Students at a Bright Horizons child care center participate in a challenge created by the Museum of Science. The Museum of Science has teamed up with Watertown-based Bright Horizons to get young children at their centers excited about engineering and science. Using the museum’s EiE Wee Engineer program, Bright Horizons curriculum encourages children to be creative and innovative as they participate in hands-on challenges designed to nurture their love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and demonstrate that there is more than one way to solve a problem, according to Rachel Robertson, Vice President, Education & Development at Bright Horizons. “As a Watertown-based organization, we’re very familiar with the Museum of Science and the high caliber educational programming it offers, both in the museum and through its work in schools across the region,” Robertson said. “At Bright Horizons, we’re always looking at new and innovative approaches that not only prepare our students for elementary school, but also lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
Watertown is home to the best place to work in the Boston area, according to the Boston Globe’s annual survey. Bright Horizons Family Solutions topped the list of best places to work in 2016, and it is not the first time. The company has been No. 1 for four of the last six years, according to an announcement from Bright Horizons. The provider of child care, early education and other services is headquartered in the Arsenal on the Charles in Watertown, and has been around for three decades.
Watertown-based Bright Horizons Family Solutions announced that the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Elizabeth Boland, received the Boston Business Journal’s 2015 CFO of the Year Award. “Elizabeth provides strategic vision and guidance for the company not by leading from on high, but by leading from within,” Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer David Lissy said in the announcement. “Her intimate knowledge of day-to-day operations in every area of the company enables her to understand that our bottom line is reflected in more than a spreadsheet but also in the outcomes Bright Horizons produces every day for our customers and clients. Elizabeth is truly a model of leadership for the financial sector.” 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.
A Watertown-based company made the list of Best Places to Work picked by the Boston Business Journal. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work-life solutions, has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Boston Business Journal, according to an announcement from the company. This marks the ninth year in a row that Bright Horizons has been named to the list. Bright Horizons was ranked number three in the “extra-large company” category. “The Bright Horizons family is honored to again be named to the BBJ’s ‘Best Places to Work’ list,” said Bright Horizons Chief Executive Officer David Lissy.