KU took community involvement to new heights in 2014

For many companies, providing a service as valuable as education would be a lofty enough goal. Not so for Knowledge Universe. This year our Community Partnerships program kicked into high gear and led the KU charge to support various nonprofit partners, bringing books, school supplies, and a helping hand to people in communities in Portland…

Best in Class CD shines in face of a challenge

The two most important values center director and 2014 Best in Class honoree Krissy Kaufmann tries to instill in each of her teachers are communication and empathy: two values that have served her well these past few months as her center community faced a challenging remodel. “Engaging with families every single day is so important…

Meaningful Moment: Holiday fun

This time of year can be incredibly busy, especially for families trying to squeeze in holiday activities around a schedule already packed with work and school. One family in Pennsylvania took some time to write a note of thanks for their center director and teachers at the Seven Fields KinderCare. We attended the Breakfast with…

Holiday feast at the office

Visitors to the fifteenth floor of the National Support Center last Friday would be forgiven for thinking they’d stepped out of the stairwell and into Grandma’s house. After all, the mouth-watering smell of a roasting turkey isn’t your typical office experience. For the Knowledge Universe Legal team it was all part of holiday fun. Known…

Students find the fun in math with robots

Fifteen students in third through fifth grade recently participated in the Champions “Roboteers” pilot program at Asher Holmes Elementary School. Students met for two hours each day after school for one week to work on three humanoid robots. They connected theory with practice and explored a wide range of robotics-related fields such as computer science, engineering,…

WATCH: Veronica Brenes wins educator award

“[Veronica] embodies everything a truly passionate teacher is all about,” said Kamal Singh, vice president of Client Relationships, west. Veronica has always wanted to work with children, and enjoys the challenge that her job presents her with every day. “As a parent you want your child to talk about his teacher,” said Craig Kelley, a…

Dispatch from Elanna: What a day at the White House

By now you might have heard that our company was invited to be a part of Wednesday’s White House Summit on Early Education. It was my honor to represent our company — the only private ECE provider at the summit — at this gathering of elected officials, business leaders, policy and education experts, and nonprofit organizations.…

Congratulations 2014 Quality Achievement Award Winners!

This week Champions announced the 2014 Quality Achievement Award Winners. Each of these winners is a top performer who demonstrated their commitment for providing high quality programs, exhibited leadership, and showed an exemplary dedication and the service of children, families, and clients this year. These amazing site directors will be honored at the Champions Regional…