Bright Futures Early Learning Center is an affiliate of the Mason Wright Foundation, which also operates Mason Wright Senior Living and Colony Care at Home. We are located in the Mason Wright Senior Living building at 74 Walnut Street in Springfield.
Childcare has been a located within Mason Wright since 1999. Childcare became an official part of the Mason Wright family in 2017, when we formed Bright Futures. Here, the children and Mason Wright residents participate together regularly in activities, providing an extra and very special way for the different generations to interact, learn and grow together.
Deb Stasiowski, Director
Deb has been the Director of childcare programs at Mason Wright since 2012, having transitioned to Bright Futures in January, 2018, after five years as Director for Arbors Kids. In all, Deb has more than fifteen years experience as an early childhood education teacher and administrator.
We asked Deb to share a little of her philosophy, and here’s what she said: “We love for family members to call, email or visit us to share their suggestions—whether those suggestions are specific to their child or general towards making Bright Futures the best educational experience possible. We pride ourselves in open communications between families, teachers and staff.”
Alan T. Popp, MS
President & CEO
Mason Wright Foundation & Affiliates
Alan has served as President & CEO of Mason Wright Foundation since the position was created in 1998. In that position, he also serves as President of the Foundation’s affiliates: Bright Futures Early Learning
Center, Mason Wright Senior Living and Colony Care at Home.
His previous experience includes CEO of a private high school, and COO of a residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Alan also served as a consultant to more than 200 New England nonprofits, many of them service providers to children, families and seniors.
Alan describes the Foundation this way: “The primary role of the Foundation is to ensure that all of our affiliates have the financial resources required to provide the highest quality programs and facilities for those we serve. For example, for Bright Futures we purchased computers for every classroom and spent tens of thousands of dollars for renovations and classroom supplies. And, in 2018 we will completely re-make outdoor playground.”