National Center for Early Education Excellence at Bright Horizons

Our purpose is to contribute to efforts aimed at elevating early education to ensure children’s early education experience is at the level of high quality they deserve. 
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Spark Summit – Spring 2024

A unique research-to-practice event

At our second annual event, we will virtually connect prominent researchers with educators and families who care for and support young children.

Register today for this on-demand, FREE conference available through May 2024. 

Who We Are

Rachel Robertson is the Chief Academic Officer, in this role she also serves as the Executive Director of the National Center of Early Education Excellence and VP of Education & Development for all of US Bright Horizons centers and schools.


Heather Ferrillo holds dual roles as the managing Director of the National Center of Early Education Excellence and the Sr. Director of Communications & Partnerships for the Education & Development Dept. at Bright Horizons.


Early Education Advisory Network is comprised of a group of national experts and scholars in fields related to early education and child development. Many members influence our work with the National Center, as well as the work we do within our more than 600 United States centers and schools.


Additional members of our Bright Horizons Education & Development Department, along with teachers and leaders across our centers and schools, will contribute to the important and influential work of the National Center of Early Education Excellence.

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