Bright Spaces®

A Special Place for Children

Many studies have shown that children who are exposed to early education, books, music, and developmentally appropriate toys and games, are far more likely to succeed in life than those who do not have access to educational opportunities.

The reality for the millions of children experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or other trauma is that there are fewer opportunities for them to develop the social, cognitive, language, and gross motor skills that are important for academic success.This has serious and long-lasting developmental outcomes, which often contribute to a cycle of instability that is difficult to break.

Through Bright Spaces, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children partners with agencies across the country to create and support warm, safe, enriching spaces for children of all ages to build caring relationships, heal from trauma through play, and experience the joy of childhood.

Our Bright Spaces are not only wonderful rooms for children to play, but they also create a place for children where they can connect with other
children, their family, and supportive adults who can provide needed services. Having a place for families to relax together helps them to build
important bonds that strengthen the family during this difficult time. In an atmosphere of safety and trust, children and adults are able to make better decisions, regulate their emotions, and provide important emotional support to each other.


For more information on Bright Spaces in the U.S., please contact us at

For more information on Bright Spaces in the UK and Ireland, contact Tracy Wilkes-Green at