Why Do We Pay 100% of
​​​​​​​Early Childhood Education Degrees?

Because We Believe The Lives
​​​​​​​You Change Should Include Your Own! 

Educators change lives every day. And the Horizons Teacher Degree program – free college for those who work in our centers – is changing the lives of educators, too. 

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; we’ll also provide the success coaches to get you to the finish line.

Program Highlights



Educators Enrolled Since 2019



Educators Currently Enrolled


Associate and Bachelor degrees awarded

Celebrating Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

The Horizons Teacher Degree Program enables Bright Horizons educators and center staff to go back to school completely free. What else do you need to know? 

Q: Is the Horizons Teacher Degree program really free? 
A: Yes! Bright Horizons covers tuition, books, fees – all of it. Horizons Partner Schools bill Bright Horizons directly, so there’s no upfront payments for you. 

Q: What degrees are included?
A: We pay for ECE degrees at your choice of one of our Horizons Partner Schools. 

Q: Who is eligible?
A: All full-time center-based employees at US centers and schools are eligible. Part-time staff can earn their CDA. Employees must be active (not on a leave of absence) and in good standing (not on a performance plan) at the time of their application. 

Q: Are there any prerequisites?
Employees must complete a one-on-one coaching session with a success coach. In California or New York, you must have a CDA and/or former employment in a child care center.

Q: When can I start? 
All center staff are eligible from day one of employment.