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Great Infant and Children Space Renovated at St. Jemuel in New York Thanks to Greenman Gift Grant from Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®

March 4, 2019

Children at the St. Jemuel Group Family Daycare in New York City are enjoying a wonderful new space thanks to the 2018 Greenman Gift grant and the efforts of Bright Horizons® volunteers. St. Jemuel received the 2018 Greenman Gift, a $35,000 grant, to redesign and renovate their infant and toddler rooms. The funds were used …Read More

Negative Childhood Experiences Affect Development: The Science of Epigenetics Explains Why

March 1, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces Epigenetics is an emerging area of scientific research that shows how environmental influences—children’s experiences—actually affect the expression of their genes. According to resources from the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University, injurious experiences, such as malnutrition, exposure to chemical toxins or drugs, and toxic stress …Read More

New Bright Space® Opens in New York City

February 25, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® at the Regent Family Residence in New York City. Regent Family Residence is operated by Volunteers of America and serves 130 homeless families. Bright Horizons client SOM, a multinational design firm, funded the transformation and thanks to their sponsorship, we were able to …Read More

2018 Campaign Thank You!

February 19, 2019

Dear Bright Horizons Family, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible support and generosity during our 2018 Employee Campaign. This year we broke records! We are so thrilled to share the results with you: We raised a record-breaking $609,000! It’s because of your generosity – your individual contributions and the almost …Read More

New Bright Space® opens in Renton, WA

February 11, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space® in Renton, WA, at the REACH Center of Hope. The Center is a day center and night shelter for homeless families and single women. The Bright Space has opened with the support of centers Bright Horizons at Longacres, Bright Horizons at Centerpoint, and …Read More

23 Teachers Complete Domestic Violence Training to Volunteer at Local Bright Space

January 16, 2019

In October, 23 teachers from Bright Horizons at Mount Olive and Bright Horizons at Rockaway in New Jersey completed domestic violence training so they can volunteer at their local Bright Space.  The Bright Space, called the Lake House, opened in April 2017.  It is located at the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of …Read More

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Teaches About Homelessness

January 7, 2019

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces “Sesame Street” is featuring its first homeless Muppet, Lily. Lily is 7 years old and her family is “staying with friends on Sesame Street after losing their home,” Sesame Workshop said. “We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma — …Read More

Bright Space® Opens at Comitis Crisis Center

January 3, 2019

We are excited to announce that last month, a new Bright Space® opened at the Comitis Crisis Center in Denver! The Comitis Crisis Center is a temporary emergency shelter providing housing and shelter services to children and youth in the metro Denver area. The Bright Space will serve 15-20 children at any given time. Special …Read More

New Bright Space® opens at Webster House in New Hampshire

December 17, 2018

Welcome to our new Bright Space® in Bedford, NH for Webster House. This is our second Bright Space at Webster House, which is a home for teen boys who are not able to live with their families for a period of time. Our first Bright Space at Webster House was a homework room. This new …Read More

Helping at the Holidays

by Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ~ Mother Theresa While searching for a story to illustrate helping the homeless and others impacted by the trauma of poverty at the holidays, I found this article from the Peoria Journal Star …Read More


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