Fall 2014 BrightStart

Come to BrightStartâ„¢ October 4th!

The BrightStart experience is for families of toddlers (up through three years old) and their brothers and sisters up through seven years old.  The facebook logochildren enjoy a rich social experience guided by our expert early childhood team. Children participate in active, age-appropriate play, while they experience arts, crafts, music and games. We have a well staffed nursery for infants. The workshop is free of charge, applications will be accepted through September 20th. Apply on-line or during the Kid's Fair.  No phone applications will be accepted.  All applications will be reviewed and accepted particpants will be notified after September 20th.


Are you expecting a baby or raising a child up through three years old?  You're invited! Remember, you are your child's first and best teacher!

Parents receive tools proven to help their children succeed in school and life.  Come and learn how to increase your child's attention span, develop a strong emotional bond with your baby, and boost your child's brain development and language skills. Topics include:

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Help with the Imagination Playground!

Imagination Playground is a breakthrough block-based system designed to transform children's lives through play.  Through the generosity of Building Healthy Families' supporters, an Imagination Playground was introduced at our Kids' Fair in September 2012!  And through our partnership with the the Office of Neighborhoods and Families, we have use of space for the playground.

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But we still need volunteers to help supervise the playground.  Are you the kind of person who wants to make an investment in the lives of children in your community?  Watch this video to learn how the Imagination Playground helps children develop what they need to succeed in school and in life.  It only takes a few hours on a Saturday to give kids a life-changing opportunity to grow and have fun.    Sign up here or call us at 860.375.0121 to find out more.  Check out our facebook page to see if the Imagination Playground will be open this week.





About Babies

95% of ALL children can learn to read at the proficient level.

Healthy Eating

Fill half your dinner plate with vegetables, the other half with protein and grains. This will help increase nutrient rich vegetables to your diet and provide fiber filling foods to help maintain a healthy weight.

Family Fun

The Mary Cheney Library in Manchester hosts many programs for small children. This includes storytime sessions and the program "Born to Read" for 0-12 month old babies and their parents. Registration begins in September.