[WATERTOWN, Mass., -- April 8, 2010] – Bright Horizons is proud to support military families and has partnered with NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies to support programs that will provide tuition assistance for eligible military families at more than 300 Bright Horizons centers across the United States.
Bright Horizons was approved by NACCRRA, which is coordinating the child care program for the Department of Defense. Only child care centers that meet rigorous quality and programming standards are eligible to participate in the program and the organization is pleased to be able to accept children of qualified military families.
“We are thrilled to be participating in this wonderful program to support the families of the men and women who serve our country,” said Alice Chambers, Director of the Bright Horizons child care center in Enfield, Connecticut, which is one of the centers with families participating in the program. “Our commitment to children is universal and we know that all families need their children’s child care to be a nurturing and loving environment where children can grow and thrive. When one parent is away or in the case of military families, is deployed, we know that consistency and routine for children is even more critical, so having a child care center you can trust and depend on is paramount.”
Bright Horizons was founded to support working parents as they strive to balance their career and family while providing the highest quality care and early education for children. All Bright Horizons centers provide a unique early learning curriculum for children. The World at Their Fingertips program for learning offers each child a world full of discovery opportunities guided by skilled teachers who recognize each child’s individual strengths and helps them to learn, grow and live fully. The World at Their Fingertips uses engaging programs, such as Language Works, Math Counts and Science Rocks, to teach children the basic language, math and science skills that will prepare them for future academic excellence. The organization’s Growing Readers campaign also emphasizes the importance of early literacy and provides parents with information about language development and books of excellence for their children.
Bright Horizons operates each of its centers according to the highest standards of excellence as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Bright Horizons centers have the best record of accreditation from the NAEYC of any multi-site employer-sponsored workplace services provider in the country, a distinction of quality that fewer than eight percent of centers in the U.S. achieve.
For more information, go to www.brighthorizons.com/programs/military-child-care.