Walden University is Proud to Support Bright Horizons Teacher Degree Program

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If you’re a full-time employee in a Bright Horizons child care center or school, you may be eligible to earn a BS in Early Childhood Studies (non-licensure) through Tempo Learning® from Walden University—without paying any out-of-pocket costs for tuition.*

Bright Horizons Teacher Degree Program Allows You to:

  • Make an immediate impact in your career and start class right away, as all employees are eligible for the program on their first day of work.
  • Benefit from a great education and help raise the bar for quality in the field. 
  • Get credit for your Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, past coursework, and work experience to help you earn your degree faster.†  

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Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your education

  • Benefit from an innovative, competency-based education format to earn your degree your way.
  • The BS in Early Childhood Studies non-licensure program through Tempo Learning® is aligned with NAEYC standards.
  • Prepare for the challenges and rewards of real-world classroom environments by mastering competencies.

Earn your degree—at the pace and price that’s right for you

  • Competencies are skills, knowledge, and abilities that you can use to demonstrate your progress.
  • Progress toward your degree by showing mastery of competencies through a variety of assessments, such as selected responses, short answers, or work products.

Achieve Your Goals at Your Pace

  • Whether you’re a fast-paced learner or want more time to fully absorb your studies, our learning experience adapts to your style—not to a calendar.

Flexibility to Learn What You Need

  • With no weekly deadlines, a mobile-optimized experience, access to content on demand, and online faculty communication, you decide when and how you learn.
To qualify for the Bright Horizons Degree Achievement plan, you must be a full-time, U.S.-based employee in a Bright Horizons child care center or school. Additionally, you must make a commitment to work at Bright Horizons for 18 months following your last class and achieve a grade of a "C" or better for the duration of the program.**

The first step is arranging a session to discuss your personal education goals. To do so, contact Walden’s dedicated Bright Horizons enrollment advisor today.

If you’re already enrolled in an associate or bachelor’s degree program in early childhood education, set up time to talk with Walden’s Bright Horizons enrollment advisor to discuss the best approach to finishing your degree.
Walden offers significant tuition savings to employees of Bright Horizons child care centers and schools. Choose from a variety of degree programs ranging from education to business and management. Learn more.

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*This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll in Walden University’s BS in Early Childhood Studies non-licensure program through Tempo Learning®, and are full-time, U.S.-based employees of Bright Horizons. All students must have 75 credits or more eligible for transfer to enter the program.

This offer is not a guarantee that all students eligible for the offer will be granted acceptance or admission into Walden. All prospective students will be subject to the same standard admission and registration process when applying to Walden. All students who are granted acceptance or admission must remain employed at Bright Horizons for 18 months following their last class and achieve a grade of a “C” or better throughout the duration of the program. Students will be able to take advantage of this program from their first official day of employment with Bright Horizons.

All tuition reductions will be administered directly by Bright Horizons for each eligible student. This tuition reduction will remain in effect for the duration of the student’s continuous enrollment at Walden. No tuition reduction will be made retroactively. The tuition reduction cannot be used by a student in combination with any other tuition benefit.

Walden may change the tuition reduction or tuition grant offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction or tuition grant for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction or tuition grant. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Walden University does not control Bright Horizons tuition reimbursement program, which can change at any time. Contact a Walden University enrollment specialist for details.

**An employee who voluntarily terminates employment or who is terminated for cause before a Work Commitment expires will be required to refund to Bright Horizons the amount of $500 for each course ending within the previous 18 months. If employment is terminated involuntarily for reasons other than cause (e.g., staff reduction, center closure) the Work Commitment will be waived.

Cost and time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress. For information on Tempo Learning®, call an enrollment specialist at 1-855-598-3427.