Elk Grove Adds Another Nationally Accredited Center

The commitment to accreditation is being felt in Elk Grove, California, where this week the Laguna KinderCare achieved accreditation through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC). The process, which can take about two years, including an onsite visit to audit the performance of the center, is a true test for…

NSC Teams A-Z: A is for Accounting

Name: Accounting Size: 26 team members Habitat: Southeast corner of the 13th floor — “our cubes are better than everyone else’s.” Look for cupcakes, ball toss, and the slingshot that once hit Tony in the head. Migratory patterns: To and from the back table for donuts, walking in a pack between the NSC and Starbucks. Food: Friday donuts, Vick’s candy…

Take Your Child to Work Day 2014

Last Thursday, April 24, more than 50 children of Knowledge Universe employees came to the annual Take Your Child To Work Day event at the NSC. This year’s was “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future” and the kids enjoyed many themed activities such as decorating pots and planted seeds. Other activities included a Mad Science class, making…

Supporting our Goldenrod Families

Many of you have asked how you can help support the families affected by the tragic accident at our Goldenrod KinderCare center, in addition to the support KinderCare is already offering. We set up a relief account with FAIRWINDS Credit Union. All contributions to this account will be distributed to families whose children were injured.…

Q &A with Owen Savage, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Owen Savage joined Knowledge Universe in March. Now a month onto the job, he talks with our communications director, Neil Simon, about growing up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, bartending in New Orleans and what surprised him about his first time visiting one of our centers. You previously directed strategy for Disney Parks, Hilton and Sodexo,…

Outdoor Adventure at the Portland Children’s Museum is OPEN!

This was a great week for Portland children; The Portland Children’s Museum opened their Outdoor Adventure exhibit on Tuesday, April 22, International Earth Day. The exhibit offers children the opportunity to explore the outdoors through creative play. Children are encouraged to dig in the dirt, build tree forts, and climb trees as they explore this…

A Birthday Surprise

Laurel KinderCare Center Director Dayna Herbert and Assistant Director Dee Speller recently surprised Facilities Technician Ed Allender for his 50th birthday. “It’s nice to be appreciated,” said Ed, who serves Maryland centers. “We appreciate Ed’s hard work and also love that he’s a fun guy with a good sense of humor,” said Dayna and Dee. The…

Read BIG Year 1 Culminates with a Visit with Tall Man Robin Lopez

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Read BIG, our partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers. Robin Lopez, who is also starting center for the Blazers, has been the reading superhero whose mission is to inspire all local kindergarten through third graders to meet their reading goals. For KU employees at the event,…