Elanna visiting one of the KCE centers in Alaska.

Creating a brighter future at the Alaska Women’s Summit

Alaska: wild, remote, beautiful. It takes a hardy kind of person to thrive in the northern latitudes, but hardy doesn’t have to mean solo. Each year, the Alaska Women’s Summit invites business and government leaders to a conference focused on the needs of Alaskan women – their issues, challenges, and the resources available to them.…

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Champions student finds she’s got the “write” stuff

When St. Columban School Champions Site Director Porschaé Whitaker and her team in Loveland, Ohio, started using the new school-age curriculum, they focused on one of our Service Values: “I care about the specific needs of each child at my site.” Little did they know that focus would lead to a breakthrough for one student.…

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Welcome to the Family!

  Lyssa Horvath, Curriculum and Content Developer II Start date: 10/17/2016 Share a bit about your professional background: I came to KCE from Nike, where I worked as a Preschool Teacher in one of their onsite Child Development Centers. Before that I lived in Philadelphia and worked at Arch Street Preschool, where I learned to celebrate children…

Every now and again we could all use a hug and a reminder that everything will be ok.

Never fear! Your BFF at work is here!

We all have those days: Days when you want to crawl back into bed and start over again. Shauna Kelly, the prekindergarten teacher at the Moorpark KinderCare center in Calif., had a rough day recently. Her co-teacher, Meena Zulmai, noticed and came to work the next day with a surprise – a card and flowers…

Champions staff and students had a blast in Sacramento.

Champions sites leave the lights on afterschool

Students at Champions sites around the country recently hosted VIP guests and families at their annual Lights On Afterschool celebrations. This year marked the 17th annual Lights On Afterschool celebration, a national rally showing support for after-school programs. More than 8,000 Lights On events took place within the past week, uniting community leaders, policy makers, students…

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Welcome to the family Purdue Children’s Center!

  Earlier this year we welcomed the Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center to our KinderCare at Work family. The center, located on Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, Ind., was once a Bright Horizons center, but joined KinderCare at Work in a nearly seamless transition last fall. (Read more about that switch here.) Now Purdue…

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Kids get a taste for the NSC at Work & Play Day

With centers closed for Professional Development Day this past Monday, we invited NSC parents to bring their little ones into the office for Work & Play Day! The lines between work and play were certainly blurred as parents attended meetings children in tow. “Having my son Ian come to work with me was a blast!”…