We Only Hire the Best

Our Team is the Heart and Soul of Our Organization.

We Only Hire the Best

Our Team is the Heart and Soul of Our Organization.

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Joining a Talented Team

We are a group of talented and diverse individuals whose strengths, talents and passions ensure our children’s progress, happiness, and safety.

A Passion for Working
with Children

At Bright Start Early Care and Preschool, our team takes great pride in nurturing the whole child to his or her fullest potential.

A Successful Career
in Childcare

Through Bright Start and our ongoing professional development program, we give you the tools you need to succeed.

Why We Love What We Do

Making a
Meaningful Difference

We believe you should do what you love and love what you do because we make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of children.

Supporting You with Benefits and Perks

We offer above industry-standard compensation, benefits, and perks to help us maintain the highest standards in early childhood education.

C.L.A.S.S. (CLassroom Assessment Scoring System)

  • Competitive pay based on experience and education
  • medical insurance ( Employer pays half of the employee)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Simple retirement plan
  • discount on tuition for the staff children
  • accured paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Incentives, Bonuses, Raises and Rewards based off of job performances, retention, achievements and Education
  • Advancement and promotion opportunities
  • Professional training that is provided and paid for by Bright Start

Core Values of Integrity, Acceptance, and Respect

We Believe Our Core Values Set Us Apart as an Exceptional Place to Be

We are Family-Oriented and Value Respect

Our families feel and see the difference of warmth once they walk through our doors and are greeted by name.

We Respect Each Other and Celebrate Diversity

We celebrate each other, and our staff culture is one of acceptance, not just tolerance. Through our community involvement and outreach, we also bring this staff culture into our community.

We are Innovative Thinkers

We are creative problem solvers and work for the greater good. We think outside the box. Take the initiative in keeping our environment safe and healthy.

We Strive for Excellence

We bring energy into all we do since we are driven by our passion for making a difference in every child’s life to inspire them, by best practices. We pay attention to detail and implement it into our environment.

We Value Fun

We don’t take ourselves seriously and are always smiling. We have fun together as a team! Everyone shares their ideas, and we listen and give constructive criticism. We pay attention to self-care and life balance.

We Value Integrity

We do the right thing and honestly call each other out on inappropriate actions. We do corrections, and speak lovingly, to each other.

Career Development

Supporting and Developing Long-Term Career Goals

Employee Assistance Program

A comprehensive health and wellness program providing support and guidance in many different areas, including:
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Grief or loss of a loved one
  • Eating disorders
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Legal and financial difficulties

Certificate Programs

Our certificate programs offer educator-specific tools to assists educators in managing their classrooms, parental challenges, money-saving tips and tools, and more.

Staff Referral Program

Many of our exceptional team members come from referrals of other employees. Employees that refer applicants who are hired and employed for at least six months will receive $50.

Staff Appreciation Days

We designate several days throughout the year to celebrate our fantastic team of administrators, educators, and caregivers. These events range from breakfasts, holiday luncheons, employee gift bags, and more!

Social Media Contests

Staff is encouraged to contribute to our Facebook page by submitting pictures and videos of school events and activities. Participating employees are eligible to win a gift card.

Refer a Family

This program was created to say thank you to our Bright Start team members who refer friends and families to enroll in our program. All you need to do is complete the form, then refer a family and send it to our Education Director. After the family has been enrolled for six months, you will receive a $100 gift card!

Employee Referral Program

We’re proud of our team, and we’re looking for more great people like you to join our staff. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please let us know. We created an Employee Referral Program is our way of thanking our employees for referring applicants to us. Employees receive an incentive bonus for referred applicants who are hired and employed for at least six months.

How It Works

Complete the application form below.

If the applicant becomes an employee at Bright Start Early Care & Preschool on staff for at least 6months, you will receive a $50 Visa gift card. 

That’s $50 just for telling your friends and family about the great experience of working for BSCP!

The administrators will review your resume and will contact you to schedule an interview/audition. 

During the interview, you will be requested to provide a sample Lesson Plan, Writing Samples, and other needed documentation. 

You will also be requested to do a work interview/audition. Then we will email you or call you for the result

Once you are hired and offered a position, you are expected to: 

Submit needed required paperwork prior to your start date. 

On your first day you will be given a tour to the center and meet other team members. 

You will complete 26 hours of Training Videos for Early Childhood Educators within the first week. 

New Hire Training Program in week two which includes training videos, classroom assessments and some classroom observations and interactions. 

