Kindercare – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Each day, KinderCare provide a balanced approach to learning - giving parents the comfort of knowing their child will have fun as he develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our goal is to prepare children for their school years through age-appropriate lesson plans including phonics, reading, math, science and more-all while making learning fun. Safety: Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. Our centers are secured so that only authorized staff and families may enter, in addition to having secured perimeters to ensure that children can enjoy outdoor play safely. You can have confidence that your child is cared for in a secure, nurturing environment every day. 

KinderCare is proud to be part of the Knowledge Universe (KU) family of companies. At KU, we're using our expertise in early childhood education and care to create lifelong learners, enrich teacher development, and improve care center quality — and we're always looking for people who believe in our mission.

undefinedAccreditation Makes a Difference

You can have confidence that your child will receive the best education and care possible at KinderCare Learning Centers. Our commitment to quality and accreditation is universal. We believe every child should experience excellence every day. That is why we have made the commitment as an organization to pursue and maintain accreditation at all of our centers nationally.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a mark of excellence that is awarded by an independent, third-party organization when a center proves that it continuously maintains high standards of quality in early childhood education and care. For families, that mark of excellence has real meaning. To earn accreditation, a center goes through a rigorous evaluation process to ensure it meets standards of excellence that go above and beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements.

Accreditation means that a center is meeting high national standards in teaching strategies, curriculum, assessment of children’s learning, health and safety, developing relationships with families, community involvement, administration, and teacher qualifications. To maintain their accredited status, our accredited centers must continually demonstrate these standards in early childhood education and care.

Accreditation fosters a culture of reflection and continuous improvement. KinderCare Learning Centers are proud to have more accredited centers than any other provider of early childhood education in the nation. We set the bar high for ourselves and for others. KinderCare’s commitment to accreditation gives you assurance that every day is a fun, positive, educational and engaging experience for your child. By seeking national accreditation, you can trust that our centers strive to give your family the very best experience. 

All KinderCare centers that are eligible to pursue accreditation are currently doing so.

We are committed to providing high-quality early childhood education and care. Our curriculum programs, teaching strategies, family engagement, community involvement, and administration are grounded and backed by decades of experience as a leader in early childhood education and care. 

Who Accredits Our Centers?

Our centers pursue national accreditation from one of three national early childhood accreditation agencies:

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 
National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) 
National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA) 




Our Company

KinderCare is proud to be part of the Knowledge Universe (KU) family of companies. At KU, we're using our expertise in early childhood education and care to create lifelong learners, enrich teacher development, and improve care center quality — and we're always looking for people who believe in our mission.

Our Teachers and Staff

We encourage and empower our employees' enthusiasm for learning. As part of our commitment to providing quality care in our centers, we'll help you enhance your skills through yearly training and staff development opportunities. You'll also find competitive salary and benefits, a friendly and creative atmosphere, and caring, skilled professionals for teammates.

What it takes to be a KinderCare Teacher

  • A desire to make every moment a teachable one

  • A commitment to nurturing, inspiring, and delighting the children in your care

  • A passion for creating lifelong learners

  • A willingness to treat parents as partners in their child's education

    We limit class sizes so that children consistently interact with a teacher who's able to build on every opportunity for success.

Our Benefits

In addition to a rewarding career that lets you help shape children's futures, we offer an excellent benefits package. Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Education assistance
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Medical expense reimbursement
  • Generous paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Disability, death and dismemberment benefits
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer match

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    KinderCare offers ready-made curriculum guides, so planning out your day isn't difficult at all. Instead of having your classroom running around like a free-for-all, you have activities and themes already identified for your age group that you can teach to the kids in your class. Even the Infant classroom has a curriculum guide!


    It's a field primarily dominated by women employees, and that tends to lead to gossip, complaints, cliques, and moodiness which definitely brings down morale.

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    It would also be wonderful if KinderCare could afford to do more team building activities and staff recognition!

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    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Kindercare.


    It was very casual. Some questions about your education ,behavioral questions. They will also place you in class and will observe how you interact with kids and the teachers over there.

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    • Why do you want to work with children?   1 Answer

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Additional Info

Headquarters Portland, OR
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2005
Type School / School District
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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