Happy Birthday Dow Jones Family Center -- 20 Years and Going Strong!

employee at on-site child care center

We're celebrating a birthday!

Not a person -- a child care center.

A big "Happy Happy!" to our friends at the Dow Jones Family Center on the occasion of their big 2-0!

The name known for financial news has been operating its Princeton, New Jersey child care center since 1998 -- "Caring for our employees most precious assets...their children."

"I am very humbled by the dedication Dow Jones has to enriching the lives of our employees," Mark Musgrave, Dow Jones Chief People Officer, said at a recent celebration for the center, "and this child care center stands as a true testament to that commitment."

How's it going so far?

  • Served over 1,000 families
  • Educated more than 1,500 children
  • Provided more than 800 days of back-up care
  • Hosted more than 35 celebrity readers
  • Collaborated on over 30 community service projects
  • Helped to create two Bright Spaces for children in need
Talk about dividends!

More amazing still?

The youngest of those first 114 little ones are today likely halfway through college. "With the help of the Bright Horizons team, we're able to give these children a head start and poise them for great success as they transition into primary education," said Mark. "This is an investment not many employers could ever do. I am so proud of this opportunity employees have to integrate work and family and participate in all those special moments while furthering their careers."

"Our best investments," reads the commemorative Walls Street Journal ad, "are in employees and their families." Here, here.

Happy Birthday Dow Jones Family Center. Thanks for being part of our family...and many happy returns!

Written by: Lisa Oppenheimer

About the Author

Lisa Oppenheimer at Bright Horizons

As Director, Brand Storytelling at Bright Horizons, Lisa writes “from the trenches” about the real life challenges of people in today’s workplaces: from the tensions of being a working mother, to working with millennials in the digital age, and everything in between. With a career ranging from freelance to full-time, Lisa brings a diverse employment background to her perspective.