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Transition from Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

Transition from Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

I was surprised to learn recently that I was not alone in my excitement to return to the office post-baby. If you had asked me a year ago as I was preparing to go back ...

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Happy 30th! – Bright Horizons Then & Now

Happy 30th! – Bright Horizons Then & Now

This year marks Bright Horizons’ 30th anniversary! In celebration of this big milestone, we took a walk down memory lane with Eileen Smith, a Bright Horizons executive. Eileen began her career here in 1987 – as our first center ...

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Teacher Appreciation Month: A Sweet Way to Say Thanks

Teacher Appreciation Month: A Sweet Way to Say Thanks

“Every morning pieces of our hearts walk through your classrooms. You educate them. You care for them. You help them grow. You guide our hearts. Thank you.” May is Teacher Appreciation Month at Bright Horizons. This ...

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25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

25 Truths about Preschool Teachers

My son has been in preschool for over a year and a half and I’ve watched him grow in so many ways – socially, emotionally, developmentally, and cognitively. But there is one secret I want ...

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Bright Horizons Webinars: Parenting Tips & Resources

Bright Horizons Webinars: Parenting Tips & Resources

Did you know that Bright Horizons offers parenting webinars throughout the year? We partner with early education experts to offer guidance, tips, and resources to help you and your family navigate the many stages of childhood ...

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Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

Questions to Ask a Preschool Teacher

The one truth I’ve learned about parenting is to expect the unexpected. That rang true last week at Curriculum Night at my son’s preschool. Curriculum Night at Bright Horizons gives parents the chance to hear ...

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Optimal Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Optimal Parent-Teacher Partnerships

This post was written by Melanie Brooks, a Bright Horizons education expert, mom of two: Ruth, a fellow education expert, and I co-hosted a webinar about parent-teacher relationships, during which we discussed the idea of having optimal parent-teacher partnerships. ...

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Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

Communicating with Your Child’s School: Who Are You Going to Call?

My daughter (age 8) started a new elementary school this year. She was more than ready to make the transition after months of thoughtful planning and special “move up” days by her K-2 school. I ...

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End-of-Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

End-of-Year Gift Ideas for Teachers

For many children, the school year is wrapping up and summer break is about to begin! While children are often more than ready to kick off their summer break, they still may experience some feelings of sadness ...

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Coping with Kindergarten Bullying at School

Coping with Kindergarten Bullying at School

This week, I had to send a note to my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher. The other night I had picked out my daughter’s outfit for school – colorful, cute Adidas leggings and a matching top. In the morning, when ...

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