Bright Horizons at Inova Fairfax

Bright Horizons at Inova Fairfax is committed to providing the highest-quality child care and early education in the world.

At Bright Horizons, our Discovery Driven Learningยฎ approach makes early learning an adventure. Visit us to find out how we nurture your childโ€™s natural curiosity, focus on what interests them most, encourage learning through play, and help them get ready for school success. Bright Horizons child care centers, preschools and schools include a premier early education curriculum and knowledgeable edu

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To help your child navigate the world of creating friendships, being a good friend, and accepting differences in others, we're selected our favorite preschool books about friendship and caring ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Happy ! ๐Ÿ’™โค๐Ÿค Check out our word puzzle based on Independence Day with your child, and let us know what you find in the comment below!


Growing Readers Book of Excellence: Big Truck Little Island

Join Teacher Nate as he shares the fun tale of problem-solving, teamwork, and community โ€” inspired by a true story that happened in Maine.

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Empathy develops slowly during childhood, and children first experience empathy from us. Learn ways you can raise your children to be empathetic and compassionate adults ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Making friends and exploring friendships come through a lot of practice - and mistakes - where kids truly learn what it takes to be a good friend.

In our parenting quest to guide your kid, we've discovered these really great children's books about friendship ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Our books for June celebrate teamwork, resourcefulness, and interconnectedness:

๐Ÿ“– In โ€œBig Truck Little Island,โ€ five resourceful kids and a tow truck help bring a very special surprise to a tiny island. (Preschoolers)
๐Ÿ“– โ€œLion Lightsโ€ tells the true story of a nine-year-old boyโ€™s quest to save his familyโ€™s cattle and the lions who live in nearby Nairobi National Forest. (Preschoolers)
๐Ÿ“– โ€œThis is the Planet Where I Liveโ€ uses gentle rhyme and brilliant illustrations to convey the connections that bind us to each other and the earth. (School Age Children)

For more book recommendations carefully selected by experts ๐Ÿ‘‰



Today we commemorate , a day of liberation and reflection. Let's honor the past, celebrate the present, and continue striving for a future where equality reigns.

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Today we celebrate all the caregivers who have nurtured us with their love, guidance, and support. You are appreciated and loved, and happy ! โค๏ธ



How can YOU support the , warm, safe, enriching play environments for vulnerable children, and make a difference in the lives of children and families in our communities? ๐Ÿ’› Our is around the corner, and learn more about this meaningful initiative below. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Bright Horizons continues to create brighter futures:

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Have you heard any of these mealtime customs and traditions in countries? And comment below โฌ‡๏ธ to share with us what you know!

Learn how Bright Horizons celebrates the ๐Ÿ‘‰


Memorial Day

This we remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to our country and to their families. ๐Ÿค

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As we're sharing more customs and traditions around meals in countries, don't forget to comment below โฌ‡๏ธ to share with us what you know!

Learn how Bright Horizons celebrates the ๐Ÿ‘‰


Learn about our Horizons Degree Program

Have a career with us, work with kids, AND get your education for FREE! Learn more here โ–ถ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“

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At Bright Horizons, we're excited to celebrate the stories, games, and recipes from our community. Join us as we recognize and honor their rich culture and heritage ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Happy to all caregivers who have nurtured, loved, and supported children with all their heart. We are grateful for you, today and always. โค๏ธ

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How much do you know about the customs and traditions around meals in countries? Check out these mealtime fun facts and comment below โฌ‡๏ธ to share with us what you know!

Learn how Bright Horizons celebrates the ๐Ÿ‘‰

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As you're diving into Mayโ€™s selections, youโ€™ll explore and find -

๐Ÿ“– a vibrant, rhyming book about grandmothers and babies (infants)
๐Ÿ“– a young girl and her garden-loving grandfather (preschoolers)
๐Ÿ“– the true story of Augustus Jackson, who became a White House cook when he was only twelve, and later developed an ice cream empire (school age children)

Click for more book recommendations carefully selected by experts ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Today we're thrilled to appreciate and celebrate all teachers by highlighting their "nutritional facts" which make them . Happy !



We're excited to celebrate , honoring and elevating the many people, talents, and achievements so vital to our past, and so critical to our present and future.

Check out how Bright Horizons celebrates this month ๐Ÿ‘‰

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During Celebrate Diversity Month and beyond, it's important to acknowledge the outstanding work of our Employee Advisory Group leaders who are championing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace.

