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Bedford KinderCare

Kelly Azuoma, Center Director

2309 Central Dr. Bedford TX 76021
(817) 571-1818 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Hurst Hills

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bellaire Midway Park Hurst Hills Stonegate Shady Brook Bedford Heights Spring Garden Donna Park Harrison Lane Shady Oaks South Euless North Euless Wilshire Bell Manor Meadow Creek

Welcome

Welcome to Bedford 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!

Kelly Azuoma, Center Director

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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

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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.

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

Together our team has a combined 75 years of experiences working with children. We are passionate about teaching children and bringing all of their stories to life. We begin a new story each and everyday. We capture meaningful moments throughout the day to share with you. Everyday you arrive to our center you will be greeted with a smile and welcomed with our hearts. Our staff is dedicated to the social and educational development of your child. We welcome you to come to our school and just visit we promise you will not want to leave.

  • Kelly Azuoma

    Kelly Azuoma, Center Director

    I believe that all children are different, and all actions and reactions very in personal nature, effective discipline involves a few overriding tenets rather than a long lost of specific rules. Situations are dealt with as they arise with the focus on teaching the child to grow and learn from his or her mistakes.

    Lauri has worked with children for over ten years and she absolutely LOVES her job! Lauri looks forward everyday to seeing your children and them teaching her something new. A child has such an imagination, and each child that Lauri works with helps her bring her imagination back to life. She believes that all children are different and there is no specific set off rules for all children. Lauri also believes that each and every situation should be dealt with as it arises, keeping the focus on teaching the child to learn and grow from their mistakes.

    Year Started:
    11/9/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Laura Lankford

    Laura Lankford, Assistant Director

    Don't give up, I believe in you all! A person is a person no matter how small! -Dr Seuss

    Laura has worked with children for ten years. She loves her job and loves the laughter of children. She is passionate about teaching children and learning from them as well. Laura arrives each day with a smile on her face and brings sunshine to our school with her bubbly personality. She believes that all children learn differently and should be taught the way they learn. Laura LOVES working for KinderCare and providing quality care for all of our children.

    Year Started:
    9/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
  • Ms. Wendy

    Ms. Wendy, Discovery Preschool

    Teaching and learning from the children is amazing!!!! I also like knowing even if it's just a little that I am making an impact in a child's life.

    Ms. Wendy has been with Kindercare for a year. During this time she has learned many new skills and techniques that assist her in working with children. She enjoys interacting with all ages of children and being a teacher in all classrooms.

    Year Started:
    9/3/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Adrienne Alexander

    Adrienne Alexander, Prekindergarten

    If you can dream it, you can do it!

    Adrienne has been working in early childhood education for 10 years. She is very passionate about children and preparing them for Kindergarten. She is always having a great time with the kids while learning and exploring new things. She is currently attending College to further her education in early childhood.

    Year Started:
    1/20/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

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

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas
 

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is our FIRST priority. We are dedicated to providing a safe and healthy loving environment for our families and their children. We have a keypad secure entry no one can enter without having a special code. All of our staff are CPR and First Aid trained. Ms. Jai is our Health and Safety Coordinator. She is dedicated and passionate about ensuring that we provide the safest place for your children.

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