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Kindercare Overview

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
1969
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Education
Unknown / Non-Applicable
KinderCare 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. Operating for 40+ years in more than 1,300 communities, our teachers and staff partner with families to give ... Read more

Mission: At KinderCare, 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 lives ... Read more

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Kindercare – Why Work For Us?



Educators Are Our Heroes: Be a Part of the KinderCare Story. (It's a Great One!)

KinderCare 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!  That's Why We Won the 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award 

This year, our parent company, KinderCare Education earned the coveted Gallup Great Workplace Award—and the honor belongs equally to the dedicated employees at KinderCare.

From lead teachers to field leaders, from center directors to cooks, 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! Meet two amazing KinderCare educators who are doing just that. (We promise, they'll make your day!) 


An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers, One Child at a Time

Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.

A Top-Notch Teacher With an Artist’s Heart

When you have a personal passion, it can really shine in a classroom! “My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are. And that’s no small thing.



 

 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 teaching 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!

Are you a talented teacher or a dedicated center staff member? Click here. 

Are you interested in field leadership? Click here

Want to join the team at the National Support Center? Click here

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    Pros

    Initial process of becoming hired is very professional and completely thorough. Thereafter, most of my contact was with the director. She implement a very positive and patient professional status. Also the staff was friendly and welcoming. The classrooms clean and orderly. Most of all the children are well cared for and happy. Their family/ parents enter and exit with a trusting and confident smile. Last but not least, my job offering very much to my expectations.
    This is the place to be for me.

    Cons

    No job is ever perfect!!

    Advice to Management

    We are all on the same team. just different position. Together, lets all continue to aim for what we say we believe in and what our passions reflect. (THE CHILDREN!!)
    Professionalism, Communication & Empathy is the key.

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Kindercare Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Kindercare.

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    Had an interview with the director, who asked several questions, to see if I was a right fit for her center. She asked about my experience, and also what would I add to her center as a teacher.

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    • Why did I work in childcare?   1 Answer
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