Founded in 1986, Bright Horizons Family Solutions is one of the world's leading providers of employer-sponsored child care, early education, and work and life solutions. It offers various programs for the children below the age of 5 that focuses on the development of reading, writing and communication. Bright Horizon Family Solutions back-up care advantage program provides are for ill children and working adults. Its consulting services provide assistance with work needs of employees. The center also maintains a facility development and design services department that provides a range of architectural and project management services in the design of environments for children. Additionally, it operates more than 600 child care centers worldwide.