James Greenman (In Memorial); Bright Horizons
Mr. Jim Greenman passed away in April 2009 after a lengthy illness. He was a strong advocate and early adopter of the N.C.O.F.® mission and vision as a member of the N.C.O.F.® Advisory Board. During his tenure on the Advisory Board Jim was a Senior Vice President of Education and Program Development for Bright Horizons Family Solutions in Minneapolis, MN. He was responsible for the conceptualization and development of all curriculum and training strategies, vehicles, and resources. Mr. Greenman served on the Executive Team and is Chairman of the Board of the Bright Horizons Foundation. His earlier professional work experience ranged from working with Fortune 500 companies to inner city, hospital, and university child care programs; early childhood and family education programs; Head Start, family child-care and public schools. Mr. Greenman played a significant role in the design process for over 100 child-care projects. He designed child care facilities working with nationally and internationally known architectural firms such as I.M. Pei and Partners (N.Y.), the Hillier Group (Princeton, NJ), Perkins and Will (Chicago), the Switzer Group (NY), Skidmore, Owings and Merril (NY), Earl Flansburg and Associates (Boston), as well as many smaller firms. Mr. Greenman has authored "What Happened to the World: Helping Children Cope in Turbulent Times"; "Places for Childhoods: Making Quality Happen in the Real World"; "Caring Spaces, Learning Places: Children's Environments That Work" (Exchange Press); "Prime Times: A Handbook for Excellence in Infant and Toddler Care" (with Anne Stonehouse, Redleaf Press); "Making Day Care Better: Training, Evaluation, and the Process of Change" (Teachers College Press); co-author of the "Iowa Family Day Care Handbook". He produced and wrote three videos: "Great Places for Children: Children's Environments that Work"; "My Kind of Place: Identifying Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers"; and "Best for My Baby: Low Income Parents and the Struggle to Do The Right Thing". Mr. Greenman wrote numerous articles for magazines and journals, and presented keynote speeches, seminars and workshops throughout the United States, Australia, Europe, and Canada on a variety of early care and education topics. He held an M.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, CA where he also completed additional advanced graduate studies, and a B.A. degree in education from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.