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Beamer Road KinderCare

Ms. Irris Thompson, Center Director

12002 Beamer Rd. Houston TX 77089
(281) 481-9309 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Atkinson, Moore, Frazier, Stuchbery, South Belt, Arlyne & Alan Weber, Meador, Laura Welch Bush

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Welcome

Welcome to the Beamer Road KinderCare. We are proud to say that children are the most important part of our center. We believe that every child has something valuable to contribute to the learning environment. Our team of experienced and loving Teachers helps every family know that their child’s care is a collaborative venture. We will work together as part of every family to ensure that each child receives the highest quality care and education. We can’t wait for your family to come by and visit our family. We know that once you do, you will know that KinderCare is the best choice for your family.

Ms. Irris Thompson, Center Director

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Monthly Activities

March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

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!

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Beamer Road KinderCare welcome you to our school. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for children while their parents are away at work or school. Each day brings new fun activities and learning at our school, and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of your family's day. We love to watch the children grow and learn, and so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at KinderCare and look forward to having your child in our classrooms.

  • Ms. Irris Thompson

    Ms. Irris Thompson, Center Director

    "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough!

    Ms. Irris is a very hands-on Director. She is always willing to go the extra mile to make sure every family in her center knows just how important the education of young children is. She strives to make an impact daily in the lives of the children in her building, and it shows through her communication with parents. Ms. Irris is very proud to be a part of the KinderCare Education family working as a Center Director!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Irris has worked at the YMCA of Greater Houston for seven years as a Child Care Provider. Within her last three years, she was promoted to Program Director, where her responsibilities included supervising staff, maintaining staff-to-child ratios, and enforcing the minimum standards.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

    Year Started:
    12/21/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Tammy Adams

    Ms. Tammy Adams, Assistant Director

    I relish the opportunity as an Assistant Director to encourage and nurture positive growth in a happy learning environment.

    Ms. Tammy has always had a passion for working with children. She is very excited about her new role with KinderCare, and is looking forward to what the future holds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Tammy has taught at Barbara Jordan International Preschool, and also runs her own babysitting service on weekends.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by Laura Numeroff

    Year Started:
    5/30/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    12
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Infant Classroom

    "There is so much joy in caring for an infant: I am forever grateful for the role I have in the development of such precious moments.

    Year Started:
    4/18/2016
  • Ms. Jazmin

    Ms. Jazmin, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy watching the development of a child. This is more than just a job for me, I see this as an opportunity to impact lives in a daily.

    Ms. Jazmin's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that help children develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. She uses storytelling and word games to help children practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provides practice naming familiar items; and supports rich vocabulary development. Ms. Jazmin looks forward to supporting all toddlers as they grow socially and emotionally.

    Year Started:
    4/11/2016
  • Ms. LaShawnda

    Ms. LaShawnda, Toddler / Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    "I am inspired daily by the smiles that lights up a child's face. Every time a child calls my name, it simply melts my heart.

    Ms. LaShawnda's goal is to increase children's language skills and help children experience a sense of community in her classroom. She guides children as they develop new physical abilities and express their own individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. Ms. LaShawnda provides opportunities for children to practice sorting, matching, and categorizing while also providing blocks and math cards for children to use to learn counting, number identification, and patterning. Ms. LaShawnda also places a focus on age-appropriate problem resolution and, of course, making new friends! Children in her classroom strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and (supervised) cutting activities; and develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams. At meal time, Ms. LaShawnda encourages children to serve themselves so that they can begin developing self-reliance--but always gives a helping hand when someone needs it!

    Year Started:
    5/26/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Preschool Classroom

    "Children are our future and I want to contribute to that future.

    Ms. Cynthia's goal is to promote vocabulary development and conversational skills through fun, hands-on experiences. She uses activities such as daily group discussions, fingerplays, songs, and read-alouds to help children in her classroom develop the fundamental language skills they continue to build on throughout their lifetime. For many children, preschool is their first experience in a structured setting with teachers and groups of children--and so Ms. Cynthia uses this opportunity to teach children how to share, follow instructions, and set the foundation for learning that will occur in elementary school.

