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KinderCare and AriensCo Open New Early Learning Center

August 2, 2021

Brillion, Wis. (August 2, 2021) – Today, KinderCare Education® and AriensCo welcomed children and families to a new early learning center that will provide early childhood education and care for nearly 130 children in Brillion. The Brillion Early Learning Center will also employ more than 25 teachers and staff from the area.

The center, which will serve children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to accommodate shift workers at the nearby AriensCo office and production plant. The new center features age-specific classrooms designed to cater to the needs of the community’s youngest learners while providing them with a safe and nurturing space to learn and grow. The building has several outdoor play spaces, each with brand new play equipment geared toward different age ranges and abilities, as well as an indoor multipurpose activity room so children can play indoors during inclement weather.

“Employers are finding it more important than ever before to offer their employees family-focused benefits like high-quality child care and education,” said Jeff Gerkin, senior vice president of KinderCare Education at Work. “The pandemic meant it took us a bit longer than we planned to open the Brillion Early Learning Center, which makes seeing children in the center today all the more special. We’re honored to help AriensCo support their employees and their community.”

“The Brillion Early Learning Center is a great addition to our community, while offering early education at times that work for all of our employees,” says Steve Servais, AriensCo Executive Vice President of Administration. “We’re excited for this new opportunity to work with KinderCare and the development of our community’s youth.”

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.

KinderCare teachers approach learning with the goal of building on children’s natural sense of discovery, joy and wonder. By combining play and education, KinderCare helps young minds develop and children build confidence. KinderCare brings a research-based, proprietary curriculum that is specifically developed to align with state early learning standards and kindergarten expectations, so parents have confidence that their children have the skills necessary for kindergarten. National assessments show that children do better the longer they’re enrolled in KinderCare. They also reach developmental milestones earlier and are better prepared for first grade than their peers.

Families can learn more about the center online or by attending the grand opening celebration from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 21.


About KinderCare Education®
KinderCare Education is America’s largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and child care. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, KinderCare operates nearly 2,000 early learning centers and sites through KinderCare® Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work™ and Champions®. To learn more, visit KinderCare Education or visit us online at KinderCare, on Facebook or on Instagram.

About AriensCo
Based in Brillion, Wisconsin, AriensCo is a privately-owned manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and commercial markets. Established in 1933, the company manufactures equipment under the Ariens®, Gravely ®, Countax® and Westwood® brand names. Visit for more information.