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New Bright Space® opens at the Retreat

November 6, 2018

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® at the Retreat in East Hampton, NY. The Retreat is a Domestic Violence shelter on Long Island, and this is the 2nd Bright Space project there. Like the first, this was fully funded by Joy Bunson, a long-term support of the Foundation and …Read More

Staying ‘Connected’ to the Bright Space® in McAllen, TX

November 1, 2018

Bright Horizons® Regional Manager Sofia Everett and Director Lisa Salas recently made a visit to the Restoring Dignity Bright Space they helped create this summer in McAllen, TX. They have continued to have a relationship there as a Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® “Connector” volunteer. “When we arrived, children were at tables coloring, on the …Read More

Greenman Gift helps create outdoor classroom at St. Luke’s Community House

October 29, 2018

On Friday, the St. Luke’s Community House in Nashville, TN, held a ribbon cutting celebrating the opening of a new multi-sensory outdoor classroom to be utilized by the entire preschool program. The classroom, made possible by the Greenman Gift from The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, will contain activities for all the senses. The climbing …Read More

Foundation President Mark Mendel Retires

October 22, 2018

Mark Mendel, President of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®, is retiring after more than 30 years in the field of child care and early education, and 20 years with Bright Horizons®. Under Mark’s leadership the Foundation broadened its reach and impact, including leading the “Shine a Light” on Bright Spaces project with Willie Geist …Read More

The McAllen, TX, Bright Space:  3 Months Later

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces It’s been three months since the Bright Horizons family came together to create and support the Restoring Dignity Bright Space in McAllen, TX. To date, more than 2,500 children have been served with more than 75 per day on average utilizing the Bright Space as they stop …Read More

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


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