Child Care Director
Bright Horizons - Pewaukee, WI

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An Opportunity to Lead with HEART

Apply now and launch an exciting new leadership career. As a child care director, you will have the opportunity to hire, train and supervise a team of passionate committed teachers while making a difference in the lives of children and families. You will also manage the daily operations of the center which include marketing, enrolling and managing financials using our online systems. At Bright Horizons, your expertise is valued, your contributions are recognized, and your professional goals are supported. It won't take long for you to see why Bright Horizons is the only child care company to be named repeatedly by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

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The Bright Days Learning Center offers spacious classrooms with a variety of additional learning spaces, including an art studio, science area, dramatic play spaces, family living areas, as well as extensive outdoor play spaces for up to 132 children, infants through preschool, with a summer program offered for school-aged children. This client sponsored center is “nestled in nature,” located next to a recreational trail, yet also conveniently located just off I-94 in Pewaukee, a western suburb of Milwaukee.

Stepping into a child care director position at Bright Horizons, you will:

Lead, supervise and serve as a role model to teaching teams through communication and collaboration.

Recruit staff through community outreach and overseeing the interview, hiring and orientation process.

Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns.

Focus on establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts to sustain enrollment.

Maintain active waiting lists, enrollment, payroll, and center/school expenses through our online systems.

Review important decisions with the Regional Manager and be responsive to the requirements of the home office.

Lead the center/school to achieve and maintain NAEYC Accreditation.

Develop budget in conjunction with regional manager and maintain accurate and current financial reporting.

Develop key staff to share leadership roles.

Ensure that all staff interact and communicate respectfully with children demonstrating an inclusive environment.

Ensure that all licenses and permits are current.

Collaborate with corporate departments including finance, marketing and human resources.

Attend and actively participate in meetings, conferences, regional functions, and trainings.

Support organizational mission, philosophies, values, goals, and policies.

When you join the Bright Horizons family, you become part of a culture that values unique differences and celebrates the diversity of our children, families, and employees. Our commitment to children extends beyond our centers through our Bright Horizons Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for at-risk children and our Going Green efforts to raise social responsibility awareness about environmental issues and inspire earth-friendly activities.

Our extensive benefits package includes:
Competitive salaries

Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

Medical, dental, and vision insurance

401k Plan

Tuition reimbursement

CDA training program

Ongoing training through Bright Horizons University — our own online university

Career path

Same sex domestic partner benefits

Auto and home insurance discounts

Real Estate Advantage Program

Commuter benefits

Online shopping discounts

Cell phone discounts

And more!


Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Associate's degree required.

High School Diploma/GED required.

Required three to five years of management/leadership experience.

A combination of infant, toddler or preschool teaching experience.

Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create partnerships with families and staff.

Well versed in NAEYC accreditation and licensing standards.

Strong knowledge in and ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Respond well to unusual or crisis situations.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Experience building and maintaining relationships with families and staff.

Capacity to understand and manage center financial duties.

Computer literacy required.

Experience working in an inclusive work environment and managing across differences.

Must meet state educational requirements for director and additional center/school requirements may apply.

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care,...