Ms. Barbara Kehr, Center Director
Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Carlos Rivera, Western Hills, Lundy, Tippin, Mitzy Bond, Canutillo, Polk, Reyes, Rosa Guerrero, Burnham Wood, Community of Faith
Our center is accredited by NAC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
It is my pleasure to write this letter on behalf of Westside KinderCare. My daughter was four years old when she became a student at the school/daycare. It was after she was dismissed from two other preschools for behavioral issues. I was very frustrated and desperate to start her back in daycare/preschool as I am a busy mom. When I met with Ms. Barbara, I knew my daughter was in good hands. Ms. Barbara and all of the teachers at Kindercare have been amazing with my daughter. They have been patient and have truly tried to understand why she does the things she does rather than continually punishing the bad behavior once it was complete. Because of this, we were all able to identify what might cause her to become upset, leading to the behavioral problems. I believe the combination of Ms. Barbara, therapy, and all of her amazing teachers have improved my daughter's behavior to the point where one of the preschools she had previously attended is willing to have her re-enroll in their school this upcoming year for kindergarten. On a side note, my daughter has already started to read and write! I am sure she is more than prepared for kindergarten in the fall. She will not only be an excellent student, but a well-behaved one! Both my daughter and I will be very sad to leave KinderCare in the fall as she transitions to school-age years; however, I will never forget the patience and compassion they have had for my daughter. I strongly recommend KinderCare to parents looking for daycare/preschool in our area.
Dr. Laura C. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been attending KinderCare for almost four years and I have not had a single complaint about Ms. Barbara Kehr or her staff. Ms. Barbara and her staff have been invaluable assets and blessings to me and my family. In my opinion, choosing child care is one of the most important decisions a parent can make because every parent feels like no one is going to love or protect their child as much as they would--and personally, working in the law enforcement profession, I am overly protective of my daughter. I had researched many, many daycares before our relocation to El Paso, TX from San Antonio, TX four years ago, and I chose KinderCare because of Ms. Barbara and how warm, welcoming, and confident she made me feel regarding the new transition for my child. She did not want to leave her daycare in San Antonio; however, Ms. Barbara and her kind staff welcomed my daughter with open arms and tremendous amounts of love so that she felt safe, confident, and could not wait to go back the next day. Ms. Barbara and her staff have helped me tremendously with my daughter and her schooling. My daughter can be rather difficult at times, and Ms. Barbara and her staff have worked quite extensively with her during the challenging times and did not give up on her. Ms. Barbara and her staff care greatly about the children (and their families) attending KinderCare. Ms. Barbara personally knows each parent and child, and knows and understands the individual needs of each child. Ms. Barbara and her staff are kind, compassionate, understanding, and have a lot of patience. I consider Ms. Barbara and her staff family because of their love for my daughter and their concern for her well-being and future. Being a single parent, I can honestly say that I do not know how I would have survived without Ms. Barbara and her staff, not only regarding my daughter, but also myself. Ms. Barbara has personally helped me (and my sanity) during some rather rough and difficult times with my daughter’s father and our ongoing three-year court battle. Ms. Barbara and her staff go above and beyond with the children at KinderCare. I am very happy with my decision to have my daughter attend Ms. Barbara’s facility, and consider myself a pretty lucky and blessed parent to have Ms. Barbara and her staff in our lives. They make this KinderCare facility the success that it is, and trying to summarize all that they do is nearly impossible. I will be forever grateful to them.
Amanda M. - KinderCare Parent
I would like to thank you for all of the support and care you've provided to my son and I over the years. He turns seven on Friday, and he has been with KinderCare since the age of two. KinderCare has been an instrumental component of his development. Not only does he have an appreciation for learning, art, and nature, but he has also made many dear friends and has the nurturing support of the staff. Even today, he continues to enjoy his time spent through KinderCare. He is a tremendous fan of the summer program and the Saturday art & cooking classes, and as a professional and single mom, I appreciate the before- and after-school program. The staff at Westside KinderCare have been very flexible and accommodating in working with my son's schedule when he had tutoring and early release. It is such a comfort to know that even when schools have in-services, parents may rely on KinderCare to provide age-appropriate activities which inspire and entertain, while providing healthy and nutritious snacks and meals. For all that you do, many thanks and appreciation. Please continue the amazing work!
Atonce J. - KinderCare Parent
There is no other daycare/learning center such as KinderCare. It is definitely one of a kind. Why do we think that? Because KinderCare has been a part of our family for over 12 years. Our three children have/had experienced a wonderful time there. Ms. Barbara and staff have been an absolute blessing in our lives. Always open on time, greeting us each and every time we step foot in the facility, a great learning curriculum for each age group, an awesome summer program as well as after school transportation--the list goes on! All three of our children (senior, sixth grader, and kindergartner) enjoy school and are A/honor roll students. I absolutely believe it's because of the love, care, and teaching by Ms. Barbara and staff. We constantly talk to other friends and family about KinderCare and completely recommend them to everyone we meet. Thank you so much, Ms. Barbara. You have absolutely been so wonderful to us. It's gonna be heartbreaking the year our last kiddo is too old to attend KinderCare.
The M. Family - KinderCare Parent
I would like to take the time to recognize the excellent work that your staff does for our kids. It is very difficult to leave our beloved children in the care of other people, especially in a daycare in which one doesn’t feel that their child is happy being in. My oldest started off at a different daycare. I recall the emotional stress that I experienced with the daycare as I watched my child cry as I dropped him off, and cry as I picked him up. I remember the time that I first walked into the doors of Westside KinderCare. I was impressed to see how the staff was engaged and I saw and heard happy children. I enrolled my son hoping to have a better experience. To my surprise, I received more than I expected. The Teachers became our partners in education. The funny thing was that my son continued to cry when I would pick him up, but this time it was because he wanted to stay and play. That was a sign that we were in the right place with the right people. My son has graduated now, and now I have another child who is four. Our family has been in partnership with your Teachers for approximately 13 years. It has been a pleasure for us to see our children flourish in their development. This is due to their dedication which is reflected in our children; and for this we would like to say with all our hearts…thank you!
The T.-J. Family - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.