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West Kingsland KinderCare

Ms. Lisa McNeill, Center Director

22129 Kingsland Blvd. Katy TX 77450
(281) 392-6770 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Nottingham, Cimarron, West Memorial, Memorial Parkway, King, WoodCreek

Welcome

Welcome to West Kingsland KinderCare, located in the heart of Katy, Texas. We are thrilled that you have stopped by our web page and we would love to meet you and your family! Everything in our center is designed for learning. We truly believe in developing the whole child, and our dedicated teachers would love to foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We go above and beyond to ensure that your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at West Kingsland KinderCare, we are truly a family! All of our families' participation and involvement are important to us. Children not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment here, they also have support from a team of professionals who are sincerely passionate about education. We encourage you to call or stop by our center any time and check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.
 
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Ms. Lisa McNeill, Center Director

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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

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

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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.

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.

Math

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our loving, devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our center is a nationally accredited child development program, which means 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.

  • Ms. Lisa McNeill, Center Director

  • Ms. Melissa Snyder

    Ms. Melissa Snyder, Assistant Director

    Children are our future. So let's teach them today.

    Ms. Melissa has a love for teaching and believes that an education is worth the time and patience needed to share in the classroom with the children. The children are why she is in the teaching field. Ms. Melissa comes to work daily with passion and love for what she does.

    Previous Experience:
    Melissa has worked in other child care centers in Lumberton, Texas and in California.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

    Year Started:
    1/1/2006
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Peggy

    Ms. Peggy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    5/28/2007
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25+
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Pari

    Ms. Pari, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    "I am inspired by watching the children grow and develop each day.

    Ms. Pari's goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. Children in her class build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers, and strengthen their conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. Ms. Pari supports cooperative play; uses whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrates how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. She supports pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourages creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulates imagination through storytelling and block-building.
      

    Year Started:
    8/9/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14
  • Ms. Jo

    Ms. Jo, Discovery Preschool Classroom/Kitchen Manager

    "It inspires me to be able to give the children the nutrition they need each day to grow.

    Ms. Jo's goal is to increase children’s language skills and help children experience a sense of community in her classroom. She coaches children to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing, and outdoor fun. Ms. Jo provides opportunities to practice sorting, matching, and categorizing, in addition to using blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning. She also provides opportunities for age-appropriate problem resolution and, of course, making new friends. Children in her class strengthen large-motor skills by riding equipment, playing with balls, and participating in movement activities; improve fine-motor and eye-hand coordination in pouring, stringing, and cutting activities; develop coordination using beanbags, hula hoops, and balance beams; and learn to serve themselves at meal times.
      

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    8/30/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Jennifer

    Ms. Jennifer, Toddler Classroom

    I love to watch children learn and explore new things.

    Ms. Jennifer'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 build vocabulary and social skills. Ms. Jennifer works with children individually, in small groups, and as a whole group at different times during the day. She displays children's original artwork, their own writing with invented spelling, and stories dictated by children during afternoon group time, and also places some of their work in their portfolios and take-home folders. Ms. Jennifer uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to help children enhance fine-motor skills; strengthens their coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; offers healthful food choices for snacks and meals; and encourages learning about exercise and nutrition and their importance to the human body.
      
      

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

    Year Started:
    10/10/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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 various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Texas Rising Star 4 Star Vendor

    Texas Rising Star 4 Star Vendor

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish
  • Farsi

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 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. All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups 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. 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.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

The child care providers at West Kingsland Kindercare in Katy, TX, are amazing! We have two children who attend the daycare, both of whom have been in the center since the Infant Classroom. The staff at the center are always professional and courteous, and they all seem to truly care about the children. The staff help the children enjoy the classroom, giving them not only the attention they need to succeed, but also the structure of relevant discipline. When necessary, they work closely with the parents to provide a consistent and united front, which is especially important for children who love to test boundaries (something at which our son is a pro!). We love that all staff members at the center are able to meet the children at their level, recognizing the varying personalities, abilities, and challenges they face, and working with them to achieve success in the classrooms. They also take the time to dialogue with each parent who so desires each and every day. My children look forward to their “school” days at West Kingsland Kindercare, and knowing that they are being so well cared for and are learning so much during the day makes leaving them at the center and going to work a lot easier. We would recommend West Kingsland Kindercare to anyone!

- Parents

KinderCare became a part of our family four years ago when recommended to us by a friend of the family. Our oldest daughter was two years old at the time and four years later, I am happy to say that she started kindergarten this year and has tested high/above average in many areas of learning, and I contribute a lot of that to the loving, caring, and enthusiastic way the staff teach their children here. Our youngest, who is now four, also started at Kinder Care when she was two years old and she has flourished in every aspect, from learning to make friends and gaining social skills. Both of our girls love the staff at their KinderCare and look genuinely forward to going there. I cannot tell you how comforting it is to be able to leave your children at a preschool and feel secure in knowing that they will be well taken care of. Although there are centers closer to our home, I have insisted that the girls stay where they are, because it is a place they feel secure and so do I!

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