KU, leading the way at NAEYC Conference

75 stand-out center directors, award-winning educators and leaders from Knowledge Universe showed the power of our three brands in Dallas at the 2014 National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, the largest conference for the early childhood education industry. Here’s a glimpse at some highlights from our four days in Dallas: EDUCATOR…

CCLC, KinderCare educators urge peers to expand community partnerships

To best help a child develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively, educators and parents alike know it’s often a community effort, which is why two Chicago-area educators promoted the value of community partnerships today while speaking at the country’s largest conference of early childhood educators. Jessie Black of South Loop KinderCare and Elizabeth Miner of Northwestern…

KU curriculum developer touts importance of teacher collaboration

Knowledge Universe education experts meeting in Dallas today turned the focus from how children learn back to how their teachers learn. Speaking at the largest gathering of early childhood education professionals in the United States, curriculum developer Celestte Dills showed how a culture of collaboration can better inspire teachers to lead, resulting in stronger experiences…

Study reveals power of staff, family engagement at early learning centers

Knowledge Universe/Gallup research reveals greater engagement leads to fewer problems   Knowledge Universe revealed new survey data today showing increased engagement among employees and families leads to a host of positive education outcomes, including greater enrollment and higher likelihood of national accreditation. Released at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s annual conference, the…

At NAEYC, KU makes the case for national accreditation

Speaking to their peers from across the early childhood education industry, Knowledge Universe education leaders today made the case for private providers to seek national accreditation status. “Not only is accreditation the right path for our programs, but data shows going through the accreditation process benefits children, staff, families, and the bottom line,” said Vice…

KU Educator Award winners take Dallas

Today nine Knowledge Universe Educator Award winners took Dallas by storm. In a panel moderated by Dr. Elanna Yalow, the passionate group of teachers spoke at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference about their experiences at KU and how they inspire and nurture children every day . The group discussed what…

KU brings learning center experience to NAEYC Expo

The Knowledge Universe booth is ready for the NAEYC Conference and Expo. KU has created a learning center right in the exhibit hall–the fun space allows visitors to get a feel for the experience children all over the country have at KinderCare, Champions, and CCLC centers every single day. With aspects of the new Early…