Julie DuFaux, Knowledge Learning Corporation Julie DuFaux is the Director of Operations for Knowledge Learning Corporation, the nation’s leading private provider of early childhood and school‐age education and care. Her multi‐unit business and education experience spans over twenty years and she currently oversees 142 KinderCare and Knowledge Beginnings locations in the southeastern United States. Julie has represented Knowledge Learning Corporation in the implementation of the Florida Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) program and as a liaison with government relations issues in Florida. She sits on the Board of Directors and Legislative Committee of the Florida Association for Child Care Management (FACCM) where she represents the interests of private child care providers. Julie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from the University of Missouri–Columbia and currently resides in Tampa, Florida.