Tasha Avalos, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Shaw and Villa across from the WalMart Shopping Center
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Century, Cole, Clovis, Garfield, Jefferson, Mountain View, Sierra Vista, Tarpey, Weldon, Viking, and Gettysburg.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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
Our Cooking Academy program teaches kids confidence in the kitchen through hands-on activities that build important math, science, and social skills. They’ll learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and nutrition—and get to eat some delicious food made all on their own like carrot and turmeric hummus, pumpkin muffins, vegetable curry, black bean and sweet potato chili, and so much more!
The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.
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.
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My children have been with KinderCare for the past four years. We started with my oldest daughter when she was an infant, and now we are pleased to enroll our second daughter. We love the facility, the staff and the management team; they are all great people! They do so much for the children and really care about their education. I love knowing there is a curriculum for my infant. These early years are so important and it is comforting to know a single second isn’t being wasted. As a teacher, I find it amazing to know they are following Common Core like my school district. It will make for a much easier transition for my children when they go to elementary school. Great things are always happening at KinderCare and I can’t imagine taking my girls anywhere else!
S. P. - KinderCare Parent
I couldn’t be happier with KinderCare and the AMAZING management team and the staff that are with my children. They take the time to not only make my children feel welcomed every day, but me as well. The teachers make them feel so comfortable at drop off and have them so eager to come back in the morning. As a working mom, it is hard to be away from your children all day, but the teachers are so good at filling me in on their day. I know I could call anytime and get an update on my children and what they have been doing. I love knowing when I drop in to visit they are still warm and loving towards all the children. These things help me feel more connected to my children throughout the day. The staff is always ready and willing to help me with whatever I may need. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. I LOVE my KinderCare center!
K. M. - KinderCare Parent
I couldn’t imagine having my child anywhere else. The wonderful staff at KinderCare is so good with my son! He is so happy to go to school every day. He even wants to go on the weekends! I know that my son is in good hands when I drop him off in the morning. He has so much fun with his friends and teachers. Everyone takes the time to not only talk to him, but to talk to me as well. I have great relationships with all of the teachers and feel 100% comfortable with them. KinderCare is an amazing center! I will never leave!
K. Mc. - KinderCare Parent
I am a proud single mother of two, and having my children in a safe, clean and hands on daycare has always been my priority. Since my children’s enrollment about seven months ago I have seen an enormous amount of improvement in their learning and socializing skills. The things I love the most about KinderCare are the positive and friendly staff, the cleanliness of the facility, and their curriculum that allows my children to grasp and attain knowledge in every area of study. I wouldn’t want my children at any other facility. Thank you KinderCare for all that you do!
Z. W. - KinderCare Parent
As a first time mother I was VERY nervous to bring my 8 month old to anyone else but me, of course. The staff at KinderCare really takes the time to listen to me and my daughter and what both of our needs are. Any time I have had concerns, they are quickly put to ease. I can't imagine what it takes to keep all of these kids and all of these families happy, yet somehow, they do it and they truly care about each and every child and family in their care. My daughter started in the infants room and is now in the 1 year old class and the activities they do inspire so much growth and provide such amazing education. My daughter has learned so much more than I could have ever asked for or taught her. Thank you to all of her Teachers and the staff at KinderCare for making this such a wonderful experience. Thank you for being Loving, Kind, Respectful, and Understanding.
Alicia L. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.