We’ve built a trusted business out of caring for families and children.
BIGANCE® results are based on assessments of 17,705 students ages 6 weeks to 6 years old in 367 KinderCare Learning Companies centers and sites from our KinderCare Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work Centers, and Champions brands nationwide from fall 2021 to spring 2022. TerraNova® results are based on spring 2022 assessments of 634 students in private kindergarten classrooms in 84 KinderCare Learning Centers nationwide.
Our leaders help your leaders transform company culture.
We're the proud winner of seven Gallup Great Workplace Awards from 2017–2023.
Meet the leaders dedicated to providing quality education.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tom Wyatt is responsible for all aspects of company strategy, leadership, governance, and operations. His focus on culture led to record-high levels of employee and customer engagement, with the company earning multiple Gallup Great Workplace Awards.
Paul Thompson leads center operations, facilities, HR, IT, real estate, strategy, and new center growth functions. He has driven success across all brands and is responsible for shaping KinderCare’s enhanced, industry-leading health & safety practices.
Dr. Marquita Davis
Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Marquita Davis, Ph.D., oversees the development of KinderCare’s high-quality educational programs, educator professional development, quality and accreditation initiatives, research and evaluation, inclusion services, and public policy.
Chief People Officer
Jessica Harrah oversees human resources for the company’s 35,000 employees nationwide. In addition to HR, she leads the diversity, equity and inclusion, travel and meetings, talent investment and culture, and litigation functions.
Chief Financial Officer
Tony Amandi leads the accounting, treasury, control, internal audit, tax and risk, external reporting, finance, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), information systems and procurement functions.
Dr. Elanna S. Yalow
Vice Chair and Senior Advisor
Dr. Elanna Yalow, Ph.D., M.B.A., works with stakeholders actively engaged in policies and practices that support working families including external agencies, early childhood education providers and advocacy partners, while also supporting the advancement of unique educational offerings and ongoing new business development efforts.
President, KinderCare Learning Companies For Employers and Champions
Dan brings 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and business management to his role at KinderCare Learning Companies. His leadership has accelerated the growth of Champions, our before- and after-school brand, allowing our best-in-class programming to serve more children and families with our brand of authentic engagement.
Chief Innovation Officer
Lindsay Sorhondo is the Chief Innovation Officer for KinderCare Learning Companies. In her role Lindsay oversees business and growth strategy, as well as family and center operations. She brings the company’s transformational work from a vision into reality, helping identify new avenues of growth and expanding on a foundation of operational excellence.
Chief Brand Officer
Jeff Spiegel is responsible for the overall brand experience for KinderCare’s customers and leads all aspects of the company’s marketing and communications including brand marketing, content and creative development, digital products and marketing, and corporate communications. Jeff also oversees the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
President, KinderCare Learning Centers and Crème de la Crème Schools
Michael Canavin is the President of KinderCare Learning Centers and Crème de la Crème Schools. Since joining KinderCare Learning Companies in 2015, Michael has held a number of roles including Regional Vice President and Senior Vice President for KinderCare Learning Centers.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis
Nathan Smalley is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for KinderCare Learning Companies. In his role Nathan oversees the financial and strategic planning of all corporate and field functions across the organization, including annual operating plan development and long-term strategic investment analysis.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Abe Lietz is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Information Officer for KinderCare Learning Companies. Abe leads the Information Technology function and is charged with driving digital transformation to support business growth and managing all key enterprise business systems.