Celebrate Black History Month with joy! We are excited to share some relevant facts, events and videos dedicated to this pivotal month. Join us in deepening our understanding of Black History Month and exploring meaningful avenues for celebration.

Did you know?

The theme for Black History Month 2024 focuses on African Americans and the Arts.

African American poets, writers, artists, and dancers have always sparked change through their creativity.

They use their talents to uplift the community and inspire the nation.

Here are some suggested activities at the Cleveland Public Library to help you celebrate Black History Month & the Arts with your child/children:

Wednesday, February 7: Make and Take Craft: Black History Month Edition at Cleveland Public Library South Branch

Wednesday, February 7: Black History Month Spotlight: Inventors & Innovators at Cleveland Public Library Clark-Fulton Learning Center

Tuesday, February 13: Black History for Preschoolers at Cleveland Public Library Carnegie West-Children's Room Main Floor

Storytime with Jerrold

Join us for story time with Jerrold Nash, our Fatherhood Resources Coordinator, as he reads 'Hey You! An Empowering Celebration of Growing Up Black.'

Happy Valentine's Day

from the entire Parent Support Department! Feel the love by downloading our charming Valentine's printable bookmark here.

Family Meet-Up

The parents who are a part of the Cuyahoga Parents Connect Facebook group are meeting up at The Rainforest at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo this Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 am to noon. We invite any interested families to join us!

For more info and to RSVP, head here.

Parent Meet-Up

The parents who are a part of the Cuyahoga Parents Connect Facebook group are also having a Parent Meet-up on Wednesday, February 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lee Road Branch of the Cleveland Heights Libraries. Yes, kids are welcome!

This event is specifically for Cuyahoga Parents Connect families, so make sure to join our group, and then learn more about the event at the top of our page.

Meet our Parent Educator, Chante Whitlow

Chante Whitlow has been a member of the Bright Beginnings team since January 2022 in the role of Parent Educator. She has spent over 10+ years working with families and children as a home visitor and early childhood educator. Chante has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Kent State University. She is passionate about working with families and providing them with support and resources. Chante is a mom of a 7-year-old son, who keeps her very busy with sports, extracurricular activities, and consistent high energy. 

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