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Summerfields KinderCare

Lisa Guardado, Center Director

3800 Basswood Blvd. Fort Worth TX 76137
(817) 232-9474 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
on Basswood & Riverside in North Fort Worth

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
North Riverside, Basswood, Parkview, Northbrook, Heritage, Chisolm Ridge, Chisolm Trail Intermediate, Bluebonnet

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Welcome

Welcome to the KinderCare on Basswood in Fort Worth, Texas. Our amazing teachers bring our classrooms to life. Every activity and lesson is planned by them to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery.
 

You’ll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping develop early literacy and writing skills. We also have Spanish included in our curriculum.

Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning!

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Lisa Guardado, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday July 26, 2016
    1. Mr. Music and Friends Visit

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      Mr. Music and his puppet friends will be visiting today.

  2. Wednesday July 27, 2016
    1. Hump Day

      Wear stripes for the last Hump Day of the month!

Teachers & Staff

We are very proud and excited to introduce the Teaching Team from the KinderCare on Basswood.

  • Lisa Guardado

    Lisa Guardado, Center Director

    I love having the opportunity to play an important part in the lives of the children that are in my school. Being able to watch each child learn and grow every day is the best reward anyone could ever have.

    Lisa has worked in the early childhood field for over 22 years. During this time, she has served in many roles including Preschool Teacher, Assistant Director and School Director. She has been at the Basswood KinderCare for 18 years. Many of the children she has cared for over the years still come back to visit and even enroll their own children in the school.

    Year Started:
    11/16/1992
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 Years
    Education:
    Texas Director's Certificate
  • Ms. Kerrie Williams, Center Trainer

    I enjoy working with the teachers to ensure that they are doing their best at teaching our students. To see a child master a skill that they have been working on with their teacher brings me so much joy.

    Ms. Kerrie is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children who have blessed her with one grandchild. She enjoys gardening and reading in her spare time.

    Year Started:
    11/7/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
  • Ms. Sarah Owens

    Ms. Sarah Owens, Program Specialist

    I love coming to work knowing that each day is going to be a new and exciting adventure.

    Ms. Sarah has been married to her college sweetheart for 10 years and has a six year old daughter. She attends The Hills Church of Christ and in her spare time likes to read romance novels and watch old time movies.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms.Sarah worked for Southwest Airlines as a reservation agent and before then for ChildTime as the School-age teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Kids have art in their heart.

    Ms. Jessica has been married for two years and has a son. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and redecorating her house.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Jessica worked at the Hampton Road Day School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat
    Year Started:
    12/9/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Priyanka

    Ms. Priyanka, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love to be around the children to teach them and to give them a good foundation.

    Ms. Priyanka has been married for over 20 years and has two sons and one daughter. She is an active member at her temple and volunteers with the Sri Lankeu Buddhist Organization. She enjoys shopping and cooking in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Priyanka worked for Children's Courtyard.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother? by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Terri, Infant B Classroom

    I love coming to work knowing that my children are eager and ready to learn.

    Ms. Terri has two wonderful children who have blessed her with 6 grandchildren. She enjoys going to church and doing needlework.

    Previous Experience:
    Previous to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Terri worked for Independence School District 187 in North Chicago.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Go Dogs Go
    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Social/Psychology, Minor in Education
  • Ms. Deborah, Infant Classroom

    I live by the quote "Have you hugged your child today?" and make it a priority to love on each child that is in my care.

    Ms. Deborah is a mother to a charming 10 year old son. She enjoys riding bikes and playing board games with her son and reading in her spare time. She is an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Setonin and her son's club scout troop.

    Previous Experience:
    Previous to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Deborah was a nanny, certified lactation counselor, and worked for Neiman Marcus.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Kissing Hand
    Year Started:
    5/19/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Bachlelor of Science
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    I love being in the infant room, everything is new and exciting for the babies. I love watching the babies learn and grow each day.

    Ms. Maria has been married for 13 years and have two lovely children. She enjoys cooking, reading, and hiking in her spare time.

    Previous Experience:
    Previous to working with KinderCare family Ms. Maria worked for Bright Horizions and Pinerose School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Tammy

    Ms. Tammy, Infant Classroom

    I love the infant classroom because of the trust parents have in me to put their most prized possession in my arms. I love and care for my students and am so happy I get to share their most meaningful experiences.

    Outside of KinderCare Ms. Tammy volunteers at the Women's Shelter and Salvation Army. She has two daughters. Ms. Tammy also enjoys learning about other countries and their cultures.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Tammy worked at the Montessori School as an event planner and substitute teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    1001 Words to Talk About
    Year Started:
    8/19/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Virginia

    Ms. Virginia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to come to work and teach the children new things! It's always something new and wonderful to show them that they have never experienced.

