Glad, mad, sad

Two multicultural puppets, a brightly colored timer, and one very mad mouse: What are they doing in KinderCare Education centers? The puppets help children learn to express emotion; the timers prepare them for transitions; and the mouse teaches calming skills. “All of these tools are now in every one of our centers, as part of…

The next step: Transitional kindergarten

The step between Pre-K and Kindergarten can be a big one. When children aren’t quite ready, or aren’t old enough to enroll in their local kindergarten program, KinderCare Education’s Transitional Kindergarten program fills the gap without requiring children to repeat Pre-K – and makes sure children have all the skills they need to move on…

Curriculum refresh project complete

In early 2011, the Knowledge Universe Education team began a huge undertaking – revising and refreshing KU’s proprietary Early Foundations® core curriculum programs for infants through prekindergartners. Over the past four-and-a-half years, the team worked tirelessly to fulfill a commitment to the more than 169,000 children KU serves every day: to provide them with a…

Science for three-year-olds? Absolutely!

Can three-year-olds really begin to understand scientific concepts like states of matter, force, and motion? “Absolutely,” says Meg Davis, manager of curriculum development for Knowledge Universe. “Children are young scientists. They learn about he world around them through their senses.” This natural curiosity is the basis for KinderCare’s new early science education program, launching this…

Serve and return: Coming to a newspaper near you

After several years of hard work, the Knowledge Universe education team revealed the revised version of our core curriculum, Early Foundations, on September 8. While centers around the country are discovering the fun of teaching some of the new lessons – check out all of the photos on Yammer – parents are also learning about the…

NSC launches new curriculum with office-wide activities

While centers around the country celebrated last week’s launch of the new Early Foundations® curriculum, the marketing, education, human resources, and center operations teams collaborated to bring some of those activities to life for employees at the National Support Center. Each day last week employees arrived to find a new item, promoting an activity tied…