Bright Horizons and Work Options Group — both Corporate Voices’ corporate partners — have joined forces. Here’s the announcement:

Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC, the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education, and work/life solutions, today announced that it has acquired Colorado-based Work Options Group, Inc, a pioneer in the creation of innovative back-up care solutions for both children and elders.  Bringing together the Work Options Group Backup Care Options program and the Bright Horizons® Back-up Care Advantage Program® will create the most comprehensive and extensive high-quality network of center-based and in-home back-up child and elder care solutions serving employers across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. 

“I have long admired Cindy Carrillo and the Work Options team as thought leaders and pioneers in the back-up care field,” said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy.  “By welcoming them into the Bright Horizons family, we have a tremendous opportunity to join together two successful programs and create an expanded network of the highest-quality providers to give our employer clients and their working families unsurpassed access to back-up child and elder care wherever they may live or work.” 

Work Options Group was founded in 1986 to provide work and family-related consulting services to employers of all sizes.  In 1994, the company began focusing solely on offering back-up care solutions to corporate clients nationwide and has since grown to serve 150 clients and their 600,000 employees through a network of 5,000 providers.  Joined with Bright Horizons, the combined company will provide back-up care to hundreds of the world’s leading employers including;  Microsoft, Alston & Bird LLP, McGraw Hill, Cummins Engine, Time Warner, Princeton University, Dell, Accenture, and Verizon Wireless.

“Over the past two decades, Work Options Group has developed a strong reputation for providing employers with a high quality, comprehensive solution for their employees,” said Work Options Group Founder and CEO Cindy Carrillo. “We value the trust that our clients have put in our services, and this new relationship with Bright Horizons will allow what we’ve built to grow and thrive for many years to come.”   

Clients and employee users will experience no change to the high-quality manner in which they receive service and care provision. The combination of the Bright Horizons and Work Options Group back-up care network programs will create one comprehensive network of more than 6,500 providers, serving hundreds of clients and more than 1.8 million families in need of back-up care for their children, elder relatives or adult dependents in North America and Europe.