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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, Dallas Park

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Welcome to KinderCare Kingswood in Fort Worth. We are very excited to meet you and your family. Our pride and our passion at KinderCare is in helping young minds grow by engaging children in activities that foster independent exploration. And it’s our belief that every child, no matter how young, is a unique individual who is learning more about the world around them each and every day.

Here we believe it takes a team of quality professionals to raise a child. Our parents consider us an extention of their family! Your child will have a safe, secure, homelike learning environment with caring teachers to guide them.

Warmest regards,
Michelle Wallace, Center Director

Michelle Wallace, Center Director

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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


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

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

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  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 nuturing our children and families. We look forward to making you a new member of our family!

  • Michelle Wallace

    Michelle Wallace, Center Director

    You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.  ---A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

    I have been working in early childhood education for about 10 years. I began as a Lead teacher in 2005 and in 2009 was promoted to management. I left child care for one year, but quickly returned in 2014 when I joined the KinderCare team. I realized that caring 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 yours a part of our family.

    Previous Experience:
    I have been working in childcare 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 years
    Business Management Associates
  • Jennifer Harkins

    Jennifer Harkins, Assistant Director

    “It takes someone really brave to be a mother, someone strong to raise a child, and someone special to love someone more than herself” – Ritu Ghatourey

    I have been working in the childcare industry since I was 18 years old. I started my career from being a Lead Kindergarten Teacher to School Age Manager. I love being around children and watching them grow into the person they will be for our future. I recently just got my Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies from the University of North Texas. I am hoping to further my education and get another degree and then my masters’ degree. My goal is to become a PK 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 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:
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ Years
  • 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

    Mrs. Brenda has been working with children for over 20 years.  Brenda makes sure that while the children are here at KinderCare they get healthy food for Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Snack. She enjoys their laughter and excitement when they are learning new things, and mastering new skills. Mrs. Brenda is always smiling, she is very dedicated to each and every child here at our center. 

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Brenda has previous experience with a home daycare. She has over 20 years of experience with children.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+ Years
  • 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 is what inspires her to continue working.  Ms. Leticia is very knowledgable about early childhood education with her many years of experience. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Leticia has experience being a Preschool teacher, Assistant Director and has worked with all ages.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Any book by Pearl Buck
    Year Started:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
  • 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. She has three wonderful children of her own. Teneshia loves our babies here at KinderCare as if they were her own children. She has been working in the Infant Classroom, for a long time. Teneshia comes in each day making sure that each child in her classroom is well taken care of and makes sure that all their individual needs are met.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dr. Suess Books
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Eduwiges

    Eduwiges, Infant

    Eduwiges (Edu) has worked with Infants for many years. Edu comes in each day, looking forward to seeing our wonderful infants. 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:
    I have worked with young children for a very long time. I love the infant classroom and being able to cuddle on the babies!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5+ Years
    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 she has been with us, she has worked with many age groups, her favorite ages are infants, toddlers, and twos. These are her favorite age groups because loves getting to see each child within these classes develop and learn.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All children's books.
    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet, Discovery Preschool

    I love to teach the children. I love to learn new things so I can teach what I’ve learned to my classroom. Teaching my children and seeing a smile on their faces when I walk in the door is inspiring.

    Janet has been with KinderCare since 2012. She has a wonderful heart for the children in her care. Everyday she comes in the children are excited to see her. Janet has been working with our 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:
    I have been working with preschool children for an extremely long time. I owned my own daycare for a short time and moved into learning centers! I love my students, they light up my life.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18 Years
  • Ms. Shenita

    Ms. Shenita, Discovery Preschool

    Shenita has been with KinderCare for many years, she has worked with different age groups within our center. Shenita loves each and every child that comes into our 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 each day 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
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16+ Years
  • Ms. Teresa

    Ms. Teresa, Preschool Classroom

    'I love you forever, I like you always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be.'  -Robert Munsch

    Teresa (Terri) has been with KinderCare since 1996. She loves being around the children and seeing their happy faces everyday. She is inspired to come to work each and everyday 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:
    I have been working with preschool children for a very long time. They still remain my favorite part of the day!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I see the moon, and the moon see me Love you forever
    Year Started:
    20 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+ Years
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, Pre-Kindergarten

    If you believe, you can acheive

    Erica is always excited to have the opportunity to impact your children's life's. As a child growing up, it was her dream to become a teacher. Erica believes with hardwork and dedication your child will conquer Pre-K with some help and guidance from their KinderCare family. Erica has had an opportunity to work in early childhood in many different ways from classroom to management and has enjoyed it all! 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 Danny the Dinosaur
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    CDA, Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, School Age

    If a child cannot learn in a way we teach, we must teach in a way the child can learn." -Unknown

    Rachel is a very positive person. She always looks for the best in the children she cares for. Rachel believes that every child is unique and special in their own way. While here at KinderCare 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
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    TCC for Education Dgree

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      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. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

About Our Center

This facility was built in the bicentennial year of 1976 and brings such and 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 this building the past 40 years and to have 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

Teresa (Terri) Duran is our Health and Safety Coordinator. Terri 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 childcare for a long time and never have I seen a team quite like this one. My granddaughter is so well taken care of we feel confident leaving her with these team everyday. She comes home a little smarter each time she leaves and we love it. Thank you for loving on my granbaby.

- Grandmother
"KinderCare Learning Center has been apart of my family for years. I know when I leave my children at KinderCare they are still at home." 
- Mother

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