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Lakewood KinderCare

Shondra Grisafi, 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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Special Instructions:
Between N. Eldridge and Grant Rd. beside Goodyear Auto Center

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Moore, Lakewood, Black, Hamilton, Wildwood, Canyon Pointe

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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 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.

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Shondra Grisafi, Center Director

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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.

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.

Dance & Tumbling

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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 Center offers an unparalleled commitment to providing the highest quality of care and education for our children. Dedication to their code of ethics is revealed daily through their interaction with our children and parents. Our benefits educational program allows each teacher to continue to grow professionally through on going training and academic assistance. This education growth is based on research as well as children’s development. Each teacher 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!

  • Shondra Grisafi

    Shondra Grisafi, Center Director

    As a Director, I am able to touch the lives of families and make a difference in our community. I love my job because I am able to play an active role in the education of children. I always say I have LOTS of children, but I take one home.

    Shondra is a devoted wife and mother who enjoys bonding with children and families and building lasting relationships. She is dedicated to providing her time to the center's needs and loves that she can be a part of a team that inspires young children to learn and thrive in today's world.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Seuss' ABCs
    Year Started:
    10/27/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre
  • Jamie Rougeau

    Jamie Rougeau, Assistant Director

    Jamie knows that developing and partnering with the teachers are at utmost importance when operating a well-run program that demonstrates educational excellence each and every day. Jamie is dedicated to help our center continue to impact as many children we possibly can, in creating a lifetime 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 their next 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 has over 9 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential and chose to be an Early Childhood Educator because she has a passion for all children. My goal is to encourage your child to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. I will help your infant learn to engage with others. I will talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skills; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words. I will also help your infant improve mobility and coordination. I will support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
    Year Started:
    2/18/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential
  • Syeda Bukhari

    Syeda Bukhari, Infant Classroom

    My goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning.  I will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provide practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development.  I look forward to supporting your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.

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

    Ms. Shelly, Discovery Preschool

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

    Ms. Shelly has over 15 years of experience as an Early Childhood Educator. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential. My goal is to increase your child’s language skills and help your child experience a sense of community in our classroom.  I will coach your child to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. 

    I will provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning. There will be opportunities for age-appropriate problem resolution and of course, making new friends. We strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and cutting activities; develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams; and help children learn to serve themselves at meal times.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    3/31/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate Credential
  • 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 has been an Early Childhood Educator for over 16 years. She 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 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate 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

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!

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 are 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.

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 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

KinderCare is amazing for my daughter! She has developed loving relationships and has a thirst for knowledge. She is excited to go to school. Everyday 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 everday 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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