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82821BR   Arlington, Virginia 22202

Twos or Preschool Lead Teacher

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Job Description:

Setting the stage for learning

As a Twos or Preschool teacher at Bright Horizons, you will help curious, young minds discover the joy of learning. Our curriculum engages both teacher and child in an exciting journey of discovery. You’ll partner with a fellow educator to design fun and exciting educational experiences that recognize and foster each child’s individual interests while nurturing the whole child—their social/emotional as well as cognitive development.

At Bright Horizons, you’ll also find opportunities to experience personal and professional breakthroughs of your own. As a company with a learning culture, you will discover your full potential through state-of-the-art online training, leadership development and tuition reimbursement. Additionally, our company culture invites you to bring your whole self to work, because it is our unique attributes, perspectives and backgrounds that make us a stronger team.

How will you prepare our future generation?

What you will do as a Preschool Teacher
  • On any given day you might find yourself building a castle with blocks, exploring STEM concepts such as gravity or velocity, or planning an herb garden alongside children
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment as you hear the laughter and experience the wonder of children engaged in experiences you planned
  • Work with co-workers to develop creative hands-on activities and projects based on your observations of children’s interests and skills
  • Communicate with parents on a daily basis, sharing their children’s latest adventures, achievements, and progress through a variety of avenues, including mobile technology and personal discussions
  • Live our HEART principles of Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork

Job Requirements:

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Hold a High School Diploma/GED
  • 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.