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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

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!


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


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.


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.


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. Thursday November 24, 2016
    1. Thanksgiving Break - Center Closed

      Our center is closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after.

  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

    "Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, but Faith looks ahead." - Anonymous

    Over the course of her life, Olivia has worked in several capacities related to youth such as Youth Pastor, a tutor with the Chicago Public Schools, as well as a Peer Counselor for the Upward Bound Program. Further, she has worked with countless community groups in an effort to keep our youth safe while restoring family values. As a volunteer, her  assistance was with Habitat for Humanity, Feed the Children, CPS Summer Safe Passage, and Kaboom which was immensely fulfilling.

    Previous Experience:
    Over 17 years experience in the early childhood industry. I have held various noteworthy positions such as, Administrative Assistant, Teacher, Assistant Director, Director of Operations, and Financial Director. I have become well versed in meeting the requirements for accreditation, licensing/relicensing, and environmental ratings with Head Start, State Pre-K, and privately funded programs.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    B.A. in Communications coupled with over 18 ECE hrs
  • Veronica Hatfield

    Veronica Hatfield, Assistant Director

    "Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it everyday."

    Veronica Hatfield joined KinderCare in 1998. Throughout the years she has held the role of Director, Assistant Director, Program Specialist, School Age Teacher, Enrichment Teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator, and Kitchen Manager. She has educated children, trained teachers, and supported Center Directors throughout the years. Veronica uses her knowledge and experience by working with diverse communities and helping children with language development. Her first priority is to provide quality childcare to families.

    Previous Experience:
    Veronica brings prior experience as Assistant Manager from a leading retail chain which has led to the positions of Center Director, Assistant Director, Health and Safety Coordinator, Food Service Manager, Learning Adventures Teacher, and has taught in all of the classrooms that KinderCare has to offer.
    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Bachelor's degree in Spanish, Associates degree in Child Development, Business Technology Credential, Director’s Credential and currently doing coursework towards a Masters in Education.
  • 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:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Certificate
  • Ms. Estefania

    Ms. Estefania, Infant's and Classroom

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Course work towards her CDA credential
  • Ms. Elsie

    Ms. Elsie, Infant's Classroom

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Elsie has nurtured young children while doing her course work back in the Philippines.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    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.

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

    Ms. Irene, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." -Margaret Mead

    Ms. Irene joined KinderCare in 2012. Ms.Irene has six children and six grandchildren. She has a passion for young children growing and learning. She has worked with children of various ages and enjoys working in the Discovery Preschool classroom. Ms.Irene finds pleasure in watching her children progress and successfully reach each milestone.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 years
    Child Development Credential
  • 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:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
  • Ms. Cristel

    Ms. Cristel, School Age Classroom

    Cristel is an energetic fun loving educator who enjoys working with the school-age students.  Cristel enjoys doing science activities with them.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cristel has worked with the youth at her church for over 2 years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Currently pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Preschool Classroom


    Ms. Cynthia is a fantastic educator and is still going strong. She enjoys teaching kids about science and sharing the excitement of learning with them. She delights in enhancing her classroom, sharing in the enthusiasm of the children.The children who have been with Ms. Cynthia over the years, return as adults and bring their children to visit and even attend.


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

October 2016 Events

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  1. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

  2. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

About Our Center

Our KinderCare child development center has been a part of the Spring Branch community for over 25 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.

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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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