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Families Forward Philadelphia's Bright Spaces early childhood program is located within our homeless shelter and provides safe and nurturing activities for children from birth to age five. The program is staffed by an education assistant and supervised by the youth developer. They both provide supervision of parents and children during educational and recreational activities that occur in Bright Spaces.

Bright Spaces offers a warm, enriching playroom that gives children and parents in crisis a special place to learn, play and have fun. The room is designed to be a stimulating space equipped with books and bookshelves, educational games, toys, art supplies, and computers.

All children participating Bright Spaces Program are given the Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) which is designed to help parents assess their child's development. ASQs are a series of parent-completed child development screening tools, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Activities discussed in the questionnaire reflect developmental milestones for each age group.

Parents can use the results of the ASQ to help talk with pediatricians, teachers or other professionals if concerns about their child's development is identified. Early diagnosis and treatment of developmental delays can help give a child the best opportunity to reach his/her full potential, and ensure in the healthly development of children.


  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Family Therapy
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care

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People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 9 am – 1:00 pm

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