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Bunker Hill KinderCare

Ms. Ashlynn Snelling, Center Director

937 Bunker Hill Rd. Houston TX 77024
(713) 464-1625 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Neighborhood:
Near Memorial Herman Hospital and Memorial City Mall

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Wild Cat Way, and Woodview Elementary

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Welcome

We at Bunker Hill KinderCare would love to meet you and your family! Everything in our center is designed for learning. We truly believe in developing the whole child, and our dedicated teachers would love to foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We go above and beyond to ensure that your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at Bunker Hill KinderCare, we are truly a family! Your participation and involvement are important to us. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but he or she will also have support from a team of professionals who are sincerely passionate about education. We encourage you to call or stop by our center any time and check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms.
 
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January's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at Bunker Hill KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Ms. Ashlynn Snelling

    Ms. Ashlynn Snelling, Center Director

    Ms. Ashlynn began working with children as a Camp Counselor at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio throughout high school and college. During her senior year at Texas A&M University, she accepted the Lead School Age Teacher position at KinderCare. Throughout the years, she has traveled and taken many different positions working in child care. Ashlynn absolutely loves her job, the staff, and the children. Every morning she looks forward to seeing all the smiling faces at the center!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashlynn has previously worked as: Counselor at Dominion Country Club; Lead School Age Teacher at Balcones KinderCare; District Trainer at KinderCare District 9; Assistant Director at Royal Street KinderCare; and Center Director at Katy KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    5/24/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Business Administration
  • Angie Berreles

    Angie Berreles, Assistant Director

    Ms. Angie has been with KinderCare since 2010. Her passion for children and their education shines bright through her creative and loving personality. Ms. Angie holds an elementary education degree from Puerto Rico. She is highly involved in developing strong learning environments in the center.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angie has previously taught elementary school and has owned her own child care center.
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Learning Adventures Coordinator

    Ms. Alexa is from California, but moved to Houston last April and took the opportunity to work for KinderCare. She received a degree in marriage and family studies, which covered intriguing child development courses. She loved those classes so much that after completing her degree, she knew her passion was working with and educating children. Ms. Alexa absolutely loves her job, and feels so accomplished when she can make the children feel proud and loved!

    Year Started:
    4/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Marriage & Family Studies Degree
  • Ms. Lida

    Ms. Lida, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Lida's goal is to lay the foundation for infants to develop trusting relationships. She responds to babies with sensitivity and attention; uses words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and uses family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with children's home life. Ms. Lida helps build brain power in a loving and caring environment, preparing infants to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause and effect, trial and error, and object permanence through play; by providing a variety of materials in different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and by encouraging the use of all five senses to discover the world. Ms. Lida has worked at KinderCare since 2003 and now serves as the Health & Safety Coordinator and the Infant Mentor Teacher for the city. She looks forward to working with you and your family for a meaningful year of learning and discovery!

    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Sharaz

    Ms. Sharaz, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sharaz's goal is to nurture children’s creativity. She provides crayons and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity for activities, monitoring children carefully as they use these items; supports imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourages self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Sharaz provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where infants can explore and make new discoveries. She has worked at KinderCare since 2011 and loves coming to work every day to be greeted with sweet baby smiles! Ms. Sharaz appreciates that families trust her with their infant's care and education, and she is committed to making each and every first transition away from home easy and natural for both children and their families.

    Year Started:
    7/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Jessica

    Ms. Jessica, Toddler Classroom/Health & Safety Coordinator

    Ms. Jessica's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials for toddlers that will help them develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. She uses storytelling and word games to help children practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provides practice in naming familiar items; and supports rich vocabulary development. Ms. Jessica looks forward to supporting all toddlers, especially in their social and emotional growth.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Criminal Justice and Child Psychology Degree (In Progress)
  • Ms. Whitney

    Ms. Whitney, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Whitney's goal is to provide an environment where children will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value their individuality, and have fun just being themselves. She helps children engage in the world around them by enhancing their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, Ms. Whitney also helps families navigate this developmental milestone every day in her classroom. She encourages children to make new friends and helps them gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills they need for a lifetime of healthy relationships. Ms. Whitney always encourages families to join her class for story time or for one of the center's monthly Community Social Events. She looks forward to working with families as their children progress through the program. 

    Year Started:
    5/18/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Regina's goal is to enhance children’s development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning. Children in her classroom develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish, and social skills. Ms. Regina understands that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact children's cognitive development, and so she always strives for excellence. She adapts her teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead of the curve as well as for those who need additional help along the way. Ms. Regina recognizes that children's different backgrounds and experiences mean that they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way, and so she is always flexible and patient as children learn.
      

    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Jeulahn

    Ms. Jeulahn, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Jeulahn's goal is to provide a literacy-rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore books and writing. Ms. Jeulahn knows that one of the best predictors of a successful reader is the amount of time a child spends reading--and so she incorporates reading and writing activities frequently, in a way that is fun for the children. She uses daily journal activities to practice writing skills; helps children's early reading skills by teaching them how to connect sounds to letters through pictures and word collages; teaches basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develops phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. Ms. Jeulahn helps children build brain power as they make new friends and learn valuable social skills for success in elementary school.

     

    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Davina

    Ms. Davina, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Davina's goal is to create a sense of community and leadership within her classroom. She uses a Classroom Council so that the whole group can select activities and themes that they will all enjoy. Ms. Davina works to create a comfortable environment designed to boost children's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills. She provides experiences that develop children's ability to problem solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provides opportunities to explore math relationships, such as classification; and provides support and time to complete homework and school projects to give families more quality time together at home each night.

    Year Started:
    9/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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January's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

 

Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. 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 various training opportunities in the community.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Farsi, Pushto

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

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door, literally. We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter, and all side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those listed as authorized for emergency pick-ups are identified and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline, and guidance, along with developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I want to send a huge thank you to our local KinderCare center staff and teachers for making such a positive impact on our family. I stayed home with my daughter for her first few years so that she could receive therapy for developmental delays. She took an occasional class, but I thought she really needed something more regular, with a routine. I researched early childhood education centers in my area and found KinderCare to be the best option. I am very happy with my decision to come here!
 
The lovely ladies all welcomed my daughter with open arms. They were understanding of her challenges and at the same time helped her to become more comfortable in a classroom environment. They communicated regularly with her father and me, and helped us to feel at ease about leaving her there with people who genuinely cared. She loved going to school and made friends with classmates as well as the adults. Over the course of her Prekindergarten year, we watched our daughter develop from a bud to a blooming flower. Thank you so much, Ms. Angela, and the rest of the team!

- Mother
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