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Westside KinderCare

Ms. Barbara Kehr, Center Director

6923 Enid Court El Paso TX 79912
(915) 581-5628 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Carlos Rivera, Western Hills, Lundy, Tippin, Mitzy Bond, Canutillo, Polk, Reyes, Rosa Guerrero, Burnham Wood, Community of Faith

Welcome

Welcome to our Nationally Accredited Westside KinderCare Learning Center in El Paso, Texas, home of Ft. Bliss, UTEP, and the safest city in America. Our families are primarily from the military base, the teaching profession, medical field, and various law enforcement and government agencies such as Immigration, DEA, Border Patrol, and County Sheriff’s office. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child, so we place an emphasis on assisting children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. 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.

Ms. Barbara Kehr, 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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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.

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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.

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.

Spanish

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?

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Westside KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our program is nationally accredited, which means we have ensured that our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child's progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Ms. Barbara Kehr

    Ms. Barbara Kehr, Center Director

    Ms. Barbara was born in Germany and has been living in the United States for more than 35 years. She loves living in the Southwest because of the friendly people and diverse community. Her hobbies are reading, sports, traveling, and of course spending time with her family. Ms. Barbara and her husband have two children, Alehanna, age 19 and Micarlo, age 17. She has been truly blessed these past 26 years at KinderCare doing what she loves most. Ms. Barbara has always loved children and knew that this was her calling: to make a difference in children’s lives. KinderCare gives her this opportunity. She is thankful every day for working with such great people and for parents entrusting their most precious gifts with us.

    Year Started:
    9/1/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Griselda "G.G." Grado

    Ms. Griselda "G.G." Grado, Assistant Director

    Ms. G.G. began her career at KinderCare in 1992 and treasures the many years she has been with this school. It has been a privilege for Ms. G.G. to be a part of so many families in El Paso and watch their children learn and grow.

    Year Started:
    2/1/1992
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Ms. Norma

    Ms. Norma, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Norma's goal is to lay the foundation for infants to develop trusting relationships. She responds to each baby with sensitivity and attention; uses words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and uses family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with each child's home. Ms. Norma helps babies build brain power in a loving and caring environment. She prepares infants to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause and effect, trial and error, and object permanence through play; provides a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes for infants to explore; and encourages the use of all five senses so that babies can safely discover the world. Ms. Norma was born in El Paso and is proud to be raising her two daughters here. She enjoys music, dancing, and spending time with her girls and family. She began her career at KinderCare in 2007 and has previous experience working in the school district. She looks forward to working closely with you and your family to exceed your expectations.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Norma has worked as a Preschool Teacher for the child development lab at Canutillio High School.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Jovanna Gonzalez

    Ms. Jovanna Gonzalez, Toddler / Early Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    In order to be a successful teacher, you need to go beyond teaching and inspire the children to learn!

    Ms. Jovanna likes coming to work every day and see her children welcoming her with smiling faces every day. She enjoys being a toddler teacher because for Ms. Jovanna, it is so much more than just helping children learn--it is about forming connections and building trusting relationships with her children. She obtained her associate credential with us here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jovanna has previously worked as a Preschool Teacher.
    Year Started:
    3/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Mela

    Ms. Mela, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Mela's goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. Children in her classroom build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers, and strengthen their conversational skills with group sharing and reading experiences. Ms. Mela supports cooperative play; uses whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrates how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. She supports pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourages creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulates imagination through storytelling and block-building. Ms. Mela attended El Paso Community College and received her associate credential there. She loves movies, traveling, and spending time with her daughter. Ms. Mela looks forward to getting to know you and your child in her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mela has been working with two-year-olds for the past 18 years.
    Year Started:
    8/1/1994
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rita

    Ms. Rita, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    A great teacher should be a good and complete person who is curious, passionate, and interested in her student's interests, wishes, and feelings. A really good teacher should be a child in her soul, which means to be creative, imaginative, and ready for exploration!

    Ms. Rita has been working in the early childhood education field since the year 2000. She started at the Adelante Child Development Center on the U.T.E.P. campus. She worked there in the two-year-old class for eight years and then went on to work with infants and even with the after-school children. Since January 2014, we have been fortunate to have her working with our two-year-olds. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Rita has previously worked as a Preschool Teacher.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Margarita, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Margarita's goal is to promote vocabulary development and conversational skills through fun, hands-on experiences. She uses activities such as daily group discussions, fingerplays, songs, and read-alouds to help children in her classroom develop the fundamental language skills they continue to build on throughout their lifetime. For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children--and so Ms. Margarita uses this opportunity to teach children how to share, follow instructions, and set the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school.

