About us

Investing in children at the start of their lives is the right thing to do. And it is the smart thing to do. Optimal health, nutrition, protection, responsive care and early learning at the right time are all necessary for children to grow, learn and thrive. Early Moments Matter for Every Child, UNICEF, September 2017

Areas of focus

Area of focus (1)

Improve the well-being for children with special focus on the First Five Years of Life

14th month 2

Launch and sustain regional initiatives on early childhood development

Introduce best practices and bring global expertise to the region

Introduce best practices and bring global expertise to the region

• Hold educational events addressing parents, caregivers and children

Hold educational events addressing parents, caregivers and children

Carrying out assessment studies to evaluate the impact of each intervention

Carrying out assessment studies to evaluate the impact of each intervention

How we work

We are working collaboratively with all those who share our passion to deploy actionable strategies to optimize children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development in all settings where young children spend their time.
We partner with schools, early years settings, communities, policymakers, and others to share the best of what is known about early childhood development. Our goal is to serve as a bridge to information and resources for parents, providers and the public.

Our history

The Family Academy, an initiative of the Bright Start Foundation, was launched in April 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE in partnership with the Family Development Foundation as a multi-year campaign aiming to help raise awareness, train parent educators and educate parents and the community on the importance of the Early Years. The awareness and educational programs are conducted with the support of internationally renowned organizations and centers of excellence, including:

Brazelton Institute
Harvard Medical
Boston Hospital
Incredible Years
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S
too small to fail
University of Wollongong
EARLY YEARS ALLIANCE
EARLY YEARS NUTRITION PARTNERSHIP
• YOUTH SPORT TRUST INTERNATIONAL
CAN DO CHILD
TCTV

About the Bright Start Foundation

Bright Start Foundation is a global not for profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and has a special focus on the MENA region. The Foundation’s vision is a world where all children have a Bright Start in life enabling them to reach their full potential.

Read more: brightstartfoundation.org