NSC Employees Promote the Power of Reading in Portland

KU CEO Tom Wyatt and General Counsel Liz Large starred in a big way at the Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) Annual Gala in Portland last Friday. As the presenting sponsor for the event, KU was featured in a powerful appeal video that showcased the literacy connection between SMART’s mission and our own. Watch…

NSC Employees Help Oregon Families Through Food Drive

Thanks to the generosity of our NSC employees, our Procurement team, and KU leadership, hundreds of Oregon families will benefit from our company’s recent donation to the Oregon Food Bank (OFB). KU’s donation included quite a bit of edibles: 324 individual packages or cans of food 14 cases of oatmeal 13 giant cans of jelly…

Tools of Engagement

From Elanna’s Best in Class Tour, to letters from grateful parents, there are many ways that we demonstrate our engagement with our families and each other. Starting this week, demonstrate your engagement by taking the 2014 Employee Engagement Survey! We want honest feedback from each and every one of you and participation is easy. You…

Best in Class Tour: Keith Standish

“Inspiration” is a word that comes to mind when thinking about Center Director Keith Standish. Both his District Manager and Dr. Elanna Yalow agree—Keith deserves his title of Best in Class. “Keith is full of energy and always has a smile on his face,” says DM Norma Mendez. “He is simply someone that people love…

Achieving Excellence in Education

We are thrilled, of course, to celebrate our Educator Award Winners and proud to highlight their tremendous talents and passion for our work. Happily for KU, our commitment to Excellence in Education runs deep. Read about more of our outstanding colleagues by clicking on Excellence in Education in the tag cloud on the right side…

February is for Friendship Day

The creative team at Mary Alice O’Connor Family Center in Burbank, California put a unique twist on their Valentine’s Day celebration. Re-named “Friendship Day,” Friday, February 14 was a chance for the center to engage families, children, and teachers in “spreading some love.” “Families, siblings, friends, and teachers had the opportunity to write a personal…

2013 Early Childhood Educator Award Winner Tena Christianson

I just love to see their reaction when they answer the question right…their eyes light up. Tena Christianson, Preschool teacher and 2013 Knowledge Universe® Early Childhood Educator Award recipient It’s no surprise to any parent that a child can find infinite possibilities in the simplest of materials, but there are some imaginative teachers who also…

In case you missed it: The 4-1-1 on PDD

Yammer was buzzing on Monday, February 17, as Center Directors and others from around the country shared photos from Professional Development Day. Affectionately known as “PDD,” Monday was a chance for center staffs to get together and share ideas and skills surrounding communication, best practices, enrollment, engagement, and more. Updates on Yammer shared the excitement…