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KinderCare Kids Scholarship Fund Applications for 2022-2023 School Year Now Open

November 1, 2021

Annual scholarship program offers KinderCare alumni the opportunity to pursue a college education

Portland, Ore. (Nov. 1, 2021) – Since 1969, KinderCare, a nationwide provider of early childhood education and care, has helped children and families build confidence for life by creating warm and nurturing early learning environments where children learn and thrive. To recognize the achievements of its former students and support their continuing education, the company today announced that applications for the annual KinderCare Kids Scholarship Fund are open to its alumni across the country.  

First introduced in 2019 in honor of KinderCare’s 50th birthday, the scholarship program underscores the company’s commitment to positively impact the lives of its students, even after they graduate from their programs. Scholarships will be awarded to 10 KinderCare alumni in the amount of up to $5,000 each to be applied toward the 2022-2023 school year. Former recipients are encouraged to re-apply, as the program is renewable.

“At KinderCare, we believe all families deserve access to high-quality early childhood education and care so children get their best start in life,” said Dr. Elanna Yalow, KinderCare’s Chief Academic Officer. “We know that the impact our programs have on the children in our care lasts long after they leave our classrooms. We see our students as part of the KinderCare family for life and look forward to seeing what their future holds and the remarkable accomplishments they will have in their lives and careers.”

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022. Eligible applicants must be enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year in an accredited two- or four-year college. Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2022. To learn more and apply, visit and get answers to frequently asked questions here.

About KinderCare Education®

KinderCare Education is one of America’s largest private provider 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 Portland, Oregon, KinderCare operates more than 1,600 early learning centers and sites. 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.