Bright Horizons

Education, Childcare & Early Learning

At Bright Horizons®, we do what is best for children – it’s as simple as that!

And what’s best for children is usually what’s best for teachers too. Our teaching and learning framework, Discovery Driven Learning, puts children first, ensuring their sense of wonder, natural curiosity, rich imaginations, and drive to discover are at the heart of all we do.

We understand that teachers are learners too! We offer incredible professional development opportunities including our quarterly magazine Spark, written just for Bright Horizons teachers; online webinars and in-person trainings; and support Spanish as a first language speakers through our orientation program and CDA. Working here, you don’t have to choose between a career and college. We pay for our teachers to earn their degrees. That’s right, you can go to college 100% free.

Join a company where every voice counts — and where you can bring your whole self to work every day. Teaching here, you’ll make a difference for children, families, and yourself. Pursue a path of passion, build a career of possibilities, and work with purpose to make a difference … one child, one family, and one classroom at a time. Build a brighter future with us!

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10,001+ Employees
1986 Founded
40 States

Benefits

HEALTH:  Wellness and resiliency
  • Medical insurance
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Health condition management
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability
  • Life and accident insurance
    • Basic life
    • Supplemental life
    • Accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Business travel accident (BTA)
  • Identity fraud support
  • Travel assistance
  • Estate and will-planning services
  • CirrusMD text-first medical care
  • Spring Health employee assistance program (EAP)
    • Mental health coaching and resources
    • Care navigation support
    • Financial, legal, and work/life guidance
FINANCE:  Planning and management
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Flexible spending accounts
    • Healthcare flexible spending account
    • Dependent care flexible spending account
    • WageWorks commuter benefits
  • Metro Credit Union member benefits
  • Real estate advantage program
TIME OFF:  The time you need
  • Vacation time
  • Sick time
  • Holidays
  • Paid time off for jury duty
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Leaves of absence
CAREER:  Professional development
  • Horizons Teacher Degree Program:  Educators can earn associate and bachelor’s degrees in early education for free
  • Child Development Associate (CDA) training
  • Tuition assistance
  • Education network discounts and services
  • Career and education coaching
DISCOUNTS:  Special rates and deals
  • Shopping and entertainment
  • Cell phone service
  • Movie tickets
  • Fitness center memberships
  • BH Benefits Market
  • Auto, home, and renters insurance
  • Identity theft protection
  • Employee purchase program
  • WW – Weight Watchers reimagined
  • Pet insurance

 

Child Care Center Teaching Careers

Child care centers are the foundation of Bright Horizons – both traditional centers where children attend on consistent schedules; and back-up centers, where families come when they need occasional care (such as on a snow day).

In each of our centers, our educators do rewarding work; engage in award-winning training and ongoing career development; and positively impact the lives of children and families. They can even go to college to earn an early childhood education degree – completely free.

Internships, Student Teaching & Practicum Placements

We offer internships, student teaching, practicum placements, and job shadowing in many of our centers. Jumpstart your career in education working in a part-time center support role or if you’re ready for a full-time job and meet the position’s requirements, we encourage you to apply!

At Bright Horizons, your coworkers will help you reach your full potential. Join a workplace that encourages career development, welcomes you to be you, and empowers you to make an impact every day!

 

Inclusion: You Belong at Bright Horizons

At Bright Horizons, everyone is welcome. We believe our employees deserve a workplace where they are embraced and appreciated for their talents and accomplishments, where they can work with a sense of belonging, and where they can bring their whole selves to work.

Our classrooms are a model for the future. Here, teachers create developmentally appropriate curriculum and experiences that help children understand the world they inhabit today while supporting a sense of responsibility and compassion for tomorrow.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) of all voices speak boldly about the issues they face and that we need to know about.  We have eight ERGs: African Heritage, Asian and Pacific Islander, ADAPT (Abled & Disabled Advocates Partnering Together), BH Pride, Hispanic Latino, MenTEACH, Professional Women, and Working Parents.

Free College Degrees: Horizons Teacher Degree Program

Here, you don’t have to choose between a career and college. We know that the best learning starts with the best teachers, and that’s why all Bright Horizons educators have the opportunity to earn early education degrees – for FREE.

The Horizons Teacher Degree program allows all Bright Horizons center staff to go to college completely free. We pay for everything – tuition, books, fees…all of it. Full-time* educators are eligible for Early Childhood Education (ECE) degrees; part-time educators can earn a CDA. Choose from one of our Horizons Partner Schools and we’ll also provide success coaches to help you across the finish line.

*Full-time is defined as 30-hours or more per workweek.

Professional Development

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 families and children who really need you, and for workforces powering some of the world’s best brands

Bright Horizons is committed to providing high-quality education and care for young children. Understanding the importance of training and development in early childhood education is essential to achieving this.

FREE EARLY EDUCATION TRAINING

Visit the Bright Horizons Early Education Professional Development Page to discover resources that will help future educators grow. Access recorded and training on early childhood topics, career pathways, and much more…and it’s all free!  Training certificates are available to download after each session.

Spark Summit

November 27 – December 17, 2023

A FREE one-of-a-kind opportunity for educators and families to hear from prominent researchers, followed by actionable next steps for your classroom or home. This unique on-demand conference allows you to learn at your own pace on your own schedule.

Register NOW https://www.brighthorizons.com/early-education-preschool/spark-summit

Our Videos

What it Really Means to Be a Teacher at Bright Horizons

All Videos

Grow Your Potential in a Teaching Position at Bright Horizons
Earn Your Teaching Degree at Bright Horizons
The Work-Life Equation Podcast
Bright Horizons Commitment to Diverse Authors
Celebrate Diversity Month. A LIVE Conversation
5 Reasons to Visit Bright Horizons
Why Are Routines Important?
Kam Lohia and the IT Team Helping Adult Learners Achieve Their Dreams
Bring Your Whole Self to Work Every Day With a Career at Bright Horizons!

