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Bright Horizons Child Care Instructional Coach in Somerville, Massachusetts

Location: Children's Center at Assembly Row located in Somerville, M

The Instructional Coach will serve as the education & curriculum expert in an assigned center(s) and age group (s). This role ensures evidence-based teaching practices and Bright Horizons curricular expectations are met and teachers have the resources, support, and professional development needed to succeed. The Coach is expected to have high level knowledge of child development, early education, and BH curriculum and education philosophies, positions, and requirements. The Coach will use tools like internal quality measurement, NAEYC accreditation, curriculum guides, and our

child assessment platform to assess and measure quality implementation. The Coach will also be responsible for effective, timely, and complete adoption of education initiatives. The Coach will intentionally employ teacher development strategies to include direct instruction, modeling, teacher observation and feedback, mentoring, and coaching. The role may include some supervision.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Leads center(s) in implementing high quality and developmentally appropriate programs.

  • Ensures implementation of Bright Horizons philosophy and foundational beliefs in all educational

  • practices e.g. curriculum, inclusive and anti-bias education, and instructional practices.

  • Supports roll out of Education and Development initiatives in center(s).

  • Maintains expertise in age group development and Bright Horizons curriculum and expected

  • educational practices.

  • Uses education quality tools (e.g., World Quality Expectations, QRIS, NAEYC), to assess program and

  • curriculum implementation and develop plan of action for improvement.

  • Provides resources, support, guidance, performance coaching, modeling, training, and on-site

  • observation and feedback to teachers in center(s).

  • Supports teachers in center(s) with the use of Bright Horizons’ planning and child assessment tools.

  • Supports implementation of The Pyramid Model and identifies interventions for behavior

  • challenges.

  • Directs and mentors center Lead Teachers.

  • Uses Education and Development materials to coordinate and facilitate professional development

  • and training events (e.g., Professional Development Days, staff meetings).

  • Partners and communicates effectively with families.

  • Supports or leads parent/family meetings.

  • Serves in a supervisory capacity for assigned positions, including interviewing, hiring, annual

  • performance reviews, and overall performance management.

  • Stay abreast of research and best practice.

  • Support NAEYC accreditation and/or state QRIS.

Decision Making

  • Receives general direction and exercises some independent judgement


  • Regularly influences function or department


  • Required/Preferred Education Level Description

  • Required Associate Degree Education or child development related. Will

  • accept with Associate's Degree with educational

  • plan for BA

  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree Education or child development related.


  • Required/Preferred Years of Experience Description

  • Required 3 teaching in a high-quality program, NAEYC

  • accredited strongly preferred

  • Required 3 in a leadership, mentoring, or coaching role

Additional Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to lead programs to high level of program and curriculum implementation.

  • Strong interpersonal relationship and communication skills

  • Articulation of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice

  • Highly skilled at feedback, performance coaching, developing plan of action, and follow through.

  • Managing multiple responsibilities and projects.

  • Experience with program quality assessment tools (e.g., World Quality Expectations, QRIS, NAEYC

  • accreditation)

  • Computer skills to include, Microsoft Office systems and systems

  • Training facilitation skills

  • Writing proficiency

  • Quick and flexible learner


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.

Passion, possibilities, and purpose.

All three await you in a Bright Horizons ® career. Whether you work in one of our child care centers, a corporate office, or a family’s home, you’ll be part of a company named 20 times as one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” ( ​​​​​​​Join a team driven to make a difference, one child, one family, and one organization at a time. Come build a brighter future with us .