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How Teachers Can Help Children Who Have Experienced Trauma as Refugees

July 16, 2019

By Ileen Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces The devastating news of the conditions for children at the border with Mexico is heart wrenching and devastating to those of us who hold our vulnerable children who are the next generation close to our hearts. As these children are relocated across the U.S., many care providers, …Read More

New Outdoor Bright Space Opens at New Moms in Chicago

July 9, 2019

Welcome to our new outdoor Bright Space in Chicago! The Bright Space, located at New Moms, is our 3rd Bright Space with the agency since 2013, including 3 indoor play spaces and a playground at their original location. New Moms offers housing, job training, and family support for young moms experiencing poverty and homelessness. While …Read More

Employees Use Professional Development Day Activities to Make a Difference for McAllen

June 11, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, Bright Horizons Houston, JPMC West Houston, JPMC Downtown Houston, JPMC San Antonio, and the Houston subpool held their bi-annual Professional Development Day. In addition to FUNdraising for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children with a Walk On and raffle, the teams decided to do a Brightening Lives Activity collection drive to …Read More

New Bright Space® opens in Kingston, MA

June 10, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space in Kingston, MA, for the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition strives to nurture and empower families and individuals seeking basic needs assistance by providing them the shelter, food, and educational resources necessary to reach their potential and independence. The Bright …Read More

Omaha Bright Horizons Centers Honored for Volunteer Efforts

June 3, 2019

The Bright Horizons Centers of Nebraska were named the “Volunteer Agency of the Year,” by Catholic Charities for their ongoing work with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® to provide safe spaces to play for children in need. Teachers and staff from Bright Horizons in four centers in Omaha were compelled to help within their …Read More

New Bright Space® opens in Trenton, NJ

May 28, 2019

We are excited to announce the opening of a new Bright Space in Trenton, NJ for HomeFront, which works to end family homelessness in Central New Jersey. This is the third Bright Space we have created with them. This new Bright Space was funded by Bright Horizons client Dow Jones and is a preschool/toddler space. …Read More

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


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