The City of Puyallup is situated at the foot of scenic Mount Rainier in the beautiful Puget Sound region, ten miles east of Tacoma and is part of the SeattleTacoma Metropolitan Area. Approximately four million residents live and work in the area, which boasts one of the strongest economies in the nation driven by factors like strong gross domestic product growth, exports per capita, and percentage of high-tech jobs. Several Fortune 500 companies are headquartered there including such powerhouse corporations as Microsoft, Amazon, Costco, Nordstrom and Starbucks. The metro area was named by Forbes as one of America’s fastest growing cities, best places to start a business, and best place for business and careers. The Mariners of Major League Baseball and the Seahawks of the National Football League call the area home.
The largest for-profit early education provider in the US, the company operates more than 1,300 KinderCare early child care centers across the nation. It also offers before- and after-school care at more than 470 elementary schools through its Champions division. Additionally, KinderCare operates KinderCare Education at Work, which manages on-site or adjacent child care centers for more than 400 corporations, universities, and other entities. KinderCare is owned by investment firm Partners Group.