Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences


"Children soak in every relationship and every experience they have—fully," says Kate Jordan-Downs, KinderCare Education's Director of Inclusion. "It's important that their early experiences are rooted in an opportunity to learn about differences in a positive way."  Watch the video to hear more about our commitment to creating an inclusive environment at every single one of our centers.

Meet Kate.

As KinderCare Education’s Director of Inclusion, Kate Jordan-Downs is responsible for defining the vision of inclusive education in all of our sites and centers. “Every child deserves to have the opportunity to learn, grow, and feel a sense of belonging when they’re with us,” Jordan-Downs says. That means she works to ensure that all children's needs are being met in a learning environment that celebrates diversity and fosters self-confidence. The mother of two young sons, Jordan-Downs holds a Masters in Early Childhood: Inclusive Education and Instruction.

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