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Spring Branch KinderCare

Pamela Hayes, Center Director

10170 Emnora Lane Houston TX 77080
(713) 468-2158 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
1 block N of Hammerly across from Whataburger Emnora Ln is located behind Kroger Shopping Center

Neighborhood:
We are located in Spring Branch ISD

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Terrace, Spring Shadows, Pine Shadows, Westwood, Tiger Trail, Buffalo Creek, and EdgeWood

Spring Branch KinderCare is NOW ENROLLING Infants, Toddlers, Discovery Preschool, Preschool,
Pre-Kindergarten and School Age program (up to 12 years old)!

We also offer Learning Adventures extracurricular program with emphasis in  phonics, math, reading, music and even cooking. Learning Adventures allow our children the benefits of an one-on-one learning experience. 

Spring Branch KinderCare is unlike any child development center you've ever seen; Come tour today! We look forward to meeting you and your family!

Welcome

Spring Branch KinderCare child development center offers a safe, loving, nurturing environment coupled with an academic foundation developing a child socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. Your child will participate in developmentally appropriate activities designed to stimulate and enhance growth and skill development. We at Spring Branch KinderCare strive to provide fun-filled learning experiences using play to teach. We look forward to your family becoming members of our Spring Branch family!

Pamela Hayes, Center Director

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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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

The teachers and staff at Spring Branch KinderCare welcome you to our school. We are all very passionate about providing the best care and education for your child while you 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 appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at Spring Branch KinderCare and look forward to having your child in our classrooms.

  • Pamela Hayes, Center Director

    I am who I am and that makes me unique

    Over the course of her life, Ms. Pamela states she has strived to help young children learn and explore, to grow into extraordinary beings. As a mother herself, she has dedicated her passion in early childhood development to making an impact on young children's lives.

    Previous Experience:
    Over 15 years experience in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Pamela has shared her vision to make an impact in the field through many different positions including Center Head Director.
    Year Started:
    8/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    15 years Early Childhood Education
  • Angel Powell

    Angel Powell, Assistant Director

    So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.-Corinthiians 10:31 "One of the best things you can do for yourself and others is first know & love yourself"- UNKOWN

    New to the Kinder Care Spring Branch, but not new to the child care industry, Ms Angel states that her family is a true motivating force along with God in her life. She credits her husband and her 3 girls for keeping her energized and creative as well as pushing her to be the educator and administrator that she is today. Angel brings hard work and dedication to the innovation of child care and child care education. She is truly passionate in finding new ways to help children from all ways of life and cirrcumstances to be successful!!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Angel has 3 children of her own. With passion and dedication, she brings 13 years experience in Early Childhood Education. Starting as a teacher in the classroom then venturing into Lead Teacher, Administrator, New Hire Trainer, Curriculum Coordinator, and Assistant Director. She is currently working on her Director's License.
    Year Started:
    9/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Bettie, cook/infant/toddler

    A Native of New Orleans Ms.Bette has had a long love affair with cooking. Since she was 9 years old she has excelled in a professional career of food preparation. She loved cooking for family and friends especially around the holiday seasons when she gets to pull out all the stops. Knowing the importance of well cooked and nutrition-filled meal.  Ms. Bette is also passionate about child care. She is a mother of two and has two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

    Previous Experience:
    Over 30 years . Has an Associate degree in food prep and business management.
  • Ms. Anna, Program Specialist

    Ms. Angie comes from a family of educators and loves to teach!! She feels there is great satisfaction and states it fills her heart with joy when she sees their faces lighten up when they learn something  new everyday. She loves how they are so happy to show their parents everything that they did that day and be so proud. She goes on to say, "I want to fill up their minds with knowledge and at the same time seeing how they develop everyday in their social and physical motor skills is a great accomplishment."

    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Shawnee

    Ms. Shawnee, Infant's Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Shawnee has a three year old who has helped her become a very loving and fun teacher.
    Year Started:
    10/21/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Development Certificate
  • Ms. Elsie

    Ms. Elsie, Infant's Classroom

    Ms.Elsie has been with Kinder Care for more than 2 years now. She states she never could have imagined how much joy and fufillment she would find working with children but from the moment she started she never wanted to leave. She hope to continue her education in Early Child Education and looks forward to what the future may bring. 

