the Farm”
 Thursday, October 27, 2017  10-11 a.m.  “Pumpkins”
 Thursday, November 10, 2017  10-11 a.m.  “Dinosaur Discoveries”
 Thursday, December 8, 2017  10-11 a.m.  “All About Me”
 Thursday, January 12, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “Polar Bears & Penguins”
 Thursday, February 9, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “Happy Hearts”
 Thursday, March 16, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “Diggers & Dump Trucks”
 Thursday, April 27, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “Ocean Wonders”
 Thursday, May 18, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “Rainforest Safari”
 Thursday, June 1, 2018  10-11 a.m.  “On the Go”