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Pinebrook KinderCare

Ms. Shawna Dixon, Center Director

4422 Clear Lake City Blvd. Houston TX 77059
(281) 461-1822 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Brookwood, Armand Bayou, North Pointe, Falcon Pass

Welcome

Our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials, written charts and labels, and children’s literature. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we’re helping him or her develop early literacy and writing skills. Our team of experienced and loving teachers will ensure that your child’s care is a collaborative venture by working together as part of your family to ensure that each child receives the highest quality care and education. Here at our center, we are proud to say that children are our most important asset--and we believe that every child has something valuable to contribute to the learning environment.
 
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Ms. Shawna Dixon, 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

May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

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

Everyone at KinderCare Pinebrook provides a safe, clean, and stimulating environment where every moment will be made into a learning moment. The teachers and staff at KinderCare Pinebrook really listen and care about your child. The teachers have passion for what they are doing and are continually developing professionally. At KinderCare Pinebrook, we feel that communication is the key to any great relationship. That is why our promise to you is this: You will always receive the best communication about your child’s day. We know this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. That is why we want to help you make the best choice: for both you and your child.

  • Ms. Shawna Dixon

    Ms. Shawna Dixon, Center Director

    Having the opportunity to teach and nurture children and give them the skills that they need to have a successful future is wonderful.

    Ms. Shawna’s goal is to give your child every opportunity to develop in a safe, stimulating environment that nurtures his or her every need. She knows that this is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Ms. Shawna will work with you so that you will feel good about your decision to trust KinderCare by listening and responding to anything that is on your mind. She will enthusiastically partner with you in the development of your child in a safe, clean, stimulating environment. Ms. Shawna’s promise to you and your child is to make learning fun.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey

    Year Started:
    1/21/1998
    Tenure:
    19 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Ruby

    Ms. Ruby, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Ruby's goal is to provide children with consistent routines and unlimited learning opportunities, and provide their parents with the security of knowing their child is in a safe and nurturing environment. Her curriculum helps build brain power by supporting the development of judgment, perception, memory, reasoning, critical thinking, and language through a series of age-appropriate cognitive activities. Reading, writing, and math are important and children learn by experiencing the world around them, so Ms. Ruby provides ample opportunities for children to do it all! She also provides regular teacher-family communication, including ways to connect children's learning at home so that parents can stay informed and involved in their child's education. She maintains an ongoing assessment and portfolio on each child and meets with each family throughout the year during conference time to set learning goals and celebrate successes.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ruby has had 20+ years of experience in the early childhood education field.
    Year Started:
    3/3/1993
    Tenure:
    24 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Erica

    Ms. Erica, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Erica will engage children in a comfortable yet stimulating environment utilizing an innovative before- and after-school program that allows for a balance of learning and fun through a variety of experiences. Ms. Erica assists with homework, and provides fun physical activities along with opportunities for children to develop lifelong relationships with others.

    Year Started:
    1/29/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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May's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Colors and Shapes

Spring fills nature with vibrant colors and interesting shapes, making this the perfect month for the infants, toddlers, and children in Discovery Preschool to explore these concepts. Infants will have a blast as they smash paint in plastic bags and explore blocks with different shapes, while toddlers will practice identifying and sorting different shapes and colors before making their own color-and-shape books! Meanwhile, the children in Discovery Preschool will create rainbow artwork and continue to practice sorting, counting, and matching shapes and colors.

Children 4–5 years old: Insects and Spiders + Water

Some children might find insects and spiders a bit frightening, but this month they’ll discover how cool these tiny critters really are. Children will find out how insects create food for plants, how bees makes honey, why spiders spin webs, and more. After that, children will dive into the world of water! Preschoolers will learn about how water can take three forms (solid, liquid, and gas), children in Pre-K will learn about the importance of keeping water clean and explore the different ways people use water, and our kindergarteners will learn about different water sources and why water conservation is so important. 

Monday May 29, 2017
Center Closed for Memorial Day

About Our Center

Our KinderCare center has been keeping children in the Houston community safe and happy for over 15 years! Our experience in the early childhood field provides parents with the peace of mind that they deserve. Every teacher at our center implements curriculum specifically designed for the age group in their classroom. This curriculum helps children to gain confidence and mastery of the concepts and ideas that are most important to their educational development. We are dedicated to maintaining extraordinary teaching standards and quality experiences for the children in our care.

Awards and Recognition

  • National Accreditation Commission

    National Accreditation Commission

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

Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security, and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at KinderCare Pinebrook.

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 really think KinderCare at Pinebrook is a hidden gem in our neighborhood. I started enrolling my son when he was about 18 months old. As we do not speak English at home, I was really concerned about how he could adapt to a totally new environment surrounded by people he could not understand. Much to my relief, Ms. Juanita and Ms. Lori are very comfortable with interacting with non-English-speaking toddlers and have always made my son feel welcomed when we step into the classroom. Ms. Juanita also makes my son feel special by preparing personal and thoughtful holiday and birthday gifts. I also like that Ms. Juanita and other Teachers are open in communicating with me about how my son is doing at KinderCare and often give me positive feedback when he is doing well. Every now and then, I would be happily surprised by my son's humming a little tune or uttering a few English words, something that I know for sure he picks up at the school. Every Teacher there is super friendly and greets you when they see you.The kids there seem to be happy and super friendly, too, which I think can also be attributed to Ms. Juanita, Ms. Lori, and other Teachers at KinderCare. Finally, I think Ms. Shawna, the Director, obviously has done something right to keep happy Teachers and kids there. I personally found her very helpful, understanding, and reassuring, qualities that make me confident that my son is in good hands. Perhaps nothing speaks more about our positive experience there than the fact that just a few months after my son started in the program, he is looking forward to going to KinderCare every day.

- Mother

I am very pleased with KinderCare Pinebrook. I have been a stay-at-home mom since my daughter was born 18 months ago. This year is the first time I have needed daycare, and it's only for half a day per week. I, of course, was extremely anxious about daycare, but the Center Director was wonderful about working with me on the schedule and my own anxiety. The Teachers in my daughter's classroom are wonderful at calming her when I drop her off. I have always felt welcomed there, and my daughter even wanted a kiss from the Center Director after meeting her that first day! Now, she cries when I leave the room, but stops when I'm out of sight and has fun. I trust this center and am happy I chose it, but more importantly, my daughter is happy when she's there.

- Mother

We have nothing but positive things to say about Pinebrook KinderCare. Our kids love their "school" and ask each day if they get to go see their teachers. I have a Ph.D in nutrition and I am very impressed with the meals and snacks provided at the center.

- Mother

I have enjoyed watching my child grow up at KinderCare--she has been there since she was six weeks old and she will be five years old in a couple of weeks. She has learned so much though the early childhood curriculum and the Teachers actually take the time to meet every child’s needs! It really feels great to know my child is in good hands and she is learning and thinks it’s fun! All of the teachers there are very warm and loving and feel like a part of our family. We thank everyone at KinderCare for the memories that we have and for taking care of our child.
  

- Mother

My little one really seems to enjoy school and playing with her friends. She always seems happy to get to school. I really like the staff, they're friendly and seem to know everything about every child, and they communicate very well.

- Mother

The entire staff is very friendly and shows a general concern for my children. Both of my children (20 months & three-and-a-half years) are very relaxed and are thriving in the center. The teachers create an extremely caring and loving environment. My children appear to be excited about learning, and love to read, sing, and share their day with me.

- Mother

This center is awesome. They make my daughter and I feel welcome every day. They are very sweet and my child loves them.

- Mother
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