Ten Teachers Surprised with Top Award

KU annually recognizes teachers from our brands who demonstrate exceptional skills in teaching young children. These teachers are nominated and chosen without their knowledge from more than 25,000 early childhood educators within the CCLC, KinderCare, and Knowledge Beginnings family of companies and surprised with an award presentation in front of their students, colleagues, and local…

One Company, Three Brands in Action

CCLC Regional Director Jennifer Fairfield, KinderCare District Manager Andrea Osman and their teams worked closely to develop a plan to transition current families from the CACI CCLC center to a new center home. They scheduled times for families to tour the closest center and responded to concerns about the atmosphere of the new center by…

Meaningful Moments: Family Portrait

    Families at KinderCare 070749 in Indianapolis, Indiana, recently joined Center Director Lindsey Morris and her staff for their annual fall party. Families were invited to spend an afternoon at the center making caramel apples and photo frames for the family portraits staff were taking with a Polaroid camera that day. According to Lindsey,…

Flat Stanley Visits NSC

Earlier this fall Center Director Staceyann Faucher and her staff in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, decided to a do a Flat Stanley project with their Pre-k class. While the students created Stanley, Staceyann worked with Center Directors in Connecticut and Virginia to coordinate Stanley’s visits to their Pre-k classrooms. When her Assistant Director joking suggesting sending Stanley…

Leadership Lesson: 10 Wait Time Games for Kids

Keeping kids entertained can be a tough job, but with a reliable collection of fun, interactive games, you’ll be sure to keep your kids moving and involved, begging to play again and again. Find out how with tips from our own Gretchen Yeager, Director of Quality & Accreditation at Champions. Gretchen wrote a Top Ten…

Praise for Yorktown-area Champions Programs

I have been meaning to email you about how pleased we are with the Champions program this year. Miss Amanda is doing an excellent job. When we come to pick up Wade, he is always engaged. He begged me this morning to hurry up so he could get to Champions. On the last half day…

Lara Verde Awarded Child Care Credential

Lara Verde, lead Infant teacher at the Flemington KinderCare in New Jersey, earned a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of her outstanding work with young children. According to an article from the Hunterdon County Democrat, “The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. awards credentials to early childhood educators who demonstrate the ability to…

Celebrating Best in Class: Sharon Johnson

My team is my family. We help one another, we share the same passion…we’re hard workers. I spend time with each teacher when I come in the morning so we can share. I’m a successful leader because I’m good at listening and reflecting upon my day. I’m inspired by my family, friends, and peers. If…