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Our EducatorsWe Develop and Celebrate Our Educators

Our 27,000 teachers are the true heart of KinderCare Education. When a child feels excited about learning, when a classroom of children feel loved and respected, when a family has a strong and trusting bond with a teacher—these are the truest markers of our success.

At KinderCare Education, we believe that early childhood education is one of the greatest careers a person could pursue. We also believe that early childhood educators deserve the highest accolades for the passion, talent, and dedication they bring to the classroom every day.

Professional Development Days

We give our teachers the opportunity to grow their talents and careers as professional educators. KinderCare® Learning Centers close two days a year—once in the fall and once in the spring—to provide additional training to our teachers. We take these days to focus in-depth on topics such as our Early Foundations® curriculum, inclusion services, and classroom management.

KinderCare Education Legacy Awards

Launched in 2008, this award reflects our belief that great teachers truly do leave a legacy. Each year, a select group of our very best early childhood educators are named KinderCare Education Legacy Award Winners and receive a cash prize of $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the National Support Center in Portland, Oregon. To date, 65 teachers have earned the award, and we are committed to growing that list each year. No other company or entity recognizes and rewards early childhood educators on this scale.