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Village Drive KinderCare

Cecilia Anders, Center Director

1711 Village Dr. College Station TX 77840
(979) 693-9900 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off Hollman Dr

Behind HEB Grocery and College Station

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
South Knoll, College Hills, Pebble Creek, Creek View, Rock Prairie, Southwood Valley, Forest Ridge

In the right setting, with the right teacher, amazing things are possible for your child. We believe unlocking your child’s love of learning, at an early age, can open doors for him or her for the rest of their life. Here at KinderCare Learning Center we have OPEN ENROLLMENT for all of our programs! Are you still looking for somewhere your child can gain social, scholastic, and independence skills? If so, you are in luck! Call us today to set-up a tour!

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Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center in College Station, home of Texas A&M University and the Fightin’ Texas Aggies! We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. In addition to a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.”

Cecilia Anders, Center Director

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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.

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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

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques through ongoing professional development. 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.

  • Cecilia Anders

    Cecilia Anders, Center Director

    Cecilia was born and raised in Texas and is a proud Fightin’ Texas Aggie! She started working at her center in 1981 as a Preschool Teacher. A couple years into her career, Cecilia opened the infant room when her first daughter was born and also spent time as a Toddler and Prekindergarten Teacher. A few years later, she became the Center Director and it has been her pride and joy to lead this team for over thirty years. Cecilia is the mother of four, and she and her husband enjoy going to the Texas coast and spending time with our family.

    Year Started:
    35 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associates in Arts
  • Ms. Raquel Hernandez

    Ms. Raquel Hernandez, Assistant Director

    Raquel began her career with KinderCare Learning Center in 2009 as a Classroom Teacher. After many years of joy in the classroom, Raquel expanded her career into the Assistant Director role. She loves making a positive difference in each child’s life.

    Previous Experience:
    Pre-kindergarten teacher for Head Start in Hidalgo County and Pre-School teacher for Head Start in San Antoino Texas
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Bachelors Of Interdisciplinary Studies/ College of Education with a minor in Early Childoold
  • Ms. Debbie

    Ms. Debbie, Infant, Health & Safety Coordinator

    ~~My goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. I will respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home.  I will help build brain power in a loving and caring environment. I will prepare your infant to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world. I’ve worked at KinderCare since 2003 and now serve as the Health & Safety Coordinator and the Infant Mentor Teacher for the city.  I look forward to working with you and your family for a meaningful year of learning and discovery.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
  • Ms. Gloria

    Ms. Gloria, Toddler

    ~~My goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities.  I fill each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning.  Communication is important to me, so you’ll receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent / teacher conferences.  I look forward to getting to know you and your family.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Working on CDA
  • Ms. Mercedes

    Ms. Mercedes, Discovery Pre School

    ~~My 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. We support cooperative play; use whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrate how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. We support pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourage creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulate imagination through storytelling and block-building.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. April

    Ms. April, Pre School

    ~~My goal is to promote vocabulary development and conversational skills through fun, hands-on experiences.   You will see activities such as daily group discussions, fingerplays, songs, and read-alouds, that help children in my classroom develop the fundamental language skills they will continue to build on throughout their lifetimes.  For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children. It's an opportunity to learn to share, follow instructions, and begin the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school.

    Previous Experience:
    Angieland Learning Center
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    AAS in Education, CDA, working on BA in Child Studies
  • Ms. Parul

    Ms. Parul, Pre Kindergarten

    ~~My goal is to create opportunities for your child to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for Kindergarten. I encourage the use of the senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last.  I also use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Master's Degree in English Literature
  • Ms. Eileen

    Ms. Eileen, School Age

    ~~My goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that your child will eagerly look forward to attending.  I provide regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on learning experiences, and community outreach projects.  I use club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Children's World Children's Lighthouse Merry Hill Academy
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC


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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our top priority at 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. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests or emergency pick-up people are identified and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. 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.

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~~We have 3 children and have had at least one child enrolled at Kindercare for over 11 years.  Every day on arrival my children and I have been greeted warmly as we enter the building.  A huge positive that we have seen at the Village Drive center is that there has not been a lot of staff turnover over the years we have had children at that particular center.  Each age groups room has its own curriculum and each has an outstanding lead teacher and/or caregiver.  As a working mother, I have always felt very comfortable leaving my children at Kindercare.  It is a huge relief to be able to drop my child off each morning and know that they will be well cared for and safe during the day while I am at work.   From daily sheets filled out for infants and smaller children to daily verbal communication with teachers of older children; I have always been well informed about my children’s days.  Maybe the biggest testament for the center is that my children have all enjoyed going to Kindercare and spending time with the other children and their teachers.

