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Fry Road KinderCare

Ms. 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Katy ISD: Mayde Creek Jr. High, Stephens, Sundown, Franz, Morton Ranch, Rhoads, Golbow

Enroll today and get a free week of tuition after enrollment for 4 weeks. Offer expires January 31, 2017. Join us today!

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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 Malmberg, 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

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. 

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.

  • Ms. Crystal Malmberg

    Ms. Crystal Malmberg, 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:
    2 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:
    8 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
    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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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. 

Monday January 02, 2017
Center Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

 

Monday January 16, 2017
Join our Open House the week of January 16–20!

Your whole family is welcome to join us for an Open House the week of January 16–20.

During wintertime we get a chance to get cozy and focus on fun activities that bring learning to life for children. This is the perfect time to see firsthand the learning and joy that happens in our classrooms every day. The center director and teachers will be on hand to meet you and talk about what makes our center so special. See you there!

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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