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Bright Beginning
The Walter C. Young (WCY) Early Child Development Center, Bright Beginnings, was established in 1989, and we are the recipients of the Gold Seal of Excellence Award many times over. We implement the creative curriculum that is utilized not only in the Broward County School District, but also nation-wide. Our staff is CDA certified and trained in First Aid / CPR. In addition to our facility, we have a security surveillance system as well as a school resource officer and on-site residential police officer.

All of our activities are designed to educate and enrich all of our children. Some of our most popular events include:
  • The traditional Thanksgiving feast
  • Mothers Day tea
  • Fathers Day ice-cream social
  • Grandparents Day breakfast
  • Black History Month
  • Graduation commencements
  • Annual Walk in My Footsteps Program

Our curriculum also includes culinary experiences, computer lab, musical and instrument class, and Spanish lessons.

Early Literacy
We strongly encourage early literacy here at Bright Beginnings. We have a program called “Book Buddies,” where our students take home books over the weekend and are encouraged to read together as a family unit to promote early literacy.

We make learning fun by recognizing nationally known events such as; Dental Hygiene Month, Fire Safety Month, Cinco De Mayo (we make yummy tacos), and a whole lot more. We even celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday with a cheese party!

In addition to our pre-kindergarten program, we offer VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten). Our pre-kindergarteners attend a variety of educational field trips that include culinary fun, pediatric hands on experience, Halloween Harvest Pumpkin Patch and hayride, Creepy Crawly Insect Bug Show, and swim central (supervised swim lessons at the Aquatic Center located next door).

Mary F. Peddy, B.S.
Early Childhood Administrator
State of Florida Directors Credential

901 NW 129th Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Ph: 754-323-4519

Monday - Friday
6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.