Welcome home Old Bridge!

After months of construction and repairs, the KinderCare in Old Bridge, New Jersey re-opened its doors earlier this month. Families and staff were overjoyed to return to the Best in Class center. “I’m not sure who was happier—our staff, the children, or the parents,” said Lisa Anthony, district manager. “Everyone was in awe of how…

Have you contributed to the ONE fund yet?

Employees around the country will hear about the ONE Fund during Monday’s Professional Development Day. The ONE Fund is a collection of voluntary contributions by employees, for employees in times of need. By contributing to the ONE Fund, each Knowledge Universe employee can help their colleagues when they need it most. Jennifer Robertson, a center…

Take the KinderCare virtual tour

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, a 360-degree virtual view is nearly priceless. This week KinderCare launched an exciting new tool on their website: a virtual center tour guiding visitors through a 360-degree, classroom-by-classroom view of a center. After the success of last summer’s Champions virtual tour, the Marketing team turned their attention…

Teacher-planned family night highly engaging, huge success

Today centers around the country are gearing up, preparing for the national in-center event. For Pennsylvania director Denise Stoner and her team at the Greensburg KinderCare center, monthly family nights are a must-have on their event calendar: 75 percent of the 100 or so center families attend each event. It all started last year when…

Presidents Day activity ideas

Even though Presidents Day and Professional Development Day coincide this year, students and teachers can still talk and learn about the holiday. Young children may not understand what makes each president unique, but they can understand the concept of a leader. While teachers explain why the U.S. takes one day each year to honor presidents,…

5 tips for a successful PDD

The Talent Experience team shares five tips to help you and your staff have a successful Professional Development Day on February 16. Prepare You can find everything you need to prepare for February’s PDD on the KLCentral PDD page. The PDD planning checklist will help you prep for the day. Practice  By now you should…

Open House – why choose KinderCare?

As centers gear up for open house events, Melissa Fonda, a Pittsburgh center director, shared a testimonial letter one of her parents wrote about her center in advance of their open house. “We have several current and past families attending, but this particular mom wanted to be sure the incoming families had something tangible to…

Teacher sees challenges as opportunity to learn

“She takes the time to meet each child where they’re at.” ~ Christine Caridi, center director At the Lakeworth KinderCare in Florida, there’s one teacher everyone knows: Eglee Garmendia. Ms. Eglee is the kind of teacher who goes out of her way to reach out and engage with each family. With more than 10 years…

NSC rallies for “The Big Game”

On Friday, many at the NSC donned blue and green to show support for the Seattle Seahawks as the team prepared for Superbowl XLIX. A handful sported swag from hometown teams who didn’t make it past the playoffs, but the ONE editorial team could only find one person in Patriots gear. “Other than some questionable play…

Spotlight on a NAEYC Academy accreditation coordinator

On the fifth floor of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) headquarters in downtown Washington, D.C., Lynn Johnson and two other accreditation coordinators field calls and review accreditation materials to approve early childhood education programs as candidates for accreditation. For 23 years Lynn has worked for the NAEYC Academy, the association’s…