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Kindercare Overview

Portland, OR
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Preschool & Child Care
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

Company Updates

  • We’re excited to announce that KinderCare Education has acquired Rainbow Child Care Centers! With passionate employees and a focus on serving children and hardworking families, our companies have much in common. We are honored to be able to extend our reach to now more than 185,000 children nationwide.
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    KinderCare Education

    Portland, Ore. (August 27, 2018) - Further cementing its leadership role as the largest childcare provider in the United States, KinderCare Education (KCE) announced today the successful acquisition of Rainbow Child Care Center and its 150 centers in 16 states.

  • KinderCare is honored to be one of Mogul’s Top 1,000 Companies Worldwide for Millennial Women in 2018!
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    Mogul Announces the Top 1000 Companies Worldwide for Millennial Women in 2018

    Reaching gender parity in the workplace by investing in the next generation of female leaders is now more important than ever.

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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 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

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    "Great Center, Loved working there"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Colorado Springs, CO
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    I worked at Kindercare full-time (Less than a year)


    Very caring staff, curriculum created for you (which is a blessing in so many ways), center provides all materials you need, flexible yet consistent schedule, overtime possible if center needs it.


    PTO doesn't start accruing until you've worked there a year, lots of decisions made to make center more money, not to keep class sizes down which would help kids learn better.

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Kindercare Interviews



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    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Kindercare.


    It was about an hour and i discussed my level of experience was asked about the items listed on my resume the person was very sweet and explained everything to me. I got hired the same day

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Kindercare Awards & Accolades

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

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