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Bright Space Grant helps BH Education Coordinator complete domestic violence training

September 24, 2018

Rachel Belk is an Education Coordinator at Bright Horizons Early Discoveries and has been a Bright Space Connector since January. Earlier this year, she took it upon herself to reconnect with the local Bright Space at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois, which opened in 2004. Rachel was interested in volunteering, and discovered that A …Read More

McAllen Bright Space Inspires Entire Field of Early Education

September 17, 2018

The incredible story of the Humanitarian Respite Center Restoring Dignity Bright Space in McAllen, Texas is the cover story of the September/October issue of Exchange Magazine! The issue includes a feature article written by our National Director of Bright Spaces Ileen Henderson which details our journey creating the Bright Space, as well as an interview with Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer about how important this …Read More

Two New Bright Spaces open at the Dimock Center

September 7, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Spaces at the Dimock Center in Dorchester, MA. One of the Bright Spaces is an art studio for the Head Start program that operates at the Dimock Center. The second Bright Space is located in a waiting room for families who have appointments with case managers. A special thanks goes …Read More

Bright Space opens in Colorado

September 5, 2018

Welcome to our Bright Space at the Family Visitation Center at the Boulder County Department of Housing and Human Services. This Bright Space opened on August 22 and is the perfect space for therapeutic toys and play materials to support family visits with children who have been separated from their parents. A special thanks goes …Read More

Bright Space at New Beginnings in Seattle Receives Makeover

August 31, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that we recently completed a significant Bright Space Makeover at the New Beginnings domestic violence shelter in Seattle. The makeover was sponsored by Office Lease, a Bright Horizons vendor partner to benefit the Bright Spaces program. Thanks to Office Lease’s generosity, we were able to makeover two rooms and an …Read More

Providence Bright Space Receives Makeover

August 29, 2018

We are excited to announce that we recently completed a Bright Space Makeover at the Crossroads homeless shelter in Providence, RI. The makeover was sponsored by Landscape Structures Inc., a Bright Horizons playground vendor. There has been a Bright Space at Crossroads since 2002 and thanks to Landscape Structure’s generosity, we were able to update …Read More

New Bright Space opens in Salt Lake City

August 27, 2018

We are so excited to announce the opening of a second Bright Space at The Road Home’s Palmer Court, in Salt Lake City, Utah! The Road Home’s Palmer Court location provides shelter to children and families experiencing homelessness. Our first Bright Space located there was an outdoor Bright Space that opened this spring. The new …Read More

New Bright Space opens at Mary’s Place in Burien, WA

August 24, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space at Mary’s Place in Burien, WA. Mary’s Place is an agency that provides shelter for up to 200 homeless adults and children each night. The new Bright Space is actually three age-specific rooms for infants and toddlers, young children, and teens, to provide a safe, comfortable place for them …Read More

Katy’s Place Bright Space opens in Somerset, NJ

August 22, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space at Katy’s Place, a program of the Center for Great Expectations in Somerset, NJ. The Center for Great Expectations provides transformational mental health and substance use disorder treatment to women, children, and their families impacted by trauma, abuse, and neglect. The new Bright Space will provide toys and furnishings …Read More

Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, & Health

August 21, 2018

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces As I learned during my short visit to McAllen, Texas, at the Humanitarian Respite Center, the trauma of our immigration crisis is seriously affecting the mental health and lifelong physical well-being of the children who have traveled through unknown and unimaginable traumatic situations to cross the border.  Many …Read More


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