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Northwest Highway KinderCare

Vicki Gilbreath, Center Director

1321 Northwest Highway Garland TX 75041
(972) 278-9558 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
Centerville Rd. Saturn Rd.

Neighborhood:
LBJ, cross st are saturn centerville, right across from "on the border"

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Montclair, Caldwell, Routh Roach, Hills Academy, Southgate, Cisneros Pre-K (am. pick up only)

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Welcome

Welcome to Northwest Highway KinderCare! We are very excited to meet you and your family. Our experts designed classroom activities and lesson plans to help prepare your little one for success in school and beyond. The staff's combined experience in childcare is over 125 years! Furthermore, everyone works to ensure that your child is safe and secure while they are learning and growing.

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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.

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

Welcome to Northwest Highway KinderCare in Garland, Texas! We are pleased and proud to introduce our staff. All combined staff experience in the industry is over 125 years, so they are passionate and dedicated to early childhood education. We invite you and your family to come tour to personally meet us today!

  • Rita Talton

    Rita Talton, Assistant Director

    Starting out as a teacher with the preschool children, I really enjoyed being a part of their learning, development and watching them grow!

    As the Assistant Director, she enjoys being part of children's learning. She takes pride in her wonderful team and working for a great company. Her true reward is seeing children learn, develop and grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Before getting into the Child Care field, she worked as a word processor. She then went to school to get her Associate's Degree in Child Development. After graduating, she started working for Next Generation, which later merged with Children's World, before joining KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Jack and Jane
    Year Started:
    3/27/2000
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Child Development
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Cook and Health & Safety Coordinator

    Amanda was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She started working in the childcare field in 2000. Her professional goals are to help each and every child get the proper nutrition that they need. She also makes sure our center is a safe environment for the children who attend everyday.

    Year Started:
    12/4/2000
    Tenure:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Kathy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    1/24/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
  • Ms. Clarisa

    Ms. Clarisa, Infant Classroom

    Clarisa loves to come to work each day to take care of our infants. She enjoys being a part of their growing process. She is very nurturing, so she is always singing and talking to the babies.

    Year Started:
    8/4/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
  • Ms. Mattie, Infant B

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Mattie started with the company at Children's World in 1990. She joined our family here in May 0f 2014. Mattie loves working with her older infants but is great with any age.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    11/7/1990
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years
  • Ms. Alison, Infant Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    9/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Miss Jasmine, Infant A

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining the KinderCare Family Jasmine worked for 5 years at another Center with the Infants as well
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web
    Year Started:
    10/6/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
  • Miss Parrish, Infant Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    As well as working with young children Miss Parrish also has experience working with the elderly.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs & Ham
    Year Started:
    9/10/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
  • Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    Year Started:
    10/15/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Pamela

    Ms. Pamela, Toddler Classroom

    Pam strives to make sure that the children learn something positive and new each day. She enjoys coming up with creative ideas to make their learning exciting, challenging and fun. Her favorite part is being able to see the children first enter her classroom only speaking a few words, and then progress into their next classroom being able to speak in sentences.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ali Babba and the 40 Thieves
    Year Started:
    8/4/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education
  • Ms. Denise

    Ms. Denise, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Denise started working for our center in 2010. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Denise's joy for teaching and the development of children inspired her to return to school and acquire her Child Development Degree. That extra education has made her a great asset to our Discovery Preschool Program.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2010
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Childhood Development
  • Ms. Cindy, Preschool

    Favorite Children's Book:
    I'm gonna like me
    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    Child Development Degree
  • Ms. Gilda, Preschool Classroom

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Little Red Riding Hood
    Year Started:
    7/13/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Michelle, school-age

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle has been in the Childcare field her whole adult life. She has worked for several different Centers through out her career.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where the Wild Things are
    Year Started:
    12/6/2004
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    Education:
    Child Development Degree

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 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

Since safety is our top concern, our center is secured through a keypad entry system, locked perimeter doors, as well as a fenced playground. We have a designated Health & Safety coordinator on-site. She is in charge of playground checks, fire drills and the overall safety of our center.

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.

Being a first time mom, I was nervous about leaving my child in the care of other people while I was at work. I searched high a low for a place to take my now 4 year old daughter Kennedy to and I even tried home care, and was highly disappointed.
My search lead me to the Northwest Highway KinderCare.  I met Vickie after several phone calls asking question after question.  Once afternoon, I left work early and made a surprise visit to the center with Kennedy.  I wanted to see just how my daughter would react to this new environment.
We were both pleasantly surprised. Vickie showed us around, answered questions, and made sure to include Kennedy in the process. Kennedy was sold once she saw all the kids learning, playing, singing songs and just being together.
I could not have asked for a better place to take Kennedy. I feel at peace being at work while she is at school. I do not worry about what is going on with her, if she is ok, or if she is being taken care of. The staff is friendly and kind. They know their kids, and that goes a long way in my book.
Kennedy is growing, discovering and learning new things everyday. I love to see the spark in her eyes as she tells me about her day at school. This is the place for Kennedy.
Thank you Northwest KinderCare for being there for us and for providing Kennedy a place to grown while her mommy is at work.

- Mother

All of my children have been attending Northwest Highway KinderCare for the past four years. I could not ask for a better place to send my children while I work. The teachers are very involved with the children every moment of the day. The entire staff is so kind and always making events so memorable, like buying a cake for my son, Liam’s first birthday; providing pictures of my kids participating in their daily lessons; and offering affordable tutoring for my five-year-old, Riley to help prepare her for kindergarten. Their efforts show that they truly enjoy what they do!
I send the warmest of thanks to Northwest Highway KinderCare for their hard work and outstanding contributions. As a parent, I know how much time and energy goes into caring for children, so I deeply appreciate all of the time they have spent in order to dedicate their efforts to providing the best learning environment for my children.
As always, it’s great to know that I can count on them to go the extra mile. I am grateful for them partnering with me on the parenting journey!

- Mother
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