Why KinderCare Education at Work? We’re the Experts.

KinderCare Education at Work is the child care benefits solutions partner with the experience to get talent management results. Our 45 year history of caring for children, and expertise of working with over 400 corporations, means we know what working families and companies need.

Gallup Great Workplace award winner

We are happy to announce that we are a proud winner of the 2018 Gallup Great Workplace award, the second year in a row that we've received this honor. This award celebrates companies with best-in-class engagementthose that have seen the transformative power of engagement on the culture of their organization, creating environments where people love what they do and who they work with.

We’re the first and only early childhood education company to win this prestigious award—further proof that we’re the best in the business.

Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner

We meet families and employers in the communities they call home

Across the country, KinderCare Education at Work provides unmatched excellence in child care and education in your neighborhood, in your school, or where you work.

Our nationwide footprint by the numbers

KinderCare offers more than 1,400 centers in most states nationwide.
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We are leading the way

As the nation’s largest private provider of accredited early childhood education, we are committed to delivering the highest quality child care and educational opportunities for families and the dedicated professionals who serve them.

KinderCare believes that all children should have quality education and care, which is why we have dedicated teams to drive change in government policy and ensure our classrooms are welcoming to all.

We're America's most accredited

We promise world-class quality in every classroom.

Our commitment to industry third-party accreditation guarantees excellence in each and every one of our classrooms and is unmatched in the industry.

In an industry with less than 10% national accreditation, we are proud to be nearly 100% accredited!

The impact of benefits on your families

The outcome? Simply put, KinderCare kids are ready for school success in kindergarten and beyond (and we can prove it). When you partner with the leading experts in early childhood education, your families’ children will be ready to meet their big, bright futures.

On average, our kindergarteners’ math and reading scores are four months ahead of their peers. And students enrolled in a KinderCare center for more than one year test even higher.

On average, our kindergarteners’ math and reading scores are four months ahead of their peers. And students enrolled in a KinderCare center for more than one year test even higher.1 

1 TerraNova™ Third Edition assessment of over 1,600 children in March 2016.

We know the power of engagement

Because of our employees’ commitment to engagement, we continue to build a culture where people have an emotional connection to the work they do every day—whether it’s serving children and families in our centers, or supporting our employeesand we want to help you do that, too.

KinderCare is the first early education company to develop a teacher selection tool based on talent research of best-in-class teachers. And, our Total Rewards benefits package and Professional Development programs set a new industry standard.

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Building client relationships nationwide

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Meet our leadership team

Our passionate team is committed to the very best in education, support, and family experience.


Tom Wyatt
Chief Executive Officer

Tom Wyatt is CEO of KinderCare Education, the parent company to KinderCare Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work, and Champions Before- and After-school programs. Tom drives our strategy, guides our mission, and leads our continued client growth.


Elanna Yalow
Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Elanna Yalow leads the development of our educational programs and oversees our quality, accreditation, teacher training, inclusion services, and government relations. She is a nationally recognized leader in early childhood education.

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson
Chief Administrative Officer

Paul Thompson heads up KinderCare’s growth teams, IT, real estate, facilities, and Champions. Paul brings his experience in retail and consumer goods to drive and oversee our growth and investment strategy for all new centers and clients.