Since 1990, busy families have trusted Champions to provide before- and after-school and break-time programs that balance education with fun.
Every day, Champions inspires moments of wonder and discovery, to help children reach their full potential at over 400 sites in 17 states. Champions is a proud member of the KinderCare Education family of brands. As an AdvancED corporately accredited organization, we are recognized for our dedication to delivering high-quality programs to our children, staff, families and schools.
Operating as usual
Champions remains committed to being the safest place for your child. Read a letter from our CEO, Tom Wyatt to see how we continue to prioritize health, safety and social emotional well-being for you and your family. Visit us here, for more vaccine resources for you and your family. https://www.discoverchampions.com/landing-pages/vaccine
As educators and your partner in parenting, we take responsibility for teaching your children the importance of practicing empathy and compassion. We won’t shy away from talking about what makes all of us the same and different from one another here. Because we know that talking with kids about our unique qualities and cultures leads to real understanding.
We’re so proud of the way we’ve prioritized building a strong anti-bias curriculum that creates an inclusive environment for our teams and children. But there’s much more we can (and must) do together. Alongside you, we’ll continue to uphold our commitment to make sure every individual feels safe, seen, and valued here at #Champions.
To celebrate #MartinLutherKingJr, we asked our #KinderCare teachers to share how his work has influenced them and their dreams for the next generation.
A dose of hope is on the way. Our CEO, Tom Wyatt, shares Champions’ plan for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccine and how we’re advocating for our teachers as frontline workers to receive it as soon as possible.
Read our latest vaccine, health, and safety updates: https://bit.ly/2JXMqhR
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This winter break we’re helping your children reflect on all their thoughts and feelings from this unusually stressful year. Our Stronger Together program is designed to help them think (in their kid-specific ways) about their hopes, frustrations, and discoveries. Learn more about how we’re making winter break special this year and join us. https://bit.ly/37GyKQ1
What skills do you hope your child grows into? The ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure—or even trauma—and thrive despite the challenges seems like a fitting one these days! We call that skill resilience, and that’s our third parenting tip for National Bullying Prevention Month! You can help your kids build this life skill by:
Developing coping skills like drawing out their feelings, turning towards friends for support, expressing themselves through music or movement, or journaling.
Practicing problem solving whether through their own play, teamwork with a friend, or brainstorming with you! Resist the urge to solve their problems for them—they can do hard things!
Building their self-confidence by giving specific and positive praise for your child’s traits (you’re so thoughtful) and not just their attributes (you’re so adorable). Confident children are less susceptible to verbal, social, and cyber bullying than those who already struggle with poor self-esteem or self-image.
Anyone out there having a hard time focusing? 🙋🙋♂️ We’re all juggling more than usual—even kids—and it’s not easy to stay on task. Our Champions distance learning program for kids in Kindergarten-6th grade is a safe and structured place where kids get help sticking to their school schedules. Get your child a spot in our program and we’ll get them focused! https://bit.ly/2T0wqfF
To acknowledge National Bullying Prevention Month, we’re focusing on three things you can do as a family to help your school-age kid avoid being bullied and being a bully themselves. Today’s tip is all about building your child’s emotional intelligence, simply by sharing feelings. When talking about emotions is normalized within your family, your kids will be more likely to bring up difficult issues like bullying (and other big-kid problems) with you. Take the time now to help children label their feelings and practice coping skills (like taking deep breaths before reacting or walking away from heated situations).
If you’re wondering how these tips help, look to the data! Children who have a higher emotional intelligence navigate peer groups better and are more likely to stand up for children targeted by others.
There’s more to learning than facts and figures. When your kids join Champions on-site distance learning program, they’ll practice skills they’re working on in school, and get valuable interactions with other kids their age. We provide a safe and social classroom environment led by professional educators who help kids get a little return to normalcy. https://bit.ly/3jWWeoW
Remember when your biggest worry about your child was that they’d get to sleep on time? As kids get older, their problems seem to get bigger—and bullying is a really big one. To acknowledge National Bullying Prevention Month, we’re focusing on 3 powerful things you can do as a family every day to help your school-age kid keep bullying at bay.
First up, kindness. Help them build compassion for themselves and others. You can teach your children how to value, respect and understand another person’s views (even if different from their own) by modeling kindness and respect in your own interactions. They’re always watching you—so show them how it’s done!
Leave the homework management to us 🤓! In our on-site distance learning support program for kids in Kindergarten-6th grade, professional educators help kids get their work done at Champions so you can have quality family time at home. https://bit.ly/3iBOOGd #distancelearning
Families are finding new and creative ways to support each other from near and far. Whether given or chosen, there’s nothing quite like the love and care from your family. Here's a huge 🙏THANK YOU🙏 to grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and helpers of all kinds for your encouragement and love. Your helping hands make the job of raising kids a whole lot easier.
Do you know the 5 steps for safely removing your mask? Help your child learn mask safety from another expert kiddo. And, check out the Champions school-day programs for Kindergarten through 6th grade, where everyone wears a mask! Thanks for the tips, LJ 😷
At Champions, kids wear masks in our school-day programs for Kindergarten through 6th grade. If your child is planning to participate, check out this simple “how to put on a mask” tutorial from another professional kid 😷 Thanks for teaching us, Kniles, and stay safe, people!
