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Allen Communication and Bright Horizons Nurture a Bright Future

Companies launch two custom elearning titles for Bright Horizons staff


SALT LAKE CITY (Dec. 14, 2004) — Allen Communication Learning Services, a leader in custom e-learning development, and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, an international child care provider, today announced the launch of two custom e-learning titles designed for Bright Horizons directors and supervisors.

“Performance Management: Building a Positive Work Environment” helps supervisors with a background in education feel comfortable giving feedback to the employees they manage and foster a positive environment.

“Parent Marketing: Growing Enrollment” gives directors the skills needed to successfully market Bright Horizons’ services to attract new families to their centers.

As Bright Horizons’ elearning development partner, Allen Communication designed the courses to give participants opportunities to participate in relevant scenarios and practice making good decisions, said Anna Hayrapetyan, Allen Communication project manager.

“We all shared the same goal-creating a product we are proud of,” said Mary Bresadola, manager of education and training for Bright Horizons. “It really felt like a team,” she said.

Early feedback about both courses is positive.

“I loved it!” said Carol Landry, Bright Horizons Center Director, about the performance management course. “I especially enjoyed having all the resources available at the touch of a button. In fact, I found it so helpful that my entire succession team will be doing it,” she said.

“I recently used the Parent Marketing CD. It really made me think about how we could improve our marketing and parent retention,” said Cindy Loewe, Center Director.


About Allen Communication Learning Services:

Allen Communication Learning Services is in the business of improving human performance through teaching, training, and informing using the power of interactive elearning training technology. In 1981, it introduced the first commercial interactive videodisc system in the world, and for several years after, many interactive video training programs were created on the Allen System. From the beginning, the company has provided services in all facets of interactive training and communication. As such, it has positioned itself uniquely as both a software and courseware development company, offering clients a complete solution, from beginning to end, for their technology training needs. For more information, call 801.537.7800, or visit

About Bright Horizons:

Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the world’s leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, early education and work/life consulting services, managing more than 550 early care and family centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Canada. Bright Horizons serves more than 400 clients, including more than 80 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than half of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers,” as recognized by Working Mother magazine. Bright Horizons is one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America.”