Awakening Young Minds when it matters most

Our teachers have cared for and educated 1,000s of children in Connecticut, proudly serving our families since 1997. Some of our teachers have been with us for over twenty years, which is indicative of the passion they have for child care as well as the quality of our culture. In addition to looking for teachers who hold a degree in Early Childhood Education and have relevant experience, we evaluate candidates holistically. Out of the talented pool of applications we receive, the candidates who stand out to us most are positive, joyful, and lively! Our teachers are experienced and seek to further their experience by being part of a company that is growing as an industry leader with a true passion for caring for and educating young children. They are happy to care for your child, as it is their passion to educate and nurture.

Being approachable, responsive, and mindful allows our teachers to develop good relationships with our families, as clear and consistent communication between parents and teachers is integral to our program. We know that your child’s care and education is, in a significant way, defined by their teacher. Our high levels of compensation and benefits attract the best in the early care industry, so we have the great privilege of hiring the best of the best to care for your child.



Every Teacher* in each program has a minimum education level including (a):

CDA (Child Development Associates) certificate or ECE (Early Childhood Education) college degree

Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certificate

20 annual hours of early childhood and education training

*Preschool Teachers meet and exceed the above requirement:

A minimum of 12 ECE college credits

Bright & Early Culture

We are proud of the Bright & Early company culture experience, which is truly unique. Teachers are in this profession because they love children, they love being creative, and they love watching little learners develop and grow. Teachers are proud of their classrooms, which are a home away from home. Teachers support each other within their Bright & Early center, and also from center to center. While each center is a strong team in and of itself, this commitment and support is evident across the entire company. Outside of the classrooms and center hours Bright & Early teachers gather as a company for team building exercises and to get to know each other.

Teachers complete the Bright & Early Orientation and Training Program, which comprehensively covers everything from understanding our mission statement, goals, objectives, health, safety, supervision, learning experience programs, communication, and so much more. The center director creates and implements a Professional Development Plan for each teacher. Appropriate courses, trainings, and in-services are continually researched and made available to our team of teachers.

Bright & Early professional development programs:

  • Pediatric First Aid / CPR
  • NAEYC Health Standards and Supervision of Children
  • NAEYC Ethical Code of Conduct
  • NAEYC Portfolio Development
  • DCF Mandated Reporter Training
  • Supervision Training
  • Bingham Pro-Social Development Training
  • The Bingham Curriculum
  • Creating a Peaceful Early Learning Environment Working with Children & Families: Supporting Children with Special Needs
  • Behavior Case Consultation: Learning and Leading Supervision, Mentoring & Leadership in ECE
  • Preschool Creative Curriculum Approach to Literacy
  • Captain Five-A-Day Nutrition
  • Open Wide: Dental Presentation for Childcare Professionals
  • Second Steps Lesson
  • Finance in Programs for Young Children
  • Administration and Supervision of the Early Childhood Program CDA coursework
  • Medication Administration Training
  • Specific Training for Each Age Group (Chosen by Each Center’s Director)

What our teachers have to say…