Frequently Asked Questions

What benefits does Bright Horizons offer their employees?

Our employees’ well-being is one of our top priorities. Our industry-leading benefits include:  health, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; paid time off; child care discounts; and programs for purchasing everything from pet insurance to movie tickets at a reduced rate! 
Plus, through our Horizons Teacher Degree Program, full-time center-based employees are able to earn their Early Childhood Education college degree completely FREE; tuition, fees, and books are all covered! Additional tuition assistance is available for career-related college coursework that is not covered by the Horizons program.  

Is Bright Horizons a good place to work?  

Yes, but don’t just take our word for it! Our workplace culture has been recognized year after year. Here's a sampling of recent awards: 

Is Bright Horizons hiring?

Yes! We are hiring for corporate, call center, teacher, and leadership positions across the country. Explore our careers site to view all active Bright Horizons job openings in your area. You can search for open positions (part-time, full-time, and temporary) in our centers, including positions at client centers that only enroll families who work for specific employers. You'll also be able to search for corporate and summer camp positions across the US. 
Interested in a career at Bright Horizons but haven't found the right job...yet? Join our Talent Community today and a recruiter will be in touch when there is an opening near you that fits your qualifications. 

Who is Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons is the world's leading education and care company, trusted by families and employers around the globe for safe, discovery-driven early education that responds to the specific needs of working families. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with employers to provide services that help working families and employees thrive. We operate community- and employer-based child care centers across the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, and India. Bright Horizons’ helps employees succeed at every stage of their life and career, through our child care centers, back-up child care, elder care, and EdAssist Solutions; including tuition program management, education advising, and student loan repayment. 

Why should I work at a Bright Horizons Center?

As a teacher or leader in one of our child care centers, you’ll work alongside people who share your passion for changing lives, in a place where you get to be you. Together, you will launch a lifetime love of learning for children and support their families throughout their amazing first years. Bright Horizons will be there to support your career dreams – whether that be a FREE college degree through our Horizons Teacher Degree Program or growing into a center leadership role. We have big plans for you. Come build a brighter future with us. Search for positions near you.

What is the Horizons Teacher Degree program?

Supporting the educational goals of our employees is also important to us. In 2018, we launched our Horizons Teacher Degree Program that enables our full-time center-based employees to complete their Early Childhood Education college degree FREE with zero out-of-pocket expenses. Additional tuition assistance is available for career-related college coursework that is not covered by the Horizons program.  

What is Bright Horizons doing to keep children, teachers, and families safe? 

Our goal is to ensure that our health and safety practices in every center are in line with recommendations provided by the CDC and requirements of state and local municipalities, and have the well-being of children, families, and staff at their core. 

What is a typical day like as a Bright Horizons teacher? 

Bright Horizons centers are filled with the sights and sounds of young, active learners! Teaching is a rewarding position that also requires hard work and dedication. Our teaching teams collaborate to create child-centered curriculum and actively participate in all classroom activities – at both indoor and outside learning areas. Teachers use our mobile app to document daily observations of each child, share classroom activities with parents, and document children’s development.  
Each center has specific schedules to meet the needs of the families enrolled. Depending on the position you apply for, your hours may vary. In general, full-time is an 8.5 to 9 hour day with a half hour or hour lunch break. Click here to learn more & to search for teaching jobs near you!  

What is a typical career path at Bright Horizons?

Bright Horizons teachers are the heart of our program — people with the skills, the passion, and the dedication to make early education their career. We support them with our own award-winning training, as well as with learning opportunities to advance their careers and skills through training, certificates, and college degrees.  
Your career path at Bright Horizons may take many routes. Our teaching positions include substitutes, associate teachers, teachers, and lead teachers; our lead educators and instructional coaches mentor teaching teams; and our health & safety directors and center directors provide supportive leadership for employees and families. Plus, we provide ongoing training and resources to support your individual career goals.  

Opportunities for students at Bright Horizons:

Students can start building their career as an early educator even before they graduate! Opportunities for high school and college students interested in a career in early childhood education include student placements experiences and classroom internships.  

What is the interviewing process at Bright Horizons?

After completing your application on our careers site, a member of the talent acquisition team will review your education and experience in relation to the position for which you applied. You may be contacted for a 10-15 minute phone screening when you can share more information about your background. A 30-45 minute interview with the center director is the next step, typically completed in-person, but may be done virtually. Final candidates must also complete required background and reference checks. 

What questions will I be asked during an interview at Bright Horizons?

If you're applying for a center or school career, be prepared to share specifics about your experience working with young children. You may be asked to describe a teacher who you consider a role model or about your experience creating curriculum in an early childhood setting.  

What is Bright Horizons commitment to Anti-Racism, Equality, and Inclusion? 

At Bright Horizons, we are a family, and we stand together in support of one another, in insistence that Black lives matter and against racism in all its forms. In February 2023, we launched a Fellowship Program for underrepresented colleagues in early childhood education while our Employee Advisory Groups (EAG) provide safe spaces for employees across the company to share their voice and concerns.  

We currently have 8 ERGs: 
  • African Heritage 
  • Asian and Pacific Islander 
  • ADAPT, Abled & Disabled Advocates Partnering Together 
  • BH Pride 
  • Hispanic Latino 
  • MenTEACH 
  • Professional Women 
  • Working Parents 

We are also committed to expanding our meaningful partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and were honored to add St. Philip’s College as a partner institution for our Horizons Teacher Degree Program. We are focused on taking action to make real change, not for a moment in time, but for the long term.