Great Lakes region “mama”

Was there a woman in your childhood who treated you like one of her own? Vicki Sheets, executive assistant to Great Lakes Regional Vice President Michael Canavin, is one of those quintessential “mamas.” She stepped into that position at home – being the fifth in an extended family of 12 children – so it was…

KinderCare Education joins Teach to Lead

Nation’s largest private provider of ECE now a supporter of teacher leadership initiative KinderCare Education has been invited to join the U.S. Department of Education as a supporter of Teach to Lead, an initiative created to expand opportunities for teacher leadership. The initiative, spearheaded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the U.S. Department…

CCLC blooms on Alaskan tundra

In early February KinderCare Education welcomed 74 children and their families from the Tundra Tykes center into the CCLC family. The center, previously run by Easter Seals, serves 60 Government Services Administration and community families and 74 children ages six weeks to five-years-old. It’s now the second CCLC center in Anchorage, Alaska, joining the BP…

State lines and time zones are no match for Amanda Cosman

Take Amanda Cosman’s experience in early childhood education, add a few pinches of college courses, stir, and you’ve got the perfect person to support six Champions field leaders. Cosman, administrative assistant and skilled cook and baker, started her career working at the Champions Early Learning Center in Gages Lake, Ill. “I wasn’t totally sure what…

ONE Fund helps Penn. teacher, family rebound from house fire

The North Huntingdon KinderCare center has been a home away from home for Andrea Caulkett since she first brought her oldest, then three-years-old, to the western Pennsylvania center nine years ago. She very much needed that homey feeling last summer after her family’s house was heavily damaged in a fire. Caulkett and her two children…

First Work & Play Day a success

On Monday, more than 60 children joined their parents at the NSC for the first ever Work & Play Day. The boardroom was transformed into the perfect place to play and mingle with other children and families. During snack time, Nutritionist Courtney Hines led the children in creating their own yogurt parfait snacks. To remember the…