While our healthcare workers, elder caregivers, and first responders are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19, they are in need of care too. High-quality, safe, and nurturing care for their own children is essential to give these fighters the family support they need to get to work and peace of mind to focus on their critical jobs. #FirstRespondersFirst has brought together Harvard School of Public Health, Thrive Global, CAA, and Bright Horizons to open special child care hubs to meet the needs of our first responders who need, first and foremost, to respond to the needs of their own young children.
Bright Horizons will operate with special COVID-19 protocols in place, including limited capacity and small group sizes, enhanced teacher:child ratios, and intensive hygiene and cleaning practices. The centers will be staffed with expertly trained and experienced local Bright Horizons early educators. Care will be available for children ages infants through 6 years old and will be free to first responders.
To access the child care services at the Bright Horizon hubs in Washington, D.C., Seattle and Detroit, click here to connect to a center.
Bright Horizons@Pioneer Square
Located on the corner of Yesler and 6th Ave South, Bright Horizons@Pioneer Square is convenient to the city’s historic first neighborhood and the International District. It is a short ½ mile from the field hospital at CenturyLink Field and is also a short distance from Harborview Medical Center, Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center, Swedish Hospital, Kindred Hospital and dozens more hospitals, health care centers and senior living facilities. The child care center features a new, state-of-the-art preschool, Growing Readers nook to curl up with a good book, a SMART Board to introduce age-appropriate use of technology, and children can engage in physical activity in the indoor Movement Matters Zone and private, secure outdoor playground.
Bright Horizons@Midtown Detroit
Bright Horizons@Midtown Detroit is located minutes from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Highland Park General Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Veterans Hospital and many more health care centers and senior living facilities. The child care center provides all the essential tools needed to learn, grow, and thrive, even in this challenging time. The World at Their Fingertips curriculum fosters children’s interest in art, science, reading, and math. The center focuses on healthy habits, exercise, art, and other creative activities.
Bright Horizons@L Street
Bright Horizons@L Street is located just steps from George Washington University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital and not far from Howard University Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center and dozens of other hospitals and health care services. The team at Bright Horizons@L Street is committed to providing not only a safe and healthy environment for children but also an inspiring place to learn, grow, and thrive. In addition to the convenient location, the center features a private outdoor playground, designated Movement Matters Zone, a STEM lab, and spacious classrooms.