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South Hulen KinderCare

Michelle Wallace, Center Director

7224 Kingswood Dr. Fort Worth TX 76133
(817) 294-2080 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Hulen & Kingswood

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fort Worth Schools: Bruce Shulkey, Woodway, JT Stevens, Wedgewood 6th, Hazel Harvey Peace, and Chapel Hill Academy. Crowley Schools: Meadow Creek and Dallas Park.

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Welcome

Welcome to KinderCare Kingswood in Fort Worth. We are very excited to meet you and your family. Our pride and passion at KinderCare is helping young minds grow by engaging children in activities that foster independent exploration. It’s our belief that every child, no matter how young, is a unique individual who is learning more about the world each and every day.
 
 Here, we believe it takes a team of quality professionals to raise a child. Our parents consider us an extension of their family! Children at our center will have a safe, secure, home-like learning environment with caring teachers to guide them.
 
 Warmest regards,
 Michelle Wallace, Center Director

Michelle Wallace, 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.

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  • Texas School Ready Certified and Four Star Texas Rising Star

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.

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?

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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

We would like for you to meet our staff. Between all of us, we have over 75 years of experience working with children. We strive to be the best that we can be when it comes to educating and nurturing our children and families. We look forward to making you a part of our family!

  • Michelle Wallace

    Michelle Wallace, Center Director

    I have been working in early childhood education for about 10 years. I began as a lead teacher in 2005 and was promoted to management in 2009. I left child care for one year, but quickly returned in 2014 when I joined the KinderCare team. I realized that caring for and developing preschool children was my passion and mission. I love the time I get to spend with the young minds of these wonderful children and hope to make your own child a part of our family.

    Previous Experience:
    I have been working in child care for about 10 years. I have been with KinderCare since October 2014, and I look forward to many more years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    10/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Business Management Associate
  • Jennifer Harkins

    Jennifer Harkins, Assistant Director

    I have been working in the child care industry since I was 18 years old. I love being around children and watching them grow into the people they will be. I recently got my bachelor of arts in integrative studies from the University of North Texas. I am hoping to further my education and get another bachelor's degree and then my masters’ degree. My goal is to become a Prekindergarten teacher in the school district one day. I hope that you’ll join our KinderCare family, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your family.

    Previous Experience:
    I worked with Children’s Courtyard/Xplor for 9 years. I started off as a lead Kindergarten teacher and worked my way up the ladder to become a School-Age Manager.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
    Year Started:
    4/12/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Brenda

    Ms. Brenda, Cook, Bus Driver

    'If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face, like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.' -Roald Dahl

    Ms. Brenda has been working with children for over 20 years. While the children are here at KinderCare, Ms. Brenda makes sure they get healthy food for breakfast, lunch, and their afternoon snack. She enjoys their laughter and excitement when they are learning new things and mastering new skills. Ms. Brenda is always smiling and is very dedicated to each and every child here at our center. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Brenda has previous experience with a home daycare.
    Year Started:
    9/2/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
  • Ms. Leticia

    Ms. Leticia, Infant Classroom/Learning Adventures

    "You make your own happiness.

    Ms. Leticia likes teaching our Infants and our Learning Adventure Classes because she knows that she is building a learning foundation for the children within the classes. The fact that she is teaching children each day inspires her to continue working. Ms. Leticia is very knowledgeable about early childhood education due to her many years of experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Leticia has experience as a Preschool teacher and Assistant Director, and has worked with all age groups.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Pearl Buck
    Year Started:
    8/22/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40
  • Ms. Teneshia

    Ms. Teneshia, Infant Classroom

    What I love most about early childhood education is the fact that I am making a difference in a child's life. Seeing the warm smiles on the children's faces inspires me to come to work each day.

