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Bedford KinderCare

Lauri Meier, 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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Special Instructions:
North off 183 at Central Drive.

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

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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!

Lauri Meier, Center Director

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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.

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.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. 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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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.

  • Lauri Meier

    Lauri Meier, 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. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Program Specialist

    Being able to see the joy on a child's face when they learn a new subject makes me smile.

    Ms. Jennifer has been with KinderCare since September 2010. She has been in early childhood education since 2008. Jennifer is a vital part of our management team and loves to go above and beyond for our families!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer worked for other childcare centers for two years before joining our team.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Kathleen

    Ms. Kathleen, 6 weeks-2 years old

    LIfe is unexpected, we have to make the most of it!

    Katy has been working in early childhood education for two years. She enjoys coming to work everyday so see smiles on the children's faces!

    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Nichole

    Ms. Nichole, Discovery Preschool

    If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door!

    Nichole has worked in early childhood education for three years. She enjoys spending time with her children in her class and loves seeing their smiling faces everyday!

    Year Started:
    10/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool

    A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge and wisdom of the pupils. -Gail Goldwin

    Ms. Nicole's goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. We build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers and strengthen conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences.
    Year Started:
    3/25/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • 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
  • Raven

    Raven, Early Preschool

    Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want.

    Raven  loves being apart of the development of her kids. She is inspired by how much love children show. Raven is married and has two kids and enjoys spending as much as she can with them!

    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Kamber

    Ms. Kamber, Infants

    Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home, and who knows the children will be educating the parents! -Roger Moore

    Altough Ms. Kamber has just recently joined our Kindercare team, she is very passionate about her job. She always comes to work with a smile on her face, and she enjoys loving on our infants!

    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Melinda

    Ms. Melinda, Multi Age

    I love my job!!! I love knowing that I make an impact on a brighter future for little minds.

    Ms. Melinda has been working in early childhood education for two years. During this time she has learned many 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:
    8/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Multi-Age

    Our children are our greatest blessings.

    Amanda is new to early childhood education. She is furthering her education by attending classes at TCC to get her associates in child development. She has two kids and enjoys spending time with her family.

    Year Started:
    1/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • 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:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Prekindergarten

    Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. -John Dewey

    My goal is to provide a literacy rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore books and writing. As a leader in early childhood education, KinderCare knows that one of the best predictors  of a successful  reader is the amount of time a child spends reading.

    Year Started:
    6/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Preschool

    Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students. -Solomon Ortiz

    Ms. Jessica has been working in Early Childhood Education for a year. She loves seeing the children's smiling faces everyday! Jessica has learned a lot of skills that have helped her become a vital asset in our preschool classroom.

    Year Started:
    2/26/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Lakisha, Preschool

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love of learning. -Brad Henry

    Ms. Lakisha has over ten years experience in Early Childhood Education. She loves teaching and loves the excitement the children show over learning new tasks. She treats the children with so much respect, and they love coming to school everyday!

    Year Started:
    3/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Stacy

    Ms. Stacy, Preschool

    A day without laughter is a day wasted.

    Stacy has over twenty five years experience in early childhood education. She LOVES working with children. She started working with children in high school and after the first week she knew this was her calling. She thinks it is so rewarding when working with her little friends and the looks on their faces when they learn and are eager to learn so much more.

    Year Started:
    2/9/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, School Age

    Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace. -Confucius

    Ms. Robin's goal is to develop a classroom environment where every student feels respected, accepted, and cherished. We have a lot of fun, but also make time for homework during the school year. She provides opportunities to practice active listening, negotiation, compromise, and leadership through the Classroom Council; support teamwork on long-term projects; and encourage language and communication skills through literacy, drama, and music clubs.
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Shannequa

    Ms. Shannequa, School Age

    Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is aquiring understanding. -William Arthur Ward

    Ms. Shannequa's goal is to provide an entertaining classroom for school age children to flourish after school and during, spring, winter and summer camps. Your child will have an opportunity to work on homework during the school season and keep his skills sharp during breaks through our lessons and activities.

    Year Started:
    6/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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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