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How to obtain Bright Start CCYC

There are 3 ways to obtain Bright Start CCYC as described below.

  • Free pdf download of Bright Start CCYC [11-30-22] is available on this website. CLICK HERE.

    • This document details the changes made on 11-30-22. CLICK HERE.

  • Also free, online bookstore provides Bright Start CCYC here.  Click on “Add to Bookshelf” and then create a Kortext account if you don’t already have one.  The Kortext platform gives you access and tools for working with the book, all online.  It has some restrictions on the number of pages that can be downloaded or printed.

  • Print copy is also available for purchase here.

Bright Start CCYC by H. Carl Haywood, Penelope Brooks, and M. Susan Burns, was originally published in 1992 by Charlesbridge Publishing. The revised edition H. Carl Haywood, Penelope Brooks, and M. Susan Burns (Copyright © 2021) was produced with additional contributions from Ruth Deutsch, Carlton Haywood, and David Hutter. In 2022 the electronic versions were made available and licensed under CC BY 4.0. To view a copy of this license, visit http://

There are parts of the program that require multiple copies, one per child and family. They are available here for easy reproduction.




Please contact us if you need help in accessing the materials,

Bright Start at

Bright Start Dutch version 1995. Because we have requests for a Dutch version of the old version of Bright Start, we are posting it here.

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