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Copperfield KinderCare

Diane Cardenas, Center Director

18035 Forest Heights Dr. Houston TX 77095
(281) 463-2454 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cy-Fair ISD: Copeland Andre Postma Woodard Holmsley .

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. We invite you to schedule a tour time that is convenient for you or to stop by anytime. The best way to truly understand what makes us special is to come see for yourself!
 

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Welcome

Welcome to our KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. In addition to a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

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Diane Cardenas, Center Director

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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.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

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.

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  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.

  • Diane Cardenas

    Diane Cardenas, Center Director

    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw

    Diane is committed to her children, parents and teachers.  She strives to provide the children of her center a place to feel happy and safe, while learning life skills and the necessary beginnings for future education.  As a past Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, she understands the importance of the building blocks needed to be ready to enter the public school system.  Diane also understands the need for family and community involvement in assisting with the well being and growth of children. She is extremely excited to be part of the start of the journey to your child's future.

    Previous Experience:
    Teacher for 4 years, teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten and First grade. Corporate Trainer in a retail organization for 2 years. Assisted Living Administrator for 5 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelors of Science in Education Bachelor's of Science in Sociology
  • Jessica Franco

    Jessica Franco, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jessica is the Assistant Director. She joined KinderCare in 2010. Her favorite part about being a teacher is knowing that her children are gaining new developments every day because of her help and attention. Her goal is to create opportunities for your child to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for Kindergarten. She encourages the use of the senses to explore different materials, creates opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions, experiments with spatial relationships, and promotes an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last. She also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills, strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities, improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams, and offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Childhood
  • Ms. Megan Moreno

    Ms. Megan Moreno, Health and Safety Coordinator/Infant Teacher/Family Ambassador

    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Professional trianing in early childhood education. Continuous college education.
  • Ms. Evelin

    Ms. Evelin, Prekindergarten Classroom/Program Specialist

    I love knowing that I'm making a difference in a child's life.

    Ms. Evelin is our Prekindergarten teacher. She joined KinderCare in 2011. She loves that through teaching, she has the ability to help children achieve their best. Her goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. We build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers and strengthen conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. We support cooperative play, use whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation, and demonstrate how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. We support pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes, encourage creative expression through age-appropriate art materials, and stimulate imagination through storytelling and block-building. 

    Year Started:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Education:
    Associate's of Arts Degree in Childhood Development
  • Ms. Gabriela

    Ms. Gabriela, Infant Classroom

    I love to see how my babies change while they accomplish each milestone. I come to work to see my babies smiling faces and to catch up on all the new things they can do. 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 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:
    5/15/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
    Education:
    Professional trianing in early childhood education. Continuous college education.
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Infant Classroom

    I love the children .I love to see the children learn new things and watch them grow. My goal is to encourage your child to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. I will help your infant learn to engage with others. I will talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skills; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words.  I will also help your infant improve mobility and coordination.  I will support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Amy

    Ms. Amy, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love spending each day with my students exploring, teaching, singing and learning with them.  I also work hard to create a very consistent, stable and fun environment for the children.  This allows them to feel comfortable and safe while enjoying their time at school.  I enjoy all aspects of my job but my favorite things do to with the children are outside time and art projects.  Watching them create their own masterpieces and accomplish new physical tasks independently is very rewarding.  I am looking forward to spending my days with your children and getting to watch them learn and grow!

    Ms. Amy joined us in March of 2016.  She has worked as a two year old teacher for over 3 years and is passionate about working with this age group.  Her goal is to create a very stable, consistent and entertaining environment for your children, while working on their life skills, toilet training and growing minds by teaching from our curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    3 + years as a two year old Lead Teacher
    Year Started:
    3/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Associate's in Child Development
  • Ms. Chelsi

    Ms. Chelsi, Toddler Classroom

    Seeing the smiling faces on the kids.Teaching and helping kids grow. Being greeted with love by the kids is what inspires me to come to work each day. My goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities.  I fill each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning.  Communication is important to me, so you’ll receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent / teacher conferences.  I look forward to getting to know you and your family.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Rena

    Ms. Rena, Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching the children something new and then seeing the excitement on their faces when they figure things out!

    Ms. Rena joined our school in September 2015 where she was able to work in several different classrooms.  She fell in love with the preschool age group and has now become our preschool teacher full time.  She is looking forward to our new school year and the excitement of the children as they progress through their journey of learning.  The smiles on her student's faces as they learn are what inspire her to come to work each day.

    Year Started:
    9/24/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Working toward Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing the wonder light up in a child's eyes when they discover something new and I love to get their smiles and hugs.

    Ms. Jennifer joined our school in August 2014.  She spends most of her time with the children in our Toddler classroom.  During her circle time, Ms. Jennifer reinforces colors, numbers and emotions with the children.  She also utilizes sign language daily for teaching those skills.  Ms. Jennifer has had a lot of experience working on these skills with small children as she has spent over 18 years in the early childhood education field, even being the owner of her own childcare center.

    Previous Experience:
    Owner/Operator of a Child Care Center
    Year Started:
    8/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests are 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.

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

As a working mother, it is hard to find a place that can provide a comfortable and secure environment. However, I have found that place with Copperfield KinderCare. Both of my daughters, ages five and seven, have attended the center since 2009. Since there, both girls have flourished. My younger daughter has had the opportunity to participate in music, phonics, and singing. They have both learned social skills, such as patience, sharing and friendship. This center has an environment where children have fun as well as develop positive relationships while learning. Ms. Keisha always genuinely has the best needs of the children at heart. She is always very communicative with us. She is truly dedicated and hard working and loves what she does. We couldn't be happier with our experience with her!

The girls are in school now but still participate in their School Age Program. I know that so much of their growth and development are due to their experience at Kindercare. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for expert care of their child.

- Parent

My two year old son attends Copperfield KinderCare. The dedicated staff makes you and your child feel like a part of their family. My son loves the teachers and staff. My son has learned so much from Ms. Evelin. His vocabulary has increased and he has made progress in his potty training. His motor skills have become better as well. I always get to see what he is doing in class from the work and photographs he brings home. He even sings the songs learned in class. Ms. Hillary and Ms. Keisha always work closely with our family and keep us aware of events. I especially like the events that include family members. I appreciate the open communication provided to us when there is an urgent matter. I would highly recommend Copperfield KinderCare to other families seeking care for their children. I always have piece of mind when I leave my child there. Thank you so much, Copperfield KinderCare faculty and staff for being there for my son!

- Parent
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