Child Care Teacher

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Job Description

Crafting enriching experiences

As a child care teacher at Bright Horizons, we help you explore your age group preference with opportunities to work with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers. You’ll enjoy a warm and supportive environment where you are encouraged to share your passion for early childhood education with children, parents and co-workers. You will work alongside a talented team of educators in state-of-the-art classrooms and pass on your love of learning to young, eager minds. Your guidance and positive reinforcement will help set the stage for many incredible milestones to come.

At Bright Horizons, you’ll also find opportunities to experience personal and professional breakthroughs of your own. As a company with a learning culture, you will discover your full potential through state-of-the-art online training, leadership development and tuition reimbursement, including the opportunity to earn your ECE college degree for FREE! Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is our unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team.

How will you inspire our future generation?

What you will do as a Child Care Teacher:

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment as you hear the laughter and experience the wonder of children participating in activities you planned
  • Observe children’s interests and work with co-workers to develop creative ideas for engaging curriculum
  • Record and share children’s triumphs and progress with parents, relating that continued safety and attention to their individual basic care needs is a top priority
  • Communicate with parents on a daily basis, sharing their children’s latest adventures and achievements through a variety of avenues, including mobile apps and personal discussions
  • Live our HEART principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork

Accepting applicants from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin

Openings Available in Alabama, Arizona, California, California-Northern, California-Southern, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

About Employer

Bright Horizons is fueled by people who know education and care can change the world. Join our company and you’ll be part of a team providing world-class support – child care, elder care, guidance for careers and education – for parents and children who really need you, and for workforces around the globe who power some of the world's best brands.

Benefits Details

  • Extensive benefits including 401(k) with a company match, health insurance offerings, employee discounts, and more!
  • Education benefits:
    • Tuition, fees, and books are paid for by Bright Horizons, at no cost to you.
    • Bright Horizons covers the full cost of the eCDA Program, including course materials, and will pay the CDA assessment fee directly to the Council so you have no out-of-pocket expense.
    • For coursework taken through FastTrack or one of our partner schools, Bright Horizons will pay the school directly.

Learning Opportunities

  • The Horizons Teacher Degree Program allows teachers and center staff to earn their CDA, associate, and bachelor’s degree in early childhood education completely free. Horizons includes three connected, progressive programs to support you on your journey to a college degree:
  • The Bright Horizons eCDA Program allows you to earn a well-recognized and respected Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. The CDA will also be accepted for transfer credit toward an undergraduate degree at the Horizons partner schools.
  • Bright Horizons FastTrack helps you complete the general education courses required for your degree in a self-paced, online format. FastTrack provides ongoing support from student success coaches to help you manage your workload and set yourself up for success.
  • Horizons Partner Schools is where you will complete your early childhood education coursework and ultimately earn your degree.


  • Must meet state requirements for Teacher and additional center/school requirements may apply.
  • High School diploma/GED required. Related college-level course work or CDA course work preferred. CDA or working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.


  • Must meet state experience requirements for Teacher; 12 months of professional teaching experience preferred.
  • With Regional Manager approval, extensive teaching experience may substitute for education requirements, provided professional development plan is in place.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate curriculum practice.

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