Kristie Woodward’s hard work makes her Best in Class

“Kristie is without a doubt deserving of the Best in Class award,” said Kari Iglesias, a parent at Breezewood KinderCare in Fredericksburg, Virginia. “I mean let’s face it, raising one child is hard enough, and she is responsible for raising a whole center full of children!” According to Kari, Kristie Woodward, Best in Class center…

Parents and Staff Agree: Karen Bowers is Best in Class

Karen Bowers’ Best in Class title came as no surprise to the staff and parents at Kensington KinderCare in Abingdon, Maryland. Karen’s passion, leadership and 18 years of serving the center set her apart. “Karen is what sold me on this center,” said Alison, whose three-year-old son Connor is enrolled in the center. “She was…

Best in Class on the Border: Becky Robles

For 28 years Becky Robles has been the welcoming smile for El Paso KinderCare families. This year that smile and those years of hard work earned her more than happy families – they earned her the title of Best in Class. “The feeling is unexplainable, being with the company so long, now I know it…

2014 Best in Class: Kim Bonjorni (VIDEO)

If ever there was a center that showcased the power a school can have on their community, it’s the Paramount Child Development Center. This center, located in the small farming town of Avenal, California, transformed from a good idea to an integral component of Avenal children’s education, in large part thanks to center director Kim…

2014 Best in Class: Val Vazquez (VIDEO)

When Val Vazquez arrived at the East Carol Stream KinderCare center in Illinois, she had her work cut out for her. Low staff morale, a building in need of an update, and parents who appreciated their center but didn’t love it. Val set about bringing her center up to the high level of quality she knew her…

2014 Best in Class: Yasmeen Mazer (VIDEO)

To be the best requires attention to detail and a dedication to one’s work that inspires others to be their best. Yasmeen Mazer, center director at the Fox Child Development Center in Los Angeles, has those qualities in spades. From her perch on the arm of a couch, in the back of the 21st Century Fox studio…

2014 Best in Class: Angel McKinney (VIDEO)

It’s one thing to be Best in Class once, incredible to make the list two years in a row. But to be the best of the best three years running, that’s amazing. That’s Angel McKinney. The Deerwood KinderCare center director in Miami, Florida, constantly strives to do her best, and her dedication to excellence inspires…

2014 Best in Class Honorees (VIDEO)

Fourteen outstanding center directors earned their moment in the spotlight in front of their peers at the recent CD Summit in Orlando, Florida. These leaders are charging ahead in family and staff engagement and taking their center to a new level of success — all while creating a dynamic learning environment for local children. See for yourself…

Best in Class Tour: Scott Zimmerman

Center Director Scott Zimmerman earned Best in Class for his dedication and passion for his La Vista, Nebraska, center. “Making a difference in the lives of children and having the opportunity to shape a new generation of learners inspires me,” says Scott. As part of her Best in Class Tour, Dr. Elanna Yalow paid a…

Celebrating Best in Class: Cathy Veller

Cathy Veller, North Schaumburg Center Director, Schaumburg, Illinois I listen to my teachers and take their opinion into account. I feel I have built a strong team because of that. By leading by example and showing my commitment, I feel that my team does the same. I stay organized and I am always ready for…