Assemblyman Scott Wilk visited KinderCare early childhood education center in Valencia on Thursday, December 20, a trip that reinforced for him the importance of preschool and early learning.
KinderCare is the largest private provider of early care and education in the nation and they offer a curriculum which is continually updated for children from infants to school age children. Research has shown that children do their most important learning before they turn five.
“Thank you to Assemblyman Wilk for visiting and seeing what we do here at KinderCare. It still amazes me how much our work academically impacts our students’ future. Students come here at such a young age and leave beyond ready for kindergarten,” said KinderCare of Valencia Director Christina Barton-Torp.
Assemblyman Wilk read “The Penguin Who Wanted to be Different: A Christmas Wish” to a group of 3 and 4-year-old students and was treated to a performance of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” from their holiday concert, which took place Thursday evening.
“I was happy to tour KinderCare Valencia and read to them this morning,” Wilk said. “It was great to see first-hand the remarkable work they do. Meeting with the amazing staff and students only reaffirms my belief that early childhood education is critical to creating and supporting our children’s future.”
The KinderCare early learning centers are one of four brands operated by Knowledge Universe and are located throughout the country. KinderCare serves approximately 19,000 children per day in California, and they currently have five centers operating locally, in Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Stevenson Ranch and Castaic. For more information, click here.