Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions 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.

The current company is the result of a merger in 1998 between Massachusetts-based Bright Horizons (founded in 1986 by Linda Mason and Roger Brown)[2] and Corporate Family Solutions (founded in 1987 by Bob Keeshan, former Tennessee Governor and current U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Marguerite Sallee).

In 2008, Bright Horizons Family Solutions was named for the ninth time to Fortune Magazine's annual "100 Best Places to Work in America."[3] Bright Horizons continues to be named on the list for the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth time in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Bright Horizons operates more than 700 child care centers worldwide, more than 550 across the U.S. and more than 100 in the UK and Ireland. The company also operates centers in Canada and Puerto Rico. Bright Horizons child care centers are typically sponsored by major employers and operated for employees of the sponsoring companies. Their clients include nearly 100 Fortune 500 companies, as well as other corporations, hospitals, universities, government agencies, and service firms. In addition to its core service of child care the company offers back-up child care and elder care, operates six elementary schools and offers college admissions counseling through its College Coach division.[citation needed]

The Advisory Board includes scholars and practitioners such as Ed Schein and Stew Friedman The company was publicly traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol: BFAM until it was acquired by Bain Capital in May 2008.


  1. ^ Child Care Information Exchange
  2. ^ "Executive Team". Bright Horizons Family Services. Retrieved 2007-01-12. 
  3. ^ "100 Best Companies to Work For 2008". Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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