Ohio Champions send love letters to Houston

Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, many have rallied to help those affected. Kids from our Champions program in Bellbrook, Ohio, wanted to know how they could lend a hand – and channeled their charitable energy into writing letters of encouragement to victims of the record-breaking storm. “The kids wanted to know what we could do…

Champions celebrates one year of AdvancED Corporation Accreditation

For the past year, Champions has delivered high-quality before-and-after school programs to children around the country through the lens of AdvancED Corporation Accreditation. Now, a year after earning the distinction, Champions is proud to celebrate that we’ve met – or even exceeded – all of  the improvement priorities we committed to during our accreditation process. Take…

Lifelong learner Erica Daniels pursues her PhD

Every teacher aspires to instill a lifelong love of learning in her students—and Erica Daniels is leading the charge by example. Erica, Champions area manager in Ohio, is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction – the second advanced degree she’s earned since starting with Champions more than 11 years ago. “I am truly a…

Five tips for teaching kids to cope with uncertainty

We know every one of our 32,000 employees at KinderCare Education is committed to providing children of all backgrounds with the best possible start to becoming successful citizens of our diverse, interconnected world. We also know that uncertainty of any kind – death, divorce, identity – can be particularly upsetting to young children. Taunya Banta,…

Champions and the case of the mysterious sign

Champions students at Woodlands Elementary in Kitsap, Wash., made the front page of their local newspaper last month as they tried to solve the mystery of the missing sign. After a heavy snow fall in February, children were exploring the field behind their school when they found a large drive-thru espresso sign abandoned in a…

Community and compassion drive Quality Achievement Award Winner Elena Sciuto’s Champions program

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 Elena Sciuto, who leads the Champions program at Endeavor Elementary School in Orlando works hard to create a sense of community and togetherness for her students. With lots of love and positive reinforcement, Elena’s students…

Marlboro Champions jump for healthy hearts

Exercise is even more fun when its for a good cause — that’s what the Champions students in Marlboro, N.J. would tell you. Last month, they raised more than $500 for the American Heart Association with their annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Children set jump rope goals for themselves and parents and community members…