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South Collins KinderCare

Becky Albertson, Center Director

2710 South Collins St. Arlington TX 76014
(817) 261-3169 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Collins & Timberview

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Adams, Amos, Atherton, Blanton, Burgin, Foster, Goodman, LynHale, Morton, Thorton

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare. Our amazing teachers bring our classrooms to life. Every activity and lesson is planned by them to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We also have Spanish included in our curriculum.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

Becky Albertson, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • Texas Rising Star

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 10, 2015
    1. Magic Show!

  2. Wednesday August 12, 2015
    1. Field Trip! Dallas Cowboys Stadium

Teachers & Staff

Teachers and Staff at KinderCare Collins are passionate about educating and nurturing children. The Collins KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings.  At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.  

  • Becky Albertson

    Becky Albertson, Center Director

    I am extremely blessed to be able to do what I love every day. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to work with children. I followed my heart and pursued that passion when I was 20 years old and I have never looked backed. I have memories that will carry me a lifetime and I am grateful that I have the opportunity to make many more!

    Becky has been a member of the KinderCare team since January of 2012. She began as an assistant director at our North Arlington KinderCare and moved to South Collins in May of 2012 as the center director.

    Becky studied Early Childhood Education at Texas Tech University. She has worked in many different capacities in ECE including teaching, assistant director, director and at one time was primary owner and operator of her own child care center. She has also served as a facilitator for ECE trainings. Becky is passionate about her role as center director and welcomes you to visit the center.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
  • Jamila Hamilton

    Jamila Hamilton, Assistant Director

    I love seeing children learn, grow and develop into becoming the best they can be.

    Jamila has always had an interest in children. She cultivated this by persuing and obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Learning and Development at the University of Texas at Dallas 2011. A college internship afforded Jamila the opportunity to work in the childcare industry. A few weeks before her college internship ended, Jamila was presented an opportunity to work full-time. In January of 2013, Jamila was promoted to Assistant Director. She lives by the quote, " If you do what you love, and love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life." Therefore, she is very happy that KinderCare has allowed her to do just that.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Learning and Development
  • Ms. Ambree

    Ms. Ambree, Infant Classroom

    I love working with babies and all age groups. I love comforting and helping them with anything and everything that they may need. I love knowing that I have helped the children move forward and be successful.

    Ambree has been an infant teacher for several years. She really enjoys teaching. She views teaching extremely rewarding. As a teacher, she is extremely loving and patient with our children.

    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7 Years
    Education:
    Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Rosemary

    Ms. Rosemary, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching kids new things, because I love seeing their smiles and offering the kids a challenging fun day!

    Rosemary has been in the Early Childhood Education profession for 11 years. Teaching is her true passion. Rosemary brings energy and excitement to her classroom every day.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Associate of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Elizabeth

    Ms. Elizabeth, Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because I'm blessed with being able to make a positive difference in the children's lives I work with.

    Elizabeth has worked in childcare for five years. She has been with us two years. Elizabeth is not only our Preschool Teacher, but she teaches our Learning Adventures courses. She is originally from New York, and moved to Texas two years ago. Elizabeth's enthusiam is contagious. She invites you to visit her classroom soon.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2011
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Monica, School Age Classroom

    I love seeing my students' smiling faces.

    Monica has thrived as a school age teacher. She loves working with children and making a positive impact on their daily lives.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

August 2015 Events

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  1. Monday August 03, 2015
    1. Mr. David!- Music Man

  2. Monday August 10, 2015
    1. Magic Show!

  3. Wednesday August 12, 2015
    1. Field Trip! Dallas Cowboys Stadium

  4. Friday August 21, 2015
    1. Back to School Bash!

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Our Center is closed on the following days: January 1st, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
If a holiday falls on a Saturday, we will be closed the Friday before the holiday.
If a holiday falls on a Sunday, we will be closed the Monday after the holiday.

Health and Safety

At KinderCare, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced with locked gates as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entrance, where only authorized family members have a code to enter.

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

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

We love KinderCare because everyone is very caring and understanding. My children have been coming to KinderCare for six years; they love it! I would never want them anywhere else. Thanks KinderCare!

- Mother

We love all the teachers here! They make the kids feel loved.

- Mother

I love KinderCare because the teachers take great care of my grandson. They make sure all his needs are met. I know they love him and that makes me happy.

- Grandmother
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