Cultural & Racial Equality

We are focused on taking action to make real change, not for a moment in time, but for the long term. We are making the following commitments to you today:

  1. Leadership: By focusing on career development, recruiting, and ensuring a supportive culture, we will have better representation of Black women and men in leadership roles at Bright Horizons. We will be accountable to all of you and the Board of Directors, to whom we will regularly report on our progress.
  2. MLK Holiday: Beginning in 2021, Martin Luther King Day will replace what had been a floating holiday. We will all celebrate MLK Day to commemorate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement in America.
  3. Partnerships with HBCUs: We are committed to creating meaningful partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). EdAssist will start by making the addition of HBCUs to our Horizons Teacher Degree Program a top priority. We will also work toward partnerships with these schools to aid in recruiting and leadership development.
  4. College Coach Scholarships: We are creating a scholarship program to extend the free College Coach counseling benefit (academic and financial advisory services) that we currently provide to our own employees to economically disadvantaged Black students in the communities where we live and work.
  5. Employee Advisory Groups: We will further invest in our Employee Advisory Groups (Asian Pacific Islander; BRIDGE: Black Resources for Inclusion, Diversity, Growth & Equity; Hispanic Latino) and expand opportunities for engagement through honest conversation. Bright Horizons needs to continue to be a safe place for everyone to share their voice and concerns, and we need to be sure these opportunities are available and accessible to all.
  6. Education and Training: In addition to our existing mandatory training, we will be launching new education and training on unconscious bias and anti-racism. We will hold everyone accountable for what they learn and how they act.
  7. Classroom Curriculum: Our Education and Development team will be working even harder with a fresh lens to ensure our educators have the resources and training they need to teach more than inclusion. Our curriculum will ensure we are growing children to be anti-racist and to stand proud as a new generation who can lead us to a better future. We will also make these resources available to other educators in our field.

Finally, we are committed to the fact that this is just a beginning. Recent events are just that – recent – but they are not new. Centuries of systemic bias and inequity will not be undone with one gesture, no matter how grand, or through one generation, no matter how bold. But we cannot be deterred in our journey to make real and lasting differences and to never let up. We are determined to do our part as an organization and as individuals, and we encourage everybody to do something.

Speak up. Listen. Teach. Ask questions. Vote. Protest. Donate. Educate. Learn. Care. Change lives. Together we can make a lasting difference in the world.

LGBTIQA+

Bright Horizons proudly announced that it has been named to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the 18th consecutive year, the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

“At Bright Horizons, we encourage all employees to bring their whole selves to work,” says Stephen Kramer, CEO of Bright Horizons. “We have spent more than 30 years creating a culture where employees feel inspired to be their authentic selves, and we are honored to be recognized by the HRC for the 18th year in a row for our success in creating an inclusive workplace.”

The Bright Horizons community is inclusive of all children, families, and employees who represent a wide range of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. The company has an established Diversity and Inclusion Council and Pride Employee Advisory Group, provides opportunities – through webinars, company community pages and panels – for employees to share the LGBTQ+ perspective, hosts a book club to encourage dialogue around what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ+, and participates in Pride events across the country. Through these initiatives, as well as our diversity training for all employees, Bright Horizons strives to create a culture that welcomes everyone and celebrates their unique differences.

“When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers—from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns—could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically,” said Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training. “We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere.”

The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1,271 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., but helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. This year’s CEI reflects growth across every measurement category, from the adoption of inclusive non-discrimination policies, to equitable healthcare benefits for transgender employees.

People with Disability

We believe it is our responsibility to create workplaces where every person is embraced and appreciated for their talents and accomplishments and where all have equal potential to grow careers.

  1. Our ADAPT: Abled & Disabled Advocates Partnering Together EAG (Employee Advisory Groups) is wholly supported by leadership and empowered to give voice to inclusion issues across the company.
  2. We require all employees to attend trainings that help them lead and interact without bias.
  3. We are actively committed to increasing representation — from our own center operations to the Early Childhood Education field as a whole.
  4. Our Inclusion Steering Committee and Inclusion Council unite senior leaders and employees in informing strategy for change and creating accountability for how we progress.

Gender Diversity

We believe it is our responsibility to create workplaces where every person is embraced and appreciated for their talents and accomplishments and where all have equal potential to grow careers.

  1. Our Men TEACH, Professional Women, and Working Parents EAGS (Employee Advisory Groups) are wholly supported by leadership and empowered to give voice to inclusion issues across the company.
  2. We require all employees to attend trainings that help them lead and interact without bias.
  3. We are actively committed to increasing representation — from our own center operations to the Early Childhood Education field as a whole.
  4. Our Inclusion Steering Committee and Inclusion Council unite senior leaders and employees in informing strategy for change and creating accountability for how we progress.

Disadvantaged Youths

As an education and care provider, we are equally committed to driving change outside our walls as well as inside them and actively engage in services and partnerships to advance the larger goals of DEI.

We support equity through education for all students, from young learners in our communities (the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children) to adults going back to school (free degrees through our Horizons Teacher Degree program).

We’re continually growing partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to advance education opportunities and support the students we serve.

Our college admissions and finance experts work with community organizations to support high school students pursuing their higher education dreams.

As part of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, we’ve joined a coalition of more than 1,500 leaders of the world’s top companies and business organizations to turn stated goals into measureable actions.

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High school graduates and college students: apply today to be an Intern at Bright Horizons and grow your skills in the early childhood field!

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