Teach, Inspire, and Flourish: Join Our Dream Team!


Proudly celebrating over 27 years of caring for and educating Connecticut’s children, Bright & Early is CT’s premiere choice for early childhood educators who want to experience a high-quality educational environment and be part of a professional and dedicated team. Some Teachers have been with B&E for over 20 years!

Joining Bright & Early is a daily adventure filled with laughter, curiosity, and the delightful excitement of childhood. Our Teachers embrace the joy of play, as we create a supportive environment where each of us contributes to the journey of helping little ones discover the world around them. Oh, and we have a lot of FUN!

Competitive Benefits

It is important to us that our Teachers are taken care of and are provided with the best benefits possible. We are proud to offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Health insurance & supplemental insurance are available
  • 401(k) with B&E employer matching
  • Childcare discounts for full-time Staff: Many Teachers’ entire families have gone through our program. They are proud to say that their children are B&E graduates!

Holidays off:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Friday After
  • Christmas Eve Day (closed if it falls on a weekday)
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas Day After (closed if it falls on a weekday)

Level up! Empowerment & Career Advancement Opportunity


90% of our current Management Team members were promoted from within, and many started as Teachers!

We are proud to ALWAYS look to hire first from within when new roles become available, so staff have opportunities to try different positions. It is important to us to provide our amazing staff with support and career advancement opportunities.

Professional Development


Bright & Early hosts 3 annual full-day trainings for Teachers on Professional Development Days.

Professional Development for Teachers at Bright & Early is essential for ensuring the well-being and growth of the children in their care. Our Teachers are updated on the latest best practices so they can provide the best quality early care and education, which is paramount for a child’s development.

We are committed to helping Teachers grow, adapt, and meet the evolving needs and expectations of the field. We equip Teachers with the right tools to care for, educate, and nurture children, while also providing the necessary support and resources for career development and advancement.

B&E provides initial and ongoing support for Teachers, including:


  • A full-time Employee Engagement Director who is the first point of contact from the interview to hiring and onboarding/training process.
  • Teachers receive full onboarding and training from day one and have a consistent ongoing point of contact. It is important all Teachers are set up for success and they know exactly how to benefit from everything B&E has to offer.
  • B&E Consultants who are available for staff to use as resources, including focusing on self-care, dealing with challenging situations, stress management, and general wellness.
  • Career Advancement Opportunity: At B&E, we prioritize internal career development, fostering a culture that values and nurtures the growth of our existing team members. By always looking first to promote from within, we ensure that staff have ample opportunities for career advancement, recognizing and rewarding their dedication, skills, and contributions to B&E’s success.
  • Regular Staff Meetings to check in with Teachers and share questions, concerns, and best practices.

Pop Up Perks


Get recognized for your hard work! Enjoy Pop Up Perks

Teachers are the heart and soul of B&E. Directors organize monthly “Pop Up Perks,” which are fun surprises and rewards, to recognize our Teachers’ hard work and dedication. Teachers love coming in to enjoy surprises that show our appreciation once per month!

Pop Up Perks Examples:

  • Popcorn bar
  • Personalized mugs & water bottles
  • Free hand massages
  • Snack & candy spreads
  • Holiday-themed treats, and much more!

B&E Annual All Company Summer Social


The B&E family has grown so much over the years, and we love to get everyone together and celebrate! We host our Annual Summer Social at the end of the summer to ring in the new school year. If you like surf ‘n turf, lawn games, and all things beach – this is not to be missed!

We love treating our fabulous Teachers to lobster on the beach at the end of each summer. There is an unofficial tradition of Teachers jumping into the ocean dressed in their summer best!

B&E Staff Holiday Celebrations


Each B&E center hosts its own special event for the Teachers during the holiday season. Gathering together during the holidays is not only a fun way to spread the cheer, but also a meaningful way to celebrate and honor their passion and dedication!

Other celebrations include “Secret Snowflake” and other holiday-themed center-wide activities to get everyone in the holiday spirit!

Teacher Appreciation Week


B&E celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week each spring with events, activities, or gifts each day of the week to celebrate our wonderful Teachers.


Make a difference in the lives of children in your community

Core memories are created at Bright & Early. Our Teachers play a transformative role in shaping the lives of children from an early age. Beyond imparting knowledge, Teachers are mentors, guides, and inspirations who foster a love for learning and community. In the classroom, B&E Teachers plant seeds of knowledge, compassion, and curiosity that blossom into the foundation for a BRIGHT lifetime of learning and personal development.

Get crafty! Create your own curriculum

Our dynamic, enthusiastic Teachers enjoy creative freedom to create, develop and implement their own curriculum based on the specific children in the classroom. This is one of the best reasons to become a B&E Teacher!

Up-to-Date Technology for Teachers

All Teachers use iPads to make technology use in the classroom seamless. The Tadpoles communication app is used to make parent communication and daily reporting quick and easy!

Dedicated Staff Areas

Each B&E center has a nice space dedicated for Teachers to enjoy their lunch and work on curriculum without distractions.

All smiles! A cheerful community

This one’s a given! B&E centers are joyful, friendly and rewarding environments. Our culture has created an environment where each day we greet each other with a warm smile to kick off the day. It is simple but goes a long way. Our Teachers love to come to the centers every day to what feels like a home away from home.

Bright & Early Core Values:

We live by our “Core 4” every day to provide the best learning environment possible.

We believe core values are EVERYTHING. They define what we do and how we do it, which is why we’ve spent over two decades developing them. We strive to always align with these core values that we hold in such high regard, as they are the foundation of Bright & Early.

Apply now to shine BRIGHT with us as an early educator!


Complete the form here to start your application. We look forward to hearing from you!

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