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KinderCare Education Overview

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
KinderCare Education is the largest provider of early childhood education in the nation and we're proud of the positive impact we have on the lives of more than 170,000 hardworking families each day. In communities across the country, our teachers and staff ... Read more

Mission: At KinderCare Education, we're on a mission to build confidence and instill a love of learning in children across the country. We believe that our programs give kids the very best start in life - and empower families to pursue their dreams.

Company Updates

  • We're excited to share that we've won the @Gallup Great Workplace Award for a third year in a row!

    Each year, Gallup recognizes companies around the world that have one thing in common: the ability to create an extraordinary environment for their employees. This year, we’re one of only 40 companies in the world – and remain the first and only in early childhood education – to receive this significant recognition. There has only been 17 other companies to ever win three consecutive years in a row. #Gallup #engagement #KCEcareers #lovewhatyoudo #earlychildhoodeducation

    KinderCare Education Named 2019 Gallup Great Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

    PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2019-- KinderCare Education, the nation's largest private provider of early childhood education and care, is proud to announce that it has received the 2019 Gallup Great Workplace Award. The award honors organizations that have proven their ability to achieve exceptionally high levels of workplace engagement by investing in their people and culture.

  • Here’s to coffee runs, collaboration, and kindness – to the best friends at work who are there for us even when the going gets tough. KinderCare Education celebrates the best friends who make our company a great place to work. Hear from just a few of our KCE BFFs!

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    KinderCare Education celebrates the best friends who make our company a great place to work

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KinderCare Education – Why Work For Us?

Be a Part of the KinderCare Education Story. (It's a Great One!)

KinderCare Education is setting the standard for early childhood education.

We lead the nation in accreditation, we're recognized as a Gallup great place to work, and we care for 170,000 children every day. Teachers are the heart of our work and we support them with world-class curriculum and training, opportunities for professional growth, and benefits that really matter.

Join a team that builds brighter futures for children and teachers—and love what you do.


We Love What We Do! KinderCare Education Wins the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace Award 

For two years in a row (2017, 2018), KinderCare Education earned the coveted Gallup Great Workplace Award—and the honor truly belongs to our employees.

From lead teachers to field leaders, from project managers to procurement specialists, our people are emotionally connected with each other and the work that they do. Together, we're building an organization that we all love being a part of—one provides a world class education to children and families.

Join our amazing team and love what you do, too!



We're Raising the Standard in Early Childhood Education

Nationally, only 10% of early childhood education centers are accredited—nearly 100% of ours are. Why are we so committed? Because it’s the right thing to do for children. Accreditation means that every one of our 1,343 accredited centers has met rigorous standards of excellence, education, and care. 

The Result? KinderCare Kids Are Ready for School

Our accredited centers, world-class curriculum, and talented teachers give children the strongest start imaginable. Research shows that by the 7th month of Kindergarten, KinderCare kids test at first-grade levels in both math and reading. In March of 2016, our kindergarteners’ reading skills were three months ahead of national norms—and they were about five months ahead in math. Simply put, we prepare kids for school success in kindergarten and for years to come.

Find Your Opportunity 

At KinderCare, we believe that talent is as important as experience: We're looking for warm, curious people who exude positivity and see the potential in others and in themselves. Interested in joining us? We’re building careers in early childhood education—find a team near you!

Click here to view our opportunities!

KinderCare Education Reviews

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KinderCare Education Chief Executive Officer Tom Wyatt
Tom Wyatt
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  • "Leader in ECE"

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    Current Employee - Center Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Center Director in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at KinderCare Education full-time (More than 8 years)


    Supportive, professional environment that puts children and families first.


    Need to be willing to work long hours and be available for staff at all times.

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KinderCare Education Photos

KinderCare Education photo of: KCE proudly supports Pride and the LGBTQ community!
KinderCare Education photo of: Employees celebrate at KCE's quarterly business review meeting.
KinderCare Education photo of: KCE parents bring their children to work for Work and Play Day!
KinderCare Education photo of: Employees celebrate at KCE's quarterly business review meeting.
KinderCare Education photo of: Schedule a whiteboard session: Sometimes, our best thinking happens outside (and in chalk).
KinderCare Education photo of: Break out the balloons! Celebrating our children during Take Your Child to Work Day.
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KinderCare Education Interviews



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Getting an Interview




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    Assistant Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience


    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KinderCare Education (New York, NY) in January 2018.


    I was greeted warmly by the Assistant Director and waited about 5 minutes before the Center Director came out to meet me. I followed her into her office and we had some small talk and she asked a few questions, took me on a tour of the facility (all the teachers were very nice), we shook hands and she said i should hear from her soon. All in all it only took about 30 min.

    Interview Questions

    • talk about a time when you had to deal with a difficult parent or customer.   Answer Question
    • how would I communicate with the parents and how often?   Answer Question
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KinderCare Education Awards & Accolades

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2017
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2018
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2019
  • Governor’s Gold Award (CEO Tom Wyatt), Special Olympics, Governor's Gold Award, 2014
  • Top 25 Private Companies, Portland Business Journal, Portland Business Journal, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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