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Katy Knowledge Beginnings

Ms. Stefanie Muskiet, Center Director

6130 South Fry Rd. Katy TX 77494
(281) 693-6556 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Roosevelt Alexander, Bonnie Holland, Sue Creech, James E. Williams


Welcome to our Nationally Accredited Katy Knowledge Beginnings Early Learning Center. Our school is nestled in the quiet community of Cinco Ranch with easy access to the Grand Parkway 99 and South Fry Rd. We are more than a daycare and/or child care center; we are a school that has been nationally recognized for providing exceptional curriculum designed to meet each child's individual needs. According to new data, kindergarten students who experience our high-quality early childhood education were on average four months ahead of their peers nationally. The study was conducted using Terra Nova, a widely-used standardized assessment tool. These findings are consistent with other assessments, including previous results from the Maryland Model for School Readiness, which measures the impact that our learning programs have on children. Students enrolled in KinderCare centers for more than one year yielded even higher scores. Our tenured and educated teachers take pride in ensuring your child is immersed in a loving and nurturing environment that fosters a love of learning.

We invite you to experience the accreditation difference by scheduling a tour at our school.

Ms. Stefanie Muskiet, 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.


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.

Art Classes

Teachers & Staff

Welcome to Katy Knowledge Beginnings Child Development Center, conveniently located at The Grand Parkway and South Fry Road. With many international, national, and local companies headquartered in this area or moving to this area, we are prepared to work with families who are new to the Katy area. We have many families who are not just new to Katy, but new to the United States, with almost all of them speaking a language other than English at home. Our trained staff has worked with many families of many different cultures with respect for adjustments to a new home, school, foods, and languages. At Knowledge Beginnings, every minute counts as an opportunity for children to develop and grow in a safe, nurturing, and caring environment. We would love for you to tour our school to learn more about our Early Foundations Curriculum and how your children can jump-start a lifetime of learning! 

  • Ms. Stefanie Muskiet

    Ms. Stefanie Muskiet, Center Director

    Education is Ms. Stefanie's passion! She strives to offer the children at her school the experience of a lifetime. She believes that in the right setting, children have limitless possibilities. Ms. Stefanie's goal as a Director is to do precisely that: provide the right setting for success. She sets up a nurturing environment so children develop and grow, enacts daily routines that allow children to develop executive-function skills, maintains a safe and clean environment to feel welcome and comfortable, teaches with a quality curriculum that meets national standards and prepares children for kindergarten and beyond, and most importantly, loves and cares for Teachers who lead with their hearts. After 20 continuous years in education, Ms. Stefanie continues to feel inspired every day to make a difference in the lives of her students, families, and Teachers.  Everything she and her team do is designed for learning and implemented with love!

    Year Started:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Katie

    Ms. Katie, Assistant Director

    Ms. Katie's goal is to prepare children academically for kindergarten through our Learning Adventures enrichment program. She helps children learn new concepts or strengthen learned skills. In the small-group setting, Ms. Katie works with children, helping them build self-confidence in phonics, math, and reading. She encourages children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions. She also encourages language development through the introduction of letters and sounds that lead up to phonetic reading and promotes early writing through writing activities.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelor's Degree in Child Psychology
  • Ms. Courtney

    Ms. Courtney, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Courtney's goal is to nurture children's creativity. She provides age-appropriate tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity, and supervises the infants as they use them; supports imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourages self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Courtney provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. She loves coming to work every day to be greeted with sweet baby smiles. Ms. Courtney appreciates that families entrust her with their infant's care and education, and so she is committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for both the children and their parents. 

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Mary

    Ms. Mary, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Mary'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. Mary 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. 

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Britani

    Ms. Britani, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Britani's goal is to lay the foundation for infants to develop trusting relationships. She responds to each baby with sensitivity and attention; uses words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and uses family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with each child's home. Ms. Britani helps babies build brain power in a loving and caring environment. She prepares infants to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause and effect, trial and error, and object permanence through play; provides a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes for infants to explore; and encourages the use of all five senses so that babies can safely discover the world.

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Katricia

    Ms. Katricia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Katricia's goal is to increase children's language skills and help children experience a sense of community in her classroom. She guides children as they develop new physical abilities and express their own individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. Ms. Katricia provides opportunities for children to practice sorting, matching, and categorizing while also providing blocks and math cards for children to use to learn counting, number identification, and patterning. Ms. Katricia also places a focus on age-appropriate problem resolution and, of course, making new friends! Children in her classroom strengthen large-motor skills with riding equipment, balls, and movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination through pouring, stringing, and (supervised) cutting activities; and develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams. At meal time, Ms. Katricia encourages children to serve themselves so that they can begin developing self-reliance--but always gives a helping hand when someone needs it!

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Delora

    Ms. Delora, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Delora's goal is to provide a positive environment where language and literacy development will flourish. She believes that when children feel secure in their environment, they are more likely to engage in frequent, age-appropriate conversations that inherently build vocabulary and social skills. Ms. Delora works with children individually, in small groups, and as a whole group at different times during the day. She displays the children's original artwork, their own writing with invented spelling, and stories dictated by the children during our afternoon group time. She also sends home children’s work in their portfolios and take-home folders. Ms. Delora uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to help children enhance their fine-motor skills; and uses running, jumping, and throwing activities to help children strengthen their coordination and gross-motor skills. Ms. Delora offers children healthful food choices for snacks and meals, while also helping children learn that what we eat is important, and that our bodies need the right amount of exercise and nutrition to stay healthy.

