Countdown to Curriculum Night!

Planning a great event at your center is easy when your whole team is on board. Gitta Cardinal, Center Director at Lakemont Academy in Bellevue, Wash., leans on her Pre-K teacher Miss Christiana to make monthly family events a success. “Christiana is an amazing teacher who always goes above and beyond,” said Cardinal. “Having the…

Teacher sparks a love of learning

It doesn’t take grand gestures to impress parents. Julia, a teacher at KinderCare in Maple Valley, Wash., received a note from one of her students’ grandparents thanking her for doing what she does for the children in her care every day. After just a few months at KinderCare, Brady not only seems to be making progress,…

Tom Talks: Having quality conversations with parents

Spring/Summer 2016 by KinderCare Education The easiest way to retain a family who may be on the fence about staying at your center is to sit down and have a quality conversation. Face-to-face interactions about what’s bothering a family can help you come to a proactive solution.

Champions kids rock out to their parents’ favorite songs

Earlier this summer, Champions programs in Marlboro Township, N.J., presented their very first musical showcase “Music My Parents Like (and some music I like too)” at the Marlboro Recreation Center. Champions children from three different elementary schools studied their parents’ favorite songs and artists, and worked with local high school students and a retired theater…

A Champions family reunion

To celebrate the end of the school year, Champions Site Director Charmaine Balaoro invited her first-ever class at Champions in Elk Grove, Calif., back to the site in June to celebrate and reminisce. “We invited our Champions alumni, now 12 and 13 year olds, to join us for a Champions reunion,” she said. “To my…

Alyssa Howe’s week giving back in the Bronx

On any given work day, Senior Community Partnerships Coordinator Alyssa Howe is busy building relationships to better the Portland community. But for one week in June, Howe was hard at work digging, building, and gardening in the South Bronx, N.Y. Each year, KinderCare Education is invited to In Good Company, a week-long, sustainability-focused community service…

KinderCare artists on display at DuPage Children’s Museum

When the children at KinderCare in Addison, Ill., visited the DuPage Children’s Museum on a field trip earlier this year, they had no idea that in a few months, their very own art would be on display in the museum. The exhibit “Think. Explore. Create. Math Masterpieces” captures children’s creative process and highlights the importance…