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Copperfield KinderCare

Ms. 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


  

Welcome

Welcome to the Copperfield KinderCare Learning Center. We are very excited to meet with you and your family! We believe in developing the whole child, and so we place an emphasis on assisting children’s growth in 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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Ms. Diane Cardenas, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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.

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Copperfield KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our center is nationally accredited, which means 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. Diane Cardenas

    Ms. Diane Cardenas, Center Director

    Ms. Diane is committed to her children, parents, and teachers. She strives to provide the children at her center a place to feel happy and safe while they learn life skills and the necessary beginnings for future education.  As a past Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher, she understands the importance teaching children the building blocks they need to be ready to enter the public school system. Ms. 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 a part of the start of children's journey to their futures.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Diane has been a teacher for four years, and also has past experience as a corporate trainer in a retail organization for two years and as an assisted living administrator for five years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

    Year Started:
    11/2/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education; Bachelor of Science in Sociology
  • Ms. Jessica Franco

    Ms. Jessica Franco, Assistant Director

    Ms. Jessica 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 children 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, and strengthens coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improves balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offers healthful food choices for snacks and meals.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Megan Moreno

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

    Ms. Megan loves working for KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    5/28/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Professional training in Early Childhood Education; College education in progress
  • Ms. Emma

    Ms. Emma, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Emma loves children, and especially loves to see them learn new things and watch them grow. Her goal is to encourage children to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. She helps infants learn to engage with others by talking with your child; communicating both verbally and non-verbally; telling stories and singing songs to model conversational skills; and using picture books to build association between sounds, objects, and words. Ms. Emma also helps infants improve mobility and coordination by supporting them as they roll from side to side and learn to crawl, stand, and walk; supporting the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meeting all children's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
      

    Year Started:
    1/1/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Chelsi

    Ms. Chelsi, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Chelsi is inspired to come to work every day because she loves to see the children's smiling faces, to be greeted with love each day, and enjoys being able to teach the children and help them grow. Her goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities. She fills each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning. Communication is important to Ms. Chelsi, so you’ll receive regular teacher-family communication from her, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and information about scheduled parent/teacher conferences. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family.
      

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    I love seeing the wonder light up children's eyes when they discover something new and I love to see their smiles and receive their hugs.

    Ms. Jennifer joined KinderCare in August 2014, and spends most of her time with the children in the Toddler Classroom. During her circle time, Ms. Jennifer reinforces colors, numbers, and emotions with the children. She also utilizes sign language daily to teach the children those skills. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has previously owned and operated her own child care center.
    Year Started:
    8/11/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Gabriela

    Ms. Gabriela, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Gabriela loves to see how the children change while they accomplish each developmental milestone they come across. She comes to work to see the children's smiling faces and to catch up on all the new things they can do. Her goal is to nurture children’s creativity by providing tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; to support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and to encourage self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Gabriela provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where children can explore and make new discoveries. She appreciates that families trust her with their child'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:
    5/15/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Professional training in Early Childhood Education; College education in progress
  • Ms. Evelin

    Ms. Evelin, Prekindergarten Classroom/Program Specialist

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

    Ms. Evelin 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. She helps children build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing activities, and strengthens conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. Ms. Evelin supports cooperative play; uses whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrates how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. She supports pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes, encourages creative expression through age-appropriate art materials, and stimulates imagination through storytelling and block-building. 

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

    Ms. Rena, School Age Classroom

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

    Ms. Rena joined KinderCare 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 a full-time Preschool Teacher. She loves the start of each new school year and being able to see the excitement of the children as they progress through their journey of learning. The smiles on her students' 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:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)

Upcoming Center Activities

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June's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Wonderful Water and Insects and Spiders

Infants and toddlers will be exploring the wonderful world of water as the children in Discovery Preschool dig into the creepy-crawly world of insects and spiders! Infants will have the chance to practice splashing, scooping, pouring, and playing with bubbles, while toddlers will take a swim on the creative side as they paint with water and create habitats for sea animals. Children in Discovery Preschool will focus on science as they learn about the differences between insects and spiders, how caterpillars turn into butterflies, and how bees pollinate flowers and make honey. Children’s creativity will blossom as they use dried pasta to create butterfly artwork!

Children 4 to 5 years old: Staying Safe and Exploring the Arts

In this modern world, safety is never overrated—and that’s why we take the first half of June to teach children all about how to keep themselves safe in different situations and places. After that, children will delve into the arts as they learn about visual art, musical art, dancing, and acting, and discover the different types of art, music, and dance that exist around the world. Preschoolers will focus on number recognition in order to learn their phone numbers and how to call 911, the Pre-K class will examine how art concepts and techniques are used in famous works of art, and our kindergartners will collaborate on a group project together, such as making first aid kits or choreographing their own dance routine! 

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, and all side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those 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. 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 then, both girls have flourished. My younger daughter has had the opportunity to participate in music, phonics, and singing. Both have 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 and is truly dedicated, 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, and has learned so much from Ms. Evelin. His vocabulary has increased and he has made progress in his potty training, while 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, and he even sings the songs learned in class! Ms. Hillary and Ms. Keisha always work closely with our family and keep us aware of important events. I especially enjoy that the center hosts 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 peace of mind when I leave my child there. Thank you so much, Copperfield KinderCare, for being there for my son!

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