Child Care Director

Bright Horizons Family Solutions - New York, NY3.6


Seeking talented, experienced Director for brand new program opening early 2019!

Bright Horizons at West 14th Street is a new full-service child care center opening in early 2019. We are looking for a dynamic Center Director to help build this program. With a capacity for 103 children between 6 weeks and 6 years of age, this center is a community-based program. Located on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, not far from Chelsea, the Meat Packing District, and Herald Square, this state-of-the-art facility will feature a Movement Matters Zone for physical activity and gross motor development. The center hours are from 7:00 am-6:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and this is a 12 month program.

At Bright Horizons, every day brings something new. As a child care director, you will have a chance to inspire the passion in your teachers, have a moment of pure connection with a child or parent, embrace an unexpected challenge that evolves into an opportunity to apply your intelligence, share your compassion and character in creating a solution – and every day, you’ll find your business focus balanced by a unique and very real sense of fulfillment.

Apply now to join the Bright Horizons team as an on-site leader at one of our beautiful centers. You will play a key role in creating and refining the center’s culture by supporting teachers in the development of an innovative, hands-on, emergent curriculum designed for the children in your care and building an environment where the children, families and staff thrive.

As a center director at Bright Horizons, you will:

  • Grow your team by hiring, training, supervising and inspiring a team of passionate, committed teachers
  • Collaborate with families to support and share the educational needs of their children
  • Nurture your career aspirations and personal growth through ongoing training and support
  • Inspire each child’s potential through our innovative curriculum, inclusive environment and strong family partnerships
  • Play an integral role in continuing the Bright Horizons commitment to quality
  • Enjoy the support of a corporate team dedicated to helping you manage the daily operations of the center

At Bright Horizons, we support our employees in their lives both at home and at work. We ensure a work environment in which each employee's chosen path is respected, rewarded, and celebrated.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with New York State certification in 1-6, N-6, B-2, Special Education or School Building Leadership. Masters is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of management/leadership experience
  • A combination of infant, toddler or preschool teaching experience
  • Well versed in NAEYC accreditation and licensing standards
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and customer service skills and ability to create/maintain partnerships with families and staff
  • Ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks or crisis situations effectively
  • Capacity to understand and manage center financial duties
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience working in an inclusive work environment and managing across differences
  • Must meet state educational and licensing requirements for director; additional center/school requirements may apply

Job Type: Full-time


  • child care center director: 3 years (Preferred)


  • NYS Teacher certification (1-6, N-6, B-2, SpEd, S&L) (Preferred)