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Wallisville KinderCare

Mrs. Tammy Whitaker, Center Director

14614 Wallisville Rd. Houston TX 77049
(713) 451-1003 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Williamson, Purple Sage, Havard, Tice


Because we all want the best for your child, every activity--from story time to building a rocket ship--is designed to nurture and grow your child’s love of learning. Our educationally rich programs give your child the foundational skills for success in kindergarten and beyond.
The best way to truly understand what we do is to come see for yourself. Call us to schedule a tour or stop by anytime to see our center and meet our teachers. We feel confident you’ll find our center to be the right second home for your child.
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Mrs. Tammy Whitaker, Center Director

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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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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


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.

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.

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


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.


A limited number of our centers offer a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators. Children will have the opportunity to learn Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Using this creative approach, children enhance their skills in a second language in the same natural way they learned their first language.


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.


Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Wallisville KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our program is nationally accredited, which means we have ensured that 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.

  • Mrs. Tammy Whitaker

    Mrs. Tammy Whitaker, Center Director

    Ms. Tammy began her career in 2004 working with children and since then has developed a lifelong dedication to teaching and helping children. She is committed to helping children lay a strong foundation for a happy, successful life--not only academically, but socially, emotionally, and physically as well. Her focus on academic success for the children in her center led her to successfully achieve NAC Accreditation, Texas School Ready certification, and 4 Star Vendor certification for her center.

    Previous Experience:
    Preschool teacher and Program Specialist, as well as 16 years of experience in child care administration.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Science in Child Development and Education and Director's Certificate
  • Ms. JoAnn Pope

    Ms. JoAnn Pope, Assistant Director

    Every day is new and exciting in the early childhood industry. It's a special place where smiles are countless and hugs are shared daily. The impact of our words and actions are the most important part of our days as early childhood educators.

    Ms. Jo Anne has been with KinderCare since 2006 and has been at the Wood River location since 2010. She was born and raised in Illinois, and completed her degree at Eastern Illinois University. In 1985, Ms. Jo Anne and her husband moved to Spring, Texas with their three children. She now happily works not far from her home!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Jo Anne has previously worked teaching middle school and at La Petite Academy in multiple roles.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Education; Director's Certification
  • Ms. Sharon

    Ms. Sharon, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Sharon's goal is to encourage children to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. She helps infants learn to engage with others by talking with them; communicating through non-verbal gestures; telling stories and singing songs to model conversational skills; and using picture books to build associations between sounds, objects, and words. Ms. Sharon also helps infants improve mobility and coordination by supporting babies as they roll from side to side and learn to crawl, stand, and walk; and by supporting the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards. She also ensures that she meets all children's individual needs for rest and nutrition. Ms. Sharon finds great joy in watching infants achieve individual milestones, and she can’t wait to become a part of your family’s story.  

    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Rose

    Ms. Rose, Toddler Classroom

    Ms. Rose's goal is to create a safe, nurturing “home away from home” where children can learn to express themselves and understand their own unique identities. She fills each day with fun activities that balance playtime, nurturing, and learning. Communication is important to Ms. Rose, so families in her classroom receive regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters, and scheduled parent/teacher conferences. She looks forward to getting to know you and your family! 

    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Tadraine

    Ms. Tadraine, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Tadraine's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that help children develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, Ms. Tadraine helps families navigate this developmental milestone every day in her classroom. Children in her classroom communicate with others verbally and non-verbally as they learn to engage with the world around them. Ms. Tadraine encourages children to make new friends and guides them as they gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships. Ms. Tadraine ensures that all children have the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value their individuality, and have fun just being themselves. 

    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Food Program Administrator

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential

Upcoming Center Activities

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September's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Spaces and Places and All About Me
As infants and toddlers explore the spaces and places around them, children in Discovery Preschool will learn all about what makes people the same as well as what makes them different. Infants will experiment with moving toy cars around, build block towers and then knock them down, and even take a tour of the center to see what things are like outside of their classroom! Toddlers will get all revved up as they take a closer look at different vehicles and learn more about neighborhoods, communities, and the jobs that grownups have. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about themselves as they play games that strengthen their five senses, discuss feelings and emotions, practice self-help skills, and work on learning the names of body parts.

Children 4 to 5 years old: All About Me and My Home and Family
It’s the beginning of the school year—the perfect time to get to know each other better! Older children will be spending time sharing about themselves, their homes, and their families as they learn what makes people the same and what makes them different. Children will bring their own experiences to the drawing board as they create group stories and 3-D collages about families and homes, pantomime different home- and family-related activities, and draw self-portraits. With our curriculum’s project-related learning component, children in Transitional Kindergarten work together to decide on an individual or whole-group project related to the theme. Past projects have included creating a class book about emotions or working together to build a small-scale home, but who knows—the children may come up with a unique idea that’s entirely their own!

Monday September 04, 2017
Center Closed for Labor Day

About Our Center

As a nationally accredited center, we 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 in order to develop the whole child. We also share with you some tools to further your child's 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.
We invite you to schedule a tour time that is convenient for you or to stop by anytime. The best way to truly understand what makes us special is to come see for yourself! 

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our top priority at Wallisville 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, with all side doors locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups must provide photo identification before being escorted through the building. Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting, and have all been 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 is currently enrolled at the KinderCare Wallisville location in Houston, and has been since he was two years old--now, he's four years old in the Prekindergarten Classroom. We have had such a wonderful experience here at KinderCare that I felt the need to express my delight with the center. The Director, Assistant Director, Teachers, and other staff are great people and I have been extremely impressed with their level of warmth, care, and professionalism. Two years ago, before coming to this center, I was a very nervous and fearful parent with a toddler who suffered from asthma and multiple severe food allergies. I had kept my son very sheltered and was afraid to trust anyone to care for him besides myself and my mother, but I understood the importance of early childhood education. I interviewed with several daycare centers in the area, and with the advice of my own mother, I knew KinderCare was the perfect choice. I found all of the staff to be very sensitive and understanding in regards to my child's special needs, as well as my personal concerns, which truly helped to reassure and calm my fears. The Director, Ms. Joselin and her Assistant Director, Ms. Donna, are always available to answer any of my questions and provide me with any needed information. The teachers are fantastic. Ms. Mary, Ms. Ruth, and Ms. Celia have really had a positive impact on my son. He comes home every day and shares with me something new he has learned. I can see his knowledge greatly expanding daily, and he enjoys going to school and looks forward to being with his friends taking part in the different activities. I have no doubt that he will be more than prepared when it is time for him to leave the center and start kindergarten. I cannot express enough how important it is for me to have my child in a loving, caring, organized, and safe environment. I am so grateful to God for the Wallisville KinderCare and for the awesome group of people who work there providing high-quality child care.

- Parent

I have to say, I was a little scared and hesitant about leaving my child in the care of unfamiliar faces. This was my four-year-old's first time in preschool and I was nervous for him. On his first day, Ms. Donna reassured me that he would be fine, and she was right! My son absolutely loved it! He enjoys going to KinderCare every morning! The Directors, Ms. Joselin and Ms. Donna, are wonderful and helpful, and the Teachers are very nice and know what they are doing. I recommend Wallisville KinderCare 1,000%!

- Mother

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