Champions programs awarded AdvancED Corporate Accreditation

The Champions team recently got some exciting news: They’ve been awarded AdvancED corporate accreditation! The team began the journey to achieve this milestone nearly two years ago. The extensive process included interviews with families and teachers and reviews of Champions’ internal processes, systems and curriculum. It ended with a rigorous three-day external review with the…

Accreditation is a way of life at KinderCare in Illinois

For 23 years, the KinderCare center in Roselle, Ill., has been committed to providing the highest quality early childhood education experience for the families they serve. Since 1993, the center has maintained their accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children without any lapse. “We hold a higher standard for everything we…

Vallejo KinderCare Highlighted in Local Paper

In the flurry of the busy Back to School season, the Vallejo, Calif. KinderCare team received great news: their center earned accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The road to accreditation was long, but now the team has one more great piece of news to share with families as they…

Longtime accredited center proves commitment to quality

Marybeth Hoffman’s KinderCare center in Bettendorf, Iowa, may hold the company record for longest continuous NAEYC accreditation. Since 1999, she and her staff have worked tirelessly to maintain their high quality program. When Marybeth first decided to embark on her accreditation journey, she and her team stayed in the self-study phase for several years before…

IL NAEYC chapter features KB center

Each year the Chicago chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children hosts the Wheels on the Bus tour. During the tour early childhood educators, directors, and students preparing for a career in ECE are invited to visit premier childcare centers in the area to learn more about accreditation. This spring the…

Accreditation as a way of life

Earning national accreditation from a highly respected third-party early childhood education agency like the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a goal for all Knowledge Universe centers and sites. As Missouri Center Director Christy Wills knows though, accreditation is more than a one-time goal: it’s a way of life. “Accreditation can’t…

1,000th Accredited Center showcases quality in California

When Kelly Wagman came back to Woodcreek KinderCare in Roseville, Calif., today, it was the completion of a journey she began more than 15 years ago. The center she once ran is now directed by Melanie DeMarchi, a former teacher whom she hired and mentored. A second generation of families is now enrolled among the…

1,000 reasons to celebrate

  Today, the KinderCare family has 1,000 reasons to celebrate. The national accreditation of Woodcreek KinderCare in Roseville, California, marks the 1,000th center that has achieved this distinction of quality. Below is the text of a joint letter from CEO of KU Early Learning Programs Elanna Yalow and Vice President of Quality and Accreditation Kathie…