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Creek Valley KinderCare

Ms. Sara Morrison, Center Director

4052 Huffines Blvd. Carrollton TX 75010
(972) 492-8558 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
On the corner Hebron and Huffines (across from Sonic)

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hebron Valley, Coyote Ridge, Polser, Indian Creek, Rosemeade

Welcome

Welcome to our Nationally Accredited Creek Valley KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. Our engaged staff spend the day making meaningful moments to share with you and your child. The passion we all share for children will shine through as you watch your child learn and develop. See you soon!
 
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Ms. Sara Morrison, 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.

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

We are excited about being community educators for Early Childhood Development. Our teachers are mentors and coaches for interns in Child Development courses across North Texas. Creek Valley KinderCare teachers take pride in teaching a unique research-based curriculum focusing on the six developmental domains of early childhood education. Each of our lead teachers have years of experience and education to provide the best for our students and community. This is what ranks us at the highest level of quality and education in the Lewisville and Carrollton area. 

  • Ms. Sara Morrison

    Ms. Sara Morrison, Center Director

    I am proud to be in the business of making memories that last a lifetime.

    Ms. Sara has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 12 years working as a director, mentor, and owner of schools across North Texas. She is an advocate for research-based curriculum in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Sara and her team have built Creek Valley KinderCare into an amazing teaching site for interns from the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University. She prides herself as a community educator and advocate for the importance of quality education in early childhood schools rather than a "daycare" atmosphere. Outside the office, Ms. Sara can be found hiking with her three children, Bailey, Josalyn, and Paxtyn (PB&J), or spending time painting murals. She has a love for power tools and builds her own furniture along with being quite handy around her home. Ms. Sara's love for animals and children has led her to raise awareness for helping rescued dogs find purposes in being therapy and service animals. Stop by and you just might get to meet Arthur, our school seizure-alert canine.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sara has worked as a Curriculum Activity Coordinator, Owner, Consultant, and Director of schools across North Texas.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    She has a heart for everything Dr. Seuss! 

    Years in ECE industry:
    12+
    Education:
    Degrees in Child Development and Child Psychology
  • Ms. Andraya Goodwin

    Ms. Andraya Goodwin, Co-Director

    With an extraordinary passion for early childhood education, Ms. Andraya believes that building relationships is the binding factor that creates a wonderful learning center experience. Ms. Andraya has over 8 years of experience working in early childhood education, and has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Human Development. She fully understands the course of pattern that little ones experience as they learn and grow during their early years. Ms. Andraya loves joining classes for Circle Time, planning fun and engaging events for for our families, such as Trunk-or-Treat and The Spring Fling, and talking to parents about their children! 

    Years in ECE industry:
    8+
  • Ms. Naz

    Ms. Naz, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Naz has almost 20 years with Creek Valley KinderCare! Ms. Naz has been our lead infant teacher since our school doors opened. She has attended high school and college graduations along with weddings of her prior students. Ms. Naz uses a research-based curriculum to help our youngest students reach important milestones in their development. Her students begin writing at six-weeks old! With Ms. Naz’s experience, she is one our mentor teachers educating interns on the importance of early childhood education. Ms. Naz lives in Carrollton with her husband and has become the mother figure of our school. She has a passion for her students and will certainly become a part of your family too. Ask her about some of her adventures traveling across the sea!

    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
  • Ms. Rashida

    Ms. Rashida, Infant Classroom

    Rashida has over ten years with Creek Valley KinderCare! Ms. Rashida is very focused on our youngest students and works with Ms. Naz to develop individual goals to help our infants reach major developmental milestones. She is an avid reader and singer to her students while teaching a curriculum geared toward exploration and discovery. She has a passion for all her sweet babies and is the grandmother figure at our school. Ms. Rashid lives in Carrollton with her husband. She has all sons that are now lawyers and enjoys a house full of all granddaughters. She is certainly a wonderful long-time teacher at our school and we love her dearly. Ms. Rashida continues to be a teacher because her love and passion for her students! 

