What We Offer
BrightStart™ is a fun experience for the whole family. Parents who are expecting, or have a child 4 years old or younger and older children up through 8 years old are invited. Other care-givers are also welcome! BrightStart is a family time; it's a place to create memories and bonds and to learn in new ways. It is a shared family experience in our local community, where children see familiar faces and the families can build a supportive group of peers.
Our Learn & Play Kid’s Program is play-based and offers infants through 8 year olds opportunities to learn and have fun while developing listening and attention skills. BrightStart™ is offered by Building Healthy Families, a nonprofit organization in Manchester, CT. The workshop is typically offered two times per year, in the Spring and Fall.
Our Fall 2023 BrightStart will be in-person in Manchester.
Sign up here to join the contact list for BrightStart. We use a double opt-in process to be sure we have your correct email address. Check your spam or junk folder if you don't get a confirmation email within a few minutes. You will not be subscribed until you confirm your email address.
When you join the contact list you will receive information about the start date for BrightStart and an opportunity to enroll. BrightStart is offered free of charge. Families receive a children's book or toy each week as well as free diapers every week.
Building Healthy Families has created a digital version of much of what we share at BrightStart For Families called BrightStart for Parents. Watch this video to learn more. If you are interested in accessing the online digital version of BrightStart call us at 860.375.0121 or email
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