Parenting Journey & Bright Horizons Foundation Celebrate the Rededication of Sonia's Place

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Bright Spaces are a program of The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization focused on brightening the lives of children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and other crises.

Friends and family of the Parenting Journey® and Bright Horizons Foundation for Children® joined together on September 9, 2016, to celebrate the rededication of Sonia’s Place, a Bright Space created in 2009 in memory of Sonia Belcher, a former colleague. Yvonne Lynch, Vice President of Client Relations at Bright Horizons said, "Sonia's life, tragically cut short at the age of 32, was dedicated to supporting children and families, and this Bright Space is a fitting tribute to her legacy."

In May 2016, Bright Horizons employees came together once again to add a fresh coat of paint and refurbish the much-used and well-loved Bright Space that includes an infant space, toddler and pre-school room, a tween room and craft space. “Many of the families we serve have little room in the budget for toys, crafts or Crayons. When children come to Parenting Journey with their parents, they are coming to have fun, and they get to plan and learn in a warm, enriching area,” said Parenting Journey Senior Director Noël Twigg. “The improvements made by the Bright Horizons team make the world of difference to the children that walk through our doors on a daily basis. You can see it in the way their faces light up with a smile and by listening to their laughs while they play.”

“Bright Horizons is committed to supporting families through strong partnerships and nurturing each and every child’s unique qualities and potential,” said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. “With our Home Office Staff from Watertown volunteering to refurbish the Bright Space at the Parenting Journey in Somerville, we see those core values in action as our employees create a warm and enriching environment that will make a difference in the lives of families and children in need. By transforming a room into a Bright Space, we can use our knowledge to create a place where children can play, learn, and have fun.”

About Parenting Journey®

Parenting Journey®, a nonprofit agency headquartered in Somerville, MA, offers powerful programs that help parents build safer, stronger families and trains professionals nationwide to implement its high-impact approach. More than 1,700 facilitators have received training and 52,000 parents raising almost 151,000 children have benefited from Parenting Journey’s unique curriculum. Parenting Journey programs have been replicated in nearly 500 locations throughout Greater Boston, New York, Florida, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Parenting Journey, please visit our website http://www.parentingjourney.org.

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions®

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. The Company provides center-based full service child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 900 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 140 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2014 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Bright Horizons is one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at http://www.brighthorizons.com.

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