Our History

From the very start, Bright Horizons founders believed that doing well was firmly intertwined with doing good. That mission was formalized in 1999 when the company created the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. Since then, the organization has provided the framework and the support for employees, clients, vendors, families, and friends to leverage our early learning expertise to positively impact at-risk children and other community members who can benefit from our support.

THE FOUNDATION - WHO WE ARE

350

Bright Spaces opened across the US

1,00,000

Children & Families Served

75,000

Hours volunteered annually by Bright Horizons Employees

About The Foundation ®

One Foundation, thousands of employees, all working together to deliver on a Bright Horizons founding mission – to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.

Strength in numbers:

Bright Horizons employees, clients, vendors, families, and friends united to make an impact that’s greater than the sum of our parts.

Supporting passions:

Volunteers creating pathways to support groups and projects that matter to them – and to the community.

Creating a coalition:

Meaningful work that links colleagues across departments, centers, and the country.

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Volunteers in purple shirts at a brightspace daycare

Committed to DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, pregnancy, ancestry, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, county or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

To be eligible for support, either financial or in-kind, from the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, an organization must be prepared to provide evidence of a similar non-discrimination policy (written or unwritten) with regard to how it offers its programs and services to the intended beneficiaries. Notwithstanding the foregoing, organizations that offer gender-based programs or provide programs and services designed to benefit a specific population will not be considered discriminatory for this reason alone.

Bright Horizons Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy

We're committed to providing work environments free from discrimination and harassment.

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Building spaces for children to feel safe and read and play and just feel good makes me feel good. I love being a small part of that.

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- Bright Spaces Volunteer

When the kids smile, when they have a chance to just let it out and be excited, this is why we do it.

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- Bright Spaces Volunteer

I should have known Bright Horizons would come through and there would be an opportunity for us to make a difference.

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- Employee Volunteer

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