Sheeven Bhatt – Owner
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Sheeven and Yamini Bhatt, husband and wife, operate Bright Beginnings. Sheeven is a Michigander and Yamini is native to the St. Pete area. They are dedicated to being hands-on in the daily operations of the center. They have 13-month-old daughter who keeps them busy when they are not at the center. Sheeven and Yamini are committed to making a positive impact on the education of children who attend the center.
Nancy Acosta – Center Director
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Nancy is a mother of 2 children and has always been interested in childhood development from a young age. She truly believes that the first five years of a child’s life are vitally important. She believes teachers have such a wonderful opportunity to create a positive impact on children. She gained her initial experience in the education field during 1999 by teaching children 2 and 3 years of age. She thoroughly enjoyed early childhood development and wanted to further her knowledge by obtaining her Childhood Development Associate certification in 2000. During this time she left she became a mother to her own little girl. After having her daughter, she went to work for a law office and had to place her in childcare. That experience truly helped her to view childcare from a parent’s perspective and what a quality childcare program should entail.
After 4 years at the law office and the birth of her son, Nancy had a prestigious opportunity to help open a preschool from the ground up and learn valuable information about the implementation of a quality preschool program. She worked at the school as a Pre-K teacher for the first school year while obtaining her Associate in Arts Degree. In an effort to grow within the education field, Nancy became a member of NAEYC as well as SECA to stay up-to-date on the current issues of early childhood development. She has experience with substitute teaching with children ages 2 months to 12 years in order to obtain experience in all of the levels of childhood development and developmentally age appropriate practices. Nancy was promoted as the Assistant Director of that same preschool in 2007 and enjoyed not only working with the parents, teachers and children, but also learning about all of the management and administrative responsibilities of maintaining a quality early childhood program. It is Nancy’s goal to continuously enhance our childcare program, as well as to draw information and experience through annual continuing education through college courses and trainings.