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Walnut Bend KinderCare

Kiaya Scott, Center Director

2625 Walnut Bend Ln. Houston TX 77042
(713) 784-5000 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Walnut Bend, Askew, Outley, Ashford, Sneed, Ray K Daily, Shadowbriar, Budewig

Welcome

Welcome to the Walnut Bend KinderCare Learning Center, where we use education and fun to start children on their developmental journey. Our teachers engage children in educational adventures, music, and outside fun as part of our whole-child approach. Give us a call or stop by to see what education, nurturing, and plain old-fashioned fun is all about!
 
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Kiaya Scott, 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

April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

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.

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

Hello from the staff at Walnut Bend KinderCare! We pride ourselves on maintaining a family-like atmosphere in our center, where we keep children happy, engaged, and learning each and every day. The love we give to and receive from the children we care for motivates us to try to do better every day. Likewise, we receive ongoing educational training through KinderCare Education and through opportunities available in our community. We would love for you and your family to join ours!

  • Kiaya Scott, Center Director

    Previous Experience:
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  • Ms. Arnella

    Ms. Arnella, Infant Classroom

    I love knowing each day that I am going to a job that I enjoy, and that I am taking care of the needs of the children.

     Ms. Arnella'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 lives. She helps build brain power in a loving and caring environment. Ms. Arnella prepares infants to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause and effect, trial and error, and object permanence through play; provides a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourages the use of all five senses so infants can discover the world.
      

    Year Started:
    5/1/2008
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
  • Ms. Rupee

    Ms. Rupee, Infant Classroom

    I love to watch my children grow and develop.

    Ms. Rupee's goal is to encourage children to express their individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. She helps infants learn to engage with others by talking with them, communicating non-verbally, telling stories and singing songs to model conversational skills, and using picture books to help infants build an association between sounds, objects, and words. Ms. Rupee also helps infants improve mobility and coordination by supporting babies as they roll from side to side and learn to crawl, stand, and walk; supports the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meets children's individual needs for rest and nutrition.
      

    Year Started:
    10/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16
  • Ms. Desiree

    Ms. Desiree, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Desiree'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. Desiree understands that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact children's cognitive development, and so she always strives for excellence. She also believes that all children deserve the best care and education possible, so she adapts her teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead as well as for those who need additional help. Ms. Desiree 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.
      

    Year Started:
    10/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Mr. Chadd

    Mr. Chadd, School Age Classroom

    Mr. Chadd's goal is to provide an entertaining and educational classroom where school-age children can flourish and continue learning after school and during spring, winter, and summer camps. Children have an opportunity to work on homework during the school season and keep their skills sharp during breaks through his purposeful lessons and activities. Mr. Chadd also encourages children to participate in the Classroom Council to stretch their leadership capabilities and develop a sense of ownership in the classroom.
      

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Chadd has also worked at a KinderCare in Columbus, Ohio.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Hatch

    Year Started:
    12/29/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Degree in Business Management (In Progress)
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Maria's goal is to nurture children’s creativity by providing them with tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity that they can use under her supervision. She also supports imaginative play with photo cards and puppets, and encourages self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Maria provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where infants can explore and make new discoveries. She 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 families and their children.
      

    Year Started:
    11/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Degree in Child Psychology

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Only members of our KinderCare family have access to enter into the center, which is protected by a coded access system. All staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Our Infant Teachers also have training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Our playgrounds are fenced in, and we have a Safety Coordinator on-site.

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.

The day we brought our daughter here, we knew we picked the right place! When I walked in I was immediately greeted and given a tour. I was so nervous because it was my daughter's first time being away from me. I believe I was more worried than she was! The director was kind and full of knowledge. As the days turned into weeks she got better, little by little, and she cried less and less. The teachers showed patience and understanding. Now, my daughter can't stay away! She wakes up every morning ready to go to school. It has almost been a year and she rushes home to do her homework and study like a big girl. I cannot describe the help Ms. Andrea and the rest of the Walnut Bend Kindercare have given us--it has been a blessing to our family.
  
 
  

- Parent

The Director and staff at KinderCare create an environment worthy for my children. I could find more affordable child care. I could find child care closer to my home or job. But I will not find a more loving, caring, compassionate, and qualified staff of individuals who have really taken the time to know and care about my children. This is a comfort you cannot find everywhere, but it is so important for parents to leave their children with someone they trust. The culture of KinderCare at Walnut Bend begins with the Center Director, Andrea Jolivette, and trickles down to the staff. I have the utmost trust in Andrea's judgement and witness her daily go over and above the requirements of the job to truly make KinderCare feel like an extension of my family rather than just another daycare center. I know every teacher in every class, even though my children are only in two of the classrooms. And more importantly, they all know my children and I feel they care for them and treat them as their own. As a parent, I could not ask for more than that. 

- Mother

I love the staff at Walnut Bend and I also love the cooking and music classes. My daughter does, too! I truly could not imagine my child being cared for somewhere else.   

- Mother

The Walnut Bend KinderCare is wonderful! My children have been at this location for four years and Ms. Andrea, Ms. Tania, and Ms. Jackie are always very kind and make sure my kids are taken care of. They make sure my children's education comes first and have played a major part in their learning. They are awesome!

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