    Year Started:
    6/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Cindy

    Ms. Cindy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Cindy's goal is to create opportunities for children to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for kindergarten. She encourages children to use their senses to explore different materials; creates opportunities for children to ask and answer open-ended questions; helps children experiment with spatial relationships; and assists children in developing an understanding of sequencing concepts, such as first, next, and last. Ms. Cindy also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to help children enhance their fine-motor skills; uses running, jumping, and throwing activities to help children strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills; and uses hula hoops and balance beams to help children develop better balance. Ms. Cindy offers children healthful food choices for snacks and meals, while also helping children learn that what we eat is important, and that our bodies need the right amount of exercise and nutrition to stay healthy. 

    Year Started:
    8/1/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Ms. Luisa, Kindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Luisa's goal in private kindergarten is to provide opportunities for children to gain confidence and knowledge in an inspiring and fun environment. In her classroom, children carry out scientific investigations, estimate, and measure; and use maps, charts, and graphs to learn about geography. Ms. Luisa provides kindergarten age-appropriate experiences with technology, earth science, life science, physical science, and language arts. She helps kindergarteners participate in collaborative conversation on a variety of topics; supports children in asking and answering thought-provoking questions, reading aloud, and developing writing skills; and encourages children in expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas through individual and group discussions. Ms. Luisa will work in partnership with you to ensure your child’s social, emotional, and intellectual success in her program.

    Year Started:
    10/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Bachelor of Science in Special Education
  • Ms. Rosa, School Age / Learning Adventures Classrooms

    Ms. Rosa's goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that children will eagerly look forward to attending. She provides regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on learning experiences, and community outreach projects to stimulate children's development in all areas. Ms. Rosa uses club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to help children develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills. 

Upcoming Center Activities

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August's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: All About Me and Dinosaurs
Infants and toddlers will learn all about themselves while kids in Discovery Preschool will take a look at our favorite extinct creatures: dinosaurs! Infants will look at their reflections in mirrors, listen to voices through cardboard tubes to encourage babbling, and practice self-expression as they move while listening to music. Toddlers will create body-related artwork (like paintings of their faces) and imagine the future as they pretend to be all grown up while playing dress-up. Meanwhile, children in Discovery Preschool are in for a “dinomite” time learning all about dinosaurs and their habitats, and they’ll build essential skills through fun, theme-related activities—like counting dinosaur eggs and going on pretend fossil hunts!  

Children 4 to 5 years old: Foods and Flavors, Shapes and Colors, and Alphabet Letters/Review
For the first two weeks of August, older children will be learning all about the basic food groups, where food comes from, and how to make healthful food choices. After that, preschoolers will be getting artsy as they explore shapes and colors using materials like blocks, paint, play dough, and colored water—and they’ll even take their knowledge outdoors with scavenger hunts for colors and shapes! Their older friends in Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten will be getting up close and personal with the alphabet as they learn uppercase and lowercase letters, the sounds the letters make, and how those sounds can be combined to make words—all culminating with the creation of a classroom alphabet book. 

Monday August 14, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Tuesday August 15, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Wednesday August 16, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Thursday August 17, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

Friday August 18, 2017
Open House

It's not too late to join us! Summer is almost over. Time for new friends and new learning. Now is the perfect time to attend a KinderCare Open House. You'll be able to see what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. We'll answer all your questions and tell you about our teaching philosophy. And you'll experience learning and laughter happening in a caring, loving environment.  

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

  • German
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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 Westside 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.

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.

- Mother

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.

- Mother

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!

- Mother

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.

- Mother

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!

- Parents

Our girls love to play "KinderCare" every single day. All their role playing is about their everyday experience at KinderCare, about their friends and, of course, about their beloved Teachers (one of the girls loves to be the Teacher, the other one is the student!), and all the great activities they take part in. It is not only the fun we have watching them role playing and to see how happy they are, it also makes us as their parents very happy. For us as parents, it is so important to know that our children enjoy their day in a happy, loving, safe learning environment. I can not believe that one of my girls already knows how to read such a great amount of her popcorn words, she knows how to count to 100! My other child starts speaking some words in Spanish to us, for example. Your Teachers have all the patience and experience to make learning a fun and successful experience for the kids. And on the other hand, whenever we have questions or need to talk to one of them, the doors are always open and they take the time to listen to us as well, as if it were the most natural thing in the world! We are looking forward to seeing our children growing up with their support and enjoying more fun family activities as well as their beloved field trips. Thinking outside the box is so important for them and this is what KinderCare lets them experience. Their team gives them the everyday routine, structure, and consistency they need to feel safe, secure, and comfortable. A special thanks to Ms. Barbara for making this KinderCare such a great and beloved place for our kids as well as for us as their parents. They have put all their heart and experience in there, this is what we feel every morning when their warm smiles welcome us and every afternoon when we pick up our happy and satisfied girls!

