Dear Brightside Staff, Families and Partners:
We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones well and healthy. The last few weeks have brought unprecedented changes to all our lives. In PA, Governor Wolf’s emergency procedures mandated that businesses and organizations, including child care programs, remain closed until at least April 6, with the possibility of further extensions. Our communities are still making sense of the profound effects impacting our personal and professional lives.
Now more than ever, Brightside Academy champions its commitment to providing high-quality education to children of all families and communities.
What we are doing
On our website, we have created a family resource center with links to useful information, parenting and learning materials, and YouTube videos of story readings and active exercise routines. Additionally we also developed an early educator’s resource page with links to trainings, workshops and useful information for ECE personnel.
We have taken an active role in providing engaging virtual connections with our staff and families. This week we began utilizing Kahoot! games and hosted a Virtual Spirit Week, providing much needed fun, stress-relieving opportunities to our community.
The value of child care and early education
Child care is a vital resource of society. Parents can better engage in careers or school opportunities when their children attend safe, and nurturing child care programs. High quality early education allows children to become valued members of their communities when they grow up. Our services directly influence the degree in which families and communities thrive.
We need your help
Early education services have long been underfunded and are more challenged than ever during these stressful times. We are urging PA legislators to allocate some of the state’s emergency funding to early childhood education providers.
We urge you to take a few minutes in support of early education programs. Click below to Tell Governor Wolf and the General Assembly to include child care in PA’s stimulus package.
Families, communities, and the nation thrive with high-quality child care programs available to support their children’s development. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions at info@bsaECE.com.
Wishing you and your family health and safety.
Jack Safer, COO and BSA Management