Press Releases

Knowledge Universe Education LLC to change name to KinderCare Education

January 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – Beginning today, the company formerly known as Knowledge Universe Education LLC – the largest private provider of early childhood education in the U.S. – will become KinderCare Education. Read more

KU’s Yalow joins White House to bridge the word gap

October 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Dr. Elanna Yalow, Knowledge Universe® CEO of Early Learning Programs, joined a select group of public and the private sector leaders today at a White House workshop ...Read more

Knowledge Universe joins fight to end childhood obesity with the Grow Happy initiative

March 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Inspired by its commitment to Partnership for a Healthier America, nation’s largest early learning and child care company launches initiative encouraging families to get healthy together...Read more

Dr. Shirley Ross Named New Vice President of Talent Management at Knowledge Universe

July 16, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore.-- Knowledge Universe® – United States, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, welcomes Dr. Shirley Ross as its new Vice President of Talent Management. In this role...Read more

Knowledge Universe and Care.com Join Forces to Provide Comprehensive Corporate Back-up Care Solutions

June 3, 2013

WALTHAM, MA and PORTLAND, OR-– As the number of dual-income households continues to rise and the sandwich generation grows, the need for back-up care solutions has become even more critical to employers and their employees. Knowledge Universe, the leading global private provider of early childhood education and in-center child care and Care.com, the largest online care destination in the world, today announced a strategic relationship to give employers...Read more

Mike Ensing Named New CFO of Knowledge Universe®– United States

August 28, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore.--Knowledge Universe® – United States (KU-US), the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, has named Michael (Mike) Ensing as its new Chief Financial Officer. In this role...Read more

Tom Wyatt Named New CEO of Knowledge Universe - United States

January 19, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore.--Knowledge Universe®-United States, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, has named John Thomson (Tom) Wyatt as new Chief Executive...Read more

CCLC®’s Fran Durekas Receives Prestigious Bonnie Dayan Memorial Award from Companies That Care 

June 1, 2011

Portland, Ore. (June 1, 2011) – Fran Durekas, Founder and Chief Development Officer for CCLC, was honored with the 2011 Bonnie Dayan Memorial Award from Center for Companies That Care during the... Read more

CCLC® Named to Center for Companies That Care 2011 Honor Roll

March 17, 2011

Portland, Ore. – Being honored for its unique employee growth approach and paving the way in eco-healthy environments, CCLC®, a nationwide child care provider dedicated to quality... Read more 

CCLC® Founder and Chief Development Officer Fran Durekas Named to Advisory Board at Center for Companies That Care  

January 19, 2011

Portland, Ore. – Fran Durekas, founder and chief development officer for CCLC®, a nationwide child care provider dedicated to quality employer-sponsored early childhood education, has been... Read more