CCLC & Purdue: growing side-by-side into 2016

West Lafayette, Ind., is a quintessential college town, home to Purdue University and a large population of “Purdue lifers”: alumnae who settled in the area, started families of their own, and now work at their alma mater. What West Lafayette doesn’t have much of is space in local early childhood education centers for young children,…

No distance too great for assistant and CEO

Marcia Dominick (or Marsh as she prefers) is an invaluable person at KinderCare Education’s National Support Center: the executive assistant to CEO Tom Wyatt. However, a visitor likely wouldn’t find her behind a desk outside Wyatt’s office. Instead, she works from home in Austin, Texas. After all, if your boss spends as much time on…

Old and young benefit from time spent together

Years ago Kimberly Baar, then a very new teacher at the YMCA in a small town in Pennsylvania, had an assistant director who taught her about a unique way to unite the youngest and oldest members of a community: an intergenerational program. This simple program involves working with a local senior center and arranging activities…

En Inglés y Español: Jovana’s bilingual classroom

The Grove School’s focus on an enriched curriculum allows for unique teachers and their ideas to shine. Jovana Nunez at the Grove School in Cary, N.C. does just that by creating a bilingual experience in everything she does. “I’ve always known that learning a second language can help increase children’s cognitive ability,” said Nunez. “I think learning…

Watch: Grow a global citizen

It’s one thing to say children need to be citizens of the world, but how does one go about creating that kind of person? According to Kate Jordan-Downs, Director of Inclusion Services at KinderCare, one can build on a child’s innate sense of curiosity to introduce them to other cultures. Even something as simple as…