Parading through town

“My team was looking for ways to get involved in community so when people are looking for childcare and preschools they think of KinderCare.” — Sally Angliss, district manager This summer, when Ohio district manager Sally Angliss and her team tried to think of a community event their centers could be involved in, someone suggested…

Meaningful Moment: Can’t wait for school

Family engagement is key when it comes to running a successful center. Engaged families not only participate in center events, but often they’re also the ones who stay in touch with their favorite teachers outside of school, and the types of parents who send those “I just wanted you to know” letters to make sure…

Welcome new Champions site at Democracy Prep!

The new Champions site at Democracy Prep in Washington, D.C., is an after-school haven for scholars at the charter school. Every day after dismissal, 30 Champions students gather in the cafeteria to work on homework, play games, and learn. Miss Candace, site director, has worked at Champions sites all around D.C. for the last four years.…

Serve and return: Coming to a newspaper near you

After several years of hard work, the Knowledge Universe education team revealed the revised version of our core curriculum, Early Foundations, on September 8. While centers around the country are discovering the fun of teaching some of the new lessons – check out all of the photos on Yammer – parents are also learning about the…

Meaningful Moment: Making an impact

When a family leaves a center after a short period of time, teachers and staff can be left wondering “did we make a difference?” One mother in Virginia puts that question to rest with an emphatic yes. Although she only needed care for her 14-month-old daughter for two months, the welcoming reception and familial atmosphere…

NSC launches new curriculum with office-wide activities

While centers around the country celebrated last week’s launch of the new Early Foundations® curriculum, the marketing, education, human resources, and center operations teams collaborated to bring some of those activities to life for employees at the National Support Center. Each day last week employees arrived to find a new item, promoting an activity tied…

Grandparents & Revered Elders Day

More than 75 grandparents participated in this year’s Grandparents’ Day at the Fox Child Development Center (CDC). The event, held every year the Friday before national Grandparents’ Day (September 7), is set aside as a celebration of children’s grandparents and their “revered elders.” “The staff thoroughly enjoys this day, almost as much as the grandparents,…

NSC A-Z: P is for Procurement

Name: Procurment Size: 19 Known for: Driving out unnecessary costs to save KU money; I-Proc; and finding products (like educational supplies, computers, books, food and chairs) and getting them to the right place at the right time. Also reinventing online ordering at KU. Habitat: 12th floor Migratory patterns: Toward Chipotle, or to Oregon Square Courtyard for…

Marathons engage staff, families in Fresno

For center director Yesenia Sanchez, running is an exercise in more than just the physical sense — she uses it to boost family and staff engagement as well as Herndon Avenue KinderCare’s role in the community. In the past ten months, Yesenia has run at least six half marathons. “When you run marathons, you think…

USDA CDC Celebrates New Home

When an earthquake rocked the nation’s capitol three years ago, the Child Development Center at USDA (a CCLC center) moved temporarily while the entire building was renovated. The center, which has its grand reopening on August 19, celebrated their revamped digs on Tuesday, September 9, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “It is my passion to…