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Since 2014, Easterseals Child Development Centers (CDCs) have served children and families of the greatest need living in Encinitas, Leucadia and Solana Beach. Within these cities, there are approximately 1,500 families living below the poverty line with annual incomes less than $25,000.

Our CDC’s are challenged by lack of appropriate space and are in need of a state-of-the-art upgrade. They are housed in temporary buildings that are near or beyond their life-span.  Because of their “temporary” locations our sites also have minimal parking for families, teachers and visitors. Food preparation areas are extremely limited, and bathrooms are not child-sized. The aged multi-level playgrounds are not accessible to children with physical challenges, and lack the latest designs for inclusive play equipment. Despite these challenges, our CDCs have successfully served the San Diego area in the past five years.

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Bright Beginnings provides the San Diego Community with a new, state-of-the-art Child Development Center that prepares children for the bright futures they deserve. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art location features a larger more modern facility, which will provide new, inviting space that supports our student population. Easterseals is the only Head Start and Early Head Start provider in the communities of Leucadia, Solana Beach and Encinitas. San Diego desperately needs quality, affordable preschool education to support children from the most critically underserved populations. There are more than 100 children ages 0-5 on the ESSC waiting list, all of whom are eligible for Head Start programming. Bright Beginnings will provide the local community with solutions to challenges and the hope and promise of a positive future.   

In order to serve the urgent and growing need, Bright Beginnings: The Campaign to give all children and families a positive start will deepen our commitment. San Diego’s children deserve the best skills, tools and knowledge necessary to succeed in school and in life. Please join us by generously supporting Bright Beginnings. In doing so you will transform the lives of the children and families we serve. Make a difference today – and in the future for generations to come!

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