MEET JOLENE

Hey there, I’m Jolene! (Yes after the song) & I am the owner of Knowledge Crates!

Twenty-one years ago, when I became the mom, I wished someone would have handed me a box with everything I needed to encourage his little imagination. Instead I just crossed my fingers and dove in.

I was young, uneducated and lacked any knowledge of how to raise a tiny human (Thank goodness after raising 4 of us, my mother had that mastered!) Her support made it possible for me to go on to complete my degree in Elementary & Special Education and build what would become the highest quality children’s center in our community.

When the pandemic hit, I wanted to find a way to stay connected the families from our center. I also spent the first few weeks of lockdown watching my sister (who is an AMAZING Preschool teacher by the way) struggle to keep her 2 year old busy at home. Parenting ain't easy!

That's when the idea of Knowledge Crates came to mind!

A year later, my amazing team and I took all of the curriculum we've wrote, threw in our 20+ years of child-care experience and packaged it up perfectly to ship right to your door!

We will continue to work hard to bring you and your kids fun activities that will encourage learning and keep you sane. We hope you love our crates as much as we do!

<3 Jolene

MEET THE REST OF THE KNOWLEDGE CRATE TEAM!

Danica Conigliaro planner and picker for knowledge crates

Danica Conigliaro

Hi everyone! I'm the one who picks all the cool things that come in your crates! I have been working with young children for the past 15 years and from the beginning had my hands in the creation of curriculums! When I am not planning, my time is spent with my husband Nick and our daughter Sophia (who always seems to steal the spotlight on our socials!)

Prep and packaging by Rhonda Portilo

Rhonda Portillo

Hi there, I'm Rhonda! I'm the person who makes sure your materials are prepped and packaged perfectly! In addition to all things Knowledge Crates, I also have three littles of my own! My mom (a retired school teacher) homeschools them while my husband and I are at work. We love anything outdoors! Some of our family favorites include roasting marshmallows, swimming and riding our bikes to the park!

Petar Otasevic runs shipping and logistics

Petar Otasevic

Hey, I'm Pete! I'm the guy who makes sure all your packages get shipped! Jolene and Danica are my older sisters and even as adults they are still bossing me around! My daughter Catalina, and I love spending time gardening, gaming and exploring history! We're getting ready to kick off our third year of homeschooling as she heads into the 4th grade!