Business of the Month
When did your business open?
Pleasant Hill KinderCare has been open since March of 2005.
Tell us about your business and what industry?
KinderCare is the nation’s leader in early childhood education. KinderCare and it’s teachers are dedicated to maintaining an educational environment; that’s safe, nurturing, and inclusive. At KinderCare they make it their passion to nurture a sense of discovery, joy, and wonder in every child. In addition to being a licensed center, they have been NAEYC accredited since 2015, and have been a Level 4 on Iowa’s Quality Rating Scale since 2017. They currently provide care and education to 130 children.
Tell us about yourself and your employees?
Pleasant Hill KinderCare’s director is Kelena Bonnell, who has been with KinderCare since 2016, and in the early childhood education field since 2006. Her assistant director DeAnne Titus has been with KinderCare since 2017 and has many years in the early childhood education field. Pleasant Hill KinderCare employs 30 full-time teachers. Most teachers are tenured, and some have even been with KinderCare for over ten years! Our quality team of teachers have various levels of education from CDA’s to Bachelors Degrees. Teachers are provided with Professional Development twice per year, and all required training's as needed.
What do you want the Chamber members to know about your organization?
Pleasant Hill KinderCare is the best early learning center; we understand just how important the first five years of a child’s development are. Their researched base curriculum ensures all children are exposed to only quality education and are ready to excel in kindergarten! They are the only NAEYC accredited center in Eastern Polk County.
Why did you join the Chamber of Commerce?
To ensure we continue to be an active part of the great city of Pleasant Hill and to gain additional resources important to businesses in Pleasant Hill.
How should people contact you?
By e-mail, at KBonnell@KinderCare.com, or by phone at 515-262-3838.
Do you have any monthly specials?
Contact the center for more information and specials.