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Carter Creek KinderCare

Mrs. Erica Davis-Suel, Center Director

4351 Carter Creek Pkwy Bryan TX 77802
(979) 846-1037 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Bonham, Brazos School of Inquiry & Creativity, Harvey Mitchell, Navarro, Mary Branch, Henderson, Harmony Science Acadamy, Fannin / Drop-off ONLY to: Sul Ross, Johnson

Welcome

Welcome to the Carter Creek KinderCare Learning Center in Bryan, Texas, just minutes from Texas A&M University in College Station. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, and so we place an emphasis on assisting your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms, and every activity and lesson, to help prepare children 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 also have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. 

Mrs. Erica Davis-Suel, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Carter Creek KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our program is nationally accredited, which means we have ensured that our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child's progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Mrs. Erica Davis-Suel

    Mrs. Erica Davis-Suel, Center Director

    Erica Davis-Suel is a devoted wife and mother of a teenage boy who enjoys challenging and inspiring minds through creativity.  She started her career with KinderCare Learning Center in 2001 and has loved every minute of it!  She has years of experience both in a classroom and as a Center Director.  Her vast experience, knowledge, and  dedication for excellence and success have been the source of her rise to a leadership role. She is passionate about education and feels privileged to be a part of creating lifetime learners in our community.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming a Center Director, Erica has held a position as a Preschool Teacher, School-Age Teacher, and Assistant Director
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Leo The Late Bloomer

    Year Started:
    9/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies, Associate Degree in Child Development and Applied Science, Childcare Worker Certification
  • Ms. Charmal Edmonds

    Ms. Charmal Edmonds, Assistant Director

    Teacher's make a difference!

    Ms. Charmal started her career with KinderCare Learning Center in 2013 as a toddler teacher, then promoted as Assistant Director in March of 2017. She strives for quality by providing a safe and fun learning environment for her children and teachers. She is eager to come to work to see the children smiling faces and warm greetings. Her goal is to continue to nurture children's creativity by providing them with tools that promote their sense of creativity and artistic exploration. She provides everyone at the center with that "home away from home sense".

    Previous Experience:
    9 years as a Toddler Teacher at Bright Horizon's in Maryland
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom 

    Year Started:
    8/21/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Tantalaia

    Ms. Tantalaia, Infant Classroom

     Ms. Tantalaia's goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment here at KinderCare for children and teach them according to their age and personal level of development. She fills each day with fun activities. Ms. Tantalaia enjoys building a great relationship with each child so that he/she feels safe with me. Communicating with the parents is very important to her, so she provides daily sheets to keep families updated on what their child experienced throughout the day. Ms. Tantalaia also offers parent/teacher conferences to get to know the children a little better and to get a better understanding from the parents on what they would like her to work on specifically with their child. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family and understand your goals!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    4/27/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Months
    Education:
    Currently working on CDA
  • Ms. Charmal

    Ms. Charmal, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Charmal's goal is to enhance learning through play using distinct areas of mathematics, creative arts, language, dramatic play, and sensory exploration. She partners with each family to ensure ongoing communication regarding their child, and also informs families of our themed monthly units so that they can share in their child’s education. In addition to caring for toddlers, everything Ms. Charmal does is designed for learning.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Brenda's 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--so Ms. Brenda uses daily journal activities to practice writing skills; helps foster early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teaches basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and encourages the development of phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. Children in her class build brain power while making new friends and learning valuable social skills to set them up for success in elementary school.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

    Year Started:
    7/20/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Ms. Kyndal

    Ms. Kyndal, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Kyndal's goal is to provide an exciting and entertaining environment in which school-age children can learn and thrive. Throughout the year, children in Ms. Kyndal's classroom learn different lessons to help strengthen their knowledge and grow to conquer their everyday activities. The lessons we learn in our class can also be applied to the homework they get from school.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    10/23/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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 various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our top priority at Carter Creek KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door--literally. We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter, with all side doors locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups must provide photo identification before being escorted through the building. Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting, and have all been trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously: We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare. 

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.

I wanted to take a moment to say how much I appreciate the Carter Creek KinderCare for all their services. My daughters have been coming here since June of 2011 and we have had wonderful experiences with the teachers, who are awesome and show they care and are there for your children. It's always a pleasure to see the staff at the front desk to welcome and say goodbye to the families as they come and get their kids at the end of the day. I would recommend KinderCare to those who are looking for an awesome daycare. My daughters are school-age children, so the curriculum they teach gives them that extra learning in the summer time. I appreciate all the staff for their hard work!

- Mother

I first had my two-month-old daughter at a daycare that I thought would be great (because of the name of the school and the values it stated to instill). I ended up taking her out of the school two months later because I did not agree with how they treated her. I was skeptical about bringing her to KinderCare because there were no cameras readily available. My daughter is now one year old and I am absolutely thankful for the Carter Creek KinderCare! Everyone knows my daughter's name. They greet her every morning when we come in; they tell me all about her day when I pick her up; and they feed and teach her! I am beyond pleased with how Ms. Cynthia is running the establishment. There are times when my daughter doesn't even want to leave! Ms. Shameshala is her "second" mommy and it makes me so happy knowing my child is happy there! There is a "no shoe" policy, which I love. There are no swings to sit the baby in--everything that is done with my child is all hands-on! I am so blessed to have found this center and my daughter will be staying here for a very long time. Thank you Cynthia, Alexis, Shameshala, Kim, and everyone for being so wonderful!

- Mother
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