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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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Weldon A. Smith, Ella Barnes, Kolda

Welcome

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 love to foster children'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. Children not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but they 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 to check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.

Ms. Linda Marsh, 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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

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

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.

Math

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.

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

Welcome to the Rodd Field Road KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child, so we place an emphasis on assisting children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at the KinderCare, we believe in a team environment. Our staff work together to ensure the safety and well-being of children on a daily basis. Children not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, they also 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 children's faces when they are learning something new. Each and every day I see the children in our care grow up to be young adults and I love knowing that we 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:
    Ms. Linda worked with ages six weeks to 12 years before getting promoted to Cook, then to Assistant Director, and then Director.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1987
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sandra Gallegos

    Ms. 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, Ms. Sandra "Sandy" is also our Cook and teaches the tutorial programs that we offer here at the center. Ms. Sandy always has a smile for everyone who walks through our door.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sandra started off at KinderCare working with the infants before being promoted to Assistant Director in 2002.
    Year Started:
    1/1/1989
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
    Education:
    Child Development Associate 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. 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:
    8/13/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom / Support Staff

    Ms. 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.  Ms. Mary loves to care for her babies and makes sure they are happy and growing up in a safe environment. Ms. Mary is a mother and grandmother.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mary worked in California for 14 years in the public school district before coming to KinderCare.
    Years in ECE industry:
    37
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

About Our Center

Our KinderCare center has been keeping children in the Corpus Christi community safe and happy for over 30 years! Our experience in the early childhood field provides parents with the peace of mind that they deserve. 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
  • Filipino

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

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 the children'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 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.

Share Your Story
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 her. I had to place her in a daycare and came to Rodd Field Road KinderCare. 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, Ms. 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 my granddaughter there. I don't know about any other KinderCares, but this one, I can highly recommend. As a matter of fact, Ms. Linda Marsh's KinderCare is the only place we have ever left our granddaughter in someone else's care! Kudos to Ms. Linda Marsh for running this place!

- Grandmother

The wonderful staff of Rodd Field Road KinderCare took care of both my children. My 13-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 my girl. 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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