Creating a brighter future at the Alaska Women’s Summit

Alaska: wild, remote, beautiful. It takes a hardy kind of person to thrive in the northern latitudes, but hardy doesn’t have to mean solo. Each year, the Alaska Women’s Summit invites business and government leaders to a conference focused on the needs of Alaskan women – their issues, challenges, and the resources available to them.…

KinderCare Education joins Teach to Lead

Nation’s largest private provider of ECE now a supporter of teacher leadership initiative KinderCare Education has been invited to join the U.S. Department of Education as a supporter of Teach to Lead, an initiative created to expand opportunities for teacher leadership. The initiative, spearheaded by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, the U.S. Department…

1,000th Accredited Center showcases quality in California

When Kelly Wagman came back to Woodcreek KinderCare in Roseville, Calif., today, it was the completion of a journey she began more than 15 years ago. The center she once ran is now directed by Melanie DeMarchi, a former teacher whom she hired and mentored. A second generation of families is now enrolled among the…

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…

Dispatch from Elanna: What a day at the White House

By now you might have heard that our company was invited to be a part of Wednesday’s White House Summit on Early Education. It was my honor to represent our company — the only private ECE provider at the summit — at this gathering of elected officials, business leaders, policy and education experts, and nonprofit organizations.…