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Kindercare Careers

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
KinderCare Learning Centers is America's largest, most accredited child care provider, serving more than 165,000 children every day at more than 1,380 centers. For 50 years, we’ve been creating safe, encouraging environments where kids can learn, grow ... 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

Company Updates

  • KinderCare’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Elanna Yalow, and other experts help put parents’ minds at ease when it comes to distance learning and the challenges it brings. #childdevelopment #parenting #COVID

  • COVID-19

    KinderCare CEO, Tom Wyatt, talks about what it means to provide safe, high-quality child care to support parents when they are ready to go back to work in the 38 states KinderCare has centers. #kindercare #backtowork #childcare #covid

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Kindercare – Why Work With 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 and 2018 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!

Click here to view our opportunities!

Kindercare Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Challenging, but ultimately very rewarding and professional!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Kenilworth, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Kenilworth, NJ
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    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)


    Great curriculum, very attentive and caring management, the kids are amazing although some are very bus, the people who have worked there have worked for a very long time so you know it's very connected! Caring environment!


    Can get stressful and overwhelming, but that is just overall any childcare industry you work at. Pay can be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on being respectful, kind and open to employees and really very impressed with the fact that each child is cared for in a very specific, loving way. It means a lot to parents and says a lot to your employees. Other places didn't care, as long as they got money -- for the first time, I didn't get that sense here. It was refreshing.

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Kindercare Interviews



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    Preschool Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kindercare (Seattle, WA) in August 2018.


    The interview process was pretty laid back and the interviewer was kind and just wanted to know more about my previous work with kids and how I can be an effective teacher and role model to little kids.

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Kindercare Awards & Accolades

  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2017
  • Gallup Great Workplace Award, Gallup, 2018

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