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Kindercare Overview

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We believe that education creates brighter futures. We are passionate about nurturing a child's sense of curiosity and creating a world of learning, joy and adventure while preparing them for success in school and beyond. Operating for 40+ years in more than ... Read more

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  • This week, KinderCare Education employees marched to Beach Elementary School in Portland, Oregon to hand deliver a new book to students. Why? Because books help kids' imaginations take flight. (That's why we donated money to the school library, too.)

  • A great teacher knows a million ways to spark a child's curiosity.

    Science for 3-Year-Olds? Absolutely!

    At KinderCare, our curriculum helps teachers introduce very young children to scientific concepts like force and matter. Interested in nurturing the next generation of scientific thinkers? Join our team of amazing educators

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Kindercare – Why Work For Us?

 Children Are the Heart of Our Business

At KinderCare, we believe that early childhood education creates brighter futures. Our 30,000 team members are passionate about creating a world of learning, joy, and adventure for over 169,000 children every day. 

“To me, the mission is very clear: it is about children. We have an opportunity, starting with children in their most formative years, to really change their lives forever.”—Tom Wyatt, CEO Knowledge Universe

We are 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 great start in life.  KinderCare is a part of KinderCare Education, which also includes Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools®, Knowledge Beginnings® and the Grove Schools™.


Our Custom Curriculum Prepares Children for Today’s World

Our curriculum is grounded in a deep understanding of child development and incorporates emerging research on the brain science of early childhood. From infants to school-agers, children in our programs learn and grow with daily lessons across six learning domains: Language and Literacy, Social and Emotional Development Creative Expression, Cognitive Development, Executive Function, and Physical Development and Wellness. Our world-class curriculum—in the hands of talented teachers—gives children the strongest start imaginable.

KinderCare Kids Are Ready for School

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.

We Care for Kids

We know that every child is unique and important and that children learn at their own pace and in their own way. We know that education and care go hand in hand and that nurturing children’s social, emotional and physical well-being is essential as they learn and grow.

We’re Committed to 100% Accreditation 

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 is the gold standard in early childhood education: it’s awarded by an independent organization and it means that every one of our 1,343 accredited centers has met rigorous standards of education and care. It’s a commitment to educational excellence that you can feel when you walk through our doors. Find out more

Raising the Standard in Early Childhood Education

KinderCare and our parent company KinderCare Education are working with educators, policy-makers, and the industry to do better for our nation’s children. We are committed to making early education a priority by investing the time, resources and talent it deserves.


We believe that teachers have an amazing opportunity to make a lifelong impact on children. 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 Heart Great Teachers

We believe that great teachers can change the world, so every year, we honor our very best and recognize their amazing work with a $10,000 check (they're pretty surprised).

We are the only early childhood education company to recognize talented early childhood education teachers with such a significant reward. We are committed to finding even more ways to honor teaching and elevate teachers who inspire children to dream big,discover, laugh and learn.

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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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kindercare part-time (Less than a year)


    good company resources, nice facility, love the kids


    staff turnover, low wages, high state ratios

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    I've had 2 phone interviews and they were conducted professionally. I am currently waiting on my face to face interview. Overall so far my experience has been very pleasant with the Recruiting Manager.

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    • They were all very well composed and dealt with my experience as a former Director and how would I handle different issues if they were to arise.   Answer Question
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