Bright Horizons is Now Open
at Issaquah Highlands
Bright Horizons is poised to debut on the Issaquah Plateau when it opens its care center at YWCA Family Village at Issaquah on October 17. The approximately 10,000-square-foot center will serve up to 160 children who range from infants to 12 years of age.
“We’re excited for our partnership with the YWCA and to be joining the Issaquah Highlands community,” said Lora Patton, Bright Horizons regional manager.
The center intends to employ up to 40 people once enrollment is at capacity. Tiffany Gaul, a returning Bright Horizons employee, has been named the new center director.
The center plans on holding a hiring open house from 5 to 7 p.m. September 13 in the YWCA Family Village Commons. Those interested in applying are encouraged to fill out an online application at brighthorizons.com/careers and bring their resumes to the event.
Although Bright Horizons is located on the grounds of Family Village Issaquah, about two-thirds of the center’s enrollment will be open to the general community, with the remaining available to Family Village residents.
Providing access to housing-based child care is aligned with the YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish’s commitment to reinforce family connections.
“The YWCA’s partnership with Bright Horizon is a natural fit, with our shared commitment of strengthening family connections, making a positive difference to children and families who are facing difficult times, and building environments that value employees and cultivate growth,” said Linda Hall, director of housing development for the YWCA.
YWCA Family Village at Issaquah began welcoming new residents earlier this year over the Memorial Day weekend. It plans to open its second and final phase of the development during September. For more information about YWCA Family Village at Issaquah, visit ywcafamilyvillageatissaquah.com.
During August, all efforts were directed to complete the work needed to achieve the temporary certificate of occupancy. This work included pouring the final concrete walls and sidewalks throughout the site, installing landscaping and finishing the interiors. A limited construction crew will remain on site during September to carry out the final “punch” items-- such as touching up interior paint, re-caulking tub seams as needed and adjusting drawers -- and wrapping up any other outstanding items. The YWCA regional services center , which will house the site’s office manager, mental health program, the suburban King County housing director and other positions and programs, is scheduled to open during September along with the remaining residential units.
Visit their website: http://centers.brighthorizons.com/highlands/