Karen Moore Celebrates 19 Years with Kendal Early Learning Center

Karen Moore has worked at the Kendal Early Learning Center for 19 years, helping children grow and engaging residents in the process. “I love how we are able to bring two generations together,” says Karen, currently an assistant teacher.

Headshot - teacher Karen Moore

Our children seem to bring such joy to our grandfriends as well as them bringing joy to us. It is such an amazing experience for all involved. I also greatly appreciate all the things the Kendal campus has to offer to our children. The outdoors at Kendal offers so many learning experiences.

Karen Moore

Making a Career of Working with Young Children

Karen has worked with younger children for over 30 years and continues to be amazed at how children view the world. “They look at everything with such fascination and excitement and I feel we should all work on enjoying the small things in life,” she says. Karen has three children and two “beautiful granddaughters. “I enjoy shopping, taking walks and spending time with my grandchildren,” she says.

The Kendal Early Learning Center is a Step Up to Quality, five-star-rated program (the highest rating) and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Its unique intergenerational program combined with the Creative Curriculum provides a balanced approach for young children to learn and grow. The outdoor classroom is certified by both Wild School Site (Ohio Department of Natural Resources) and Nature Explore.

For more information about the Kendal Early Learning Center, contact director Jeni Hoover, 440-775-9815.

Story by Molly Kavanaugh: In the past, Molly frequently wrote about Kendal at Oberlin for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, where she was a reporter for 16 years. Now we are happy to have her writing for the Kendal at Oberlin Community.

About Kendal at Oberlin: Kendal is a nonprofit life plan community serving older adults in northeast Ohio. Located about one mile from Oberlin College and Conservatory, and about a 40 minute drive from downtown Cleveland, Kendal offers a vibrant resident-led lifestyle with access to music, art and lifelong learning.