Bright Horizons Celebrates Black History Month
February 8, 2023 – In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford asked Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans” with an official holiday each February. The annual tradition has continued ever since. Today Black History Month is a time to celebrate and remember the important role Black Americans have played in history.
At Bright Horizons, Black History Month is an opportunity to promote kindness, peace, unity, and inclusion within the company’s corporate offices and early learning and child care centers. Bright Horizons employees share what Black History Month means to them through interviews and stories and are encouraged to join company-wide calls like the African Heritage Employee Advisory Group’s Black History Month: Elevating Voices, United for Change call.
In centers, teachers and staff display artwork of Black American artists and author-illustrators and encourage children to create their own artwork. In one center’s lending library, families have the opportunity to borrow a book to learn about Black History Month, love, and kindness at home. In another center, children chose Black American inventors from history, and recreated their inventions. Information about each inventor and their invention is on display for families to learn along with their children.
To learn more about Black History Month at Bright Horizons and for resources on diversity, equality and inclusion, visit here.