7 weeks of great educators: Congratulations Hattie Mae Covington!

As we at KinderCare Education celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re kicking off a series of stories about educators around our company who have inspired generations of learners. In 2016, seven employees are celebrating 40 years or more with KinderCare Education. Today, we highlight one of those teachers: Hattie Mae Covington, a toddler teacher at the…

Inspiring teachers

Fact: A teacher can have a lasting impression on a student. Of course, children (and teachers) may not realize just how meaningful those interactions are, or how much a particular educator’s lesson “stuck” until long after the school bell rings. However, it’s never too late to reflect on one’s most memorable teacher and to thank…

North Elston KinderCare Center Director Elizabeth Miner’s path to success has been paved with friendships

Elizabeth Miner started her career with KinderCare Education nearly eight years ago when she moved to Chicago. Her career path has been filled with growth, change, and supportive friendships as she worked her way from teacher to Center Director. In 2008, Elizabeth started as a Discovery Preschool teacher at Northwestern’s CCLC center and quickly –…

Patience is key: Margo O’Donnell, CCLC East EA

If at first you don’t succeed, just wait. Patience may not be Margo O’Donnell’s strongest quality, but it’s definitely something she’s learned since she started her KinderCare Education career seven years ago. O’Donnell originally applied to be the executive assistant to the Champions leader –based at the time in her hometown of Orlando, Fla. “I…

Where in the world is Amy Raupp?

From Mexico, to Burning Man, to the peaks of Mt. Everest in Nepal, Executive Assistant Amy Raupp has been around the world. She’s passionate about travel, but keeps the Business Development, Real Estate, Client Relations, and New Business Operations teams grounded. “Amy has a keen sense of the morale and emotions of the New Business…

4 Lessons to learn from furry (or fishy!) friends

Class pets aren’t just cute and cuddly—they can help boost kids’ social skills and sense of responsibility. At KinderCare centers across the country, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even fish are valued classmates with tons of the potential to teach some valuable lessons. 1 – Home is where the heart is The transitional kindergarten classroom at…

Great Lakes region “mama”

Was there a woman in your childhood who treated you like one of her own? Vicki Sheets, executive assistant to Great Lakes Regional Vice President Michael Canavin, is one of those quintessential “mamas.” She stepped into that position at home – being the fifth in an extended family of 12 children – so it was…

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…