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Fry Road KinderCare

Ms. Crystal M, Center Director

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

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Katy ISD: Mayde Creek Jr. High, Stephens, Sundown, Franz, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Golbow

Welcome

Welcome to the Fry Road KinderCare! KinderCare is 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, and 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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Ms. Crystal M, 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

February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As our center features 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.

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    Ms. Crystal M, Center Director

    Every day, 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.

    Ms. Crystal has loved her many years in the child care education field. She truly enjoys seeing the lives of little children being influenced in a positive, healthy way, and knowing that the children are walking down a path to bright futures.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Crystal has worked for many years in child care, both as an owner of her own center and as a director for other companies.
    Year Started:
    11/16/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
    Education:
    Center Director Certificate; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Dora Mitchell

    Ms. 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.

    Ms. Dora has been with KinderCare Education since 2014. She enjoys working with children and appreciates their individuality. In her free time, she enjoys singing, spending time with her family, and teaching Sunday school.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Dora has previously worked as a teacher, Assistant Director, and has owned and operated her own center.
    Year Started:
    2/3/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    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:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education
  • Ms. Sherry, Infant Classroom

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

    Ms. Sherry has a natural way of connecting with children of all ages, and is currently working with our darling babies.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sherry has worked as a Cub Scout Master and a Primary President.
    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler and Discovery Preschool Classrooms

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

    Ms. Jennifer brings quality care along with fun and learning into her classroom.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jennifer has loved her many years in the child care industry, and has served as both a teacher and an Assistant Director.
    Year Started:
    4/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Director's Certificate
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Toddler Classroom

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

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

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Crystal has previously worked as a teacher and a keyholder.
    Year Started:
    5/2/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Tiffany, Preschool and School Age Classrooms

    Ms. Tiffany has worked in all classrooms, and has also worked as a driver and a cook. She is very passionate about her class and the families that she serves, and enjoys having the chance to influence young minds of the future in a positive way.

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

Upcoming Center Activities

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February's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Feelings + The Farm

This month, infants and toddlers will explore a very important aspect of human development: feelings. Babies are just beginning to develop a sense of who they are in relation to others, while toddlers are learning how to interact with those around them. Feelings are integral to human interaction, so activities will focus on identifying emotions (like happy, sad, and mad). We’ll read books, paint a mural, sing songs, and play games related to emotions and how we express them. 

The children in Discovery Preschool will take their learning to the farm! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities that children love. They’ll learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown there, too.

Children 4–5 years old: Occupations and Dinosaurs

The older children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten will spend time on two very popular themes: occupations and (roar!) dinosaurs. We’ll focus on learning about jobs that help people, like doctors, and those that inspire, like artists and musicians. As children learn about these occupations, they’ll play dress up, invent things, create charts and graphs, and learn the Spanish words for different jobs. The dinosaur unit gives them a chance to learn more about these fascinating giant creatures, learn about fossils, explore volcanoes, and do math puzzles with pretend dino eggs!

Monday February 20, 2017
Closed for Professional Development Day

Our center is closed today to provide additional training to our teachers.

About Our Center

Welcome to the Fry Road KinderCare in Houston! We offer a safe and healthy environment for our families and their children, and we make educating children while keeping them having fun our top priority. We truly make every effort to have our KinderCare be a home away from home for the children we care for. We look forward to serving our wonderful Houston/Katy community!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Albanian

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

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 building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups 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. 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 loves this center, and he has learned so much in his time in the Preschool Classroom. Ms. Tausha and Ms. Delicia truly care about the children and always work to make sure that every child receives a quality education while they attend KinderCare. This center is one big family!

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