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Timber Forest KinderCare

Karessa Rodriguez, Center Director

19151 Timber Forest Dr. Humble TX 77346
(281) 852-3888 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Near FM 1960 & Timber Forest Dr

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Eagle Springs Elementary, Oaks Elementary, Maple Brook Elementary, Timbers Elementary, Oak Forest Elementary

Our KinderCare Learning Center is now accepting enrollments for Summer Camp and the Fall Semester. Please contact us today to reserve your space!


Welcome to Timber Forest KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families. In addition to a safe, secure and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

Karessa Rodriguez, Center Director

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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.


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.

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.

  • Karessa Rodriguez

    Karessa Rodriguez, Center Director

    A person’s a person, no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

    Karessa M. Rodriguez will oversee the implementation of daily operations and educational programming at the Timber Forest school. She is passionate about young children and child advocacy in the prevention of child abuse and human trafficking. With over 21 years of experience in early education, Karessa has a true desire to provide the highest standard in quality early education and meeting the needs of young children and their families.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining Timber Forest KinderCare, Karessa was directing Spring Branch KinderCare for 2 years. Prior to joining the Kindercare family, Karessa was employed with Hays Consolidated Independent School District in the Preschool program, as well as the Austin Children Shelter supervising and providing direct care for the abused and neglected.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 Years
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Directors Credential and Christian Life Coaching
  • Kay Haley

    Kay Haley, Assistant Director

    Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind dont matter and those who matter dont mind ~ Dr. Suess

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Kay enjoys reading to the children and her favorite read is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Course work towards her Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Kelley Graham

    Ms. Kelley Graham, Curriculum Specialist/ PreK classroom

    If you dont stand up for something, you will fall for anything ~Alexander Hamilton

    My goal is to provide your child with consistent routines and unlimited learning opportunities, and provide you with the security of knowing your child is in a safe and nurturing environment. My curriculum helps build brain power by supporting the development of judgment, perception, memory, reasoning, critical thinking, and language through a series of age-appropriate cognitive activities. Reading, writing, and math are important and children learn by experiencing the world around them. I provide regular teacher-family communication, including ways to connect your child’s learning at home, so that you stay informed and involved. I maintain an ongoing assessment and portfolio on your child and we’ll meet throughout the year during conference time to set learning goals and celebrate successes.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the Kindercare family, Kelley was employed with Primrose & La petite and we are grateful that she has made Timber Forest KinderCare her home. Kelly is loving, dedicated teacher and brings the curriculum to life each and everyday.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Kelly has a passion for poetry and her favorite read is Where the Side Walk Ends The poems and drawings of Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Health and Safety Coordinator/ Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My goal is to increase your child’s language skills and help your child experience a sense of community in our classroom. I will guide your child to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. I will provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning. There will be opportunities for age-appropriate problem resolution and of course, making new friends. We strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and cutting activities; develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams; and help children learn to serve themselves at meal times.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the Kindercare family, Allison was employed with a variety of early educational learning centers, as well as having a dashing son of her own.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Currently enrolled in a Child Development Associate's Credential Program
  • Ms. Angie

    Ms. Angie, Infant

    Be the change you wish to see in the world -Ghandi

    My goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. I will respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home. I will help build brain power in a loving and caring environment. I will prepare your infant to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world.
    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining the Kindercare family, Angie was employed as a nanny, as well as being a mommy to two rambunctious boys and we are grateful that she has made Timber Forest KinderCare her home.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Angie enjoys the family oriented, fun loving stories of The Berenstain Bears written by Stan & Jan Berenstain
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Natalie

    Ms. Natalie, School Age

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    BA in Marketing

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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.

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

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. You 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 or 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.

I am so glad to have both my grand kids attending KinderCare. The staff is awesome!!! We have been with KinderCare for almost a year now and the boys have grown so much. When we first started they did not know colors, numbers, letters, how to share, take turns, ride a tricycle, play games or work puzzles, since they have been at KinderCare they have learned all this and more!<br /> <br /> KinderCare works with the parents to reinforce learning and growth. I feel that every child who walks through the doors of KinderCare is treated as an individual and is treated as part of a team of friends of all walks of life. I have yet to see any child mistreated or judged or singled out for any reason (other than for praise). And I feel that praising a child not only builds self confidence and well being but also a sense of belonging, and KinderCare has more than shown this through my boys.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> KinderCare has welcomed us as a family into their family and my boys are always eager to go to school every morning!<br /> Thank you, to all the hard working Teachers for all they do for our kids!

- Grandparents

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