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Bright Horizons Child Care Associate Director - North of Boston in Andover, Massachusetts

As a leader in a Child Care Center , you inspire teachers to create high-quality programming in each classroom while managing the center’s day-to-day operations. You build strong partnerships with families to nurture each child’s individual development and pave the way for success in school and life. The work you do is vital and makes a difference in the lives of the children, families, and your staff.

Apply today to join our leadership team North of Boston as an Associate Director!

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401(k) plan

  • Paid time off

  • Referral bonus

  • Career development and FREE college degrees (for you and your teachers) through our Horizons Teacher Degree Program

As an Associate Director, you will:

  • Under the guidance of the RM and mentoring director, focus on learning all aspects of a director’s responsibilities with a significant focus on Bright Horizons’ mission, culture, goals, values to help build and maintain an inclusive environment for children, families and staff.

  • Be provided with resources and training to develop functional capabilities and leadership skills needed to move into a director role at a Bright Horizons center.


  • Qualified to meet the state requirements for Director (preferred) or prepared to participate in an education plan to become qualified within 5 years.

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred – if Associate Director has less than a Bachelor’s degree, an educational plan to obtain a degree within 5 years is required.

  • At a minimum, must have a CDA or 9 credit hours/120 clock hours/12 CEUs.

  • Requires 3 to 5 years of management experience plus additional professional teaching experience.

  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 (testing supplies and tracking provided by Bright Horizons) to ensure compliance with enhanced health and safety protocols and to keep yourself and others safe and free from illness.

Pursue your passion for early learning. Fulfill your purpose to make a difference for children and families. Explore the possibilities of where a Bright Horizons career can take you – in a workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion where you can be you. Come build a brighter future at one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Apply today!



Contact us at or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English ( and EEO – Spanish ( along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ( and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) ( .

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.