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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 that we positively impact the lives of so many children. In communities across the country, our teachers and staff partner with families to give children a ... Read more

Mission: At KinderCare Education, our mission is clear: “It's about children," says CEO of KinderCare Education, Tom Wyatt. "We have an opportunity, starting with children in their most formative years, to really change their ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Ashley works with pre-Kindergarten students, seeking to instill in them a love of literacy, learning, and language within a warm and welcoming environment.

    Meet Ashley: A KinderCare Pre-K Teacher

    Who wouldn't want to come to work and see smiling little faces every day? Here at KinderCare, we're looking for people who are eager to open the world up to children and ignite their passions. Join us today!

  • We love reading—that's why we give!

    The Give a Book Nook: Every Child Deserves a Story to Call Her Own

    We know that reading opens the door to big, bright futures-that's why KinderCare donates books to children in our communities.

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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 161,000 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 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award 

This year, 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.

What Makes a Teacher Great? The Art and Science of Hiring Top Teachers

Teachers are the heart of our business—that's why we look for the most talented people to care for and educate the children in our classrooms. How do we find them? We learned from our very best teachers what makes them great—and now we hire for those qualities.

A truly great teacher has a natural talent: Do you have passion, patience, a love for children... and their families, too?

Become a teacher—and love what you do.

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
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    "Great Company to Work for!"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at KinderCare Education full-time (Less than a year)


    The company is Amazing! There are so many different benefits to working for the organization. It feels like being a family. Everyone wants to help each other be successful. So many great people that work for the company that want to grow together as a leader.


    The insurance benefits are great to add children but can be very pricey to add a spouse. Higher management looking into that.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you are doing because you make it a great environment for your employees.

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KinderCare Education Photos

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.
KinderCare Education photo of: Tooting our horn! Thanks to our amazing employees, we're a Gallup Great Workplace 2017 Award Winner!
KinderCare Education photo of: We're number one! Blue team members during Floor Wars at corporate headquarters.
KinderCare Education photo of: A heartfelt thanks to the teachers who are the heart of our business.
KinderCare Education photo of: Check out our beautiful new center in Omaha!
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KinderCare Education Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    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
  • 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
  • Private 150 (6), Oregon Business Journal, Oregon Business Journal, 2015
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