Watch: Dr. Elanna Yalow on Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act”

Dr. Elanna Yallow, CEO of KU Early Learning Programs took to the national airwaves again this week to raise awareness about the word gap on Lifetime TV’s The Balancing Act. On the morning interview show for working moms, Elanna discussed explained what parents can do to increase their child’s vocabulary and prepare their child to…

Team Racine donates 300 books to children in need

If anyone understands the importance of sharing a book with a child it’s KinderCare teachers and staff. That’s why the Racine, Wisconsin, KinderCare team – led by center director Michelle Beauchamp and assistant director Mary Avila – participated in the annual Cops-n-Kids book giveaway event in December. District manager Ann Zogg shares her own account…

KU and the Portland Trail Blazers launch second year of Read BIG

Earlier this week a team of Knowledge Universe employees gathered at Rosa Parks Elementary School in North Portland for a special meeting: reading with the second grade students in Ms. Kelly’s class. They were joined by representatives from the Portland Trail Blazers and Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) to celebrate the start of the…

KU joins national leaders to bridge the word gap

Today Dr. Elanna Yalow, Knowledge Universe CEO of Early Learning Programs, joined to a select group of public and private sector leaders at a White House workshop aimed at increasing literacy for disadvantaged children and closing the word gap that results in future educational disparities. Elanna joined policy makers and leaders from The White House Office…

Summer Reading List

Each season our education team complies a new selection of book recommendations for infants through school-agers. Want to see the new summer reading list for yourself? Download a copy to your phone or print one out and plan a trip to your local library. We hope you enjoy the list and keep reading all summer…

Read BIG Year 1 Culminates with a Visit with Tall Man Robin Lopez

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate Read BIG, our partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers. Robin Lopez, who is also starting center for the Blazers, has been the reading superhero whose mission is to inspire all local kindergarten through third graders to meet their reading goals. For KU employees at the event,…