Share the SPARK: Summit keynotes

Keep your SPARK burning bright! Keynote addresses by Tom Wyatt, Elanna Yalow, Wei-Li Chong, Gary Binkoski, Barbara Willer, and Mike Milken are now available on Vimeo. Use these videos to remember lessons learned at the Summit or share them with your team to keep the SPARK alive. To access the videos, click the links below…

2014 Best in Class: Angel McKinney (VIDEO)

It’s one thing to be Best in Class once, incredible to make the list two years in a row. But to be the best of the best three years running, that’s amazing. That’s Angel McKinney. The Deerwood KinderCare center director in Miami, Florida, constantly strives to do her best, and her dedication to excellence inspires…

2014 Best in Class Honorees (VIDEO)

Fourteen outstanding center directors earned their moment in the spotlight in front of their peers at the recent CD Summit in Orlando, Florida. These leaders are charging ahead in family and staff engagement and taking their center to a new level of success — all while creating a dynamic learning environment for local children. See for yourself…

Backpack Packing Winners!

Earlier this week volunteers from Knowledge Universe packed hundreds of backpacks in preparation for our annual March to Beach. For the seventh year running, Knowledge Universe is partnered with Schoolhouse Supplies to provide backpacks and school supplies for children in need at Beach School in North Portland. To get ready for that event – those…

Optimus Prime visits First Gear Academy

The kids at First Gear Academy in Portland, Oregon got a special treat recently when they got to meet two movie stars— Optimus Prime and Galvatron. The two trucks, built by Daimler Trucks of North America for the newest Transformers movie, are on display right across the street from the center. “Some of the younger children…

Wei-Li: Engagement is not an activity, it’s who we are

Announces Employee Relief Fund, strengthened engagement at CD Summit Wei-Li Chong showcased his commitment to radical cultural change at Knowledge Universe in his keynote address at the Center Director Summit Wednesday morning. Wei-Li empowered center directors to continue improving employee and family engagement throughout the organization, which he hopes will someday be “world class.” “Only…