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Friendswood KinderCare

Anne Minnella, Center Director

2550 W. Bay Area Blvd. Friendswood TX 77546
(281) 482-4589 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Between Friendswood Lind Rd. and Pilgrims Point on W. Bay Area Blvd.

Neighborhood:
Harritage Park

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
P H Greene, Wedgewood, Landolt, Kline


We are now enrolling for our Fall program.  Call to schedule a tour and ask about our free week offer!

Our center will provide the best learning experience for your child!

Welcome

Welcome to our KinderCare center, a part of the Friendswood commmunity for 30 years. We look forward to building long lasting relationships with you and your children. Our center strives to assist your children in mastering all of their developmental milestones and giving them all of the love and support they need. We believe in setting every child up for success. We hope that you not only become a part of our family , but we become a part of yours.

Anne Minnella, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at KinderCare welcome you to our school. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for your child while you are away at work or school. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at KinderCare and look forward to having your child in our classrooms.

  • Anne Minnella

    Anne Minnella, Center Director

    I love coming to work everyday to see the smiling faces of the children. It feels so rewarding to know that my staff and I are guiding these children and setting them up for success.

    ~Anne has been with KinderCare since 1984. Anne's goal is to make every family in her center feel important and safe. She is very attentive to not only the children's needs but the parents needs as well. Customer service is a very high priority. Anne's center provides a loving environment with a high quality education with a well trained and caring staff. Anne is always working with her staff to help further their education. Anne wants every family at KinderCare to feel that while they are away from their children they have left them with the best!

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon
    Year Started:
    1/1/1984
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Credential, Director Certification
  • Katie Blair

    Katie Blair, Assistant Director

    ~My goal is to provide an environment where your child will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value his individuality, and have fun just being himself. I will help your child engage in the world around him by enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Your child will make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships. I look forward to working with you and your family as your child progresses through our program.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother?
    Year Started:
    1/13/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Early Impressions infants and toddlers

     ~My goal is to provide an environment where your child will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value his individuality, and have fun just being himself. I will help your child engage in the world around him by enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, I also help families navigate this development milestone every day in our classroom. Your child will make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships. You are always invited to join our class for story time or one of our monthly Community Social Events. I look forward to working with you and your family as your child progresses through our program
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham"
    Year Started:
    1/1/2008
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Natalie, Early Impressions Infants

    Year Started:
    2/2/2015
  • Ms. Andrea

    Ms. Andrea, Discovery Pre-School Twos

     ~My goal is to increase your child’s language skills and help your child experience a sense of community in our classroom. I will coach your child to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. I will provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning. There will be opportunities for age-appropriate problem resolution and of course, making new friends. We strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and cutting activities; develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams; and help children learn to serve themselves at meal times.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/1993
    Tenure:
    22 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 years
  • Ms. Katie, Discovery Preschool Toddler/2's

    Year Started:
    11/3/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Pam Lindsey

    Pam Lindsey, PreKindergarten

     ~My goal is to prepare your child socially, emotionally, and academically for Kindergarten. I provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music. I will help your child develop social skills through character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices. I will encourage your child to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them. I look forward to our partnership in your child’s PreK year.
     

    Year Started:
    3/4/2011
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Jayme, Catch the Wave School age

    Year Started:
    6/1/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2

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About Our Center

Our KinderCare center has been a part of the community, keeping children safe and happy for over 30 years! Our experience in the early childhood field provides you with the peace of mind that every parent deserves. Every teacher at our center implements curriculum that is specifically designed for the age-group in their classroom. This curriculum helps children to gain confidence and mastery of the concepts and ideas that are most important to their educational development. We are dedicated to maintaining extraordinary teaching standards and quality experiences for the children in our care.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • 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

At KinderCare safety is always first. Our front door has a security code that only enrolled families have access to. All gates are locked and secured. We have a health and safety coordinator that does playground checks and conducts monthly fire drills and disaster drills. All teachers are first aid and CPR certified.

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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KinderCare has been a wonderful place for our family. At our first visit, to tour the facility, Ms. Alexis and her staff made us feel comfortable and welcome. The first day we dropped our infant daughter off, it was sad and hard to leave her, but my husband and I felt extremely reassured that she was in good hands with Ms. Sarah, and that was very calming to both of us.

- Mother
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