When it comes to thought leadership, it’s clear that KinderCare Education is hitting the mark. That was just one thing Dr. Elanna Yalow, KCE’s CEO of Early Learning Programs, discovered at last month’s Clinton Global Initiative America meeting.
At the meeting, Yalow and Vice President of Government Relations, Celia Hartman Sims, participated in a national conversation about the early childhood education industry. The meeting was an opportunity for leaders to meet, share their expertise, and discuss how to improve ECE programs nationwide.
“The important work we are doing at KinderCare Education is completely aligned with what our country’s leaders are talking about,” she said. “The meeting was validation that we’re doing the right things.”
As other attendees worked to build consensus about goals for the industry, it was clear that KCE is truly breaking ground and leading the field by setting a high standard.
“Many of the critical areas being discussed are areas that we’re already working on,” Yalow said. “Our work on Vision 2020 and our commitment to building better educational leaders serve as important examples for others. The meeting was a reaffirmation of our leadership role in the industry.”
Developing a framework for the professional development of early childhood educators and identifying best practices to support military families were key themes at the meeting, and are two areas where KCE shines.
Yalow left the meeting feeling reassured that we’re paving the way for success in the ECE industry, and proud of the work being done both in the field and at the NSC.
“Our work with quality is not just about the children we serve, but about giving us a voice in the policy arena. Our people should be proud of our company,” said Yalow. “With our success in accreditation and our outstanding curriculum, we’re not just talking about high quality, we’re showing others how to do it.”