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Duncanville-CedarRidge KinderCare

Shante' Cox-Evans, Center Director

314 N. Cedar Ridge Dr. Duncanville TX 75116
(972) 296-4725 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
"Off of 20 down from Duncanville High School."

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Hyman, Bilhartz, Daniels, Smitt, Acton, Hastings, Central, Zoe(Zo) Learning Academy

You’re invited to our Kids Expo Saturday, August 3rd from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Stop by for a fun-filled day and see what makes KinderCare special.

It’s a great time to:
• mingle with other KinderCare families
• tour our center and visit with our caring teachers and staff

Free registration when you enroll between 8/3 -8/16 (Contact your center for details)

Plus, you’ll be supporting a good cause. All proceeds from the day will directly support your local Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.

Welcome

Welcome to Duncanville KinderCare, Texas' Rising Star Accredited Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. It is our pleasure to provide a variety of exciting, stimulating activities each day to develop the whole child. We pride ourselves on working with you to develop you child socially, emotionally, physically and mentally to the very best of his or her ability. We will also build up your child's self-confidence and self-esteem with praise and positive redirections. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes everyone involved working together to raise a child. Consider us to be an extension of your family. In addition to a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Shante' Cox-Evans, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • Texas Rising Star Center; 4 Star Provider of Highest Quality of Care; Achieving Excellence

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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff truly enjoys caring for children and all have the heart and dedication to making sure your child gets nothing but the best while in our care. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here and look forward to having your child in one of our classrooms.

  • Shante' Cox-Evans

    Shante' Cox-Evans, Center Director

    Teaching with passion help me keep my youth. It is the most optimistic and proactive way to change the world for the better.

    Shante' has made working with children her life's passion. She began her KinderCare career managing an area-wide Kelsey Learning Program and introducing other learning programs. Her mission of child learning and family development has become a center moto. The driving force behind Shante’ is to make your child’s learning experience one for the entire family.
    Shante loves developing people and organizations to fully meet the needs of the family. She is passionate about creating a dynamic, hands on learning environment at our school. She strives to serve her families by providing a loving, safe place for the children in her care. Shante’ believes there is always room for improvement and has these same expectations for her team. She realizes the importance of family values and their relationships with the families help to ensure that they are meeting their expectations. She takes pride in the relationships she has built with the families at her center over the years.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director Shante' worked as a Learning Adventures Coordinator and an Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    11/17/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential, Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Business and Counseling
  • Ms. Karla Ayala

    Ms. Karla Ayala, Assistant Director

    I live to inspire tomorrows future.

    Karla is a mother of a teenage daughter, who attended a KinderCare when she was in preschool. Karla was so inspired by the curriculum and teaching skills of each one of her daughter's teachers that she joined KinderCare and developed the same passion for teaching. Looking back, she has realized that her daughter's Early Childhood experience along with her parenting skills, helped her daughter excel in many areas of her life. Karla will inspire each teacher and family to reach for the best that KinderCare has to offer, like she has done for herself and her daughter. By doing this a great foundation will be set for each child and family so that they can become one of Americas success stories.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Assistant Director Karla worked as a Prekindergarten teacher and a Learning Adventures teacher.
    Year Started:
    8/27/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Cheryl

    Ms. Cheryl, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the smiling faces as I greet every family every day. I am inspired by knowing that I leave a positive influence on a child's life.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cheryl has previous experience working as a peer trainer.
    Year Started:
    7/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Degree in Accounting
  • Ms. Victoria

    Ms. Victoria, Infant Classroom

    Helping children achieve their developmental milestones inspires me to continue their learning and introduce developmentally appropriate activities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Victoria has previous experience working as an Education Coordinator and a Health and Safety Coordinator.
    Year Started:
    8/1/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Jonnetta

    Ms. Jonnetta, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Seeing all the different reactions on children's faces as they learn and discover new things inspires me as a teacher to encourage each child to always be excited about learning.

    Year Started:
    4/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Science
  • Ms. Myesha (MeMe)

    Ms. Myesha (MeMe), Preschool Classroom

    Seeing my student' faces when I walk in the room gives me a great feeling. l love the different personalities each child brings to the classroom. It inspires me as a teacher to teach each child as a individual and not only as a group.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Myesha has previous experience working as an office manager.
    Year Started:
    5/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Sanita

    Ms. Sanita, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I strive to maintain a healthy and safe environment where children can grow in love and be encouraged to become all that they inspire to be. The children inspire me to be a teacher with a passionate heart.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Sanita worked as a substitute teacher in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. La'Osha

    Ms. La'Osha, School Age Classroom

    Laughter is the key to the room so when a person enters it must be with a smile. I always inspire myself to challenge my children to be creative and think out of the box.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. La'Osha has previous experience working as an Infant and Preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    12/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Julia

    Ms. Julia, Cook

    Healthy bodies, healthy minds. Children eat with their eyes. I aspire daily to make each meal not only appealing to the taste buds but the eyes as well. My children at KinderCare always eat every vegetable and fruit on their plates. An empty plate makes me smile. It shows I have done a job well!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Julia has previous experience working as a preschool teacher.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    City of Duncanville Food Handler's Certification
  • Ms. LaJoya

    Ms. LaJoya, Program Specialist

    Happy teachers, happy children, happy families! I aspire each day to ensure each teacher brings their very best, implementing our awesome curriculum in each classroom so that our children can thrive at reaching each of his or her learning milestone in return we have not only taught a child but instilled great confidence in each one.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. LaJoya has previous experience working as an Infant teacher, Two-Year-Old teacher, School Age teacher and as an Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Pursuing Associate's Degree in Business
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Substitute Teacher (AM)

    The fact that children want to learn and have fun doing it inspires me to always bring my best, so they will always look forward to coming back again and again and again.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Courtney worked as a student teacher in the Duncanville Independent School District
    Year Started:
    4/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Substitute Teacher (PM)

    It's not the final product it’s the process. This quote reminds me to always let the children learn and grow from the experience of the task at hand so this aspires me as a teacher to always be patient and enjoy the experience so that I may learn something new along with my class.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Samantha worked as a Sunday school Assistant Teacher.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Bachelor's of Science Degree

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

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
  • 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

Your child's safety is a top priority at KinderCare. The doors to our facility remain locked throughout the day. Children must be signed in and out upon arrival and departure. Children may be released only to those persons authorized in writing by th parent/guardian. Identification will be required when someone other than the parent or guardian will be picking up your child. Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. The staff has training 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 childs wellbeing while in our care. 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.

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

I can always tell when my boys like a teacher because they tell me that they miss them when they are not in school. When this happens, I have to pretend that I am one of their teachers that they miss. That proves to me that KinderCare builds relationships with their families that lasts a lifetime.

- Mother

KinderCare is an amazing learning center. Our boys have been going to since they were only a few months old and our experience has been great. We are always greeted with a smile and the staff really does care about their families. Each class is filled with so many toys and there are always activities going on. We also love that the boys love it. I highly recommended our center!

- Mother
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