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Lakewood KinderCare

Ms. Lauren Gray, Center Director

13025 Louetta Rd. Cypress TX 77429
(281) 379-1062 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Moore, Lakewood, Black, Hamilton, Wildwood, Canyon Pointe

Welcome

Welcome to Lakewood KinderCare located in the Lakewood Community of Cypress. 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 Lakewood 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 he or she 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.
 
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Ms. Lauren Gray, 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

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

KinderMusik

Teachers & Staff

Our center offers an unparalleled commitment to providing the highest quality of care and education for our children. Our teachers' dedication to our code of ethics is revealed daily through their interaction with our children and parents. Our company also provides each teacher opportunities to continue to grow professionally through ongoing training and academic assistance. Each teacher in our center has pledged to continue to strive to advance in their profession as early childhood educators.
Here are a few of our teachers. Come in to meet everyone!

  • Ms. Lauren Gray

    Ms. Lauren Gray, Center Director

    Ms. Lauren is a devoted wife and mother of a preschooler who enjoys using her experience to create high quality relationships and learning experiences for the children and families.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Quality Assurance Specialist at the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Academy of Early Childhood Program Accreditation Early Childhood Teacher
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin and James Dean

    Year Started:
    12/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Development
  • Ms. Jamie Rougeau

    Ms. Jamie Rougeau, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jamie knows that developing and partnering with the teachers is of the utmost importance when operating a well-run program that demonstrates educational excellence each and every day. Ms. Jamie is dedicated to help our center continue to impact as many children we possibly can to help them develop a lifelong love of learning.

    Year Started:
    12/7/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Infant Classroom

    I love my job! The excitement generated watching each child achieve a new milestone makes my day! I am humbled by the trust and responsibility associated with my role as an educator. I look forward to building lasting relationships with the children in my class and their families.

    Ms. Ashley chose to become an early childhood educator because she has a passion for all children. Her goal is to encourage children to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. She helps infants learn to engage with others by talking with them; communicating through non-verbal gestures; telling stories and singing songs to model conversational skills; and using picture books to build associations between sounds, objects, and words. Ms. Ashley also helps infants improve mobility and coordination by supporting babies as they roll from side to side and learn to crawl, stand, and walk; and by supporting the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards. She also ensures that she meets all children's individual needs for rest and nutrition.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    2/18/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Syeda

    Ms. Syeda, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Syeda's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that help children develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. She uses storytelling and word games to help children practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provides practice naming familiar items; and supports rich vocabulary development. Ms. Syeda looks forward to supporting all toddlers as they grow socially and emotionally.

    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
  • Ms. Shelly

    Ms. Shelly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I want to help our children reach for a star, and catch it!

    Ms. Shelly's goal is to increase children's language skills and help children experience a sense of community in her classroom. She guides children as they develop new physical abilities and express their own individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. Ms. Shelly provides opportunities for children to practice sorting, matching, and categorizing while also providing blocks and math cards for children to use to learn counting, number identification, and patterning. Ms. Shelly also places a focus on age-appropriate problem resolution and, of course, making new friends! Children in her classroom strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and (supervised) cutting activities; and develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams. At meal time, Ms. Shelly encourages children to serve themselves so that they can begin developing self-reliance--but always gives a helping hand when someone needs it!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

    Year Started:
    3/31/2011
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Martha

    Ms. Martha, Kitchen Manager

    My goal is to cultivate a center environment where all children are respected, accepted, and cherished. I provide fun and exciting opportunities for children to learn and Grow Happy!

    Ms. Martha makes a difference in children's lives by preparing Grow Happy meals and snacks that are healthy and delicious, in addition to assisting classroom teachers.

    Year Started:
    10/5/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

About Our Center

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 in school and beyond. Here at KinderCare, 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!

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

Health and Safety

Our top priority at Lakewood 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, with all side doors locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups must provide photo identification before being escorted through the building. Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting, and have all been trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. 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.

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

My kids love Lakewood KinderCare! They never want to leave when I come to pick them up. As a parent, that's a good feeling--it shows that my kids are in good hands while I'm away. We've been going to KinderCare for years and it was a great decision for my little family.

- Mother of Two

We love Lakewood KinderCare because of all the love and nurturing care our little guy receives. Seeing how happy and excited he is to see his teachers every morning makes it easy to leave him in their hands.

- Mother

Lakewood KinderCare is amazing for my daughter! She has developed loving relationships and has a thirst for knowledge. She is excited to go to school. Every day she comes home singing songs about what she is learning! Watching her grow and develop, thanks to her teachers, warms my heart! I am excited every day to see what she has learned. My mother-in-law was an elementary school teacher and is amazed with what our daughter has learned. We couldn't be happier.

- Mother

Ms. Ashley is a wonderful person and a magnificent teacher. She made the transition to preschool excellent for my son and myself. Her level of caring dedication to the infants is very evident from the first day that you meet her.

- Mother
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