Tom Talks episode 1: Continuing our impressive growth

Welcome to Tom Talks, a new weekly podcast with Knowledge Universe CEO Tom Wyatt. Today, Tom talks about the great potential for growth at KU. “The environment and experience at a center that is [full] is remarkably different…it’s more fun,” says Tom. A full center presents the opportunity to make a lifelong impact on more…

State Senator visits Champions for Lights On Afterschool

The Champions afterschool program at Coral Academy-Windmill Elementary in Henderson, Nev., had a special guest last week. State Senator Joyce Woodhouse stopped by the site to celebrate Lights On Afterschool, an annual event highlighting the importance of afterschool learning programs like Champions. Senator Woodhouse got the full Champions experience. “She was treated to a tour…

Assessments as a learning tool

Student assessments. The term conjures images of students bent over test sheets, #2 pencils scratching thin paper as each child carefully fills in the bubble sheet – and exactly the kind of mental image the Knowledge Universe Education team wants families to push out of their minds. “We’re trying to dispel the negative association with…

Watch: Building a child’s self-esteem

Self confidence is a tough thing to build, but the stronger a child’s self-esteem the better they’ll do in all areas of life — especially when it comes to school success. Kate Jordan-Downs, Director of Inclusion Services at Knowledge Universe, explains how adults can help children build their self-esteem in the latest Parenting with Purpose video.

Child’s Learning Journey guide now available

NSC employees recently received a colorful new booklet on their desk: “A Guide to Your Child’s Learning Journey.” The Marketing Department at Knowledge Universe recently created this step-by-step guide to serve as a tool for families who are new to our centers and for parents of children who are transitioning from one classroom to another.…

Service Values Storybook spotlights most engaged centers

Every day, center directors and their staff work hard to build lasting relationships with every family that walks through the center door. Whether it be helping a child learn to tie her shoes, or helping getting center families engaged in a community event, every center has the potential to make a lasting impact on children…

IT director saddles up for weekend adventures

Monday through Friday Charlie DeVoe is the Director of IT Governance for Knowledge Universe, negotiating contracts with vendors, tracking performance metrics, and maintaining day-to-day relationships with suppliers. On the weekends, he trades his computer for a horse, exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife the way the pioneers did: on horseback. But horses weren’t always…

Painting with Mother Nature

When people think of painting, they often think of traditional methods like using a paintbrush. But over on the KinderCare blog, there’s a new way of painting and it involves items from nature that combine sensory learning with exploring the outdoors and art. In this project, twigs, bark, pine cones, or the floppy branch of…