Honoring the Armed Forces

Although April is the official Month of the Military Child, our Broward County, Florida, KinderCare centers started celebrating their military families a little earlier this year in the annual Orange Blossom parade in Davie, Florida, in February. The theme was “Honoring the Armed Forces” and all four Center Directors invited their military families to join…

NSC Teams A to Z: S is for Subsidy

Name: Subsidy (the tuition team) Size: 16 team members in the NSC + 140 in the field Known for: Helping coordinate subsidy tuition for low income families. Answering questions about tuition and agency billing rates. Interacting with agencies. Helping centers build enrollment. Balancing the checkbook for sites. Habitat: Anywhere and everywhere. The team works in and supports centers in every…

Share Meaningful Moments: Seven Fields KinderCare

Don Hashagen, Regional Vice President, shared this letter from a parent: Don and Wendy, I wanted to acknowledge how happy my wife and I are with the education and care-giving our two sons receive at your Seven Fields KinderCare facility in Pennsylvania. Our 5, soon to be 6, year old is in the kindergarten program…

April Activities From Our Curriculum

Spring is here! If you live in a place like KinderCare headquarters in Portland, Oregon, springtime usually means a few days of sun interspersed with a LOT of rain. If your center families are running out of things to do when the weather keeps energetic children indoors, share this link to April activities from our…

Celebrating the End of Deployment

For most families, pick up is part of the daily routine of center life, full of hugs, a frantic search for coats and backpacks, and maybe a “Look what I did today!” For military families, one-third of whom are parents, the routine may not be so simple, especially during an overseas deployment. During the month…

Spring Has Sprung at Champions of Woodland Primary

  Champions Early Learning Center at Woodland Primary (Gage’s Lake, Illinois) recently celebrated its 11th year with their annual Spring Fling. The team of 30 Champions staff (many of whom have been with KU for over a decade!) worked together to prepare 70 adorable performers ages 2-5, a slide show of their infant class, costumes,…

Kids Helping Kids

This week is National Volunteer Week, and what better way to recognize our centers’ community efforts than by highlighting a spring break project in which children had the opportunity to help other children in their area? The School-Age and Junior Kindergarten students at the Fishers KinderCare in Indiana created a huge box of stuffed animals…