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Head of Early Education Curriculum & Instruction



United States
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Our Mission and Opportunity
Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has a lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $175 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.
Our Team
We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban.
We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work. From decision making, to how we operate, we ground ourselves in our Leadership Principles every day.
Who you are
Education products are critical to the future of brightwheel as we are committed to providing solutions for schools, parents and teachers that free up their time to focus on providing high quality education to every child. The Early Education Curriculum and Instruction Leader assures the successful development and support for a comprehensive and standards-based curriculum. The role leads the content development for curriculum programs including standards, curriculum, instruction and assessment. This role requires experience in early education (before Kindergarten) curriculum as well as live, teacher-led instruction.

What you'll do

  • Develop and Enhance Early Education Products: Develop products consistent with Brightwheel’s vision and strategic initiatives that include curriculum, effective instructional practices and a thoughtful assessment system. Recommend the expansion or elimination of content and programs as necessary.
  • Develop New Products: Set and assess short-term and long-term goals of the curriculum. Support efforts to align curriculum with key standards to support business growth. Build digital learning instructional content for online teacher and administrator training bringing best practices in online learning.
  • Contribute to Education Business Growth: Partner with cross-functional stakeholders across Design, Production, Supply Chain, Marketing, Finance, and Digital Product to drive the most impactful initiatives for the Education business. Define, track, and execute against key initiatives.
  • Integrate Curriculum into New Products: Work alongside our Product & Engineering teams to build a beloved digital experience for schools, teachers and parents.
  • Research Trends: Stay current with the latest research, educational trends, and best practices in early childhood education, integrating this knowledge into curriculum and instructional design.

Qualifications, Skills, & Abilities

  • Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.
  • 8+ years of proven experience in curriculum writing & development.
  • In-depth knowledge of early childhood development principles and best practices.
  • Experience in physical and digital learning environments.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Innovative mindset with a passion for enhancing early childhood education.
  • Strong stakeholder and project management skills to effectively influence and manage expectations with cross-functional teams
Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.