At Bright Horizons, professional development is part of who we are. We are a learning company with a learning culture and we’re ready to help you fulfill your potential, no matter where you are in your career. 

Employee training and development opportunities that are part of the Bright Horizons experience include:


Mary Ann Tocio University

Mary Ann Tocio University (MATU) is our greatest, most tangible way of reinforcing our commitment to ongoing employee training and career development. Available to all employees, MATU is a continuing education unit (CEU) granting university that includes online and offline components and interactive courses, including a wide selection of content in management development, early education, leadership skills, time and project management, and job-specific coursework.

The Growth and Learning Process

Creating an environment of growth for our employees is critical to the success of our organization. Whether it’s growth in your current role, within your department, center, or school, or through other avenues at Bright Horizons, we want to partner with you. Goal setting, formal job performance feedback, and career planning are integral parts of the process, aligning employees' personal plans and targets with Bright Horizons' goals for success.

Leadership Institute

Whether you are an individual contributor, new manager, leading teams, or leading our organization, we have specific training programs at your level to help you develop and grow. Our Leadership Institute is a dedicated resource designed to advance your management skills throughout the many stages of your career.

eCDA (Child Development Associate) Program

Gain valuable skills, knowledge, and confidence to grow as a teacher through this nationally recognized, free program that includes online instruction, group and individual calls, online communities, and practice assignments.

Tuition Reimbursement

If your career goals include learning from an institute of higher education, we can help. Whether you choose an AA, BA, Director Credential from McCormick (directors only), or something else, our generous tuition assistance program can help your dream become a reality.

Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities

Connect, collaborate, and learn with peers at regional learning events, monthly staff development meetings, annual Professional Development Days, and more.