I cannot say enough about the education curriculum at the Village Drive Center.  My 3 children have learned so much at this center including: sight words, shapes, colors, Spanish words, geometric shapes (prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cubes, etc.), numbers 1-100, animal facts, letters, and the list goes on and on.  My older 2 children were well prepared and above average when they entered Kindergarten and I am sure my youngest will be as well as Kindercare is providing an excellent educational curriculum. 

Highlights throughout the years: Basket of apples and/or healthy snack as kids leave for home; Just for fun dress up photo shoot pictures from the infant rooms (received “scrapbook” of pictures and art from infant teachers which was priceless-thank you Debbie); Winter Gala; holiday parties; dress up days; interaction with pets (rabbit and guinea pig); Thanksgiving lunch for kids and families; summer activities; museum day, yoga day (or “Yoda day” as my son called it when he was 3); clowns; Santa visits; birthday celebrations; March of Dimes mini walk on the playground, the list goes on and on.  These are just a few of the many extras my children have experienced at Kindercare.

11 years ago my husband and I chose Kindercare because at the time it was a childcare option we could afford.  As years went by we could have chosen a different childcare facility but we did not because Kindercare proved to be the best in all aspects for our children.  A significant part of our staying with this particular center was the Director, Cecilia.  Cecilia goes above and beyond what is required to keep this center running smoothly and to make sure every child is treated with respect and love.  She has hired an extremely competent, well above average, staff that all are committed to creating the best environment possible for the children they care for.  Over the years my children have been nurtured, educated, entertained, kept safe, praised, well-fed and loved by Kindercare staff.  When asked about childcare options in our area I always recommend the Kindercare on Village Drive.




- Mother

~~I first contacted KinderCare in the Fall of 2007.  We were new to the area and Cecilia and her team at KinderCare were highly recommended by a colleague of my husband.  We were immediately impressed when we visited the center.  Cecilia's energy and love of children is noticeable the minute you meet her.  My daughter adjusted quickly and stayed in Cecilia's care until Kindergarten.  My daughter now is in third grade.  She learned how to read and basic computer skills at KinderCare. 
 Fast forward to early 2012 and I found myself contacting Cecilia again.  I had an 8-month old at the time and the ONLY place I wanted her to go was KinderCare.  While I waited to see if an opening would become available, I toured other daycares in the area.  None of them compared to KinderCare so I kept in touch with Cecilia until a spot opening up for my daughter.  She started in the infant room and was loved and cared for by Debbie.  What an amazing caregiver! She loved her like she was her own.  My daughter is now almost four years old and every step of the way, she has been loved and cared for.  She has also been taught many skills (potty training, cleaning up after herself, eating with utensils) and continues to learn new skills that I know will prepare her for Kindergarten (colors, numbers, days of the week, seasons).
 I wholeheartedly recommend KinderCare to new moms and colleagues looking for daycare.  I know they will get quality attention from Cecilia and her team. 
 Thank you,
 Rebecca Morgan

- Mother

Village Drive KinderCare is a great school! My son has been at this KinderCare since he was a year and has grown with them. I feel comfortable leaving my son here because I know that he is safe, cared for, and is actively learning.  Ms. Cecilia is a great Director and you feel assured everything is under control, but I also feel comfortable talking to her if I have any questions or concerns. The center is always clean and welcoming. The teachers and staff are always attentive and respectful.  I feel safe entrusting my child to their care and would recommend this daycare to all parents!

- Mother

I think this is a great center and is somewhere I'm very comfortable leaving my child there, which is not something I easily do. I think Ms. Cecilia and her staff do a great job with the children. I love that there are several teachers still at KinderCare who were there when my first child attended. I think this is a wonderful center.

- Mother

This is our first child, and after touring many daycare centers, this one made me, my husband, and my child the most comfortable. Ms. Debbie has ensured a smooth transition, not only for my daughter, but for me and my husband as well. One rough week of transition made me question working, but multiple staff members made me know I was leaving her in good care so I decided to keep working. A specifically give thanks to Ms. Debbie, who took my requests for my daughter and went above and beyond! The infant room is always clean, organized, and welcoming. The staff does a good job of keeping an eye out. I have always witnessed an extremely thoughtful, caring, and safe environment for my daughter throughout the day.

- Mother

I love Village Drive KinderCare! I annot say enough good things. I recommend all of my co-workers to join KinderCare!  I am on my third child with them and could not imagine going somewhere else. My children have so much fun and interaction daily that when I pull could not ask for more. I am thankful to the staff for everything!

- Mother

I have had wonderful experience at this center with both of my children. The center director, Ms. Cecilia is top notch and very attentive to all the children and parents. My children's teachers have always been very informative and kind. I am beyond pleased with this great center.

- Mother

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