    Year Started:
    4/1/1986
    Tenure:
    31 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30
  • Ms. Porsche

    Ms. Porsche, Prekindergarten Classroom

    "I love the reaction I receive from the children when we are exploring different learning activities. I enjoy the wow factor in it all.

    Ms. Porsche's goal is to create opportunities for children to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for kindergarten. She encourages children to use their senses to explore different materials; creates opportunities for children to ask and answer open-ended questions; helps children experiment with spatial relationships; and assists children in developing an understanding of sequencing concepts, such as first, next, and last. Ms. Porsche also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to help children enhance their fine-motor skills; uses running, jumping, and throwing activities to help children strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills; and uses hula hoops and balance beams to help children develop better balance. Ms. Porsche offers children healthful food choices for snacks and meals, while also helping children learn that what we eat is important, and that our bodies need the right amount of exercise and nutrition to stay healthy. 

    Year Started:
    6/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
  • Ms. Patrice

    Ms. Patrice, School-Age Classroom

    "There is a new adventure every day when it comes to the children in my class. I enjoy every minute I get to spend with each smiling face!

    Ms. Patrice's goal is to develop a classroom environment where every student feels respected, accepted, and cherished. She and the children in her class have a lot of fun, but Ms. Patrice also makes time every day for the kids to work on homework during the school year. Ms. Patrice provides opportunities for children to practice active listening, negotiation, compromise, and leadership by participating in the Classroom Council; supports teamwork on long-term projects; and encourages children to develop language and communication skills through literacy, drama, and music clubs.

    Year Started:
    6/16/2016
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, School Age Classroom

    "I love being at KinderCare with the children. Seeing and working with them every day, as well as watching them learn and grow, makes it a great job.

    Ms. Sharon's goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that children will eagerly look forward to attending. She provides regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on learning experiences, and community outreach projects to stimulate children's development in all areas. Ms. Sharon uses club activities, the Classroom Council, group games, and events to help children develop leadership, planning, organizing, and team-building skills.

    Year Started:
    9/9/2002
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13

Upcoming Center Activities

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March's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Amazing Animals

Animals really are amazing, and this month the children in the Infant and Toddler Classrooms are learning all about them. We’ll read about both domestic and wild animals and base our activities and play around them as well. Besides singing songs, crafting, and talking about different animals, we’ll also bring in pictures of our pets, make our own animal sounds and movements, and incorporate animals into cognitive, literacy, and mathematic learning appropriate for each age group. For example, the older children in Discovery Preschool will count goldfish crackers or spots on a dog, while the littlest ones will keep developing their senses by sorting and playing with stuffed animals that have different kinds of pretend fur. This is a very sweet and fun unit for children in each class! 

Children 4–5 years old: The Sky and Weather + My Imagination

The four- and five-year-olds will turn their attention to the sky and explore the bounds of their own imaginations this month. Children will learn how clouds and different kinds of weather are created, and do fun theme-related activities like create whipped-topping storm clouds or pretend to be a weather reporter. Our Transitional Kindergarten class will take their learning even farther by doing basic research into how rainbows are formed. The second half of the month will give children a big chance to express themselves through art, music, and drama. We’ll use classic stories like The Three Little Pigs to spark children’s creativity and see where their imaginations lead. As always, we weave our themes into literacy and math activities, and place a focus on building both English and Spanish vocabulary. 

About Our Center

Our KinderCare center has been keeping children in our community safe and happy for over 25 years! Our experience in the early childhood field provides you with the peace of mind that every parent deserves. Every Teacher at our center implements curriculum that is 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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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

Health and Safety

At KinderCare Learning Centers, your child's safety is one of our top priorities. Not only are all of our outside perimeter doors locked to ensure security, but all of our playgrounds are fenced in as well. In addition, the front door of the building has a coded entry where only authorized family members will have a code to enter. Otherwise, a door bell is available to visitors who will be greeted by a center staff member. At KinderCare, we conduct monthly fire drills and quarterly severe weather drills. We also ensure that all staff members' First Aid and CPR certificates are renewed annually.

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 have two school-age children who were having trouble in school. Mrs. Yvonne and Ms. Sharon have been wonderful with helping make sure the girls work on their homework when they return from school in the afternoons. This has made a huge impact on their grades in school. They also have plenty of time for fun with all of their friends! Beamer Road KinderCare is a great place for my kids.

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