Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSEBFAM) is a United States–based child-care provider and is the largest provider of employer-sponsored child care.[1] It is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

Bright Horizons was founded in 1986 by Linda A. Mason and Roger H. Brown.[2]

The company was publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol: BFAM until it was acquired by Bain Capital in May 2008, and became publicly traded again 2013.

Bright Horizons acquired kidsunlimited in April 2013, which has 64 nurseries and a successful childcare vouchers business.[3] This development means that Bright Horizons now serves around 15,500 children and families.

Bright Horizons bought out the Asquith Court Group in 2016 adding a further 100 nurseries to its care.

Activity[edit]

Bright Horizons operates more than 900 child care centers worldwide, more than 600 across the U.S. and more than 300 in the UK and Ireland[4]. The company also operates centers in Canada and Puerto Rico.

Board[edit]

The Advisory Board includes scholars and practitioners such as Ed Schein and Stew Friedman.

Foundation[edit]

In 1999, the senior leadership team at Bright Horizons formed the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. Through the Foundation, Bright Horizons supports nonprofit organizations with a focus on programs for children and families. The Foundation is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee.[5] Bright Spaces, the Foundation’s program, creates play rooms for children in crisis in partnerships with Bright Horizons’ clients, other nonprofits, city governments, and other organizations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Child Care Information Exchange
  2. ^ "Executive Team". Bright Horizons Family Services. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Corporate Information". kidsunlimited. Retrieved 2013-01-12. 
  4. ^ "About Us". Bright Horizons. Retrieved 2018-03-13. 
  5. ^ Child Care Information Exchange

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