Once the initial training is completed you will be assigned to your classroom.  There will be multiple touch points throughout your training to check – in and see how are you adjusting to your new role and the center.

Refer a Family

We created the Employee Refer a Family Program to thank our team members for referring families to Bright Start. 

School Year Referral:

Each time a child is enrolled in our program as a result of your recommendation to friends and family, you will receive a $100 gift card! You will receive your gift card after the family has been enrolled in Bright Start for six months. For full-time enrollment.

Summer Camp Referral:

Each time a child is enrolled in any of our camps as a result of your recommendation to friends and family, you will receive a $50 gift card! You will receive your gift card after 30 days of enrollment.
  • Paid Professional Development
  • Free Lunch
  • Discount Childcare
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Promotional Opportunity
  • Accident Disability
  • Medical, Dental & Vision (Multiple Plans to Customize Your Lifestyle Needs)
  • IRA (Individual Retirement Account)Matched
  • Tuition Assistance (TEACH Scholarship, Paid Study Time, and Bonus Program w/Each Early Childhood Degree Obtained)
  • Uniform
  • Winter Break

Why We Love What We Do

what our staff have to say

"This company is very supportive"
I love working at Bright Start because it is a place where you can build relationships- with children, parents, and colleagues. At Bright Start, we celebrate diversity, not only among our families but also amongst our very friendly co-workers. This company is very supportive and offers benefits and center discounts, especially for employees who have children. We are free to be productive and have the freedom of imagination as we help each other in this overwhelming yet hugely rewarding process of learning. Hats off to Bright Start!
Ms. Veronica
"There are thousands of reasons why I love to work at Bright Start "
I love working at Bright Start! Best Child Care ever! There are thousands of reasons why I love to work at Bright Start but the topmost: It has excellent flexibility and understanding if personal matters needed to be taken care of. The environment is diverse, fun, and mostly encouraging.
Ms. Joselyn
"I am encouraged and mentored to achieve my full potential"
I greatly enjoy working at Bright Start because I am encouraged and mentored to achieve my full potential. I also feel that my efforts and ideas are being respected which further solidifies the bond that connects and maintain a good relationship to my administrators, colleagues, families and children.
Ms. Laurence


Dear Prospective Employee, 

Welcome to Bright Start Early Care & Preschool!!! IN OUR SCHOOL….We are family! We started as a home base childcare business in 2002 then it has flourished into an inclusive and diverse bilingual early care and learning center. We are your child’s home away from home. Bright Start Early Care and Preschool is an accredited program by the National Accreditation Commission, (NAC). 

We believe that all children come to us with gifts. Our inspired ATILIO philosophy embraces those gifts in a multi-cultural educational environment of love, nurturing, security and respect for each child. Each child is given the opportunity to make choices as they discover the world around them; providing them a feeling of joy and a sense of achievement through their accomplishments. 

The ATILIO philosophy recognizes the “Whole Child” and inspires a child’s intellectual potential in a nurturing, structured environment. Bright Start believes that we are partners in a child’s “childhood memories of school”. The mission of Bright Start Early care and Preschool is to lovingly inspire children to their fullest potential; to respect, honor and nurture children, and to embrace their uniqueness. Bright Start, together with your commitment to your child’s care and education, will do everything within our means to ensure our children will be safe, loved and educated. 

Families are the essential part of our program. A partnership with parents helps to foster the learning environment and healthy growth of their children. Our vision is to make our early care and preschool an active caring community that nurtures friendships, and creates a supportive network. As partners in children’s education and care, we are committed to ensure their love of learning will flourish to our rich multi-cultural environment. 

Our passionate and dedicated teachers’ primary concern is that children’s intellectual, creative, social and physical self is given the utmost loving and nurturing care. Children develop the skills and confidence needed for school and for lifelong learning. 

Bright Start welcomes all children regardless of race, color, religion, nationality or background. Children are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and we maintain a waiting list for those age groups that are full. We accept children from 6 weeks of age though age 5. Our early care program, serves children from ages six (6) weeks to thirty five (35) months, and our Preschool is a STEAM ( Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) integrated which serves children ages three (3) years to (5) years. 

We are a diverse bilingual early care and learning center. We are a child’s home away from home. 

Bright Start Early Care and Preschool is an accredited program by the National Accreditation Commission, (NAC). “At Bright Start Early care and Preschool, we lovingly inspire your child to their fullest potential; to respect, honor and nurture your child, and to embrace their uniqueness.” 

Sincerely, Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn Executive Director/Owner

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