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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


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


Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP opens a new Bright Space in Washington, DC

March 21, 2018

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill LLP, one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering and urban planning firms in the world, has partnered with Bright Horizons Family Solutions and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, to open a Bright Space at the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC) in Washington, DC. The Bright …Read More


New Bright Space opening at Mom’s Recovery Home in Chicago

December 19, 2017

A huge thank you goes out to the amazing team from Bright Horizons at Lakeshore East, who are opening this fantastic new Bright Space at Mom’s Recovery Home this week in Chicago. Congratulations to all  who made this possible!  


Debi Hart Joins Foundation Team as Director of Outreach & Engagement

May 17, 2017

Debi Hart has moved from the Bright Horizons Center Client Relations Team to a new role with the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children – Director of Outreach & Engagement – effective May 15. “Debi joined Bright Horizons 17 years ago and is a champion of the HEART principles and the Bright Horizons Mission,” say Foundation …Read More


Webinar May 18: “I Don’t Believe You Did That!” Understanding Yourself and the Child With Challenging Behavior

May 3, 2017

Please join the Bright Spaces program at 2 pm EDT on May 18  for a presentation by Barbara Kaiser, co-author of Challenging Behavior in Young Children: Understanding, Preventing and Responding Effectively. If you’re like most of us, you feel frustrated and defeated when confronted with a child with challenging behaviors. This webinar begins by understanding yourself …Read More


Trauma-informed Teaching and Design Strategies: A New Paradigm

April 27, 2017

Ileen Schwartz-Henderson, National Director of Bright Spaces You have a new child in your classroom. Her name is Celia, and when you meet her, she averts her eyes. She never speaks in class or to other children, puts her head on her desk during lessons and seems to be off in her own world, unreachable. You …Read More


Foundation Executive Director Becky Bowman to Retire

March 24, 2017

Becky Bowman, Executive Director of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, will retire on April 7, 2017. “Becky is a true champion for children. Her compassion for those in need knows no bounds, just like her unwavering commitment to quality programs that serve families,” said Gary O’Neil, Chairman of the Foundation Board and SVP, Employee, …Read More


2.5 Million Children in the U.S. Were Homeless Last Year

November 20, 2014

According to a recently released report, almost 2.5 million children experience homelessness in America each year. This historic high represents one in every 30 children in the U.S. The report looked at homelessness state-by-state and used data collected by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census. Read a quick summary of  the report. …Read More


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