Bellevue's Kindering Center named among state's best companies to work for

Bellevue’s Kindering Center, the Eastside center for infants and children with special needs, has been named one of Washington’s Best 100 Companies to Work For by Washington CEO Magazine.

Bellevue’s Kindering Center, the Eastside center for infants and children with special needs, has been named one of Washington’s Best 100 Companies to Work For by Washington CEO Magazine.

Kindering was selected from among more than 400 companies nominated for consideration. The overall rankings will appear in the magazine’s July issue in four categories – large, medium, small and non-profit/government.

“The companies included in the list have demonstrated that they value their employees and their contributions to overall success,” said Bob Ritter, publisher and chief executive officer of the magazine. “Our evaluation is extensive. It includes surveys of both employees and management with the top winners selected by a distinguished group of human resource professionals.”

The top 100 companies will be honored on June 19 with dinner, music and a celebration of success. The event will be held at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. The top three companies in each category will receive special recognition.

“I have to say thank you, to all our employees,” said Kindering Center Executive Director Mimi Siegel. “Best companies are made of the best people,” she added. “Without their hard work, we could not be leading the nation in providing early intervention services. Our people are indeed the catalyst for our continued success.”

In addition to being named one of the best companies to work for, Kindering has been recognized for its innovation and effectiveness in meeting the urgent needs of the community by recently being selected as Nonprofit of the Year by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Additional recent honors include an unprecedented four Duncan Awards from Children’s Hospital and an Upton Sinclair Award presented to Don Meyer, Sibling Support Project founder.