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Fry Road KinderCare

Crystal Malmberg, Center Director

2202 Fry Rd. Houston TX 77084
(281) 578-1415 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
Between I-10 and Saums Road on North Fry Road.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD: Emery Sheridan Katy ISD: Mayde Creek Mayde Creek Jr High Stephens Sundown Franz Morton Ranch Rhoads

In the right setting, with the right teacher, amazing things are possible for your child. We believe unlocking your child’s love of learning, at an early age, can open doors for him or her for the rest of their life. We invite you schedule a tour time that is convenient for you or to stop by anytime.

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Welcome

KinderCare Learning Centers are constantly exceeding the highest national standards while leading the way in early childhood education. Our Early Foundations® programs are designed with specific outcomes in mind. Each activity aligns with learning standards backed by industry experts. Our approach to early learning provides a balance between activities that emphasize choice and those that focus on structure. We also share with you the tools to further the love of learning at home. Find out more by visiting our blog to find activities to do with your child, age-appropriate reading lists, and healthy recipes. The best way to truly understand what makes us special is to come see for yourself!

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Crystal Malmberg, Center Director

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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.

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.

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.

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

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a nationally accredited child development program, our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child’s progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships.

  • Crystal Malmberg

    Crystal Malmberg, Center Director

    Everyday, I am inspired by knowing that I am making a difference in someone's life. I love impacting children's lives in a positive way.

    Previous Experience:
    Crystal has loved her many years in the childcare education field. As an owner of her own center, and as a director for other companies, Crystal has truly enjoyed seeing the lives of little children being influenced in a positive healthy way, leading the way for bright futures.
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9 Years
    Education:
    Center Director Credential, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Dora Mitchell

    Dora Mitchell, Assistant Director

    I love making a difference in each child's life. It is a joy to see their smiling faces and to watch them grow with each passing year.

    Dora has been with KinderCare Education since 2014. Her education lies in child development and early childhood education. She enjoys working with children while appreciating their individuality. In her free time she enjoys singing, spending time with her family and teaching Sunday school.

    Previous Experience:
    Dora has previously worked as a teacher, Assistant Director and has owned/operated her own center.
    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Drita

    Ms. Drita, Infant Classroom

    I love working with children and watching them grow.

    Ms. Drita has been our Infant Classroom teacher for six years. She is very passionate about the babies in her care. She builds bonds with the babies and their families that last a lifetime.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Drita has 18 years of experience teaching Physical Education and two years of teaching Preschool.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Physical Education
  • Ms. Tiffany, School Age Classroom

    Tiffany has been with KinderCare since December of 2015! Tiffany has worked in all classrooms, has been a driver, and a cook!. She is currently working in the School Age Classroom. Tiffany is very passionate about her class and the families that she serves. She enjoys having the chance to influence young minds of the future in a positive way.

    Previous Experience:
    Tiffany has had several years of experience in the childcare field as a teacher, a cook, a driver, and a supervisor
    Year Started:
    12/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler/Twos Classroom

    I love working with kids, watching them grow and seeing their creative minds light up:)

    Jennifer has been with KinderCare since April of 2016. She is currently teaching our toddlers and twos! Jennifer brings quality care along with fun and learning into her classroom!

    Previous Experience:
    Jennifer has loved her many years in the childcare industry! She has been both a teacher and an assistant director:)
    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Directors Certificate
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Preschool

    One of the reasons that I love my job is because I get to share those important growing years. I love watching them learn and grow:)

     While offering activities that are fun, Crystal taps into the education and creative side of children. She truly works to build great bonds with them and their families!

    Previous Experience:
    Crystal has enjoyed her time working with children! Crystal has been a teacher and a key holder!
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Sherry, Infant

    I love to see the children grow, learn and explore!

    Sherry has been a part of the KinderCare family since February 2016! She is awesome with children of all ages, and is currently working with our darling babies.

    Previous Experience:
    Sherry has many years of experience working with children! She has been a Cub Scout Master and a Primary President. She is currently the Infant Classroom Teacher.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

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

Welcome to KinderCare at the Fry Road and Saums intersection in Houston! Offering a safe and healthy environment for our families, where our children are educated while having fun is a top priority for us! We truly make every effort to have our KinderCare be a home away from home for our families! We look forward to serving our wonderful Houston/Katy Community.

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

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door, literally. We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests are emergency pick up people are identified and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously. We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare.

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.

My son Daryl loves this center.  He has learned so much in his time in the Preschool class. Ms. Tausha and Ms. Delicia truly care about the children and that every child receives a quality education while they attend KinderCare. This center is one big family.

- Parent
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