Champions student finds she’s got the “write” stuff

When St. Columban School Champions Site Director Porschaé Whitaker and her team in Loveland, Ohio, started using the new school-age curriculum, they focused on one of our Service Values: “I care about the specific needs of each child at my site.” Little did they know that focus would lead to a breakthrough for one student.…

Never fear! Your BFF at work is here!

We all have those days: Days when you want to crawl back into bed and start over again. Shauna Kelly, the prekindergarten teacher at the Moorpark KinderCare center in Calif., had a rough day recently. Her co-teacher, Meena Zulmai, noticed and came to work the next day with a surprise – a card and flowers…

Wedding bells ring at Whippany KinderCare

When infant teacher Carolyne Casey (née Smith) got engaged and told her coworkers that she was planning on a small ceremony at the local courthouse, her KinderCare family had other plans. It needed to be special, they said. And so, last week, Carolyne and her then-finance Pete were married at KinderCare in Whippany, N.J., surrounded…

Teacher helps infants find their voice

Today’s story comes from Monya Vuletic, a KinderCare district manager in southern New Jersey. While out and about visiting centers she met a teacher who takes the KinderCare Education service values, particularly “I meet the unique needs of every child,” to heart. Vuletic explains how this teacher embodies our company values below in her own…

Baby love

Working moms with babies need extra care. These centers specialize in TLC. Dropping off a child of any age at child care can tug on a parent’s heartstrings, but for parents of a new baby, that tug is often more like a yank. “Our new moms need extra care and attention,’ said Tricia Quinn, Regional…

Back up care leads family to choose new center

One day a few years ago the Krizman family was in a bind. Their childcare provider planned to close for a religious holiday, leaving them without a place for their then 16-month-old daughter Alexandra to go during the day. Taking her to work wasn’t a good option for either parent, so Dad, Eric, went to…

Texas Center Calms Child through Song

Earlier this year Melanie Marshall, center director at the KinderCare center in Watauga, Texas, received an odd request: would her center be able to provide drop-in care for a little boy on the days when he was suspended from his regular center, a competitor. While initially puzzled as to how she and her staff would…

Center Finds Way to Turn Goodbye into Hello

Some people just don’t like to say goodbye. Michelle Baber is one of those people, which is why she and her daughter Sydney made a quick exit on Sydney’s last day at the McMurrary KinderCare center in McMurrary, Pa. in August. Her hasty retreat wasn’t a reflection on a bad experience; quite the opposite. As…

Bittersweet farewell

Goodbye is bittersweet especially when it means a child who grew up in a KinderCare center is walking out of the door and into the world, ready to start the next chapter of their life. One family in Washington, Penn., sent Center Director NcKisha Cochran and her staff a note of thanks as they prepared…