Melony Gibson, Co-Chair African Heritage EAG shares what she hopes to gain for herself and the organization through her continued DEI work. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ



Join Teacher Nate as he explores how we can create the shade of our unique skin by mixing paints to create beautiful skin tones. The book "Brown" by Nancy Johnson James is where readers celebrate all the beautiful shades of brown in one childโ€™s family.

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Outdoor play fosters childrenโ€™s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. Learn more about the benefits of nature for kids ๐Ÿ‘‰


#ParentPerspectives: Sarah

We are so glad you brought us along on your parenting journey, Sarah ๐Ÿ’š

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Aprilโ€™s book selection is here! They're a filled with opportunities for exploration -

๐Ÿ“– โ€œBrownโ€ encourages the celebration of diversely beautiful skin tones.
๐Ÿ“– โ€œWhose Footprints Are These?โ€ gives children adventurous illustrations to investigate.
๐Ÿ“– โ€œLuminousโ€ invites children to explore living things that make light.

Click for more book recommendations carefully selected by experts ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Did you know that play can build childrenโ€™s self-regulation and emotional well-being while reducing anxiety? Learn more ๐Ÿ‘‰


World Autism Awareness Day

It's , and there's no better way to recognize today by being aware of the people with this condition, understanding the importance of an inclusive community, and building strong connections with one another. ๐Ÿ’›

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This , our early education experts recommend their favorite children's books that empower girls through adventure, courage and creativity ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Books are a helpful teaching tool for because they allow children to gain insight into the feelings and actions of others and make connections with childrenโ€™s own life experiences. Check out our book suggestions ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Our Marchโ€™s will inspire your young readers to see beauty in the world: beauty in nature, beauty in our own abilities, and beauty in others.

Check out our book recommendations carefully selected by experts ๐Ÿ‘‰

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How can you create authentic, diverse experiences for your child? Join us to hear about inclusion, social-emotional learning, and exposing your child to other cultures, holidays, traditions, and people.

Moderator: Claire Goss, Manager Family Education & Resources, Bright Horizons

Expert Guest: Zabina Bhasin, M.D. CEO, In KidZ, Advocate & Expert, Child Psychiatrist, and Entrepreneur

Register HERE ๐Ÿ‘‰


Podcast: The Work Life Equation with Indra Nooyi

The wait is over! Tune in to ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ A NEW Podcast for Working Parents & Employers. Episode 1 is available NOW featuring special guest, Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo.

๐ŸŽง Stream on Spotify, Apple Podcast, YouTube or iHeart Radio

Listen NOW ๐Ÿ”Š

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Happy International Women's Day! From our centers to our home office, we're proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing women, and everyday within our Bright Horizons community!

Learn more about how we're leading the way to gender equity:

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Everyday items offer children the opportunity to explore and grow. Learn easy pretend play experiences and fun games ๐Ÿ‘‰


Women's History Month Main

From our classrooms to our corner offices, weโ€™re committed to gender equity: to young girls who can see themselves as leaders tomorrow, and to women free to grow careers without boundaries today.

Learn more about how we're celebrating and ๐Ÿ‘‰


Work Life Equation

Join our March 1st with Christine Michel Carter, and Bright Horizons' Priya Krishnan for conversations that matter to working parents. Their exciting upcoming podcast includes:

๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Candid conversations
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Stories, and strategies from corporate leaders
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Public figures, and
๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Everyday people who are putting the pieces together to make life work.

Save your spot ๐Ÿ”ฝ

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Babies and toddlers especially love looking in mirrors, which builds their sense of identity and self-awareness.

Learn how to use mirror to engage with your child ๐Ÿ‘‰

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How much did you know about ? Check out these facts of this holiday together with your child! ๐Ÿ‘‡

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Why is play important?

Play nurtures relationships with oneself and others, relieves stress and increases happiness, builds feelings of empathy, creativity, and collaboration, and supports the growth of sturdiness and grit. And children can learn a lot through playing ๐Ÿ‘‰

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is for everyone! Hear our expertsโ€™ take on how to inspire your child to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math; explore big ideas; and help them dig deeper.

Register HERE ๐Ÿ‘‰

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Lisa Oppenheimer, our Director of Brand Marketing, is sharing her holiday recipe with southern roots - corn pudding! ๐Ÿฎ

What is your holiday recipe? Share with us in the comment below!

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