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82820BR   Arlington, Virginia 22202

Infant or Toddler Lead Teacher

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Job Description:

Shape enriching experiences

This is a position where you could work with Infants, Toddlers or Two year olds in one of our four locations in Arlington County. As a Lead Teacher at Bright Horizons, you will guide a team to create a safe and nurturing environment that encourages children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. You’ll enjoy a warm and supportive workplace in a beautiful center and classroom designed with children and teachers in mind. You will be encouraged to share your passion for early childhood education with the children, their parents, and your colleagues. Your love of learning will be passed onto the eager minds of the children in your care, and your guidance and positive reinforcement will 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. While working for a company with a learning culture, you will discover your full potential through state-of-the-art online training, leadership development, and tuition reimbursement. Our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work as we believe that our unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds make us a stronger team.

How will you inspire our future generation?

What you will do as a Lead Teacher:

  • Feel a sense of accomplishment as you hear the laughter and experience the wonder of children participating in activities that you and your team planned
  • Observe children’s interests and work with your team to design creative and engaging curriculum that reflects the children’s interests
  • Give direction and mentor less experienced staff to ensure that daily responsibilities are completed and that safety and attention to the children’s individual basic care needs are top priorities
  • Record and share children’s triumphs and progress with parents on a daily basis, sharing their children’s latest adventures and achievements through a variety of avenues, including mobile apps and personal conversations
  • Live and exemplify our HEART Principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork in your interactions with the children, families, and your colleagues


Job Requirements:

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Hold a High School Diploma/GED
  • Must be Lead Teacher qualified in Arlington County, which requires either 2 years of college coursework with 15 ECE credits, or a related bachelors degree with 9 ECE credits.
  • 12 months of professional teaching experience in a classroom preferred, but not required
  • Meet state educational licensing and additional center/school requirements
  • Demonstrated knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP)
  • A passion for child care and making a difference in the lives of young children

We do give preference to child care lead teachers with the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Associate’s degree in Early Childhood education or related field
  • 12 months of professional teaching experience in a classroom

Having technical issues with your application?

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.