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Making a center feel like home: one family’s story of thanks

When one teacher went above and beyond to make sure Lyla was safe and accepted at her center, the Pinaud family couldn’t hold back their praise for the UPC Child Development Center at USC. Helen, Lyla’s teacher, noticed a few developmental hiccups in the six year old.…
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KinderCare students ages out, wants to be teacher

It’s a bittersweet day when a student ages out of the KinderCare center he or she grew up in. Teachers look at the child, now well on his or her way to becoming a young adult, and remember the baby whose grin stretched ear to ear the first time he took a step on his own or…
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Texas Center Calms Child through Song

Earlier this year Melanie Marshall, center director at the KinderCare center in Watauga, Texas, received an odd request: would her center be able to provide drop-in care for a little boy on the days when he was suspended from his regular center, a competitor.
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Center Finds Way to Turn Goodbye into Hello

Some people just don’t like to say goodbye. Michelle Baber is one of those people, which is why she and her daughter Sydney made a quick exit on Sydney’s last day at the McMurrary KinderCare center in McMurrary, Pa. in August.

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Bittersweet farewell

Goodbye is bittersweet especially when it means a child who grew up in a KinderCare center is walking out of…