    Teneshia is a very kind-hearted person with three wonderful children of her own. She has worked in the Infant classroom for a long time and loves our babies here at KinderCare as if they were her own children. Teneshia makes sure that each child in her classroom is well taken care of and that all of their individual needs are met.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Books by Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    10/3/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Eduwiges

    Ms. Eduwiges, Infant Classroom

    Eduwiges (Edu) has worked with infants for many years. She loves getting to see their growth and development from day to day. Edu goes above and beyond making sure that the babies are well taken care of, while they are in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Edu has worked with young children for a very long time, and loves working in the Infant classroom as she is able to cuddle the babies!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    8/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5+
    Education:
    College Degree
  • Ms. Brittney

    Ms. Brittney, Toddler Classroom

    "What I love most about early childhood education is the fact that the parents trust me to teach, love, and care for their child. What inspires me to come to work are the surprises I see each day.

    Brittany has been with KinderCare since 2009. Since joining the KinderCare team, she has worked with many age groups, but her favorite age groups are infants and toddlers. She loves getting to see each child within these classes develop and learn.

    Year Started:
    10/27/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
  • Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I love to learn new things so I can teach what I've learned to the children in my classroom. Teaching my children and seeing a smile on their faces when I walk in the door is inspiring. I love my students, they light up my life.

    Janet has been with KinderCare since 2012. She has a wonderful heart for the children in her care, and they are always excited to see her. Janet has been working with two-year-olds for a while and absolutely loves them. The development, growth, and safety of our two-year-olds is her top priority while she's here with them.  

    Previous Experience:
    Janet has been working with preschool children for an extremely long time. She owned her own daycare for a short time and then moved into learning centers!
    Year Started:
    9/2/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Shenita

    Ms. Shenita, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Shenita has been with KinderCare for many years and has worked with different age groups within our center. Shenita loves each and every child in the center as if they were her own. She enjoys watching the children grow and discover new things. The smiles and hugs she receives from her children makes her day even more enjoyable. When working with her children, there is never a dull moment. Shenita's days are always full of excitement and wonder.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    9/25/2001
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16+
    Education:
    CDA
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Teresa (Terri) has been with KinderCare since 1996. She loves being around the children and seeing their happy faces every day. She is inspired to come to work each and every day because she enjoys teaching the children new skills and showing them new adventures. The children within Ms. Terri's classroom are and will always be a part of her family here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Terri has been working with preschool children for a very long time, and they are still the favorite part of her day!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "I See the Moon" by Meredith Willson and Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    9/30/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Erica is always excited to have the opportunity to impact children's lives. As a child growing up, it was her dream to become a teacher. Ms. Erica believes with hard work and dedication, your child will conquer Pre-K with some help and guidance from the KinderCare family. Erica has had an opportunity to work in early childhood education in many different ways, from classroom to management, and has enjoyed it all! Ms. Erica can't wait to begin this journey with you and your child!

    Previous Experience:
    KinderCare 1998-1999 Tutor Time 1999-2001 LaPetite Academy 2001-2011 Children's Paradise 2011-2012
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Morris the Moose Goes to School by Bernard Wiseman and Danny the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
    Year Started:
    7/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15+
    Education:
    CDA, Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Rachel is a very positive person and always looks for the best in the children she cares for. She believes that every child is unique and special in his or her own way. While here at KinderCare, Ms. Rachel likes to play games and loves getting to watch the children within her care develop in a safe and positive environment.

    Previous Experience:
    Clayton Afterschool Program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Year Started:
    9/23/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    TCC for Education Degree

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

This facility was built in 1976 and brings such an exciting heritage into our building. We have grown within the center through décor, standards, policies, and procedures in order to provide superior care. Our team works hard to gather all the positives that come our way and implement them into positive teaching philosophies. We are proud to have been in our location for the past 40 years and look forward to having many more fabulous years ahead.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent / guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. In addition, Teresa (Terri) Duran, our Health and Safety Coordinator, has been with the company for 17 years and is well informed on KinderCare and Texas State Licensing safety requirements. Terri walks our premises inside and out on a daily basis to ensure we are providing our families and our community with the safest environment possible for these precious lives we tend to daily.

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 love KinderCare. I have been around child care for a long time and never have I seen a team quite like this one. My granddaughter is so well taken care of that we feel confident leaving her with this team every day. She comes home a little smarter each time she leaves and we love it. Thank you for loving on my grand-baby.

- Grandmother

"KinderCare Learning Center has been a part of my family for years. I know when I leave my children at KinderCare they are still at home." 

- Mother
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