Melissa Kowis, Center Director
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Welcome to the Aldine Westfield Kindercare Learning Center. We offer an amazing curriculum and educational tools for each age group to support learning and development. We are a 4 star level Texas certified school through Texas Rising Star and we are Nationally Accredited through N.A.C.( National Accreditation Commission). At our school, we offer before and after school care as well as wonderful summer camps. We have exceptional teachers that have been with us long term who are passionate about teaching and caring for your children. Strong family and community involvement through things such as : Community Social Events once a month, Parent-Teacher conferences 3 times a year and lots of community involvement with drives that we host. We look forward to making your family a part of ours!
Melissa Kowis, Center Director
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to our center! At the Aldine Westfield KinderCare we are pleased and proud to introduce you to our staff. Our teaching staff are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an tenure of one to 19 years at our center. Several of our teachers have their Associate's Degree in Child Development. The Aldine Westfield KinderCare strives for excellence through continuing education from bi-annual company professional development trainings to seeking additional trainings.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
― William Arthur Ward
Melissa Kowis is the Center Director for the Aldine Westfield Location. Melissa has been with Kindercare Learning Center for over 5 years. She started her career with KLC as a Preschool Teacher at The Woodlands location. Melissa was promoted as Assistant Director to the Aldine Westfield Location in 2013 and promoted the following year as Center Director. Her passion is Education and Family Engagement.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorane" - Andy McIntyre
Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand." - Chinese Proverb
I love hearing the children help their peers, especially with something they have learned in my class.
Ms. Ashley has worked for eight years with both preschool and prekindergarten children. Ms. Ashley loves the challenge of preparing her students for Kindergarten. She is excited to come to work each day to see how her students incorporate what she has taught them into their everyday learning experiences. In addition to teaching the prekindergarten children, Ms. Ashley mentors the other teachers as our Program Specialist. She helps teachers develop activities to further their experiences within the KinderCare curriculum. Ms. Ashley also teaches our Learning Adventure programs. She teaches small group instruction in Phonics, Reading, Math, and Spanish.
Our Center is a cut above the rest. We are a Learning Center with our own Curriculum that is put together at the corporate level by educators that match our state level requirements. Studies now show that children that start public school and have been a part of the Kindercare Family for at least one year, are already ahead of their peer group academically.
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Our facility places health and safety at the center of everything we do. Upon your first visit, you will notice our school is secured by our keypad entry as well as a computer sign-in system located in the parent center. In addition, all visitors are required to provide a photo ID for entry into the building to ensure the safety and protection of our children. Ms. Eugenia Chism is our Health and Safety Coordinator and conducts daily inspections of the playground and classrooms to ensure the safety of our children. Our playground is secured by a gated fenced area in order to provide the highest level of security while our children participate in their outdoor learning experiences. We also conduct monthly fire drills, severe weather drills, and practice our lock down procedures so that our children, with the aid of their teachers know what to do in the event of an emergency. Our staff also meet the highest level of safety through their CPR and First Aid bi-annual trainings as well as being trained annually in the prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and shaken baby syndrome. Our staff also participate in regular child development training. Not only are the staff trained on safety throughout the year, they also meet twice a year for our Professional Development Day. This day provides them with continued education to ensure the safety of our children is at the center of everything that we do.
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 though the various training opportunities in the community.
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