With so much of brain development happening before kindergarten, United Way Bright Beginnings reaches children at a critical time.

United Way Bright Beginnings

United Way Bright Beginnings, a partnership between United Way of Greater Houston and ExxonMobil, is an innovative early education program designed to help children from lower-income families achieve social, emotional, physical and cognitive milestones and enter school ready to succeed. Bright Beginnings’ hands-on curriculum and child-centered approach make a measurable difference in preparing children to start and succeed in school.

United Way Bright Beginnings has helped more than 11,700 children build a foundation for the future, with alumni outperforming their peers on achievement tests. Learn more. 


United Way Bright Beginnings alumni outperformed their peers on 40 of 48 STAAR math and reading exams

40% of United Way Bright Beginnings centers have achieved national accreditation, compared to less than 5% of all licensed child care centers in Houston

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