Kristin Myers, Center Director
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Welcome to Fountain Park KinderCare located in Allen, Texas. We are very excited to meet with you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials to help your child connect spoken words and print and develop early literacy and writing skills. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us an extension of their families (their village). Your child will not only have a safe, secure and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.
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Kristin Myers, Center Director
Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.
Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather
Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.
Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter
For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside.
Welcome to our center! At the KinderCare located in Allen, Texas we are pleased and proud to introduce you to our staff. Unlike most childcare centers , we are proud of the fact that we have very tenured teachers at our location. We have teachers who have been here over 25 years! The teachers at our center are enthusiastic and eager to teach each and every child and would love to meet you and talk to you about their classes. The teachers receive professional training throughout the year that helps to ensure that they meet all of the state requirements plus more to educate your child.
As a Center Director I get the best of both worlds being able to provide a service to families and being able to spend time one on one with all the children in our center. There is no greater joy to me then to see a child learn something new for the first time.
Kristin has always loved working with children.She began working with children at an early age and knew that she had not just found a job, she had found a career. Her love for children and her leadership skills have developed her into a great Center Director.Kristin's focus is on serving all the children and families in her center and providing the best possible experience for all of them. She has worked for KinderCare for the past seven years and has worked in all the classrooms, but most of her experience is as an Infant Toddler Specialist. In 2011, Kristin and her family moved to Allen Texas where she became the Assistant Director and by mid April 2014, Kristin was promoted to Center Director.
Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best the can possibly be."-Rita Pierson
Monique has loved working with children for as long as she can remember. She has worked at summer camps within her community during her college years, and at summer camps with her church. She was going to go into Forensic Psychology and realized her heart was more into working with children, and that is when she began working at Knowledge Beginnings in Allen as the Lead Preschool Teacher. She stayed in that position until October 2014 when she became the third in charge. She started working on her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2015. She was promoted to Assistant Director of Fountain Park KinderCare in March of 2016. She has two daughters who are 7 and 4.
Darleen is a very important part of our school's success; she has basically been at our KinderCare since it opened. When you enroll in our center and you drop your children off in the morning, you will see Darleen’s smiling face, because she opens the school for us every morning. She cooks delicious meals for all of our loving students and if she isn’t in the kitchen she is making sure that our center is meeting all of our health and safety requirements. A couple of Darleen’s favorite things to do are to spend time with the Infant and Toddler classes and to drive the KinderCare bus on fieldtrips, or to pick up our afterschool children.
Around our school Mamta is known as Ms. May and is also one of our most favored teachers here at KinderCare. By favored I mean, that no matter what age the children happen to be, two years old or twelve years old, each child wants to start their morning off by having breakfast with Ms. May. Ms. May has a heart of gold and truly loves each and every child here at our school. She has been our two year old teacher the entire time she has worked for our KinderCare and if you ask her, there is not a better classroom to be in then with her two year olds.
The more you read, the more things you will know, the more you learn, the more places you'll go!"-Dr. Seuss
Ms.Lateric is a certified teacher. She loves teaching all chldren, and inspiring them to achieve their goals in writing, math and reading. She has a Bachelor's Degree from Grambling State University. Both of her parents were in education for over 40 years, so the love of teaching is deeply rooted in her family. She is currently pursuing her teacher certification toteach grades Kindergarten to Sixth grade. Her favorite thing to do is read. She has been married for 17 years and has two sons. Ms. Lateric believes that one of the most important things to do in Pre-K is to HAVE FUN while learning!
The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you'll go!"-Dr. Seuss
Ms. Courtney came to Fountain Park KinderCare in April of 2016. She enjoys working with children of all ages. She has been working with children for several years. She is working on obtaining her degree in Early Childhood Education, as well as pursuing her CDA.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."-Dr. Seuss
Ms. Ashley has her teacher certification to teach grades 7-12. She will begin working on her Master's Degree next summer. She loves working with children of all ages, and she will be teaching at a high school for Denton ISD in the Fall, and working with us seasonally.
Ms. Adrianna has been in the ECE industry for a year. She has also been doing student teaching. She loves working with toddlers and two year olds.
Think and wonder. Wonder and think"-Dr. Seuss
Ms. Kimberly has ben working in the childcare industry for over 30 years! She has specializes in working in infant and toddler classrooms. Ms. Kimberly loves working with the infants and the infants love her just as much!
Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!
Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes.
Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines
The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places.
Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.
We observe the following holidays:
Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.
Our center is equipped with key pad entry into the building which only allows individuals with access to enter our classrooms. Visitors are checked by our Management team before allowed past this point. We have three age-specific playgrounds which are equiped with the necessary and size appropriate play structures for your child. All teachers in our building are required to have current First Aid and CPR, as well as a current background check on file. This allows for only the best caregivers to take care of your child at all times.
Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and though the various training opportunities in the community.
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