Glad, mad, sad

Two multicultural puppets, a brightly colored timer, and one very mad mouse: What are they doing in KinderCare Education centers? The puppets help children learn to express emotion; the timers prepare them for transitions; and the mouse teaches calming skills. “All of these tools are now in every one of our centers, as part of…

New School-Age Curriculum helps children learn focus and self-control

Our new School-Age Curriculum is full of fun academic activities to excite children about learning. The new curriculum focuses on six content areas that are critical for children’s future success: Character Development, Community, Creative Expression, Executive Function, Inquiry-Based Learning, and Literacy. Remember the game “Red Light, Green Light” from your childhood? At the time, it was…

Tool kit gives teachers what they need to support every child

Meeting the unique needs of every child is easy when you’ve got the right tools. Center Director Emily Els at KinderCare in Rowlett, Texas, swears by Inclusion Service’s social emotional development tool kit as something that helps her make her center an inclusive and loving space for all children. Els, who’s seen an increase in…

Seven weeks of great educators: Congratulations Kathy Owens!

Teacher Appreciation may have been a few weeks ago, but the celebration isn’t over yet. This year we’re honoring the seven KinderCare Education employees have reached 40 years or more with the company. Today we continue our series honoring the educators around our company who have inspired generations of learners with a look at Kathy…

Learners for life

“As the nation’s leader in early childhood education, we want to ensure that we’re providing our teachers and staff with ongoing opportunities to learn and grow,” said Vice President of Total Rewards Sarah Redgrave. “Our commitment to professional development, paired with our curriculum, distinguishes us from our competitors and makes KinderCare Education a great place…

Out of many cultures, one center

With families from more than 35 countries, the Celebration KinderCare in central Florida can feel like a mini United Nations, according to Center Director Dawn Dalgleish. Celebration is itself a large, multicultural community: many families moved to the area to work for Walt Disney World. In her nine years at KinderCare she’s welcomed families from…

What did you do at Champions today?

Ask any parent what it’s like to get a child to share details about their day and you’re likely to be met with a small sigh. Many a car ride or walk home from school begins with a well-intentioned and inquisitive parent asking their child “What did you do at school today?” and ends shortly…