Celebrating diversity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

At KinderCare Learning Center center in Morgan Hill, Calif., Center Director Maarit McCrossen and her staff strive to include all families’ unique cultures and beliefs in the center’s activities. On Monday, Maarit and her team celebrated another champion of diversity – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day helps children understand…

Preschoolers practice their yoga poses

In the spirit of the New Year, Center Director Jennifer Fairfield is challenging families at her KinderCare center in Germantown, Md., to make health a priority. Last week, her preschool teacher Ms. Yan led her students in a yoga class. “They loved it,” said Jennifer. “Parents said some students were practicing at home.” Children were…

Go for the gold with your own backyard games!

Originally posted on the KinderCare blog. When school’s out, kid boredom can creep in. We have the perfect solution: Hold your own backyard games competition at your center! These five games all use kid-size objects (like Hula-Hoops and bouncing balls) so everybody can get in on the fun. Have a competition with an awards ceremony…

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 helps infants find their voice

Today’s story comes from Monya Vuletic, a KinderCare district manager in southern New Jersey. While out and about visiting centers she met a teacher who takes the KinderCare Education service values, particularly “I meet the unique needs of every child,” to heart. Vuletic explains how this teacher embodies our company values below in her own…

Activity idea: Student leaders

Debbie Bowyer, a Champions Site Director in Mass. (and Quality Award winner), faced a common challenge at the beginning of the school year: how to keep older children engaged in her program. Far too often upper elementary students felt they were “too old” to attend the Champions before- and after-school program. The students, particularly a…

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…