    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Denise has been working with children for over 10 years. She has earned the title of potty-training queen, and her families adore her even more for it. She has the most patient voice and truly adores the age group of "the terrible two's." Ms. Denise begins to introduce letters, Spanish, and numbers while continuing to teach from the six developmental domains of early childhood. Her students have journals and participate in show and tell as they prepare for their academic journeys while discovering that learning is FUN! 

    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Ms. Carla

    Ms. Carla, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Carla has come from the University of North Texas where she is finishing her degree in teaching. Ms. Carla is bilingual in Spanish and utilizes this often in her class. She prepares her three-year-old students on the sounds of letters with phonic journals and math in both Spanish and English. Her teaching style is geared around the six developmental domains of early childhood while keeping learning fun and entertaining! She is a firm believer that music helps brain development so be prepared to see many dance parties in her classroom! Ms. Carla lives with her beautiful daughter, Alyson. Her bubbly personality makes her a fan favorite among students and teachers. She is always smiling and is passionate about her career. Parent engagement has become her goal at our school so be prepared to see a lot of fun events on our school calendar!

    Years in ECE industry:
    8+
  • Mr. Carson

    Mr. Carson, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Over ten years with Creek Valley KinderCare and 20 years teaching students! Mr. Carson is one of our mentor teachers that helps coach new teachers in KinderCare and interns from UNT and TWU. He has earned BEST CLASSROOM for the area along with his laser focus to prepare his students for kindergarten. Mr. Carson brings fun into learning, and you will often see awesome projects such as exploding volcanoes and brownie baking in his class! Mr. Carson lives in Carrollton with his wonderful wife, Theresa, and their two daughters. He is a soccer coach for his daughter’s team, and when he is not in the classroom, you can find him sailing the open seas in fishing tournaments. Stop by and ask him about some of his fishing tales!

    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
  • Mr. Eddie

    Mr. Eddie, School Age Classroom

    Mr. Eddie has worked with children for over 12 years. He has a degree in Meteorology and teaching. He is an aspiring middle school teacher who has a passion for teaching life skills to his students. His school-age curriculum is geared around community service projects and basic life skills that are not always taught in the public-school system. Mr. Eddie’s love for science has his students rocking science projects and learning cause and effect. When he is not in the classroom, you can find Mr. Eddie playing or attending hockey games, chasing storms, or enjoying time with family. He is an avid animal lover and has a heart for animal rescue centers. Mr. Eddie is also the recycle king and teaches his students the importance of helping the environment. Ever need to know the weather? Ask our storm expert!

    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, Cook

    Ms. Debra started working at KinderCare in 2006 and is now our beloved cook! She worked in the food service and several other child care facilities before making home at KinderCare. Ms. Debra has worked in several classrooms and is one of the favorites with all the children in the center. She loves feeding the children's minds and bodies and plans to work at KinderCare until retirement.

    Years in ECE industry:
    11+

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

Thursday September 14, 2017
Community Social-All About Me Curriculum Night

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Want to know more about our curriculum? Come join us for a sneak peek at what our students are learning!

About Our Center

Creek Valley KinderCare is proud to rank as a model school for the community. Unlike daycares, our accredited early childhood school is devoted to helping students meet crucial developmental milestones through a research-based curriculum. We conduct parent-teacher conferences three times a year, complete developmental assessments on all of our students, and keep personalized portfolios to track progression. We want to make school an easy transition for the entire family and provide meals, formula, baby food, and even Pamper Dry diapers. Come by to meet our KinderCare family. 

Special Features

  • Top Ranking Community Educators for Early Childhood Education
  • Texas Rising Star-Highest Level
  • Teaching Facility for Child Development Students at University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University
  • Early Childhood Specialists
  • Nationally Accredited

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu, Pakistani

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

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

Health and Safety

We are very passionate about the health and safety of the children at our center. We have a keypad entry system to secure the building and we keep all exit doors locked. Our playground is fenced and locked, so the only way to enter our center is through the front door. All staff are certified in CPR and First Aid along with SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome training. We have an emergency plan and practice it along with fire drills monthly.

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.

My son is in the summer camp program. He loves going to KinderCare and he learns so much. He likes to go on field trips and he enjoys learning about all the themes they cover. For instance, he had fun the other day when they wrapped themselves up like mummies.

- Mother
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