Our Story

The Simms/Mann Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of children, families, and communities, through the lens of the whole person – physical, cognitive, social and emotional. Our goal is to provide parents with the essential skills and guidance that will encourage and inspire them as they work to increase the possibilities that their child will experience a life of purpose and joy.

Because how we connect is who we become, we’re committed to providing parents with the information they need to promote positive interactions that enable children to adapt and become more resilient – from infancy through toddlerhood and beyond.

The CuddleBright® Experience is informed by child development theory, years of clinical experience and the latest neuroscience research – to help parents create rituals and routines that will help them and their children develop healthier and more secure emotional connections.

Small moments matter. By committing to actively engaging with your child daily in their formative 0-3 years, you are developing a powerful emotional connection that can last a lifetime.

And here’s the bonus: when the child thrives, so do the parents. There is a cycle of joy and fulfillment created when parents are energized and children are nurtured.

Welcome to the CuddleBright® Experience!


CuddleBright® is a philanthropic effort of the Simms/Mann Institute to support research and education in early child development. CuddleBright® partners with qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit hospitals, health centers, and community-based agencies to empower underserved families with young children.

By providing in-kind contributions of the CuddleBright Experience toolkit, the Simms/Mann Institute offers a no-cost resource for community providers to amplify their existing parent-child programming.

The Simms/Mann Institute donates hundreds of CuddleBright® Kits to children and families each year.

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