100 yards opens up a new world for Philly KinderCare

Generally speaking, relocating a child care center is stressful: between the scramble to find a new location before the old lease ends, to helping families adjust to both the news and to new commute patterns, to the monumental task of packing everything up, moving can be an enormous challenge. But not always. The Center City…

New Year, New Goals for IT

With 2016 just around the corner, Greg Martin, Knowledge Universe’s Chief Information Officer, sat down with ONE to chat about the projects IT will focus on in 2016, in addition to completing the projects they started in 2015. Office 365 This upgrade is about more than a new version of Word and Excel: it’s about…

Leading adventures for the littlest explorers

If the babies in Megan Martina’s classroom at the Greensburg KinderCare in Penn., could talk, they’d say that Wet and Messy is their very favorite part of the curriculum. Pumpkin seeds, mashed potatoes, cornmeal, water, sand: these babies touch, smell, and play with new textures in Martina’s class every week. (One can usually find Martina…

Going places: Make a collage to map a dream trip

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Grandma’s house (or Auntie’s or a giant gathering of cousins). Bring children into the fun of preparing for a trip – or plan a dream vacation – with this collage project from the KinderCare blog. Besides dreaming about upcoming trips, children can practice scissor skills—or…

High enrollers

These center directors are doing a lot of things right – and they have the Back to School enrollment numbers to prove it. Each topped the list for highest percentage of growth enrollment during a single week of the Back to School season. Here’s what’s working for them. Courtney Tate Halcyon Park KinderCare Montgomery, Al.…

Inspiring a-ha moments every day

Teaching is something of a family business in Kim Bouchie’s family. Her mom was a teacher in a Head Start program; Bouchie began assisting in early childhood classroom in high school. Since then, she’s never looked back. Today she is a true role model for early childhood educators at the KinderCare center in Stoneham, Mass.,…

Watch: Encourage your child’s individuality

Research shows that children who are emotionally well-adjusted have a greater chance of early school success. Kate Jordan-Downs, Director of Inclusion Services for Knowledge Universe offers some quick tips for parents in this video to help them see their child’s strengths and best qualities—which builds the self-esteem and self-respect that we all need to appreciate…

Baby love

Working moms with babies need extra care. These centers specialize in TLC. Dropping off a child of any age at child care can tug on a parent’s heartstrings, but for parents of a new baby, that tug is often more like a yank. “Our new moms need extra care and attention,’ said Tricia Quinn, Regional…