Fathers play a critical role in child development. 


When dads are around, the whole family benefits. Partners feel more supported and are more responsive and affectionate with their children. Children develop better problem-solving skills, increased confidence, and a higher tolerance for stress. Girls are more trusting and boys are less aggressive when they have a father figure in their lives. Fathers, themselves, show positive gains in their own development and life decisions when impacting the life of a child.


We should celebrate the impact fathers make on their children, not only on Father's Day, but every day. Happy early Father's Day, all!


Dads are the best.


Fathers, here are a few more reasons we think you are incredible!


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Event Reminder

We are so excited about our next event, Party in the Park with Dad, an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Join us for games, crafts, food, raffles, and more! Date and time below. The first five families to arrive will receive a special gift. Preregistration is required. If you are interested in attending, please head to this link.

Upcoming Triple P Events

Triple P is an international, evidence-based parenting program offering practical strategies and support for everyday parenting challenges.


This month, we are focusing on helping to improve your child's bedtime routine. With a positive plan and the right skills and strategies in place, everyone wins! Find a date and time that works for you.


Bedtime Routines

Tuesday, June 20th, 6pm - 8pm

Brooklyn Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

4480 Ridge Rd, Cleveland, OH 44144


Bedtime Routines

Saturday, June 24th, 1pm - 3pm

Garfield Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

5409 Turney Rd, Cleveland, OH 44125


Bedtime Routines

Sunday, June 25th, 2pm - 4pm

Virtual (via Zoom)



Sign up for a June event

Meet Maggie

Meet our Parent Support Supervisor, Maggie VanDyne


Maggie VanDyne has been a member of the Bright Beginnings team since early 2022 serving in the role of Parent Support Supervisor. Her previous work experience included over 15 years of work with children and families. This has covered the implementation and development of lessons as an early childhood educator, providing clinical counseling services to individuals with significant stressors, and building trauma-informed practices and policies in service of children and families experiencing homelessness. She is passionate about advocacy focused on health equity and reducing the stigma of mental health. Maggie is the mother of two girls; both of whom love to play outside, dance to music, and watch as much TV as their mother will allow. 

Contest Time!

Would you like to win a family membership to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? Become a member of the Cuyahoga Parents Connect Facebook Group. Once admitted to the group, you will see our contest post pinned to the top of the group page. Follow the simple steps to enter!


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