Family finds “gem” of a center

Saying goodbye is never easy, especially when it means leaving a place that’s been like a second home and is filled with caring teachers who nurture each child’s sense of wonder and curiosity. But life brings change, and sometimes that change means leaving the familiar and heading toward the new. As the Devine family’s youngest…

First day of “big kid” school leads to a thank you

As a new school year begins, many parents face that milestone moment: their child’s first day at “big kid” school and the realization that their baby is now school-age. One parent from the McMurray, Penn., inspired by her son’s first day of school, took the time to write a letter to his KinderCare teachers, thanking…

Center profile: Warm, welcoming West Palm Beach

When Sharon Alaimo moved to South Florida, she intended to slow down. After running a faith-based child care center in New Jersey for most of her adult life, the move south was meant to ease her into retirement, giving her more time with her grandchildren. She got the time with grandkids alright – both are…

Center staff became family

Center Director Kelly Kramer from McMurray, Pennsylvania, share a heartfelt letter from the Mellingers, a family that’s preparing for their youngest child to transition out of the center. After years of bonding with the teachers and staff, the Mellingers feel like their saying goodbye to their “third family.” “I love this family and can’t imagine…

Family reflects on eight years of teacher support

Teacher Appreciation Week means different things to each parent in a center. For one family at the North Hills KinderCare in Pittsburgh, this week is a time of reflection on their eight years at the center. As their youngest child prepares for kindergarten this fall, his mom shared her appreciation for her children’s teachers with…

Teacher Appreciation: PA family gives thanks

The week is all about teacher appreciation, and what better way to say thank you to teachers than to hear from their families? Today, a parent at the Washington KinderCare Learning Center in Pennsylvania, shares her thank you for her toddler son’s teacher, Miss Nikki. She is so patient with Andrew (and that’s saying a…

Military family says thanks

April is national Month of the Military Child and Knowledge Universe centers and sites around the country are taking some extra time to say celebrate the military families they have the honor of serving every day. One family in Fayetteville, North Carolina shared their own note of thanks to Irma Mizzelle, school director of the…

I can’t imagine a world without KinderCare

Families transition in and out of centers every month: dad gets new jobs that necessitate relocating, a military mom is transferred to another base, children age out of programs. While saying goodbye is rarely easy, it is an opportunity to reflect on the many ways Knowledge Universe teachers and centers become integral parts of their…