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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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Special Instructions:
"Off I-10 next to Bunker Hill Bowling Alley."

Neighborhood:
Near Memorial Herman Hospital and Memorial City Mall

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

In the right setting, with the right teacher, amazing things are possible for your child.  We believe unlocking your child’s love of learning, at an early age, can open doors for him or her for the rest of their life.
Call us to schedule a tour, or stop by anytime to see our center and meet our teachers
 

Welcome

We are thrilled that you have stopped by our web page and we 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 The 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 they 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 and beyond.
 
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Ms. Ashlynn Snelling, Center Director

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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. 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. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a nationally accredited child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level 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

    There is no justification in human nature for treating children, from birth, with any less respect or equality than that accorded to older people. Children are people, fully and without qualification." Daniel Greenberg

    Ashlynn began working with children as a Camp Counselor at the Dominion Country Club in San Antonio throughout high school and college. Her senior year at Texas A&M University, she accepted the Lead School Age teacher position at KinderCare. When Ashlynn graduated in 2012, she was promoted to District Trainer for District 9, which required her to on-board new staff members and to help Cecilia Ander's Center achieve NAC Accreditation. One year later, Ashlynn stepped into the Assistant Director position at the Royal Street KinderCare in Bryan where she assisted the center in becoming NAC accredited during the summer of 2014. Ashlynn was then promoted to the Center Director at the Katy KinderCare and after eight months was honored to accept the Center Director position here at the Bunker Hill KinderCare. 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:
    Counselor at Dominion Country Club Lead School Age Teacher at Balcones KinderCare District Trainer at KinderCare District 9 Assistant Director at Royal Street KinderCare Center Director at Katy KinderCare
    Year Started:
    5/24/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    BS in Psychology with Minor in Business Administration
  • Angie Berreles

    Angie Berreles, Assistant Director

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

    Previous Experience:
    Taught Elementary, Owned her own childcare
    Year Started:
    9/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
    Education:
    BA Elementary Education
  • Ms. Alexa

    Ms. Alexa, Learning Adventures Coordinator

    I am from California but took the opportunity to work for KinderCare when I moved to Houston last April. I received a degree in Marrage and Family Studies, which covered intriguing Child Development courses. I loved the classes so much that after completing my degree, I knew my passion was working and educating children.I absolutely love my job, and feel so accomplished when I 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

    ~~My goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. I will respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home.  I will help build brain power in a loving and caring environment. I will prepare your infant to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world. I’ve worked at KinderCare since 2003 and now serve as the Health & Safety Coordinator and the Infant Mentor Teacher for the city.  I look 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

    ~~My goal is to nurture your child’s creativity. I provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music.  I provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries.  I’ve worked at KinderCare since 2011 and love coming to work every day to be greeted with sweet baby smiles. I appreciate you trusting us with your infant's care and education, and I’m committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.

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

    Ms. Jessica, Health & Safety Coordinator/Todd;er Teacher

    ~~My goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning.  I will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provide practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development.  I look forward to supporting your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.

    Year Started:
    1/6/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working on Criminal Justice and Child Psychology Degree
  • Ms. Whitney

    Ms. Whitney, Discovery Preschool

    ~~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. 

    Year Started:
    5/18/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    CDA Bachelor Degree in ECE
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, Preschool

    My goal is to enhance your child’s development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning.  Your child will develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish and social skills.   I understand that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact your child's cognitive development.  I adapt my teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead as well as those who need additional help. I recognize that children's different backgrounds and experiences mean that they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way, so I’m flexible and patient.
     

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

    Ms. Jeulahn, Prekindergarten

    ~~My goal is to provide a literacy rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore books and writing.  As a leader in early childhood education, KinderCare knows that one of the best predictors of a successful reader is the amount of time a child spends reading. I use daily journal activities to practice writing skills; help your child's early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teach basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develop phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. We will build brain power while making new friends and learning 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

    ~~My goal is to create a sense of community and leadership within my classroom. I use a Classroom Council to select activities and themes that the whole group will enjoy. I create a comfortable environment designed to boost your child's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills.  I provide experiences that develop your child's ability to problem-solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provide opportunities to explore math relationships such as classification; and provide support and time to complete homework and school projects.

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

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Farsi, Pushto

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 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. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests or emergency pick up people 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, and 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.

Share Your Story
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.
The lovely ladies all welcomed Sarah with open arms. They were understanding of her challenges and at the same time helped her to become more comfortable in the 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 Sarah develop from a bud to a blooming flower. Thank you so much, Ms. Angela and your team!

- Mother
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