Not Your Average Mail Delivery

During occupations week at Maplewood KinderCare in Minnesota, kids got a special devliery from Mailman Bob. Not only did he come to visit, he explained just what it takes to deliver rain, sleet, or snow. “He talked with the children about how he processes the mail every morning, taking it from big white bins, sorting…

NSC Teams A to Z: R is for Risk Management

Name: Risk Management Aka: Debbie, Joshua, Chris, Heidi, Cecelia, Kim, Jill Rankin, Stephanie, Troy, Tiffany Spaulding, Sean aka Swan aka The Wolf, Tiffany Dawson, Daniel, Jill Redfern, Ryan, Courtney, Ariel, Tracy, David Benedict Size: 19 people Known for: Being therapists. Responding (quickly and efficiently) to things that went wrong. “There’s no good reason for your phone to ring, but…

Spring into Reading

Each season, our education team shares some of their favorite new and classic children’s books. See the spring reading lists in PDF form here. Kids enjoy going to the library and helping chose books to bring home, or you can always support your local bookstore. Educators recommend reading with your child every day. Not only…

Grow Happy: New ‘Cooking with Kids’ Video

Two weeks ago we talked about Knowledge Universe publically entering the national fight against childhood obesity by joining the Partnership for a Healthier America. We also launched our Grow Happy program to offer inspiration and tools to our families to help them make small, but significant, healthy changes to their lifestyles. The Grow Happy blog…

KU and Portland Trail Blazers Read BIG

The Portland Trail Blazers and Knowledge Universe teamed up this year to help local K-3rd graders meet their reading goals through the Read BIG program. Read BIG aligns perfectly with our philanthropic focus and we’re thrilled to have this program running in all five Portland Metro districts, reaching 30,000 students since it started last fall.…

NSC Teams A to Z: T is for Tax

Name: Tax Aka: David, Linda, Bethany, Nancy, Steven, Angela, Grace, Wendy, and a “borrowed” Jeanne Size: 8 people (plus the occasional Jeanne) Habitat: A rather nomadic bunch, the team is found both on the 15th floor of the NSC in the NW corner, and poking around records boxes in other departments in search of old…

Senate Reauthorizes CCDBG

Last week the U.S. Senate had a near unanimous approval of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The CCDBG is vital to economically at-risk families and to our programs because it is the primary funding source for our children who receive government assistance to attend our programs. “This is an important milestone as…