    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Amanda

    Ms. Amanda, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Amanda's goal is to enhance children's development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning. Children in her classroom develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish, and social skills. Ms. Amanda understands that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact children's cognitive development. She makes sure to adapt her teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead as well as those who need additional help. Ms. Amanda recognizes that children's different backgrounds and experiences mean that they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way, so she is always flexible and patient. 

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sonu

    Ms. Sonu, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Sonu's goal is to create opportunities for children to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for kindergarten. She encourages children to use their senses to explore different materials; creates opportunities for children to ask and answer open-ended questions; helps children experiment with spatial relationships; and assists children in developing an understanding of sequencing concepts, such as first, next, and last. Ms. Sonu also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to help children enhance their fine-motor skills; uses running, jumping, and throwing activities to help children strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills; and uses hula hoops and balance beams to help children develop better balance. Ms. Sonu offers children healthful food choices for snacks and meals, while also helping children learn that what we eat is important, and that our bodies need the right amount of exercise and nutrition to stay healthy.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Betty

    Ms. Betty, Kitchen Manager

    Ms. Betty's goal is to make sure that every child is served nutritious meals prepared with love and sprinkled with care!

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    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

Katy Knowledge Beginnings constantly exceeds 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. We also share with you the 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!

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Marathi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

At Katy Knowledge Beginnings, the children's safety is one of our top priorities. The front door of the building has a key coded entry system--only staff members and parents are given the code to access the door. Our playgrounds are fenced with splash pads for the children to play on in our "hot" Houston summers. All staff is CPR and First Aid certified in addition to undergoing regular criminal background checks. Our menu is specifically designed to meet the children's nutritious needs with food allergies kept in mind.

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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It is important to all parents to know that their child's care is entrusted to the best you can find and afford. Our family believes we have found that with Katy Knowledge Beginnings. The staff is very caring and engaging and tries to acclimate new children to the center. The Director, Ms. Sarah, is very flexible and works with every family to ensure that the experience at Knowledge Beginnings is the best possible. Both our children enjoy their time here and we continue to send them here year after year. We are looking forward to another great summer of fun activities.

- Father

I have been a Knowledge Beginnings parent since 2008 when my firstborn was only three months old. At that time, I was a first-time parent looking for the perfect place for my child. When I met the Director, Ms. Sarah, she put my anxious feelings to rest. She was open to answer any questions I had and willing to do what it took to make the adjustment easier for me. I was a first-time parent facing the hard task of going back to work and leaving my child in other people's care. It somehow made it easier knowing that I was welcome to call anytime to check on my little one and always be able to chat with her caregivers about her day when picking her up. Katy Knowledge Beginnings helped my child through many transitions, such as bottle to cup, no pacifier, and no diapers! The staff has helped me as a parent with welcomed suggestions and help along the way to grow as a parent. This is why, when I was pregnant again with my second child, there was no question where he would spend his day - at Katy Knowledge Beginnings. My first child still enjoys coming here for after-school care as well. Knowledge Beginnings is a part of our family now. Thank you!

- Mother

Katy Knowledge Beginnings was highly recommended to us for after-school care and summer care.  We realized that they also have tutoring, which has helped strengthen my child’s reading skills. My child looks forward to attending--he often says that he wants me to pick him up last because he has so much fun. We don’t have family in the area, but Knowledge Beginnings is small and feels like family. I always say, “You can’t have too many people loving your kid.” There is lots of love for children at Knowledge Beginnings!   

- Mother

I came here to Houston with my daughter almost one year ago from Europe--my daughter couldn't even say "hello" in English. We enrolled her at Katy Knowledge Beginnings to try how it will be. Of course, the first couple weeks there were some tears, but then, because of her daily morning routine with Ms. Sarah, and sometimes Ms. Wanda at the office, she was getting better and better. She spent three months there and after that time, they all taught her so much! I was so proud of her and I think the Teachers were, too. They did such a good job with her. I can't be thankful enough for what they all did together. She is now at her elementary school in kindergarten and she can speak English better than me sometimes. She is very excited to spend the summer at Katy Knowledge Beginnings. Thank you to Ms. Sara and your staff! You guys are perfect!

- Mother

As a first-time parent, I was very concerned about sending my son to the right daycare. We were transferred to Texas from Florida, and I visited many schools in the area with no good results. Then I called the KinderCare in my area asking for availability and Ms. Sarah said, "Yes, of course." I literally screamed "Yay!" As a parent, you know how stressful it is to find the perfect place for your kids in a new area, but after speaking with the Center Director (Ms. Sarah) and the Assistant Director (Ms. Holly), my husband and I were completely sold. The first initial weeks were very rough--our son was about two-and-a-half years old when he started and was very attached to me, because with us moving he was also sad to leave his grandparents. He cried every day at drop-off, but I would eat breakfast with him in his classroom, which helped me to get to know all the Teachers better. I could tell they loved the kids and we connected with them. We eventually moved out of the area to Katy, and with very, very hearts we had to take the kids out. After a really bad experience in another school, we called our KinderCare for help, and found out that Knowledge Beginnings is the same company as KinderCare and that, Ms. Sarah was transferred to be the new principal there! We did a tour on a Friday and the following Monday, we moved the kids to the center, including my sister’s son. The KinderCare was the best, and the Teachers communicated very well with what was going on in the classroom. There was absolutely no other place I’d feel comfortable taking my kids. And now, the Katy Knowledge Beginnings experience is the same. We love this center! The Teachers are wonderful. The Teachers in the Infant Classroom are outstanding and the Prekindergarten Teachers rock! Both my kids and my sister’s son love to go to school and our family really appreciates the patience and dedication we see every day.

- Mother

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