Montebello Kindercare Grows Happy in May

Montebello KinderCare in Suffern, New York, recently had one very healthy party — a Grow Happy celebration with green beans, carrots, granola and other wholesome treats on the menu. “Every month is a different author study,” explains Center Director Tricia Mendez. “This month it was broader and we went with a food theme, and we…

Teacher Appreciation: Crystal Hinnant, Infant Teacher

Today we’re shining a spotlight on Crystal Hinnant, an Infant teacher at the First Foundations Learning Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Assistant Director Kyle Simon told us about this outstanding teacher. “Ms. Crystal is one of the most dedicated teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her care and concern for her children…

West Palm Beach CCLC Gets Letter From the President

  It’s not every day someone gets a letter from the president. But kids at West Palm Beach, Florida, CCLC recently got some impressive correspondence from the leader of the free world. “Our School-Agers wrote letters to President Obama in February when they were discussing presidents past and present,” said Center Director Sharon Alaimo. In…

Spark Award winners shine bright in Arizona

At last week’s Field Leader Summit, 12 Field Leaders received Spark Awards in recognition of their inspirational leadership. Spark Award winners have high standards for their districts, operate with a can-do spirit, and have a constant drive for excellence. These leaders build strong teams that are highly engaged and drive financial success. Each winner saw…

A Family Affair

Between the two of them, Dawna and Ken Allred have worked at Knowledge Universe for 43 years. The couple, who met through mutual friends in college, have been married 25 years. Dawna is a Center Director at San Juan KinderCare in Citrus Heights, California, and Ken is a Senior Facilities Tech for Northern California and…

Teacher Appreciation: Sandra Hughes, Toddler Teacher

It’s never too late to appreciate some of our teachers, so we’re extending Teacher Appreciation Week a bit. Today we’re featuring Toddler teacher Sandra Hughes from the Treasure Coast Early Learning Academy CCLC in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Center Director Jackie Dunn told us about this outstanding teacher: Sandra Hughes is going on seven years…

Spring in Kindergarten

Three years ago, students at the Puyallup, Washington, KinderCare started a springtime tradition of hatching chicks. Marie, the Assistant Director, lives on a farm. Each spring she brings in some eggs and an incubator. Her students create a calendar to count down the days until the chicks hatch. The children also read a book about hatching eggs…

Leftover Peeps Are Quite a Treat at Marlboro, N.J., Champions

Champions sites in Marlboro, New Jersey, found an answer to an age-old post-Easter question with their annual “What Can We Make With Leftover Peeps?” contest. Students were asked to depict something they love about Champions, or something they love to do when attending Champions using Peeps marshmallow treats — although some schools came up with…