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Parkwood Hill KinderCare

Passionate Cochran, Center Director

7900 Parkwood Hill Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76137
(817) 581-1410 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Off Hwy 377 between Basswood and N. Tarrant Pkwy.

Neighborhood:
Parkwood Hill Neighborhood, Near Parkwood Hill Intermediate School

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Parkwood Hill Intermediate, Park Glen, Friendship, Lone Star, Blue Bonnet, Whitley Road, Foster Village, Freedom,

Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare of Parkwood Hill. As a team we strive to provide a safe, nurturing, educational environment for your child. Together, our team of teachers has over 50 years experience in Early Childhood Education. At KinderCare of Parkwood Hill your child and family will be warmly welcomed.  Your child will receive group learning as well as one on one learning and small group time.  The children enjoy many hands on activities through out the day such as cooking and art.  Also we are busy learning new language and social skills.  We know that KinderCare is the place for you and your family!!  Come see us soon!!

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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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

  2. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

Teachers & Staff

Our family of staff members has over 50 years of combined experience in Early Childhood Education.  We are here to welcome your family and provide the best Early Learning experience possible for your child.

  • Passionate Cochran

    Passionate Cochran, Center Director

    Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slowly slipping away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. - Winnie The Pooh

    Ms. Heather has been married since September 2000.  She has 4 boys and many pets including dogs, cats, a ferret and a turtle.  She was born in Arizona and moved to Texas in 1983.  She loves spending time with her family, doing yoga and reading.

    Previous Experience:
    Heather has many years experience working in Early Childhood Education. She has served as a mentor director for others, helped develop training for staff members, and achieved National Accreditation at three previous schools. She is committed to providing the best early learning experience for families and children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Applied Science Degree in Business Administration
  • Jessica Rios

    Jessica Rios, Assistant Director

    Always Remember You Are Braver Than You Believe, Smarter Than You Think, Stronger Than You Seem, And Loved More Than You Know. ~Winnie the Pooh

    Ms. Jessica has been on the management team at a licensed Early Childhood Centers for five years prior to working at KinderCare and began working in the Early Childhood Field at the age of 15. She has worked with all ages from 6 weeks to 12 years and enjoys being an important part of every families day. Ms. Jessica is currently in school to obtain her Child Development Associate's Credential and has achieved her Directors Credential. Ms. Jessica is a mother of five children and enjoys reading, cooking, having fun adventures with her kids and loves spending time with her family and friends.

    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    National Administrator's Credential
  • Ms. Danielle

    Ms. Danielle, Infant Classroom

    You are never too old to learn something new!

    Ms. Danielle was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and moved to Fort Worth in 2002. Ms. Danielle received a Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education in 1997 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science from Steven F. Austin in Child Development and Family Living. She has been married for 26 years and has an older son.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    3/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    37 years
    Education:
    Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. JoAnn

    Ms. JoAnn, Infant Classroom

    Teaching is the profession that creates all other professions. - Unknown

    Ms. JoAnn has worked at KinderCare for fourteen years and always worked with the infants. Ms. Joann welcomes the babies in her classroom warmly and enjoys getting to know her families.  She wants to be a partner with her families to ensure the children in her care are learning and growing the best they can.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare Ms. Joann has taught in Early Childhood Education for over 32 years.
    Year Started:
    3/13/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    32 Years
  • Ms. Danelys

    Ms. Danelys, Preschool Classroom

    A child can ask questions that a wise man can not answer." Anonymous

    Ms. Danelys was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Texas in 2013. She enjoys reading, going to the movies, and spending time with friends & family.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
    Year Started:
    4/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Megan

    Ms. Megan, Toddlers/Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Why fit in when you were born to stand out?  - Dr. Seuss

    Megan is currently in school to obtain her teaching degree. She enjoys spending time with family, outdoor activities and arts/crafts.  Ms. Megan feels that however small, she can make a difference in the world by being a positive influence in the lives of the children that she teaches. She will work hard to promote healthy development in young children and to share her knowledge of child development with others.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Megan taught at two other licensed Early Childhood Centers besides KinderCare and has experience with children of all ages.
    Year Started:
    11/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kaylee

    Ms. Kaylee, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.  - Brad Henry

    Ms. Kaylee was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She started to dance when she was three years old and continued her experience through high school drill team for four years. Ms. Kaylee has three boys that are her pride and joy and she loves being a mom!  Ms. Kaylee enjoys finding new ways to implement her activities to fit the needs of each unique child.  She really enjoys helping the children explore language and social skills.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Kaylee has worked in Early Childhood Education since she was eighteen years old. She has taught every age group and served on the management team at another early childhood center.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Kaitlyn

    Ms. Kaitlyn, Toddler Classroom

    Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. - Albert Einstein

    Ms. Kaitlyn loves being crafty, making DIY projects and baking. Her favorite hobby is waking up early on cold mornings to jump in the deer stand or head out to the dock on warm summer nights. She is getting married in March 2015 and has an amazing three-year-old little boy named Jaxson who loves to "hunt", fish, ride horses and play golf. For Ms. Kaitlyn, teaching is not a profession, it's a calling. She enjoys tailoring her lesson plans to the development of the children in her class.

    Year Started:
    4/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
  • Ms. Lula

    Ms. Lula, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.  -- Benjamin Franklin

    Ms. Lula has many years experience in the Early Child Education field.  She has worked as both a teacher and a manager. Ms. Lula enjoys working with children so she has decided to focus on teaching.  She comes up with so many fun games and songs for the children to learn.  Ms. Lula is passionate about her classroom and making sure that every family feels comfortable here. She wants to ensure that every child is prepared for their own bright future.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Mr. Forrest

    Mr. Forrest, School Age Classroom

    Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. - Charles Kuralt

    Mr. Forrest was born in Weatherford, Texas. He loves art, music and spending time with his family and friends.He is very excited and proud to be gaining experience every day with his KinderCare family. Mr. Forrest enjoys learning with his class every day. He thinks it's really interesting and exciting to learn about every child's interest and personalities.

    Year Started:
    5/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

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 center is located in the Parkwood Hill neighborhood of Fort Worth.  We are right around the corner from Parkwood Hill Intermediate School and are right next door to the park.  We service many area schools for Keller ISD and Birdville ISD.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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 facility has keypad entry, fenced playgrounds and each staff member has updated First Aid and CPR Certifications. We also conduct routine monthly fire drills and quarterly disaster drills.

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.

I am a single mom of 3 children.  My kids have been attending KinderCare of Parkwood Hill for 3 years.  This KinderCare is beyond compare to others in the area.  The teachers are very special.  Ms. Heather and Ms. Jessica care so much about my children and my family.  They help me with all my needs even regarding the kids school information and needs.  At KinderCare, they will make sure your kids want to be there.  It is hard to say all I love about this school because there is so much to share. As a single mother, from another country,  it is so nice to know that there are teachers and management at this school that will help me get the absolute best care for my kids. They have been my support system in this country and city.

- Mother

I have been at Parkwood Hill KinderCare for four months and I have four children here from Infant to School Age. This Early Childhood Center is not just a place to leave my babies, but we are all family! I am very pleased with the care my children receive in all the classes. Thank you to all the staff!

- Mother
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