#Selfiesforservice trending on Yammer

NSC and field employees alike have taken the challenge–#selfiesforserivce brings teams together in making commitments to Knowledge Universe families. Whether it’s making a center warm and welcoming, talking to parents about their children, or building great relationships, CDs and NSC employees can challenge their peers to make a commitment to raising their engagement scores. EVP…

5 goals for creating healthier KU students

According to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. To address this national problem, last year Knowledge Universe joined the Partnership for a Healthier America, making a public commitment in the national fight against childhood obesity. “I am excited and…

Second generation CD

To say the Herr Lane KinderCare center in Louisville, Kentucky feels like home to director Valentina Fee is an understatement. She and her younger siblings attended the center when they were children. Back then her mother was the director and Valentina was a KinderCare kid. “I remember the preschool room and the loft we used…

KU leaders promote early literacy at Portland event

Last Friday night was a major event on the Knowledge Universe calendar: the annual Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) gala. As the presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, KU leaders took to the state and talked about the importance of early literacy and their personal connections to the program. The gala kicked off…

Watch: Dr. Elanna Yalow on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act”

Dr. Elanna Yallow, CEO of KU Early Learning Programs took to the national airwaves again this week to raise awareness about the word gap on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act. On the morning interview show for working moms, Elanna discussed explained what parents can do to increase their child’s vocabulary and prepare their child to…

WATCH: New accreditation tutorial videos available now

Accreditation is a true mark of excellence. As Knowledge Universe works toward the goal of having 100 percent of centers nationally accredited, sharing best practices is key. Whether you’re new to the process or want ideas for how to talk to parents about your accreditation, the new accreditation tutorial video series is here to help!…

Marketing campaign helps “change trajectory” at KU

Typically the end of the year is a quiet time at KinderCare centers, at least when it comes to enrolling new students. In 2014, the Knowledge Universe Marketing and Center Operations teams decided to see if that could change. In October, they introduced the “Attract, Win, Keep” enrollment initiative program. The goal was simple: build…