PORTLAND, Ore. – Oct. 13, 2016 – KinderCare Education continues to set the standard in early childhood education. Today, the company announced its new brand – KinderCare Education at Work, which provides exceptional family benefits for employers. This new brand brings together KinderCare, the best-known name in early childhood education, with the company’s suite of family-focused benefits for organizations to offer to their employees, including on-site and near-site early learning centers, back-up care for last-minute or sick-child care and Care Select, which offers employers access to early learning facilities at more locations than any other provider. KinderCare Education is the leader in high-quality early childhood education with more accredited early learning centers than any other provider and corporate accreditation for its Champions before- and after-school programs.
“This is a positive change for our clients, our employees, and the families and children we serve,” said KinderCare Education CEO Tom Wyatt. “Now, more than ever, employees want to work for companies that offer competitive benefits, like on-site or near-site childcare. KinderCare Education at Work gives employers the option to customize a family-friendly childcare benefit that best fits their needs and the needs of their employees.”
According to a KinderCare Education client survey, an employer’s ability to attract and retain employees increasingly depends on their family care benefits. Nearly half of all employees surveyed said they take family care solutions into consideration before accepting a job. In addition, a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey found that 71 percent of employees said the main reason they don’t look for other job opportunities is their current family care solution. Family care needs are the leading cause of absences from work, costing employers thousands of dollars annually, according to The New York Times.
KinderCare Education at Work offers unique childcare solutions to organizations looking to provide their employees with best-in-class childcare benefits. Offering flexible childcare benefits helps organizations attract and retain talent, build employee productivity, and strengthen their workplace culture. KinderCare Education currently serves more than 400 clients with its suite of family-focused offerings.
“The introduction of this new brand gives us the opportunity to positively impact the lives of even more children,” said Wyatt. “KinderCare Education has three great brands to meet busy families wherever they are. We’ll continue to meet families in their neighborhoods with our KinderCare Learning Centers, at their schools with our Champions before- and after-school programs, and now KinderCare Education at Work allows us to meet families where they work. Working families have even more options to choose from when they need us most.”
About KinderCare Education®
At KinderCare Education, we believe that education creates brighter futures. We are passionate about creating a world of learning, joy, and adventure for more than 161,000 children every day. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions® Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings® and the Grove Schools®. To learn more, visit us online at www.kindercare.com.