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KinderCare Learning Centers

KinderCare in 1969 by Perry Mendel, a real estate investor who realized that with women moving into the workforce, there would be a growing demand for preschool education. The schools provide day care and early childhood learning.

The company was established in Montgomery, Al. It grew to 19 locations before going public in 1972 after which it expanded to 60 locations in 17 states.

The company began growing by acquisition in 1979. Acquisitions include Playcare, Mini-Skools, Living and Learning, and American Pre-Schools. The company had 1,000 locations by 1985.

In 1987 Kinder Care purchased Sylvan Learning Centers. At the suggestion of Michael Milken, the company began diversifying into other business and went bankrupt in 1991 and reorganized in 1992. They sold Sylvan and other assets in the re-organization.

In 2005, Kinder Care was purchased by a company called Knowledge Universe owned by Michael Milken.

In 2015, a Swiss investment group bought Knowledge Universe and renamed it to KinderCare Education.

The company's current headquarters are in Portland, Or. They have 1,700 locations which provide preschool education. They have 24,000 employees.

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