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My Baby’s First Teacher: Changing Lives One Family at a Time

May 22, 2019

  By Bright Horizons Regional Manager Sara Hannah Sara volunteers to facilitate a parenting program called My Baby’s First Teacher at Bright Spaces in her area. Read more about her experience: I have been facilitating My Baby’s First Teacher classes for 4 years now.  Every time, I learn something new and I make a new …Read More

Team of Volunteers Receive Grant to Refresh Bright Space®

May 7, 2019

Staff from Early Discoveries recently completed a refresher of a Bright Space at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois. A Safe Place is a domestic violence shelter which provides a variety of services to support victims as they transform their lives after domestic violence. The effort was coordinated by Bright Space Connector Rachel Belk, an …Read More

Brightening Lives at Our Bright Space® on the Border

May 6, 2019

When our Bright Space in McAllen, TX, recently put out an urgent call for help, Bright Horizons employees answered. Regional Manager Sophie Everett and Director Lisa Salas are the Connector volunteers for the Bright Space, and they asked centers in Texas in Divisions 4 and 11 to join them in collecting items for the families. …Read More

Finding Joy Through Creating Bright Spaces®

April 5, 2019

Creating Bright Spaces is a crucial part of helping children and families in crisis, and some Bright Horizons® employees and centers have gone even a step further and created multiple Bright Spaces over the years. Employees like Center Director Nedlan Smith and Office Manager Nicole Thrasher, who both work at TSYS Learning Center in Georgia. …Read More

Bright Horizons® Volunteers ‘Connect’ to the Bright Spaces Agencies

A crucial role in our ability to support and sustain our existing Bright Spaces® are the Connector volunteers who act as the liaison between their Bright Horizons center or office and the agency where the Bright Space is located. Recently, three Connectors talked about what it was like to be a Connector, and why they …Read More

Brightening Lives Activities Build Teamwork

While Brightening Lives Activities – fun, easy volunteer projects – are great to do to give back to your community, they also can fulfill a valuable function of team building at events like Division 2’s recent Professional Development Day (PDD). The Bright Space® at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center in Washington, D.C., a center …Read More

Teacher Angela Diekhaus’s Work Rescuing Cats and Kittens Honored with Gleason Volunteer Grant

“At one point growing up, we had our childhood dog, a cat, a hedgehog, a hamster, a guinea pig, a couple of birds and a tank filled with fish,” says Associate Teacher Angela Diekhaus. “I rescued and brought home every one of them, except our dog and one of the birds.” In fact, she loved …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in Dorchester, MA

March 26, 2019

Welcome to our new Bright Space at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, MA. St. Mary’s Center offers innovative and family-centered programs for more than 600 women and children a year who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty. The new Bright Space provides an inside space for active play and …Read More

Gary O’Neil Named President of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

March 25, 2019

Gary O’Neil will expand his role with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children as the new President. He has served on the Foundation’s Board for 15 years, the last 9 as Board Chair, a position he will also retain. Gary will lead the development of the Foundation’s strategy, provide oversight of programmatic execution, and refine …Read More

The Foundation is Celebrating 20 Years of Brightening Lives

March 20, 2019

Twenty years ago, Bright Horizons employees created the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children to bring to life a core component of our mission – to make a difference in the lives of children and families in the communities where we live and work.  The Foundation would allow us to extend our child development expertise beyond …Read More


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