GCDSS Buddy Walk 2012 More pictures of this event are available on facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.522224931138820.132939.170591396302177&type=1 Thank you Bright Beginnings for offering such an amazing program in our community. My son has had 2 open heart surgeries and 3 heart caths this year and a PVL injury which has been a factor in his developmental delays. We have a long road ahead, but have been given[...] View entire photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.203243503036966.55609.170591396302177&type=3 Congratulations to Easton on his graduation from First Steps! His brother and sister are so proud of him. Way to go!   Mamma mia, what a night! We served over 100 spaghetti dinners. Many, many thanks to our supporters and volunteers. A special thanks goes to our precious clients, former clients and their families who came out. You are the reason we are here! View photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.302779056416743.89522.170591396302177&type=3 It was a gorgeous day in the park with the Easter Bunny and lots of fun activities! We were so happy to see the kids and their families and share this time with them.
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NOW HIRING: Full-Time Special Instructor

Bright Beginnings is looking for a licensed Special Educator to fill a full-time position on the Mississippi Coast. Interested applicants please call 228-896-2824. *Minimal Paperwork* You will be in the field providing home visits. 11975 Seaway Rd, Ste A226 Gulfport, Mississippi 39503


  Do you shop at Amazon during the Holiday Season or during the year?  If so, please consider shopping through AmazonSmile and choose Coastal Plains Interagency Coordinating Council as your charity.  It does not cost you anything extra and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to CPICC.  These funds will[…]

BLOCKS and why they are so important to development.

  BLOCKS!   Wooden blocks are greatly overlooked today.  These blocks offer a great learning tool and develop skills such as hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning, and creativity.     Stacking blocks encourages spatial awareness and hand eye coordination.  Children must distinguish the characteristics of the block and at the same time determine the relationship between the blocks and how to[…]

Bright Beginnings Third Annual Soup Sale

Bright Beginnings held its 3rd Annual Soup Sale Fundraiser on February 20. Many thanks to our soup makers:  Blakeney Pierpont, Elisabeth Pell, Sue Maters, Michael Cruthird, Judy Rowe, Gina Edwards, Rene Duplessis and Penny Elkins.  The soups were absolutely delicious!  Thanks also to our volunteers: Barbie Roberts, Jane Ann Maddox,[…]

Office Closure

    In observance of the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Day, our office will be closed December 23, 2013 through January 1, 2014…normal hours will resume January 2, 2014.

Building Brighter Futures Campaign

Bright Beginnings is participating in the Mississippi Day of Giving on October 24, 2015. Click here and search for Coastal Plains Interagency Coordinating Council (that’s our official name!) You can donate any amount – we greatly appreciate any and all donations.  The campaign does not end on October 24 –[…]

The Importance of Play in Language Development.

Receptive and Expressive  language development. Receptive language is what we hear and understand. When children are brought into this world they are bombarded with noise.  As they develop they learn to filter out the “noise” from language.   The noise of the washing machine gets filtered out as the voice of[…]

First Steps Play Group Field Trip

Date:  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Time: Arrive 10:30 am Depart 1:00 pm Cost: $8 per person Sponsored by: Senicka Waddell   Senicka@cableone.net    228-731-0792 Activities: Hay ride, Corn Cannon, Cow Train Ride, Farm Animal Alley, Pig Races, and Playground Area. If your students would like to feed the animals during their visit[…]

Is shopping or eating out with your child challenging??

Many children do not have adequate trunk control to sit up independently in a shopping cart or the restaurant-style booster seat/high chair.  One of our BB moms purchased a “goto” seat and loves it!  This is not an endorsement of the product but we wanted to pass along the information. […]

Bright Beginnings Wish List on Amazon

Its the end of the year – thinking about making a tax-deductibe donation?  Consider donating items that will help our kids!  Click here to see a list.  Items can be shipped directly to our office or call to arrange a drop off.  Thanks for thinking of us! Wish List