Bright Horizons Centers Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 21, 2021 – At Bright Horizons, Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to encourage children’s global awareness and to celebrate the diversity in the world around them. 

Here are a few things teachers and staff are doing in centers to celebrate: 

Reading and displaying books in the language center featuring Hispanic Americans characters.  For example, at Growing Together Learning Center at Capital View in Nashville, TN the staff set up a table display with their favorite books like Don’t Eat the Chupacabra and Pepe and the Parade.
Playing genres of Latin music. 
Displaying artwork and photos of Hispanic Latino artists in the art center to inspire the children. 
Inviting families, staff in the center, or members of the community to share with the children how they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. For instance, at Bright Horizons at Woodbury in Woodbury, MN, Ms. Maribel, a teacher from Honduras, shared with the children how she celebrates her heritage. 
Including Spanish words in the classroom. 
Inviting families and others within the center community to share favorite recipes and food from home like at Bright Horizons Lil’ Paws Learning Center, two teachers, Ms. Mary and Ms. Adriana treated the staff to hot tea and pastries from a local bakery.

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