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Heritage

Heritage

In 1969, the first red-roofed KinderCare opened its doors and rang its bell. Our calling then is our calling now: to help hardworking families pursue their dreams.


KinderCare building

1969

KinderCare Learning Centers founded 

Disney World

1981

The first KinderCare at Work center opens for employees of Disney World 

KinderCare logo

1992

We unveil our iconic bell-tower logo 

Champions Logo

2003

Champions joins our family of brands 

apple

2007

Our first annual Legacy Awards, honoring our best teachers 

KinderCare At Work Logo

2016

Launched KinderCare Education at Work family benefits brand for employers 

KinderCare awards

2016

We become America’s most-accredited childcare provider 

Trophy award

2019

Gallup names KinderCare as an Exceptional Workplace Award for the fifth year 

KinderCare Learning Companies

2021

50 years later, a lot has changed and so have we. From one red roof to over two thousand locations, we are a community of 35,000 passionate educators striving to make each child’s potential shine. A human-powered network of over 2,000 centers and sites in 40 states and the District of Columbia, working individually—and collectively.  

Through it all, what we do for children and families remains constant. We are caregivers. We are educators. We impart a lifelong love of learning. But we are so much more. 

We are builders. Of confidence. Of unshakeable self-worth. Of conviction children carry with them as they take their first steps—and every step after—toward taking on the world.  

We rise, so they can shine. 

We build Confidence for Life™