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About brightwheel

Founded in 2015, brightwheel’s vision is high quality 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 Leadership Principles
Our Leadership Principles drive how we operate & make decisions every day.

Deliver Value for Customers

Everything we do is for our customers. We understand their needs and solve their biggest challenges. We earn their trust through integrity and high levels of service.

Take Ownership

We are owners in brightwheel. We see things through end-to-end. We never say “that’s not my job."

Get Better Every Day

We apply a growth mindset to our work and careers. We seek continuous improvement through iteration, and seek to learn from our misses.

Think Critically, Move Fast

We are pragmatic problem solvers. We focus on what matters. We root decisions in data, logic, and intuition. Yet we value speed and a strong bias for action.

Dive Deep

We operate at all levels and stay connected to the details. We are curious, and follow our intuition. We ask questions and audit frequently.

Trust, and Challenge

We lean into collaboration by supporting, enabling, and challenging each other. We assume the best. We welcome differing opinions, and use “disagree & commit” to move forward.

Make it Happen

We show persistence in the face of challenges, and break down walls to get stuff done. We are scrappy. We show creativity and resourcefulness in order to accomplish more with less.

Achieve Extraordinary Results

We embrace audacious goals with a can-do attitude. We insist on high standards, and continually raise the bar. We hold ourselves and each other accountable.

The employee experience

We are a fast-growing team that is passionate about making an impact on the educators and families we serve. We love to tackle big problems, continuously learn, and celebrate wins. We’re here to do our best work – and have an awesome time doing it. And we’re looking for more talented and committed team members to build with us!

I love working with educators to adopt our app. They’re so appreciative that brightwheel connects them with families and helps their businesses thrive.
Stephen Clark,
As a new working mother, I was provided incredible flexibility, benefits, and encouragement towards this new personal milestone. Brightwheel placed a whole new meaning into “working parent” for my family and me.
Ashley Wilson,
I joined brightwheel 4 years ago, and it’s been awesome to see the team and our impact grow! I’m also proud to grow my own career alongside brightwheel - first as a frontend engineer, and now as a manager.
Alison Hall,
It’s exciting to help build something that makes an ECE director or teacher’s job easier while also helping families stay connected to their little ones.
Katie Talwar,
Customer Success
Brightwheel has provided me with an unparalleled opportunity to develop both personally and professionally. I am part of a diverse team of folks who value all contributions equally.
Wes Olivas,
Customer Success
As a queer engineer at brightwheel, I am living the dream. There's a genuine and inclusive culture, and plenty of opportunity for career growth.
Utah Newman,

Why diversity, equity, and inclusion matter to us

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.

We’re intentionally listening to our employees and creating a culture that is supportive and open to different perspectives. We have employee-led initiatives like an anti-racist book club and employee affinity groups that manage activities to celebrate unique identities within our community.

Our distributed team

We are a highly distributed team supporting fully remote employees across every time zone in the US.

Open positions

Passionate about early education? Looking for a mission-driven company?
We’re always on the lookout for bright minds to join our team.

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