National before- and after-school provider in the process of opening hundreds of programs in 27 states.
Lake Oswego, Ore. (July 27, 2022) – While children enjoy a break from the classroom, many families are looking ahead to the upcoming back-to-school season and thinking about their before- and after-school care needs. That’s where national before- and after-school program provider Champions™, part of the KinderCare Learning Companies™ family of brands, can help: Hundreds of new Champions programs are expected to open around the country this fall, providing children and their families with high-quality out of school time programs in elementary and middle schools across the nation. As these program leaders prepare to support children and families they’re also in the midst of a nationwide hiring effort.
Champions currently has 650 programs in 27 states. This fall Champions programs are expected to expand into hundreds of new school districts, including some in Kentucky, Oklahoma and Utah.
“We have more than 600 jobs to support our new programs that we anticipate will start at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year,” said Dan Figurski, president of Champions. “We know how important out of school time care is to families. We’re excited to offer our programs to even more families around the country and to welcome talented teachers to our family.”
Champions programs offer learning activities, homework help, healthy snacks and plenty of opportunities for school-age children to engage with and have fun with their peers, all within the safety and convenience of their school. Their proprietary curriculum supports the whole child by teaching children the skills they need to be successful in school and in life, such as creating connections with others, developing their social and emotional skills and building community. Families interested in enrolling their child in a Champions before- and after-school program can find the programs near them by visiting DiscoverChampions.com.
In addition to a rewarding career helping to shape children’s futures, Champions employees enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental and vision benefits, heavily discounted child care at KinderCare Learning Companies centers and programs, paid time off, education assistance and reimbursement, and access to a 401(k) savings and investment plan with an employer match. Teachers and educators interested in applying for work with Champions can apply online at ChampionsCareers.com.
About Champions® Before- and After-School Programs
More than just a before- and after-school program, Champions is a true community partner for schools and hardworking families. As a leading provider of out-of-school-time learning and education programs, Champions offers kids fun activities in a challenging environment; giving parents peace of mind, and administrators a dedicated partner in delivering high-quality education. We operate 650 sites in 27 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit DiscoverChampions.
About KinderCare Learning Companies®
KinderCare Learning Companies is one of America’s largest providers of early childhood and school-age education and child care. KinderCare supports hardworking families with differentiated flexible child care solutions to meet today’s dynamic work environment 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 Lake Oswego, Oregon, KinderCare operates more than 2,000 early learning centers and sites. In 2022, KinderCare earned its sixth Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award – one of only four companies worldwide to win this award for six consecutive years. To learn more, visit KC-Learning.com.