Teacher sparks a love of learning

It doesn’t take grand gestures to impress parents. Julia, a teacher at KinderCare in Maple Valley, Wash., received a note from one of her students’ grandparents thanking her for doing what she does for the children in her care every day. After just a few months at KinderCare, Brady not only seems to be making progress,…

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…

Familiar face helps CD in need

Tiffany Dixon is a KinderCare center director in Virginia Beach, Va. Although her professional career with KinderCare began four years ago, her history with the company goes back more than 20 years – to her own days as a KinderCare kid. When Dixon was four her dad, a Navy SEAL, went overseas for a 25-month…

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…

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…