2013 Early Childhood Educator Award Winner Simon Chung

If you’re being passionate about it, I believe you can do a lot more for a room full of kids. Simon Chung, School-Age teacher and 2013 Knowledge Universe® Early Childhood Educator Award recipient Simon Chung brings his passion for science to the classroom. A School-Age teacher at Lone Tree Way KinderCare® Learning Center in Antioch,…

Staff Meeting Takes A Dramatic Turn

During a talk about engagement at a recent staff meeting, the CCLC USDA Child Development team in Washington, D.C. decided the best approach to learning would be hands-on. Rather than listen to a description of how to make sure children are engaged and learning, even if they’re obstinately refusing to participate in an activity, teachers…

Snow Day Becomes Snow Sleepover

Mother Nature sent a surprise to Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday. Forecasters only predicted a dusting of snow, but by evening residents found themselves stranded due to a combination of snow, ice, and heavy traffic. “We had some people leave for a couple of hours and come right back,” said Shawna Lund, Center Director at Riverchase…

Congratulations, Charmaine! 2013 Champions Quality Achievement Award Winner

The Champions Quality Achievement Award honors a Champions Site Director or teacher who cultivates high quality programs, demonstrates high quality teaching skills, and shows exemplary dedication and service to children and families. This years’ five winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to New York City for the National Afterschool Association Convention on February 28-March 3,…

Best in Class Tour: Marzieh Mesferoosh

In order to be a Best in Class Center Director, you have to be a strong and motivating leader — like Marzieh Mesferoosh. “Marzieh’s passion is undeniable and it is just so obvious to everyone that is connected to her center—the parents, the staff, [and] of course, the children,” says Regional Vice President Tiffany Wright.…

Celebrating Best in Class: Kendra Williams

Kendra Williams, Raines Road Center Director in Memphis, Tennessee My team is like my family. We have good communication and we have fun. I strive to be positive and supportive, but most of all we all work together as a team to get the job done by taking care of our children and making our…

NSC Teams A to Z: E is for Education

In response to readers’ request, we’re starting a new series featuring profiles of National Support Center teams. Enjoy these weekly insights into your coworker’s work lives! Do you have a suggestion for a team we should profile? Send us a line at one@klcorp.com. Name: Education Aka: Michael, Jeremy, Myriam, Harris, Erin, Paul, Linda, Chris, Celestte,…

Best in Class Tour: Teresa Stanley

Best in Class honoree Teresa Stanley, from the Moundsview KinderCare in Moundsview, Minnesota, goes out of her way to build a sense of community in her center. The Center Director makes a point of greeting her staff when they come in for the day, and helps parents bring children in each morning. “Teresa has amazing…

Preschoolers celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Miss Nani, Preschool 2 teacher at Healthy Starts Children’s Center at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon, took a creative approach to teaching her kids about Martin Luther King, Jr. Her lessons leading up to MLK day itself included understanding the notions of fairness, truth, love, kindness, and skin tone. “I introduced the kids…