PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Knowledge Universe®, the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood education and care, welcomes Linda Hassan Anderson as its new Vice President of Education. In this role, Hassan Anderson will be responsible for curriculum development, implementation and assessment, and will lead the education team of Portland, Oregon-based Knowledge Universe, the parent company of the KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions®, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings®, and The Grove School®. Collectively, they provide early learning and school-age programs to more than 173,000 children in more than 1,700 locations and 380 programs around the country. Knowledge Universe is one of the largest employers in Portland, as well as one of the largest employers of educators nationwide. Additionally, it is the largest business in the Knowledge Universe global education organization.
“Among Linda’s many strengths is her mastery of both programmatic theory and the day-to-day delivery of programs. She has demonstrated repeatedly a capacity to bridge the gap between strong research and outstanding practice, all to the benefit of children, families, educators, and communities,” said CEO of Knowledge Universe Early Learning Programs Dr. Elanna Yalow. “This is exciting news for our organization and for the educators we support. In Linda Hassan Anderson we are welcoming a deeply respected, highly successful, lifelong advocate for children.”
Hassan Anderson’s experience includes leading the Academy for Early Childhood Education Program Accreditation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As a result of her work, the Academy experienced record growth, instituted best practices, and created strong relationships with state organizations and with thousands of early childhood education providers. Hassan Anderson has also done exceptional work with mentoring numerous at-risk centers on behalf of the Black Child Development Institute in Atlanta, as well as for Head Start and Parent to Parent.
About Knowledge Universe® – United States
Knowledge Universe® – United States believes that the power of education changes lives. Every day more than 173,000 children take their first steps, learn to read and prepare for school through our early childhood and school-age programs. The Knowledge Universe® family of companies includes KinderCare® Learning Centers, CCLC®, Champions®, Cambridge Schools™, Knowledge Beginnings®, and The Grove School® where more than 31,000 people help children discover books, music, science, sports, cooking, and language in a nurturing and safe environment. To learn more, visit us online at http://www.kueducation.com/us and on Twitter.