LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KinderCare Learning Companies®a leading provider of early childhood and school-age education and care, announced today that applications for the KinderCare Children’s Scholarship Fund are now open to its graduates across the country.
The college tuition scholarship program was introduced in 2019 in honor of KinderCare’s 50thth birthday and has been given to 79 students to date. This year, scholarships will be awarded to 20 KinderCare alumni of up to $5,000 each to apply toward the 2023-2024 school year. Former beneficiaries are encouraged to reapply, as the program is renewable.
“KinderCare is just the beginning of an educational journey for families at our centers. We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate the children who have been in our care, long after they have graduated from our programs,” said Tom Wyatt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KinderCare . “This scholarship is a commitment to our belief that everyone should have access to high-quality education to improve their future and thrive in today’s workforce.”
Applications will be accepted now through March 1, 2023. Qualified applicants must be enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year at an accredited two- or four-year college. Scholarship recipients will be notified in June 2023. To learn more and apply, visit kindercare.com and get answers to frequently asked questions here.
About KinderCare Learning Companies®
A leading provider of early childhood and school education and care, KinderCare builds confidence for life in children and families from all backgrounds. KinderCare supports working families in 40 states and the District of Columbia with differentiated flexible child care solutions to meet today’s dynamic work environment:
In the neighborhood, with KinderCare® Learning Centers that provide quality early learning programs for children from six weeks to 12 years and up Crème de la Crème®which offers a premium model of early education using a variety of themed classes;
At work, through KinderCare Education at Work™offering customized family benefits to employers across the country, including employer-supported childcare benefits, on-site and near-field early learning centers and last-minute childcare backup, and
In local schools, with Champions® before and after school programs.
KinderCare programs meet the highest standards, validated by independent, third-party evaluation, including:
- Gallupmeasuring workforce engagement,
- National Association for the Education of Young Childrenensuring the quality of the individual early learning center,
- Cognitionaccreditation for before and after school programs
- BRIGANCE® AND TerraNova® assessments of children’s academic progress and achievement and
WELL Health-Safety Rating™, certifying health and safety practices in our facilities.
Headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, KinderCare operates more than 2,000 early learning centers and sites. In 2022, KinderCare earned its sixth Gallup Exceptional Workplace award—one of only four organizations worldwide to achieve this milestone six years in a row. To learn more, visit KC-Learning.com.