KU honored at Governor’s Gold Award event

  Tom Wyatt accepted a Governor’s Gold Award on behalf of Knowledge Universe at a dinner presentation last night. The annual event, hosted by past Oregon Governors Ted Kulongoski, Barbara Roberts, and current Governor John Kitzhaber, honors leading businesses that contribute to making Oregon a great place to live, work and play. “When you look at past…

KU HR leader named Rising Star at Portland event

Knowledge Universe and Portland Monthly magazine teamed up for the second year in a row to present the Light A Fire event honoring 20 innovators around Portland, Ore., who are considered the city’s Rising Stars, including a leader from KU’s human resources team. While Light A Fire has been a Portland event for the past…

Update on Logan’s stroll

Remember way back in December when we introduced you to Logan, a toddler at Dawn Seaman’s KinderCare center in Pittsburgh? Logan entered her center with no desire to walk and was a very picky and stubborn eater. Thanks to the encouragement of his teachers, and the collaboration between the center, his family, and this therapists,…

Kristie Woodward’s hard work makes her Best in Class

“Kristie is without a doubt deserving of the Best in Class award,” said Kari Iglesias, a parent at Breezewood KinderCare in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “I mean let’s face it, raising one child is hard enough, and she is responsible for raising a whole center full of children!” According to Kari, Kristie Woodward, Best in Class center…

Attract, Win, Keep: FamilyBuilder contest boosts enrollments

Every new child enrolled in one of our centers is one who will experience a high-quality early childhood education. The strategy to keep families walking in the door? Attract, Win, Keep. And the tool to best enact this strategy? FamilyBuilder. To incentivize this effort, Center Operations “Ringleaders” are holding a contest: over a five week period,…

Copeland Champions celebrate Lights On Afterschool with Senator Duffy

Students at the Copeland Champions after-school program in Libertyville, Illinois, invited State Senator Dan Duffy to join them on Tuesday, October 14 to celebrate their annual Lights On Afterschool event. Lights On Afterschool, sponsored by the Afterschool Alliance, is the annual celebration of the importance of after-school programs. More than a quarter of youth in…

Inspired by engagement

Engagement is a popular topic on ONE and with the recent Professional Development Day, we wanted to hear from employees about what keeps them engaged with their day-to-day work. Today center director Kate Garrett from the Knowledge Beginnings center in Johns Creek, Georgia, shares her story about how meeting engaged employees inspired her to join…

KU joins national leaders to bridge the word gap

Today Dr. Elanna Yalow, Knowledge Universe CEO of Early Learning Programs, joined to a select group of public and private sector leaders at a White House workshop aimed at increasing literacy for disadvantaged children and closing the word gap that results in future educational disparities. Elanna joined policy makers and leaders from The White House Office…

York Champions connect with community through breakfast

Students at the Dare Champions program in York County, Virginia, took their “community connection” theme to a new level recently by hosting a breakfast food drive for the York Poquoson Social Services. “The community connection theme enables the children to get in touch with the community,” explained site director Shyniece Rose. The children wrote songs,…