Watch: Explaining physical differences to children

It can be tough to answer children’s questions, especially when a child innocently asks about physical differences. “Why can’t he walk by himself?” doesn’t have to lead to an uncomfortable conversation. Kate Jordan-Downs, Director of Inclusion Services at Knowledge Universe, shares tips about how to answer questions like these with openness and positivity.

Tom Talks Episode 3: Our World-Class Employee Engagement

Great leaders make great employees. On one hand, employee engagement is all about leaders empowering employees to do their best work; on the other hand, it’s all about employees learning to adapt and take things in stride. Tom believes that clear expectations from leaders have a huge impact on employee performance. Tom Talks by Knowledge…

ONE Fund helps teacher after a devastating fire

When teacher Sue Harrison’s home was severely damaged in a fire earlier this year, she wasn’t sure where to turn. At the time the fire occurred, Sue and her boyfriend had been temporarily sharing a home with a friend, so she didn’t have a lease agreement or renter’s insurance. The home was not destroyed in…

Back up care leads family to choose new center

One day a few years ago the Krizman family was in a bind. Their childcare provider planned to close for a religious holiday, leaving them without a place for their then 16-month-old daughter Alexandra to go during the day. Taking her to work wasn’t a good option for either parent, so Dad, Eric, went to…

Center Director’s barbecue sauce takes first place

Cassandra Huntoon can add one more thing to her resume: award-winning saucier. The center director at Electronic Arts’ CCLC Shores in Redwood City, Calif., recently entered her client’s barbecue sauce competition—and won! “I always knew I had a good recipe,” said Huntoon. “I saw a poster for the contest and I thought, what better way…

Watch: How do we teach community mindedness?

Anyone who’s ever spent time with a young child knows children learn by example and they love to help. Adults can channel those natural instincts into a sense of community mindedness. Knowledge Universe Vice President of Education Linda Hassan Anderson explains how to help children develop an awareness of others and how they can lend…

Be Heard! 2015 Employee Engagement survey is open now

The 2015 Knowledge Universe Employee Engagement survey is live, and yesterday National Support Center employees rocked out in a big way to kick it off. The 13th floor break room of the Portland headquarters was transformed into survey central for a Rock the Survey event. Employees were invited to snack on VooDoo Donuts, take photos…

Familiar face helps CD in need

Tiffany Dixon is a KinderCare center director in Virginia Beach, Va. Although her professional career with KinderCare began four years ago, her history with the company goes back more than 20 years – to her own days as a KinderCare kid. When Dixon was four her dad, a Navy SEAL, went overseas for a 25-month…