Introducing the SPARK Spirit Award

So who is going to give KinderCare Region 6 the first challenge in the race to be the SPARK Spirit Award winner? Coming out of the Field Leader Summit, Region 6’s karoake talents earned them five GlowBucks. Now the contest is wide open with the trophy up for grabs at the CD Summit. Only one region will take home the honors by…

Connecting Your Center to Your Community

A great way to engage your center families in a project is to think of something you can do that benefits your community. Maybe that’s forming a team to participate in a local hospital’s fundraising walk or gathering items to donate to a women’s shelter. Once you land on that cause your center community cares…

Grow Happy: Healthy Snacking Made Simple

As any parent (or teacher) can attest to, children don’t always like a new food the first (or the twenty-first) time they try it. But one thing kids do like is snacking. The Grow Happy blog has some tips for simple, healthy afternoon snacks. These finger foods are yummy to eat in the center or…

Get Ready to Shine at SPARK!

Are you ready for the 2014 Knowledge Universe Center Director Summit? As the leaders who spark meaningful moments every day, we look forward to seeing you all together to share stories, build skills, and illuminate those true difference-makers in our organization. Get ready to let your light shine! But before you can SPARK up the…

Grow Happy: Family Style Dining

Knowledge Universe’s Dietitian, Carly Dunn, recently explained why family style dining is such a key component of a healthy lifestyle on the Grow Happy blog. We use family style dining in our centers, but have you or your staff ever wondered why? Read on to learn more about this healthy habit. One way to teach…

CCLC @ EA Welcomes Assemblymember Mullin

In early May Assemblymember Kevin Mullin recently visited CCLC @ EA in Redwood City, California. He began his tour by watching a special video created for just for him. Center Director Tyrone Jones and his staff wanted the Assemblymember to know that they pride themselves on creating joyful and memorable experiences for our children and…

Goldenrod KinderCare: “Thank You”

  This week the Goldenrod KinderCare team reopened the center’s doors to the community. Center director Jessica and her team are excited to welcome their families and children back to the center. In the rebuilding time since the accident in early April, we greatly appreciated each and every phone call, email, card, and thoughts you…

NSC Teams A to Z: F is for Food Subsidy

Name: Food Subsidy Size: 52 people Known for: “Supporting our field by providing amazing meal programs to our children” Habitat: The ninth floor of the NSC and centers nationwide Migratory patterns: The mailroom, airports (lots of traveling), food trucks on Wednesday (cupcakes) and Friday (lunch) Food: Food trucks (see above) Cookie Friday – a rotating…