Chico's FAS, Inc. Opens Bright Horizons Early Education and Development Center

Fort Myers, FL (February 5, 2014) – Chico’s FAS, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of Chico’s FAS Early Education and Child Development Center located at the companies National Store Support Center on Metro Parkway.

The 16,800 square foot child care center, operated by Bright Horizons Family Solutions® Inc., will serve infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners and more. The center is open from 7:00AM-7:00PM Monday through Friday and is available for Chico’s FAS, Inc. employees only. The new childcare center accommodates up to 132 children from 6 weeks to 5 years old and 36 school age children from age 6 to 10 years old.

"Chico's FAS is committed to be a great place to work, learn and grow. We are thrilled to open our Early Education and Child Development Center to provide an engaging and nurturing environment for the children of our Associates," said Sara Stensrud, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Chico's FAS, Inc.

The center provides Chico’s FAS employees with a high quality early education and child care program on-site and features state-of-the-art amenities, including indoor and outdoor play and learning areas. The Bright Horizons curriculum places a strong emphasis on the development of language, math, science, and social skills and incorporates the key elements that contribute to a child’s readiness for school and academic success.

“Chico’s FAS has made a significant commitment to providing their employees with benefits that help them succeed both professionally and personally,” said Bright Horizons CEO David Lissy. “We are thrilled to be a part of the Chico’s FAS community and know that this center will help them to build on their already strong company culture.  We look forward to providing a warm, caring, and dynamic place for Chico’s FAS employees and their families.”

Chico’s FAS Early Education and Child Development Center amenities include:

  • Outdoor sport turf (artificial) playgrounds
  • Outdoor infant, toddler and pre-school playground equipped with trike path, sensory water area, sandbox, sensory gardens, planters and twig kitchen
  • Outdoor water play area
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Indoor rock climing wall
  • Art & Design studio
  • Performance stage
  • Music area for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Outdoor nature exploration area
  • Full kitchen for balanced and nutritious meals
  • Kids’ cooking room for cooking projects
  • Laundry
  • Parents Learning Resouce Center
  • Car seat storage closets
  • Kinder Van Buggies for toddlers and up

For more information about the Chico’s FAS Early Education and Child Development Center or to request a tour, please contact Kristin McClement at (239) 346-4870 or


The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House | Black Market, Soma Intimates, and Boston Proper, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing gift items.

As of November 2, 2013, the Company operated 1,470 stores in the US and Canada.  The Company’s merchandise is also available at,,, and  For more detailed information on Chico’s FAS, Inc., please visit our corporate website at


Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of high-quality child care, early education and other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. The Company provides center-based child care, back-up dependent care and educational advisory services to more than 850 employers, including more than 130 FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 80 of Working Mother magazine's 2013 "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Bright Horizons is one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For." Bright Horizons is headquartered in Watertown, MA. The Company's web site is located at






Kristin McClement

Chico’s FAS, Inc.                                                                 

(239) 346-4870         


Bridget Perry

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

(617) 673-8014

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