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83264BR   San Francisco, California 94105

Lead Teacher - Infant, Toddler, and Preschool

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Job Description:

Lead with HEART everyday. You can at Bright Horizons!



It's a great time to consider a career at Bright Horizons as a Lead Teacher. We know the work you do is important each and every day. Now offering up to a $1500 hiring incentive and up to $150 towards public transportation cost at specific locations AND earn your AA and BA degree in Early Childhood Education for FREE!



Ready to lead with HEART? We are hiring for Lead Teachers for our Infant, Toddler, early Preschool and Preschool full service and back up classrooms throughout San Francisco. At Bright Horizons, we believe in leading with HEART-Honesty-Excellence-Accountability-Respect-Teamwork. Our centers are located in the Presidio, Laurel Heights, Inner Sunset, Pacific Heights, Civic Center, and Embarcardero.



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 and minimum 12 ECE core units
  • 12 months of professional teaching experience in a classroom
  • 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
  • CDA or Associate’s degree in Early Childhood education or related field
  • 12 months of professional teaching experience in a classroom

Bright Horizons ��� A fresh perspective on learning

In addition to being the leading provider of high quality child care and early education, Bright Horizons is the only child care company repeatedly named by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” We are passionate about building an organization where you can make an impact on future generations. It begins with the educators that we hire, and by helping you grow with us. We support a well-rounded, individualized curriculum that is fully engaging and tailored to each child’s developmental needs. This visionary approach helps craft enriching experiences, and empowers children to be confident and successful lifelong learners.

Benefits we offer:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Career path opportunities
  • Extensive health benefits
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k)
  • Volunteer opportunities through the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children
  • Commuter benefits
  • Health club discounts
  • Cell phone discounts and much more

Learn more about our award-winning company and culture, including our Foundation for Children and focus on social responsibility here.

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.