Winner of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace award for five years in a row expects to hire record number of teachers in 2021
Portland, Ore. (April 14, 2021) – As the nation emerges from the pandemic and many families adjust to changes in their workplace, there's an increased demand for child care in communities across the country. As a result, KinderCare is currently hiring a record number of teachers for KinderCare Learning Centers® across the country.
“Throughout the pandemic we’ve remained committed to upholding a culture where people love what they do and who they work with,” said Tom Wyatt, CEO of KinderCare. “That level of commitment shows in the incredible interactions our teachers have every day with the children and families they support.”
In 2021 KinderCare earned the Gallup Exceptional Workplace award for the fifth year in a row, one of only four employers worldwide to do so. The award recognizes companies that create an extraordinary environment for their employees.
“As a working mom myself, I am so proud of the role KinderCare plays in supporting families, especially parents looking to find a balance between being a parent and being an employee, no matter where they work,” said Jessica Harrah, senior vice president of human resources for KinderCare. “The Gallup Exceptional Workplace award affirms our efforts to create a strong culture of positive and caring employees who are passionate about the work they do. We’re especially honored to be one of only four companies worldwide to win this award five years in a row. We can’t wait to welcome new employees to the KinderCare family and introduce them to our incredible culture.”
For more than 50 years, KinderCare has created safe, nurturing environments in centers across the country where kids can learn, grow and build confidence for life. KinderCare focuses on encouraging children’s natural curiosity to learn and providing high-quality early childhood education and care programs in a setting with industry-leading health and safety practices. Since the beginning of the pandemic KinderCare leaders have worked closely with a panel of doctors and medical experts, the CDC and local health departments to ensure they’re doing everything possible to keep our teachers, children and communities safe through enhanced health and safety protocols.
KinderCare offers employees a variety of benefits, including health insurance, education assistance, paid time off and a 401(k) with company match. The company also offers employees significantly reduced child care rates through the KCE Kids Benefit.
Anyone interested in becoming a KinderCare teacher can search for jobs in their area and apply online at kcecareers.com. Prospective employees can learn more about KinderCare employee benefits online.
About KinderCare Education®
KinderCare Education is America’s largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and child care. KinderCare supports hardworking families in 40 states and the District of Columbia:
- In neighborhoods, with KinderCare® Learning Centers that offer early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to 12 years old;
- At work, through KinderCare Education at Work™, providing customized family benefits for employers across the country, including on-site and near-site early learning centers and back-up care for last-minute child care, and
- In local schools, with Champions® before and after-school programs.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, KinderCare operates more than 1,500 early learning centers. In 2021, KinderCare earned its fifth Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award – one of only four companies worldwide to win this award for five consecutive years. To learn more, visit KinderCare Education.