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Oakmont KinderCare

Mr. Oscar Hunter, Center Director

7901 Oakmont Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76132
(817) 423-1515 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
South of I-20 off Bryant Irvin

Neighborhood:
Southwest Fort Worth Hospital District

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Oakmont Elementary, Dallas Park Elementary, Sue Crouch Intermediate, Ridglea Hills Elementary, Fort Worth Academy, Benbrook Elementary, Trinity Valley School, and Westpark Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to Oakmont KinderCare! We are conveniently located in the Southwest Fort Worth hospital district, just minutes from the Chisolm Trail Parkway. At our center, you are a part of our family from the minute you walk through our doors! We offer care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, and every classroom is designed to encourage growth of the whole child in an engaging atmosphere.
 
 We warmly welcome you into our family, and look forward to celebrating your child’s success with you!

Mr. Oscar Hunter, 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.

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.

Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)

A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.

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

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.

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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

The staff at Oakmont KinderCare are loving and nurturing teachers. We believe that the success of our center depends largely on our teachers. The first requirement for all staff members is that they must love what they do: We seek unique individuals who are team players dedicated to creating and maintaining a positive learning environment full of laughter and smiling faces. Our teachers embrace a balanced approach to learning, which gives parents confidence that their child will have fun as he or she develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

  • Mr. Oscar Hunter

    Mr. Oscar Hunter, Center Director

    I began my interest in the education of children right after I had my first child.  Being a father of eight children, I wanted to ensure they received quality education and care at an early age.  I have worked with children in the early childhood education field since 2002.  During those years, I have had the chance to work with a wide variety of children between the ages of 1-17.
     
    I began working as a Center Director with KinderCare Learning Centers in 2002, managing the following centers: Las Colinas, Bedford, Lewisville, and Keller, which were dedicated to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. As a Center Director, I am actively involved in guiding, stimulating, and encouraging growth in young children and ensuring a safe and comforting learning environment.
     
    Throughout the years I have learned that child care needs to go beyond learning.  Before children can learn, they must feel comfortable in a safe and healthy environment.  When children feel safe and healthy, it positively fosters their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. I feel that a positive environment is needed in order for children to fully understand love, encouragement, and respect.  Although it is important to teach them an academic curriculum, we owe it to the children to understand them as individuals.

    Previous Experience:
    I began working with KinderCare in 2002 and have owned and operated several child care facilities within Texas.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    6/27/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Business Management
  • Norma

    Norma, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I love singing songs to them and dancing with them in the classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I Know A Lady Who Swallowed A Fly"
    Year Started:
    11/28/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Patty

    Patty, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Patty has a daughter, two stepchildren, and one grandson. She is an avid Nascar fan. She works in her church nursery in addition to working at KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    9/5/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Maria

    Maria, Infant Classroom

    Maria has two young daughters. She enjoys taking long walks and working on crafts with her girls. 

    Year Started:
    1/16/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Sam

    Sam, Preschool & Pre-K Classrooms

    Sam is the oldest of five children. She is currently attending Collin County Community College where she is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Sam worked at Kohl's as a sales associate.
    Year Started:
    8/3/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate
  • Janeen

    Janeen, Preschool Classroom / Health & Safety Coordinator

    Knowing I make a difference in a child's life, and seeing the children's smiling faces.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    3/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Alex

    Alex, Toddler Classroom

    She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates certification. She enjoys sewing, baking, and playing tennis in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family, Alex worked at JoAnn Fabrics and Jack & Jill DayCare.
    Year Started:
    1/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Pursuing Child Development Associate

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

The Oakmont Center is located in the heart of the beautiful Mira Vista area of Fort Worth. We have large, spacious classrooms filled with enrichments for your child to explore and discover.
 
 We would love to invite you to tour our facility and have your child be a part of a new learning adventure.
 
 --Oscar Hunter, Center Director

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center is equipped with a coded keypad entry system (the code is changed every six months). Only parents of enrolled children and current employees have access to enter the building. We have three playgrounds which are developmentally age appropriate and are inspected by a certified playground inspector annually. All employees are CPR and First Aid certified, and all employees working with children under the age of two receive SIDS, Shaken Baby, and Infant Brain Development trainings annually.

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.

We researched and visited many preschools in the Fort Worth area. We chose KinderCare Oakmont for several reasons:
 - Teachers are always warm, kind, happy, and attentive with every child.
 - Classrooms are bright and organized.
 - The teachers follow an accredited program, with a mix of individual and group learning activities through work and play.
 - Fruits and vegetables are served at every meal; the center's monthly menu is posted and followed.
 - There's constant communication between teachers, kids, and parents through daily report sheets, weekly themes posted on the boards, and monthly calendars and newsletters sent home to parents.
 - Hours are flexible.
 
 Our once-shy kids are now talking, playing, openly expressing their feelings, and reading books on their own. When we drop off our kids in the morning, I know they're in good hands!

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