FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
visited the Lee Highway KinderCare in Fairfax, Va. on Monday to talk
with working parents about their needs and experiences with child care.
Secretary Clinton spoke with a number of parents, asking questions about
how and why they chose their child-care center. She also visited with
young children and spoke with KinderCare staff about a typical day for
the 153 children at the center. The children at the center presented
Secretary Clinton with flowers made from their handprints as a gift to
thank her for her visit and for her recognition of the importance of
high-quality early care and education.
The Lee Highway KinderCare is accredited by the National Association for
the Education of Young Children, a distinction held by only 10 percent
of child-care centers nationwide. KinderCare Education, the parent
company of KinderCare Learning Centers, has made a commitment to achieve
accreditation for 100 percent of its early childhood education centers.
As of today, more than 90 percent of its centers have achieved this
“Secretary Clinton’s visit shines the spotlight on many of the
challenges working parents face and the importance of quality early
childhood education,” said Tom Wyatt, CEO of KinderCare Education. “We
are honored she chose to visit KinderCare. We believe all children
should have access to the highest-quality early childhood education
experience, regardless of background or financial circumstance, and we
are proud of the diverse group of children we serve.”
Approximately one-third of KinderCare’s children are from low-income
working families who receive child-care assistance. KinderCare also is
the largest partner with Child Care Aware of America and the Department
of Defense in providing high-quality community-based child care for
America’s military families.
About KinderCare® Learning Centers
For over 40 years, KinderCare Learning Centers have been a place where
every child can learn, explore, and discover in a safe and nurturing
environment in more than 1,300 community-based centers. We lead the
nation in accredited centers and are passionate about providing children
a sense of discovery while preparing them for success in school and
beyond. To learn more visit us online at www.KinderCare.com,
or on Twitter.
About KinderCare Education
At KinderCare Education, we believe that education creates brighter
futures. We are passionate about creating a world of learning, joy, and
adventure for more than 161,000 children every day. Our devoted family
of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes
KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions® Before- and After-School
Programs, Cambridge SchoolsTM, Knowledge Beginnings® and the
Grove Schools®. To learn more, visit us online at www.kindercare.com.
KinderCare Education LLC
Kristin Kelly, 503-872-1713
Director, Corporate Communications