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Rodd Field Road KinderCare

Ms. Linda Marsh, Center Director

1354 Rodd Field Rd. Corpus Christi TX 78412
(361) 991-6571 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:

Southside / Texas A&M University / Padre Island / NAS -Naval Air Station Corpus Christi

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Smith , Ella Barnes & Kolda.

We are now enrolling all age groups for back to school. We will work with you to meet your needs for childcare, from part time to full time care or a mother's day out program.
Visit our center soon and ask about our free week offer for back to school!

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Welcome to the KinderCare located on Rodd Field Road.   We have been a  member of the Corpus Christi community for over 35 years! We are thrilled that you have stopped by our web page and we would love to meet you and your family! Everything in our center is designed for learning. We truly believe in developing the whole child and our dedicated teachers would love to foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We go above and beyond to ensure that your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at KinderCare, we are truly a family! Your participation and involvement are important to us. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but they will also have support from a team of professionals who are sincerely passionate about education. We encourage you to call or stop by our center any time and check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.

Ms. Linda Marsh, 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.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


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.


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.

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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

Welcome to KinderCare Learning Center on Rodd Field Road. 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 with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at the KinderCare Learning Centers we believe in a TEAM environment. Our staff work together to ensure the safety and well being of your child on a daily basis. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

  • Ms. Linda Marsh

    Ms. Linda Marsh, Center Director

    What I love most about my job is seeing the child's face when they are learning something new. Each and every day I see the children in our care grow up to be young adults and that we as teachers had a part in that.

    For the last 15 years, Linda Marsh has been the Center Director and in 2007 was chosen Director of the Year for her region. She has a passion for all children who come into her center and believes each child deserves the best we can offer. She looks forward to working with the children and helping them grow each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Linda has been with Kindercare Learning Centers for 25 years. For 11 years she worked with ages six weeks to 12 years before getting promoted to Cook and then to Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    29 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    29 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Sandra Gallegos

    Sandra Gallegos, Assistant Director

    What I love about my job is seeing the faces of the children every day, and seeing how much they have learned and grown through the years. I also love when they run to you wide-eyed and show you what they have learned and done.

    In addition to her busy job as Assistant Director, Sandra "Sandy" Gallego is also our Cook and teaches the tutorial programs that we offer here at the center. Sandy always has a smile for everyone who walks through our door.

    Previous Experience:
    Sandra has worked in the childcare field since 1989, and has worked with KinderCare Learning Centers for 27 years. She started off working with the Infants and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2002.
    Year Started:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Armi

    Ms. Armi, Infant Classroom

    I have the best job in the whole world! Who else can get up each day and say 'I work with children and love it'?

    Ms. Armi is originally from the Philippines and has been in the United States for 25 years. She has been working with Infants for 14 years at KinderCare Learning Centers. Ms Armi is a very compassionate caregiver and enjoys working with her babies every day and her babies enjoy being with her as well. She believes showing children love and affection helps them get close to her. Ms Armi is a wife, mother of five and a grandmother of five.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom, Support Staff

    Mary has worked 37 years with children and currently has her CDA.  Mary is our trainer for new teachers, our food manager, and an Infant teacher.  The children look forward to seeing her every morning and miss her when she is not here.  Mary loves to care for her babies and making sure they are happy and growing up in a safe environment.  Mary is a mother and grandmother
    Previous Experience:
    Worked in California fro 14 years in the public school district before coming to KinderCare.
    Years in ECE industry:
    37 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential

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 KinderCare center has been a part of the Corpus Christi community, keeping children safe and happy for over 30 years! Our experience in the early childhood field provides you with the peace of mind that every parent deserves. Every teacher at our center implements curriculum that is specifically designed for the age-group in their classroom. This curriculum helps children to gain confidence and mastery of the concepts and ideas that are most important to their educational development. We are dedicated to maintaining extraordinary teaching standards and quality experiences for the children in our care.

Special Features

  • 4-Star Vendor

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • German
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day and Friday (day after)
Christmas day

Health and Safety

We currently have a keypad entry system at the door to ensure safety in the building. We also have a fenced in playground to ensure your child's safety while at play. All of our teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid and are trained annually on SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome. We also have a Health and Safety Coordinator on site who checks our playgrounds and the safety of our building on a daily basis. Our center performs Disaster and Fire drills monthly to ensure that our staff and children know where to go if in an emergency.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

As a grandparent raising her granddaughter I was very protective. I do not trust ANYBODY with my Lillie. I had to place Lillie in a daycare and came to KinderCare on Roddfield. This KinderCare is run like a well oiled machine! The care is top notch and management is the reason. A highly trained staff, an excellent program, but most importantly, Linda Marsh, who is charge of it all, is phenomenal. We moved about 25 minutes away from this center and I still drove every morning to bring Lillie there. I don't know about any other KinderCares, but this one, I can highly recommend. As a matter of fact, Linda Marsh's KinderCare is the only place we have ever left our granddaughter in the care of! Kudos to Linda Marsh for running this place!

- Grandmother

The wonderful staff of KinderCare on Rodd Field took care of both my children. My thirteen-year-old son started to attend at the age of three. He took a while to get used to the change but the staff was patient, caring and very accommodating to his needs. My son started Kindergarten with a great advantage thanks to Ms. Sandy and Ms. Becky. Ms. Sandy taught my son to read during his Phonics lessons and Ms. Becky taught him to listen and how to conduct himself in a classroom environment. I am proud to say that my son continues to be successful in his studies and I believe that these fundamental skills play a big part in his continuous success.
Today I met my five-year-old daughter's Kindergarten teacher. I am very proud to say that she had wonderful things to say about her. She praised my husband and I for sending her such a well prepared student. She also praised her good manners, her ability to read and her math skills. I am very grateful to the staff of this wonderful learning center for not only taking such wonderful care of my precious children, but also for preparing them to succeed in school.

- Mother

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