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Young Stars Child Development Center

Teresa Tate, Center Director

207 S Houston Street Suite 130C Dallas TX 75202
(214) 767-8888 Contact this center

Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
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Neighborhood:
Across from George Allen Courts, diagonal from the Museum on the corner of Commerce and Houston.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
None

Welcome

At Young Stars Child Development Center, our highly dedicated and trained teachers nurture your child's individual development every day. Through our unique and thoughtful approach to child care, your child will explore, learn and grow, while developing in all aspects - emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. We hope you will join the Young Stars CDC family.

Teresa Tate, 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.

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

The entire staff here would like to welcome you to our school. We have an amazing team of teachers who enjoying working with your child and working closely with you to ensure they are loved, taught and have fun every day.

  • Teresa Tate

    Teresa Tate, Center Director

    It's not about what we have to do. It's about what we get to do.

    Teresa Tate has been the Young Stars Child Development Center Director since 2011, and has worked with the center’s parent company KinderCare Education since 2003. Teresa has been in the Early Childhood Education field since 1991 and has always known that it is her passion. She holds an associate degree in Early Childhood Development from Eastfield College and many years of proven success working with families. Teresa’s four boys have grown up in the centers she directed, which has afforded her a unique understanding of parents’ perspectives and concerns. She has an open door policy for all parents and encourages a strong communication relationship with all staff and family members. Teresa lives in Mansfield with her family, and in her spare time she enjoys watching her boys play soccer and football.

    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23 years
    Education:
    Associate in Early Childhood Education
  • Dianna Lopez

    Dianna Lopez, Infant Classroom

    I am inspired by passion. I believe when you are passionate about something you radiate excitement and hope.

    Ms. Dianna has chosen to work with Infants because that is what inspires her every day. She likes to see infants  grow and learn knowing the she is the main part of that process. 

  • Cathryn

    Cathryn, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Cathryn has chosen to work with children because she believes that giving them a strong foundation early on is the best way to improve our society as a whole.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Early Childhood Education, Master's of Art in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Ms. Anna

    Ms. Anna, Infant Classroom

    Anna loves working with children. Being able to teach is her true passion because she loves being a part of a child's educational growth. Her inspiration to come to work each day comes from the smiles and development of her students.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Credentials
  • Ms. Nicole

    Ms. Nicole, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Nicole has chosen to work with children because they give her joy while watching them grow and learn. She finds it rewarding to know that she is a part of that process. Also, her inspiration to work with children is knowing that she is making a positive difference in a child's life.

    Year Started:
    7/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Degree
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Patricia is inspired to come to work each day because she loves to make a positive difference in a child's life. She loves to see the expression on a child's face when they've learned something new. She decided to teach because working with children makes her happy.

    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Janelle

    Ms. Janelle, Preschool Classroom, and Health and Safety Coordinator

    Janelle has chosen to work with children because she loves developing relationships with her students and their parents. She truly enjoys being able to see her students grow throughout the year. She is inspired to come to work knowing that her students count on her to provide them with new, stimulating activities. In turn, this gives her motivation and focus.

    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology
  • Mrs. Tyreca

    Mrs. Tyreca, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Tyreca started working with children in 2002. She has worked with all ages from infants to school age. She has been with KinderCare Education since 2010. Mrs. Tyreca adores watching each child grow and develop. She loves working in childcare because each day is filled with learning, laughter and singing. She is a huge sports fan and loves music. Mrs. Tyreca loves spending time with her husband and little boy. 

    Year Started:
    5/22/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate

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

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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We are closed on New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The center closes at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Health and Safety

There is a Guard check-in at the center upon entry. All parents/authorized people must have ID to enter our building. There are cameras throughout the building and a keypad entry into the center once you've gone through check point. The center also has fenced playgrounds.

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