Bright Horizons

Dedicated to the highest quality education and care; making a lasting difference, one child, one student, one teacher, one family, and one employer at a time.

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Bright Horizons®
At a Glance


26,000-plus passionate employees worldwide on a mission to change lives

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The highest-quality education and care for every life and career stage

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Across the United States and around the world

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We have been growing our expertise since 1986

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We partner with the world’s most successful employers to give working families the support they need

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Because we believe education and care can transform lives

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Bright Horizons'
Heart Principles

Bright Horizons’ HEART Principles are the foundation of our culture and how we interact with one another when we are at our best. These values — Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, Teamwork — guide all of us in the work we do each day.


Within the Bright Horizons family, we create an environment of honesty and trust by communicating openly and authentically with one another and respecting the opinions of those with whom we work. We listen to the needs and concerns of those we serve and respond with a sense of urgency.


Quality is a description we earn and maintain every day by creating healthy and safe environments for our employees and the children in our care and attending to the smallest details in all that we do. We are doing serious and important work.


We are accountable for our actions. We acknowledge and learn from our mistakes; we do not dwell on them. We ask the question “why not?” before we say “no,” with the understanding that an unconditional “yes” is not always the appropriate answer.


We strengthen our organization by being intentional about respecting individuality, embracing diversity and inclusion, and never allowing acts of nonacceptance. We give each child, family, colleague, learner, and client our full attention.


We collaborate to achieve our goals and find ways to celebrate our successes. We take pride in what we do, never losing sight of the joy and fun in our work. We acknowledge each other’s contributions and say, “thank you.”

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Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy

We’re committed to providing work environments free from discrimination and harassment.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Bright Horizons is honored to be a Fortune Best Workplace for Diversity, and proud to be named to the Corporate Equality Index for 21 consecutive years.

Read our full statement on DEI

Our Story

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Bright Horizons: Our Ongoing Mission to Change the Way the World Works

In 1986, our founders saw that child care was an enormous obstacle for working parents. On-site centers became one way we responded to help employees – and organizations -- work better.

Today we offer child care, elder care, and help for education and careers -- tools used by more than 1,000 of the world’s top employers and that power many of the world's best brands

Awards and honors

Read about our commitment to excellence.

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The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

Bright Horizons was built on the belief that doing well is firmly intertwined with doing good.

The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children formalizes that mission, supporting employees as they make a difference in the communities where they live and work.

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