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Irving KinderCare

Nicole Sampson, Center Director

3501 N. Story Rd. Irving TX 75062
(972) 255-2134 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
On Story between 7-11 and Braums ice cream

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Thomas Haley, TJ Lee, Johnston Elementary, Universal Acadamy, Brandenburg, Townsell, Lively Elementary

Each and every classroom is staffed with teachers that are passionate about working with young children. We are dedicated to providing you the best learning environment possible.


Welcome to KinderCare (IRVING). 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 with their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our experts designed our classrooms - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. You'll also find that our classrooms feature a print-rich environment full of carefully selected materials. By helping your child connect spoken words and print, we're helping develop early literacy and writing skills.

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. Your children will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will also have support from a team of child development experts, who have a true passion for educating children.

Nicole Sampson, Center Director

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Our Programs

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.

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.


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

Welcome to our center! At Irving KinderCare, we are pleased and proud to introduce you to our staff. When parents entrust us to be a part of their child’s life, we are honored by the opportunity and responsibility. We provide parents with a peace of mind and confidence that their children will be nurtured and given opportunities to grow and develop through a balance of learning and fun. Our passionate teachers are dedicated to the development of the whole child and engage in interactive and fun activities with each child to help support their social, emotional, physical and academic growth.
  • Nicole Sampson

    Nicole Sampson, Center Director

    "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery,"

    Nicole was born and raised in New Orleans, La., relocated to Texas in 2000 and began her career with KinderCare. Originally, she was an assistant director and in 2004 was promoted to director. All of her working years have been spent helping others in some capacity. Prior to moving to Texas, she worked in New Orleans Public Elementary Schools for eight years. assisting kids from ages four - 12. Kids are Nicole’s TRUE passion. She believes that one of life’s greatest reward is knowing you’ve made a difference in the life of a child.
    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Nicole previously worked at New Orleans Public Elementary School for eight years.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
  • Maria Vega

    Maria Vega, Assistant Director

    ''Be so HAPPY that when others LOOK at you they become HAPPY too."

    Maria started with KinderCare in 2012 working with Discovery Preschool. Maria was promoted to Program Specialist in May 2013. She has been working with kids for the past five years. She loves working with kids and very passionate about the profession she has chosen.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Toddlers

    If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything.

    I'm from Atlanta, Ga; I was raised in Louisiana during my child hood years. I absolutely adore children and really enjoy working with children.  My classroom is created to be a safe, nurturing "home away from home" they learn to express themselves and learn their own unique ways. I feel that communication is important so you'll receive teacher-family communication, including daily updates, monthly newsletters. I look forward to getting to know you and your family.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Heidi, Little Red ridding Hood, Three Little Pigs, Snow White
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Chaunda

    Ms. Chaunda, Discovery Preschool

    "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of the a fire."

    My name is Chaunda i have been in the child care field for some time now and i love my job.  I have 3 children whom i love very much, I'm an excellent mother, a mentor , and a great friend.  I love working with children, the smiles on their faces make my day.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Are you my Mother" and "Cat in the Hat"
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
  • Ms. Samatha

    Ms. Samatha, Preschool Classroom

    "A good mind is a terrible thing to waste."; "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"

    My name is Samatha Joiner, I've been in child care for about 9 yrs. I enjoy my job its great to see the development in the children through songs, finger plays, and read-alouds. For many of my students its their first time to experience in a structured setting; they learn to share , follow instructions, and begin the foundation for learning that they will experience in elementary school.  Molding our future begins at a young age.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs & Ham"
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
  • Ms. Angela

    Ms. Angela, Pre-Kindergarten

    Angela Mackey was  raised in Long Island, NY. In May 2005 she graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary/Special Education.  In 2006 she graduated from Saint Joseph's University with her Master's Degree in Reading. She moved to Texas in August of 2013 and in 2014 started working as a PreKinder Teacher at Kinder Care.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Oh' The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss"
    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Johnika

    Ms. Johnika, School Age Class

    Year Started:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Regina

    Ms. Regina, School Age

    "It's hard to live for today when you're worried about tomorrow"

    My name is Regina Murphy, my birthday is Feb. 25th. I was born and raised in Dallas, Tx. I have 4 Brothers and 1 Sister, I have 2 sons Keithon 28 and Gerron 23. Upon taking a position here at Kinder Care, I was planning to work part time; to make a long story short I'm still here 19yrs later. What can i say... I love what I do!
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Goodnight Moon", "I ain't gonna Paint NO More", and "The Tale of Peter Rabbit"
    Year Started:
    21 Years

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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

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

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

Keeping your child safe and secure is our first priority. In addition to the built-in security feature at the center, we strictly follow established procedure for your child’s arrival and departure.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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Kindercare has proven to be one of the most loving centers I have visit.. I've been very pleased with the family like environment I feel when I'm there.  You really get the sense the staff cares and its not just a job. I'm please how the staff also accommodated for all three of my children.  It has really made our transition better.  Thank you KinderCare Irving.  You ladies keep up the great work!

- Parent

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