The Bright Beginnings Center
is home to the early childhood education program
run by the Hopedale Public Schools. We are a preschool serving approximately 95
students from ages 2.9 to 6. While the majority of our students reside in
Hopedale, we do educate many students from nearby towns as well.
Our current playground was constructed over 20 years ago when our building was still serving students of older ages. The structures are not only out of date but one of the main structures is designed for children 5 and up so the majority of our students are not able to use it. In addition, our playground equipment is not handicap accessible which can impact our special education population. Physical play and gross motor development are major pieces of preschool learning and development. Countless studies have shown the importance of physical play and movement in early childhood curriculum. We want our children to have an outdoor space that is inclusive and designed for their enjoyment as children and success as students.
Please join us as we undertake our playground renovation project in hopes of creating a safer, more accessible, and more FUN play area for our students. This process takes an enormous amount of resources but will pay off for years to come. We are asking our current families, past families, friends, and community members to consider donating towards our playground. Each donor will receive a commemorative brick that will be placed in the new playground walkway. Funds from our Buy-a-Brick fundraiser will go directly towards purchasing playground equipment and other materials to create a new playground for BBC.
Over the years the Bright Beginnings Center has greatly benefited from enthusiastic and generous family and community support. We are incredibly grateful for this support and we look forward to improving our outdoor play area to best meet the needs of Hopedale's youngest students.