    Ms Virginia attended Front Range Community College where she obtained her center director credentials in 2001. She has two sons and she collects Peanuts and Snoopy memorabilia.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Virgina worked at Wal-Mart for 10 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams
    Year Started:
    4/7/1997
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Directors Credentials
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Allison is an only child. She is an active member in her church you ministry and enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare familiy Ms. Allison worked for Xplore as a leat teacher.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Llama Lama Time to Share
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Certification of
  • Ms. Felicia

    Ms. Felicia, Preschool Classroom

    I live by the quote "If you can Imagine it, you can Achieve it. Dream and you can Become it!

    Ms. Felicia is married with two beautiful daughters. She is an active member of her church and enjoys reading and watching a good movie with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Felicia worked in customer service and administration.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Amelia Bedlia, Dr. Seuss, and Nancy Drew
    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Education:
    Bachelor in Business Adminstration from the University of Phoenix
  • Ms. Amber

    Ms. Amber, School-age Classroom

    I love to inspire kids to learn and grow. It brings me great joy to help them in this way!

    Ms Amber is currently attending Rasmussen College where she is taking courses to obtain her Child Development Associates certification. She has a wonderful little girl and enjoys sewing and drawing.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Amber worked in the food service industry for five years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things Are ~by Maurice Sendak Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes ~ by James Dean and Erick Litwin
    Year Started:
    11/27/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Jayda

    Ms. Jayda, Toddler Classroom

    I love coming to work to watch the children grown and learn new things. They are the not the same little people from when they start in my classroom to when they leave and I love watching them blossom.

    Ms. Jayda is a fun loving who enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with her friends and boyfriend.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the KinderCare family Ms. Jayda was finishing her degree at the University of North Texas.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'll Love You for Always
    Year Started:
    8/17/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Family Studies

July 2016 Events

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  1. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

  2. Monday July 18, 2016
    1. Crazy Hair Day

      Bedhead, messy head, come in with your crazy hair today!

  3. Tuesday July 19, 2016
    1. Mismatch Day

      Wear mismatching items today!

  4. Wednesday July 20, 2016
    1. Goofy Summer Hat

      Wear a goofy summer hat today!

  5. Thursday July 21, 2016
    1. Red Day

      Wear the color RED today!

  6. Friday July 22, 2016
    1. Parent's Late Night

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      Bring the kiddos with us and go out a fun date night.

    2. Pajama Day

      Wear your pj's today!

  7. Tuesday July 26, 2016
    1. Mr. Music and Friends Visit

      -

      Mr. Music and his puppet friends will be visiting today.

  8. Wednesday July 27, 2016
    1. Hump Day

      Wear stripes for the last Hump Day of the month!

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

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. Upon enrollment, a code is provided to the family. A child may not be released to anyone other than listed individuals on the enrollment agreement. Our playgrounds are made specifically for certain ages, all fenced-in and secured with classroom access. Our staff are ALL trained in First Aid and CPR, as well as Shaken Baby Syndrome and Universal Precautions.

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 wanted to thank you all so much for being apart of our family's life. The KinderCare at Basswood has been like our extended family since my son has been 3 months old. The faculty has always shown a sincere, caring and active involvement in my son's learning development and has provided him with programs to help engage his own learning successes. He has been involved in the music program, phonics program, and Kelsey's math program. My son began the music program at the age of three and now shows a great interest and appreciation for music. The music program not only taught him that music is fun way to learn and enjoy with others, but also gave him the skills for recalling and recognition as well as hand and eye coordination. In addition to the music program, my son started the phonics program. He knew his alphabet when he started the program, because of the alphabet song, but the phonics program gave him the skills to begin identifying letters and words that started with those letters. He is currently in the 4 year old classroom and is continuing the phonics program. This program grows with each individual and has the one on one involvement that a new learner needs. Just last week he began to read on his own. We were so elated to see his hard work with phonics has paid off. He was truly excited. Though he knows it can be hard he enjoys reading and you can see when he sounds out the word and is successful that it was all worth it. Beginning this year in the 4 year old classroom, he started a new program, the Kelsey math program and he absolutely loves it. Instantaneously, he began coming home and you could see that he was picking up the things he learned in the math program, from the basic counting skills to more of the complex skills, such as identifying patterns, sequences, and grouping, just to name a few. He has not only benefited from the programs but has had fun in the process. Accolades go out to the faculty that work with the students in these special programs at KinderCare. They truly have given him the skills to be successful as he continues his academic journey through education. Lastly, he truly enjoys the staff at KinderCare at Basswood. The faculty supports him in all his strides to become a young learner and encourages him on a daily basis in a loving structured environment. Our family is truly grateful and appreciative for the care, curriculum and consistency that KinderCare at Basswood has provided.

- Mother
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