Bright Beginnings came about because of the few services offered to families along the Gaspé Coast and in the Magdalen Islands in English. In particular, children ages 0-5 and their parents had little opportunity to socialize, read and borrow books, educate themselves, be creative, and play with their children outside of the home. Since young children represent such a vulnerable part of our community, this program was devised through consultation with many different groups to help address some of the gaps in the services provided to young families in our communities.
Bright Beginnings is a regional program that involves Vision, CASA, and CAMI. It’s mandate is “to ensure that English-speaking children have early learning opportunities and strengthened families for lifelong success.” You can read the full report on this regional initiative, why it’s needed, and the objectives of the program here.
What does Bright Beginnings do through Vision? There are a number of projects that are and have been conducted through this project in the Gaspé and Percé areas, including:
Amie Chicoine is the project coordinator responsible for Bright Beginnings in our area. Her contact information is available here, for any questions you may have.