Bright Start Learning Center
& Preschool

 -- Experience Child Care as It Should Be

Resources for Age Appropriate Health Related Screenings: Vision, Speech/Language, Hearing, and Developmental  (including sensory, cognitive, gross motor, fine motor, and socio-emotional)
The Infant & Toddler Connection (ages birth to 2 years old)
 Child Find (ages 2 to 5 years old)

Health and Safety
Heatstroke Safety Tips


Mold Activity Book for Families  English  Spanish


Vaccinations and Preventable Diseases  English  Spanish



Information on Cerebal Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a developmental disorder and leading cause of disability in young children. Approximately 8,000 babies and between 1,200 and 1,500 preschool-age children are diagnosed each year.

Cerebral palsy occurs as a result of a brain injury sustained during fetal development or birth. However, because the symptoms of CP affect a child’s coordination and independent movement, the injury is not always diagnosed right away, especially when the symptoms are mild.

Parents usually notice that something is wrong when a child fails to reach developmental milestones such as

  • rolling over
  • crawling
  • walking
City of Alexandria Social Services Resources
The Center for Children and Families provides programs and services for Behavioral Health, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, Child Welfare & Child Protective Services, Early Childhood and Youth Development.