Teacher earns national award for volunteer work

Giving back is a core part of who Shirley Singleton is. When she’s not in the infant room at the Columbia Gateway Drive KinderCare center in Columbia, Md., this teacher can likely be found lending a hand to someone in her community. It’s just what she does. “My mother brought us up that way,” Shirley…

Champions Site Director named local hero

Melanie Buxton, site director at Champions in Federal Way, Wash., is more than a positive influence in the lives of the children she serves every day. Her efforts to go above and beyond to make an impact on her community have earned her a Hero Award, an award given by Federal Way Public Schools in…

Learning lights up at West Dodge KinderCare

On Monday, April 24, our newest KinderCare Learning Center opened its doors to children and families in Omaha. West Dodge KinderCare, a brand-new building and the second KinderCare center to open in 2017, celebrated with families, staff, and community members at their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 29. “We’re honored to serve the Omaha community, and…

KinderCare Education Reads Big with King Elementary School

For the fourth year running, KinderCare Education has teamed up with the Portland Trail Blazers for Read Big – a program with the goal to get kids reading. Last week, Read Big held an assembly at King Elementary School in Portland to celebrate rock star readers. Blazers point guard Shabazz Napier and mascot Blaze the…

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…

Can you spell W-I-N-N-E-R? Michelle Mazzulo wins Schoolhouse Supplies’ Celebrity Spelling Bee

Last week, KinderCare Education’s very own Regional Director Michelle Mazzulo faced off against company leaders from across Portland at the annual Schoolhouse Supplies Celebrity Spelling Bee. Schoolhouse Supplies is a Portland nonprofit that supports public education by providing students and teachers with classroom supplies. “It was all for a good cause, and I just kept…