- Parents

Just a note to say how grateful we are for the wonderful care and compassion that the staff at Westside KinderCare show our son every day. Starting at a new school is never easy, but the Director, Ms. Cindy, and everyone else helped make his transition a smooth one. We especially appreciate the warm welcome note and class photo that came home with him on his first day of school last June, and the happy greetings he continues to receive every morning. We've seen a huge leap in our son's intellectual and social development since last summer, so we know that he is learning a lot in his Pre-K class while having fun, too. No matter what time of day we might show up at the center to pick him up, the kids are always actively engaged in an age-appropriate and fun activity, even when it's the end of a long day and the Teachers are probably just exhausted and ready to go home. This is a far cry from our previous daycare center, where after 2:30 p.m. the staff essentially "punched out" and the kids were bored and left to entertain themselves. It was really sad to see and especially frustrating for an active child like ours, who needs and wants stimulation and a structured schedule throughout the entire day. As a two-working parent household, we feel constant guilt over having our kids in school/daycare for such a long time (7:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.). But the fact that when we pick up our son at the end of the day he complains to us that we "picked him up too early" reflects how comfortable and happy he is to be there! Thanks for everything you do!

- Parents

My experience at Westside KinderCare was very pleasant. Since the first day my girls attended, they were very happy there. The facility is nice and clean. They have this very nice outside play area with lots of space to run and play. The Teachers are awesome, they are very loving, responsible, and dedicated. My kids loved them so much. Ms. Barbara Kehr, the Center Director, is the nicest and most loving Director I ever met. She really cares about every single person who comes into the building (from the parents to the kids and even her staff). You can consider this place your kids' second home. Also, they accept CCS programs, which I think is very convenient. They deserve an A+.  In my opinion, this is the kind of daycare you would want your kids to attend.

- Mother

I am writing this letter to inform you of the outstanding service that my family has received over the past two decades from two KinderCare Learning Centers here in El Paso, Texas. KinderCare has provided the utmost caring and the best preschool education experience for children. The additional education they received has been priceless to their upbringing. They still speak of the memories that were created by their time with the KinderCare staff. They are all the epitome of what child care providers should be like and I want to take this opportunity to say “thank you, you are the best in the business!” The latest addition to our family currently attends the KinderCare Learning Center located on Enid Count, also in El Paso, Texas. We have seen our son improve drastically with his speech, learning, and motor skills ever since he began his journey at KinderCare. Ms. GiGi, Ms. Mila, and Ms. Rita, who currently care for our son, have demonstrated that they are also adhering to the same standards and essence set by Director Barbara and her team of dedicated providers. We are proud to say our kiddos are “KinderCare Kids.”

- Father and Mother

When it came time to find a daycare for my nine-month-old daughter, I knew I had only one option – Westside KinderCare. As a KinderCare child myself, I returned to the same center that I attended when my own mother needed quality child care more than 30 years ago. I never imagined that the same blessings afforded to me would be available to my own children. The minute I walked in it was like returning to a childhood home – some of the same staff that I adored were still there welcoming new families and innocent little lives and new faces, ready to greet the challenges associated with today’s child. The empowerment and personal growth of all children is absolutely the number one focus of the entire staff. During my first parental center visit, I immediately knew this was the extended family my children would come to know and love just as I did during my youth. My daughter is now five and reading at a second grade level and is able to discuss topics as wide and varied as Egyptian sarcophagi and the life cycle of butterflies. Through KinderCare’s expanded learning programs, she has also been exposed to other educational and social curricula, including Spanish-language classes, cultural diversity, and culinary arts. I have no doubt that her foundational academics were developed and fostered through the personal commitment of her teachers. My daughter is now attending kindergarten at our local public school and is excelling in all aspects of her educational, social, and personal goals. 
My son’s experiences at KinderCare have been just as rewarding. My son has some unique challenges (don’t all kids!) and has needed some specialized and targeted intervention, both academically and behaviorally. I was never made to feel inadequate as a parent nor ashamed of my son’s struggles. One of the most rewarding aspects of quality child care is the feeling that I am working as a team with those who I entrust the care and development of my children. It is this teamwork that has allowed my son to excel and overcome whatever difficulties he encountered. He is now a child who demonstrates patience, strong verbal skills, and an amazing scope of knowledge well above that of other four-year-olds. I cannot relay the cherished emotions I have when discussing how much I love and appreciate the staff at my local KinderCare. They are not just Teachers to my children and the center is not just the place that I leave my kids as I go off to work. For over 25 years, the center has been a second home to our family – a place for friends, creativity, personal achievement, and the wonder of childhood. KinderCare is a testament to the old saying “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The needs of today’s child have grown and evolved, but the love shown to our family always stays the same.

- Mother
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