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The Bear Creek KinderCare

Kia Thomas, Center Director

17527 West Little York Rd. Houston TX 77084
(281) 859-1465 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 YEAR-OLDS
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Special Instructions:
1/2 mile off Hwy 6 towards Barker Cypress

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Harmony , Jowell, Lowery, Lieder, McFee, Metcalf, Sheridan, Tipps, & Wilson

We are currently enrolling for all age groups and we have launched our Summer Camp for ages three years - 12 years. It's six engaging, two week, thematic camps that have interactive activities to keep the children learning throughout the summer.

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Bear Creek KinderCare. We invite you to see the exciting things that our children get to experience  everyday with their passionate teachers. We are commited to each and every childs development and to the families peace of mind that their child is in a safe and loving environment.

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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.

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

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.

Music

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.

Discovery Club

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  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

The teachers and staff at 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 so appreciate sharing that with all of our families. We strive for excellence in all that we do here at KinderCare and look forward to having your child in our classrooms.

  • Kia Thomas

    Kia Thomas, Center Director

    I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate individuals in the world to not have had to seek a career but to have had their career find them. I am so passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children. It's that passion that drives me to create an environment for these children that are our nations future.

    Yvonne has made a positive impact in the lives of children and their families at this center for the past seven and a half years.

    Previous Experience:
    Yvonne spent six years as a Home Day Provider prior to joining KinderCare.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
    Year Started:
    12/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Director Certification, Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Heather Larson

    Ms. Heather Larson, Program Specialist

    I love being there for the children, not only in my Discovery Preschool class, but throughout the center. They depend on me to provide a safe, caring environment where they grow, learn, and explore the world around them.

    Heather has been at our center since 2009. She graduated high school, has acheived her CDA through Rasmussen University, and is now looking to continue her education at higher levels. Heather takes on many roles at our center: in addition to being our Program Specialist, she is our Learning Adventures Teacher, and the lead teacher in our Discovery Preschool class.  In her classroom, Heather brings her own level of calm and creativitiy. She provides exciting enrichments and nurtures the children's individual growth and learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Heather began her experience in childcare as a live in nanny for 3 children for 9 years. She transitioned into a group care setting working at a mother's morning out program in South Carolina. Two years later Heather moved to Texas and continued working in group child care setting for 1 year before joining Knowledge Universe.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    Year Started:
    3/13/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Fidelia

    Ms. Fidelia, Infants

    To see children grow little by little, and the smile on their faces; to be able to read to them and sing to them - that is what makes me come to work every day!

    Mrs. Fidelia is a loving, caring, nurturing mother of 3 boys. She has been at our center for almost 4 years. With Fidelia's rich African heritage, she brings a spirited energy to the center; dancing and singing while she works. The infants in her care light up when they listen to her

    Year Started:
    4/11/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Adriana

    Ms. Adriana, Infants

    I love to see the children grow and learn new things that is going to help them in life.

    Ms. Adrianna is the newest member of our KinderCare family. She has shown that she loves to work with children and is passionate about teaching them new things that stimulate their curiosity and imagination.

    Year Started:
    2/11/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Vicky

    Ms. Vicky, Infants & Toddlers

    I love to come to work and see all of the smiles on all the children's face because I know they are happy to be here.

    Ms. Vicky is caring, loving, and more than happy to help in any way that she can. She understands that each classroom is different and she does what she can for each room. Whichever class she is in, she treats it as if it is her own. She enjoys the fact she learns from each age group, just like the children learn from her.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with children for 10 years and every dayI learn something new.
    Year Started:
    7/5/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    High School Diploma
  • Ms. Blanca

    Ms. Blanca, Preschool

    I love knowing that I am making a difference in children's lives.

    Ms. Blanca is one of our preschool teachers. She joined KinderCare in 2011. She is passionate about engaging with her children, sparking their excitement and imagination through each of her curriculum themes.

    Year Started:
    2/10/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Joanna

    Ms. Joanna, Preschool

    I enjoy making a difference in the children's life by helping them learn new things.

    Ms. Joanna has worked for KinderCare for over a year now and enjoy it very much. She is currently attending college and working towards achieving my nursing degree to become a registered nurse. She is very family oriented, having two small children of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked with infants, school-age, and pre-school. I have worked in Kentucky, Tennesse, Arizona, and now Texas
    Year Started:
    2/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    High School Diploma, Nursing Degree in process
  • Ms. Glenette

    Ms. Glenette, Pre Kindergarten

    Children are like sponges, they absorb everything. It is important to me to be good example as they embark on a lifetime of learning.

    Glenette is a mother of three children and a loving wife of twenty years with her husband. She has two special needs children whom have taught her much about working with children who are challenged. She believes that we all have talents and passions that could be driven in a positive direction. Each child in her care is given the utmost love, concern, and appreciation for his/her own path in life. She works tirelessly to help each child reach their own potential.

    Previous Experience:
    I have worked for accredited centers, Montessori schools, private centers, inclusion programs, and I have run my own center.
    Years in ECE industry:
    22
    Education:
    Child Development Associates Credential, Directors Certification,

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

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Texas Rising Star

    Texas Rising Star

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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

The safety of the children in our center is top priority. We have a keypad entry with a door code that is changed twice a year or more often if the safety of the center is in question and all visitors are checked in with an ID. Our playgrounds are fenced in, and the center is checked daily by our Health and Safety Coordinator both indoors and outdoors for safety hazards. All of our staff has CPR/First Aid certification and a full Federal background check before taking care of children.

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 daughter attends KinderCare and we are very happy with the center and what she is learning. My daughter comes home sharing stories about her friends and what she is learning in Spanish.  We are very pleased with the teachers and other staff as well. They are always pleasant and the classrooms are very clean and organized. Yvonne and the teachers do a wonderful job with the children. Thank you!

- Mother

I just want to say a very big thanks to KinderCare for all their good work. At first I didn't want to take my kids to daycare because they were too shy and I didn't like the way other day cares operate. But, when I started my three boys in KinderCare, I was amazed!! They loved it. Their teachers are awesome - my youngest one is talking very well. His dad loves it. I am so proud to be a KinderCare mom!! Their teachers make it easier for my kids to love coming to KinderCare. So in the future, my grandkids will be KinderCare babies!!!!! Thank you!

- Mother
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