Our teachers facilitate access to distance learning platforms—and keep kids on track with their schedules—to make the new school year easier on your whole family. When school-age kids can’t be in class, our school-age program provides a safe place for their social, emotional, and academic development to continue with confidence. Learn more: discoverchampions.com/distancelearning
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live. This week we’re looking at the science behind circus acts that defy gravity—and maybe learn a trick or two along the way! https://bit.ly/32JoHHk
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live. This week we’re going behind the scenes of popular circus acts and exploring how shows are made possible through science and a lot of practice. At the end of the week, we’ll be able put on a show for family and friends! https://bit.ly/32jQcal
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live. This week we’re researching our favorite animals and writing poetry for others about what we learn! https://bit.ly/2CAae7H
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live. This week we’re discovering symbiotic relationships in nature, or relationships between plants or animals that help them live longer, healthier lives! https://bit.ly/33FXQ14
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live! This week we’re continuing to learn the basics of coding—no computer needed! Create mazes, art, and robot commands using if/then conditions and a little bit of imagination. https://bit.ly/3eGKOCg
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live! This week we’re making our own binary codes and writing secret messages. It's the basics of coding—no computer needed!
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live! Last week we solved puzzles. This week we’re making the puzzles! Get ready for some brain-benders. https://bit.ly/3eGKOCg
The new At-Home Learning Guide is live! This week, we’re testing our problem-solving skills with puzzles, puzzles, and more puzzles. Put on your thinking caps! https://bit.ly/3iWuX5T
That awkward moment when your child loudly comments on someone who’s different from them. 😳 Pause! Don’t panic. Instead, give them respectful language that appreciates diversity and our differences. Our Content Architect Rashelle shares some tips on how to turn it into a teachable moment.
The newest learning guide is live! This week we’re exploring all the ways you can help your community and those you care about. How will your inner superpowers manifest? https://bit.ly/2Cf57Ji
This week’s learning guides are live! What’s your superpower? How would you save the world? Find your inner superhero with activities that inspire creativity and critical thinking. https://bit.ly/2NHqTZ0
Helping your child develop their cultural literacy will take your family’s conversations about race one step further.
As you’re reading books about the experiences of diverse races, make sure they understand and appreciate differences within racial groups to avoid perpetuating hurtful stereotypes.
If you’re white, be honest with your child about racism and oppression. Make sure they know it’s still happening. Then expand by discussing ways you can all fight against it.
Tyreca from our Inclusion Services team is back with some of our favorite books to help, plus teaching tips for your storytime!
It’s so important to teach our children about empathy and to recognize discrimination. It can be uncomfortable for kids to think about injustices.
But once they learn how to spot them and how to persevere through the discomfort, they’ll come from a stronger place to advocate for what’s fair and just.
Tyreca from our Inclusion Services team shares more of our favorite books to help, plus teaching tips for your storytime!
It’s officially the first week of summer! This week we’re remixing fairy tales. What could happen if a story’s antagonist said they were sorry? What if the ending of the story was completely different? Practice those creative skills and tell your story! https://bit.ly/2Nl4oJ4
Today, we're celebrating the parents and caregivers of every family! Dads, moms, grandparents, family members, everyone who's raising little learners, we honor you and thank you.
Whether your family talks often about race or it’s a new topic for you, there is no doubt that children’s most foundational learning starts at home. Physical differences related to race are one of the first things children (even infants) notice about other people. And there are many myths about physical difference that persist even today.
So, it’s important to help children understand and learn how to talk respectfully about differences, even when they’re young. It’s also important to use this time to learn together as a family and research specific questions you may have. We love the tips for parents and educators found in the book Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves.
Swipe through for 4 steps you can take to begin the conversation and visit our blog for more details. https://bit.ly/37HrPFH
This week’s at-home learning guide is live! Who’s ready to spin a yarn? Activities this week help kids explore their inner storyteller. They’ll remix their favorite fairytales and create their own fictional worlds. Let your imaginations run wild! https://bit.ly/30LWtfM
If you haven’t had much experience talking with your elementary schooler
about race, starting the conversation can feel daunting.
But one thing can bring you some comfort and courage: you don’t need to have all the
answers! And, when teaching this topic to kids, actions really do speak louder
Let your children watch and participate in your own process of
learning and doing better—that’s one powerful way to set a great example.
This week’s at-home learning guide is live! Activities this week help children find their voice through appreciation, kindness, and goal setting. Who in your life can you thank? How can you practice kindness? What goals do you hope to achieve this summer? https://bit.ly/3f4sxzy
We stand for equity and inclusion as we care for and educate our
next generation. We pledge to do what’s right. Read a statement
from our CEO Tom Wyatt to our families and employees.
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The Elisabeth Amen Nursery School, affiliated with Wheaton College's Psychology Dept., offers outstanding preschool experiences stimulating curiosity and learning.