Communication, honesty key for co-teaching

When they met in the infant room two years ago, Michelle Sulovski and Jackie Ortega hit it off right away.  The duo at the Branchburg KinderCare in New Jersey are star co-teachers—they work together to make their infant room a positive and nurturing environment for children. “We encourage each other,” said Ortega. To forge a…

Where in the world is Amy Raupp?

From Mexico, to Burning Man, to the peaks of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Executive Assistant Amy Raupp has been around the world. She’s passionate about travel, but keeps the Business Development, Real Estate, Client Relations, and New Business Operations teams grounded. “Amy has a keen sense of the morale and emotions of the New Business…

4 Lessons to learn from furry (or fishy!) friends

Class pets aren’t just cute and cuddly—they can help boost kids’ social skills and sense of responsibility. At KinderCare centers across the country, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even fish are valued classmates with tons of the potential to teach some valuable lessons. 1 – Home is where the heart is The transitional kindergarten classroom at…

Quality and Education’s shining star: Erin DeMont

All the world’s a stage for Erin DeMont. Before joining KinderCare Education in 2012, DeMont was an actor in Portland’s theater scene—a passion that, curiously, lent itself to her success at KinderCare Education as an executive assistant. “Erin is crazy talented to manage the lives of two vice presidents as well as two teams with…

Quality Achievement Award Winner Kim Kasperski’s focus on fun

Each year, Champions honors site directors who go above and beyond in creating a high quality before-and-after school environment. Quality Achievement Award Winner Kim Kasperski, who leads the Champions program at Hillcrest Elementary in Downers Grove, Ill., takes pride in bringing the company’s service values to life every day with her students. “Kim [serves] her…

At The Grove School, enrichment brings learning to life

The Grove School in Cary, N.C,. uses KinderCare Education’s curriculum to help children learn about the world around them, and takes that learning to the next level with enrichments for every age group. Teacher Jovana Nunez curates Grove’s enrichment room to be a fun, structured learning environment that showcases all of the creative work Grove’s…