Snacks spark conversation

Picture this – it’s pick-up time on Friday and you’re standing in a center lobby saying goodbye to families. As one family heads off to begin their weekend you hear a classic parent-child exchange: Parent: “What did you do today?” Child: “We played. I’m hungry” Parent: “We’ll go home and make some dinner.” Of course,…

Starting the School Year with a Special Proclamation

As the end of summer approaches and back-to-school gets into full swing, centers around the country are finding creative and fun ways to kick off the school year. In Pennsauken, New Jersey, center director Liz Centeno hosted a barbecue with food, games, and a very special guest. “The event was a huge success even though…

Back-to-School Success!

We are proud of our work in the Portland community and of the role all our employees play in our community efforts. And this year, National Support Center stepped up in a HUGE way through the KGW School Supply Drive and our seventh annual March to Beach. The results are in, and the KGW School…

New KinderCare Learning Center open in Chatham, N.J.

Please extend a warm welcome to the newest KinderCare Learning Center in Chatham, New Jersey. (See photos of the new center here.) Chatham KinderCare, the 48th center in New Jersey, will host a grand opening for the community from 9 a.m. to noon on September 6 with local dignitaries expected to attend. “There’s nothing quite…

Getting to know new parents

Going back to work after having a baby can be a rough transition, especially for a first-time parent. Not only is there a new routine to adjust to, but new faces to trust that their child is in good hands. Many infant classroom teachers know that when a new parent brings in their baby it’s…

Grow Happy: 5 Summer Thirst Quenchers

Did you know the human body is 60-70% water? During the summer (yes, it’s still summer) as we spend more time outdoors and increase our activity level, our body’s rate of water loss increases dramatically, making regular hydration incredibly important. Drinking an ice-cold glass of water on a hot day can be very satisfying, but…