Bright Horizons Acquires Hildebrandt Learning Centers

Welcomes organization committed to high-quality worksite early education

May 19, 2015, 19:36 ET from Bright Horizons Family Solutions

WATERTOWN, Mass., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Horizons Family Solutions® (NYSE: BFAM), a leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work/life solutions, today announced it has acquired Pennsylvania-based Hildebrandt Learning Centers®, welcoming its centers, staff and leaders to the Bright Horizons family along with the children, families, and clients they serve.

Hildebrandt operates 40 high-quality child care centers in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic area. Like Bright Horizons, Hildebrandt has a strong portfolio of employer-sponsored centers and a reputation for quality and commitment to NAEYC accreditation.  Hildebrandt manages the work site child care programs for many widely respected employers in the Mid-Atlantic area including many colleges and universities, corporations, health care and government agencies.

"We have long respected Bill Grant and the Hildebrandt Learning Centers team and are excited to welcome the educators and  leaders from Hildebrandt to the Bright Horizons family along with the children, families, and clients they serve," said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. "They have built an outstanding reputation for quality early care and education in the Mid-Atlantic region, and their like-minded commitment to support employers across a broad array of industries makes this an excellent match for Bright Horizons and a welcome addition to our family."

"We are thrilled to join forces with Bright Horizons, whom we have respected for many years as a leader in our field. They will be able to provide the children, families, and clients that we serve with additional resources and support that will only serve to enhance what we have built over the years. I am very proud of the work the Hildebrandt team has accomplished and very much look forward to our next chapter as part of Bright Horizons," said Hildebrandt CEO William Grant.

The acquisition closed on May 19, 2015, and financial terms were not disclosed.

About Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc. 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. The Company provides center-based full service child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 900 clients across the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Canada and India, including more than 140 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2014 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers."  Bright Horizons is one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and is one of the UK's Best Workplaces as designated by the Great Place to Work® Institute. Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at

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