BSMART Development Foundation is a Bermudian Registered Charity #911
BSMART Development Foundation is a Bermudian registered charity dedicated to providing assistance to Bermuda’s children and their families in their pursuit of academic enrichment services and support. This support comes through progressive, innovating and constructive programs of neuro-developmental maturation techniques that provide the appropriate stimulation required for children to reach the optimal physiological and neurological milestones that will lead them on the road to academic success.
The BSMART Development Foundation’s mission of providing solid foundations of learning through innovative and scientifically proven brain-centered programs- along with the goal of helping at risk students increase their school readiness skills and thereby reducing the effects of socioeconomic disparities-makes us one of Bermuda’s premier educational institutions.
Our reality is that Bermuda is far behind other developing countries in terms of the recognition and implementation of neurophysiological developmental education. Many of our island’s children are struggling academically due to developmental deficits in which general educators are not trained to identify. Many of these deficits can be remedied with the appropriate knowledge of neurophysiology.
Our main strategic advantage lies in the specialized and individualized approach, recognition of the inherent gifts that often surround children labeled by the masses as having a measurable difference in the perceived timeline of development, learning acquisition and production abilities. Instead of attaching labels, the recognition of differences in learning patterns should indicate the need for varied and unique learning environments.
BSMART Foundation’s programming utilizes many resources, presentation styles, processes, learning acquisition time frames, assessment protocols, therapeutic techniques, and data collection methods; all of which is cutting edge in terms of early childhood development. Our comprehensive educational programming and services enable all children to acquire social, emotional, and cognitive skills that are the foundation for future learning.
In addition to our on-island support, BSMART Foundation also has access to and the assistance of S.M.A.R.T. program founder, Bob DeBoer, Research Scientist, Lyelle Palmer Ph.D., and additional specialists in the field of early childhood neurodevelopment.
You can make the difference in the lives of Bermuda’s young people; there are numerous ways in which you can help.
BSMART's Community Impact: Prevention and Intervention Services
The Hemera Foundation would like to thank BSMART Foundation for contributing your input and perspectives towards the development of the 2014 report: Zero to Three in Bermuda. This report was undertaken to help understand better the Early Childhood Development issues from a Bermuda community perspective. It was commissioned by the Hemera Foundation working through the Bermuda Community Foundation.
Corporate Involvment Highlights
The Centre on Philanthropy successfully hosted its seventh annual ‘Give Back Games’ beach-style Olympics on Horseshoe Bay on Tuesday [Sept 15] which saw over over $66,000 raised for various charities.
Company – Charity
Appleby -The Coalition for The Protection of Children
Arch Re – PALS Bermuda
Argo Re – Bermuda SPCA
Axis Specialty – Big Brothers Big Sisters
Valid us Holdings Ltd. – The Eliza Doolittle Society
Hamilton Re – BSMART Development Foundation
Partner Re – Bermuda SPCA
Zurich Bermuda – Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia
XL Catlin – Age Concern
In Bermuda over 130 employees spread out across the Island to work on nine projects:
Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo
Keep Bermuda Beautiful
Bermuda National Trust: Butterfield Nature Reserve in Pembroke
BSMART Foundation: Volunteers worked with BSMART staff to clean, paint, re-organize and provide some general maintenance at this educational facility.
Meals on Wheels
Join / Volunteer:
Joining us is one of the best ways to make a real difference to the lives of Bermuda's children.
We believe in fostering an environment of collaboration and innovation that blends critical thinking and creativity.
BSMART offers a variety of ways for you to volunteer, including:
Infant & Toddler Program
S.M.A.R.T. After School
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or to find out more.
There are many ways to donate!
Account name: BSMART Development Foundation
HSBC Account # 011-052412-001
(please make sure to EMAIL us to let us know!)
BSMART Development Foundation
41 Cedar Avenue
Hamilton HM 12
Many companies have matching programs. Ask your company if it has a matching gifts programme! Many companies will match your donation dollar for dollar and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
Contact your HR Department for more information.
Resources Are Always Needed and Appreciated
If you are able to donate resources we are in need of the items listed below:
- Copier Paper (Letter Size)
- Card Stock
- Dry Erase Markers (any colors)
- Play Dough
- Large toddler toys (activity centers, ride-ons)
- Plywood sheets (2 - 3 feet high)
- Small changing table
- Storage containers
It takes a lot to maintain our 4,500 sq. ft. facility.
We are hoping to find services providers who would be willing to donate:
- A few hours of cleaning services per week
- A water supplier to donate two small containers per week
- T-Fold napkins & three dispensers
- Photocopying & Printing (we don't need large amounts, but more than what our little copier can handle)