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Fountain Park KinderCare

Kristin Myers, Center Director

103 North Fountain Park Dr. Allen TX 75002
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Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Welcome

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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

Accreditation

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.

Monthly Activities

January's Learning Focus

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. 

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

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.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

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.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

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.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

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.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

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.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

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.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program

Cooking

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.

Music

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.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

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.

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to our center! At the Fountain Park 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 KinderCare! We have teachers who have been here over 25 years! The teachers at our learning 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.

  • Monique Bogus

    Monique Bogus, Assistant 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.

    Previous Experience:
    Monique has worked in several different summer camps throughout her high school and college years. She previously worked at another KinderCare Education center in Allen as the Preschool teacher and Third in Charge before becoming the Assistant Director at Fountain Park KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever By: Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Finishing Master's Degree in ECE, Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Joli

    Ms. Joli, Toddler Classroom

    "Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart

    Ms. Joli moved here from Louisiana and has a daughter. She loves working in the toddler classroom and the toddlers love her! My goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love for learning. I will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provide practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development. Communication is important to me, so you'll receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent/teacher conferences. I look forward to supporting your toddler in growing socially and emotionally. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Love You Forever

    Year Started:
    9/12/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    High School Diploma, Continuing Early Childcare Education courses
  • Ms. Darleen

    Ms. Darleen, 3rd In Charge/Cook/Toddler Teacher

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Horton Hears a Who! By Dr Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/8/1990
    Tenure:
    26 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
    Education:
    High School Diploma and Continuing Education Classes
  • Ms. Mamta

    Ms. Mamta, Twos

    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. "My goal is to increase your child's language skills and help your child experience  sense of community in our classroom. I will coach your child to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play music, dancing, and outdoor fun. I will provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning. There will be opportunities for age-appropriate problem resolution and of course, making new friends. We strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities improve fine-motor an eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and cutting activities; develop coordination using beanbags, and hula hoops; and help children learn to serve themselves at meal times."

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Year Started:
    7/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Continuing Education Classes
  • Ms. Kristina

    Ms. Kristina, School Age Classroom

    "My goal is to provide an entertaining and educational classroom for school age children to flourish after school and during spring, winter, and summer camps. Your child will have the opportunity to work on homework during the school season and keep his/her skills sharp during breaks through my purposeful lessons and activities. Your child can participate in our Classroom Council to stretch his/her leadership capabilities and develop a sense of ownership in the classroom.

    Ms. Kristina is a special part of our KinderCare Family! Not only is she very versatile, by being able to work well in all our classrooms, but she is also a third in charge manager. You will hear her happy voice if you call our center and you will see her smiling face in our Prekindergarten and School Age classrooms. Ms. Kristina is finishing her degree in early childhood education and will soon be a certified teacher. One of Ms. Kristina favorite things to do in our center is to sit down and read a great book to our Prekindergarten class or to have dance parties with our School Agers. 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Harry Potter

    Year Started:
    7/10/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Development Associate, Teaching Certificate
  • Ms. Heather

    Ms. Heather, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Heather was born in Wylie, and attending K-12th grade in Allen. She has two daughters. She lived in Alaska for three years and she is so excited to be back in Texas! She has been working with children for 14 years. "My goal is to create opportunities for your child to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for Kindergarten. I encourage the use of the senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last. I also use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills; and offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals.

    Previous Experience:
    Allen ISD Kids Club, Army Childcare Center
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree

    Year Started:
    10/31/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
    Education:
    Associate Degree in early childhood education
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Preschool Classroom

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You'll Go! By: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    High School Diploma, Pursuing CDA
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Seasonal Teacher

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book written by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Math, Teacher Certification
  • Ms. Adrianna

    Ms. Adrianna, Assistant Teacher, Toddlers, Two Year Old

    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.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by: Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    4/30/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Kimberley

    Ms. Kimberley, Infant Classroom

    My goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. I will respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention.

    Ms. Kimberly has been working in the childcare industry for over 30 years! She specializes in working in infant and toddler classrooms. Ms. Kimberly loves working with the infants and the infants love her just as much! Ms. Kimberley says her favorite thing about teaching is the reward of seeing the results of teaching a child. The infants love her classroom because they know they are loved and safe. They know they are always going to have fun in Ms. Kimberley's infant classroom. Her goal is to nurture your child's creativity. Ms. Kimberley will provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" for your infant. Ms. Kimberley encourages self-expression through movement and music! 

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Cat in the Hat

    Year Started:
    3/14/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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January's Learning Focus

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. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

 

Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. See you there!

About Our Center

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

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.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

Our son has attended KinderCare since he was six months old, and he is now four. The staff here is very supportive, always willing to listen and go the extra mile with my kids. Our family is very happy we have chosen KinderCare to care for our toddler. BIG THANK YOU!

- Parent

My grandchild has been attending Fountain Park KinderCare for two years now and is currently in the two year old classroom with Ms. May. My granddaughter looks forward to going to school every morning and always ask if she can go on the weekends. No only has my grandchild been happy attending here, but I am very happy taking her to the school. Kristin, Tandra, and all the teachers are very loving and care about my granddaughter just as much as I do. When we were looking for a school we were looking for a family oriented school that didn't just offer the basics, we wanted the whole package. We have definitely found our home with Kristin and her team of teachers at KinderCare.
 

- Grandparent

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  Thank you Fountain Park KinderCare for loving on and caring for my baby everyday!  We are blessed to have such a great school to provide quality care!

- Mother
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