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elsie has nurtured young children while doing her course work back in the Philippines.
    Year Started:
    6/23/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Nursing/ CDA
  • Ms. Lorena

    Ms. Lorena, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." -Albert Einstein

    Ms. Lorena joined Kindercare in 2011. During her time with us, she has held the roles of Infant & Toddler Teacher. Ms. Lorena has taught children for many years.  Ms. Lorena is a fun, energetic, and creative teacher. She engages her students in songs both in English and Spanish. She states that she loves to take care of the infants, sing to them and talk to them. "I give them all my love and care for them as if they are my own. I enjoy seeing them crawling, and then progressing to walking!!"

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Lorena has extensive experience teaching children in preschool through middle school while living in El Salvador.
    Year Started:
    3/21/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 years
    Education:
    Bachelors in Education
  • Ms. Ralynn

    Ms. Ralynn, Toddler's Classroom

    Ms. Ralynn is passionate about helping young children. She coached young children gymnastics prior to working with KinderCare. She has a two year old who keeps her busy and energetic.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ralynn has worked with young children in gymnastics.
    Year Started:
    10/7/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Cynthia is a fantastic educator and is still going strong. She delights in enhancing her classroom, sharing in the enthusiasm of the children She states her 27 years with KinderCare have been the best years of her life besides her own children. She has a daughter and a son as well as a granddaughter of her own. The favorite part of her job is when she sees her children absorb the curriculum and when the enjoy their creative activities.The children who have been with Ms. Cynthia over the years, return as adults and bring their children to visit and even attend. A goal of hers was to go back to school where she obtained her Council for Professional Recognition (CDA) Preschool.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Cynthia has worked with children of various ages for more than 25 years.
    Year Started:
    8/29/1989
    Tenure:
    27 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 years

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 KinderCare Learning Center has been a part of the Spring Branch community for over 35 years, keeping children safe and happy! Our vast experience in the field of early childhood education offers every parent the peace of mind they deserve. Our teachers implement a curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate for their classroom. Our children gain confidence and master the learning concepts that are essential to their educational development. We at Spring Branch KinderCare are dedicated to providing quality experiences while maintaining extraordinary teaching standards for the children enrolled in our center.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Philippino

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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

We at Spring Branch KinderCare feel that a safe and healthy environment for our children, families and staff is of the utmost importance. We provide this through rigorous trainings, regular assessments, and on-going evaluations of our policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins literally at our front door. A security entrance requires a numeric code to enter and side doors are kept locked. Guests or emergency pick-up people are identified and escorted throughout the building. All teachers have background clearances, further they are trained and certified in infant and child CPR and First Aid. Routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills are practiced to ensure preparation for the unexpected. We guarantee child supervision at all times. Students with food allergies and/or specific medical conditions, are encouraged to enroll.  We ensure that each child feel safe, loved, and respected!

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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

New to the state of Texas and very cautious of who I trust with my beautiful daughters ages two and seven, I searched multiple daycare and learning facilities in my then surrounding area. In all honesty, I past by KinderCare Learning Center twice before deciding to stop and observe. Instantly I felt a sense of security and professionalism upon entering the very clean and organized building. The director was awesome in providing the folders filled with paperwork and resources needed in the possibility of enrolling my girls. I was introduced to a remarkable teacher by the name of Jessica whom later became my youngest daughter's "best friend". Now a year later, my daughters are continuing to learn in a safe environment and providing a list of wonderful stories they have experienced from KinderCare. Spring Branch KinderCare Learning Center places my mind at an ease knowing that while I'm at work and/or school working on a masters degree, my little humans are in good hands. Recently the center has experienced a change in staff and yet have not skipped a beat in professionalism with a smile, they're awesome! My daughters and I relocated and are currently living 20 to 25 minutes away from the center in which we do not regret one bit of the ride. I also appreciate that my now eight year old is picked up from school safely and promptly while school is in session. Overall, the experience of this Learning Center has been remarkable. I will and have recommended others to the center and am truly thankful.

- Mother
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