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Katy KinderCare

Ms. Triniece Matthews, Center Director

19510 Clay Rd. Katy TX 77449
(281) 550-1610 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
N of I-10 between Barker Cypress & North Fry Road

Neighborhood:
Cypress Meadows and Westfield

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Rhoads, McRoberts, Walker, McFee, Emery, Sheridan

Welcome

Welcome to Katy KinderCare located in the Cypress Meadows/ Westfield Community of Katy. We are passionate about teaching, and work closely with our families to provide individualized care for each of our students. Our teachers provide instruction, support, and encouragement to help each student develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. We go over and above to ensure that your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but they will also have support from a team of professionals who are passionate about education. 
 
Our school offers infant and toddler programs, preschool programs for children ages two to five years old, before and after school programs for children attending Katy ISD and Cypress Fairbanks ISD. We want to share more about our programs with you, and would love for you to visit our school. We look forward to speaking with you.

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Ms. Triniece Matthews, Center Director

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Accreditation

  • Texas Rising Star

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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

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.

  • Ms. Triniece Matthews

    Ms. Triniece Matthews, Center Director

    In all you do, start and end with Love :)

    Triniece has worked with children for many years.  As a youth leader, coach, and mentor, she really creates bonds with children that will challenge, and enhance their thinking and ability.  Triniece enjoys learning about people and families.  She loves to see children learn and grow and love.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie Series
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    Education:
    Director's Certification
  • Sandi Kelly

    Sandi Kelly, Assistant Director

    Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." - Robert John Meehan
     

    Sandi has been with KinderCare for 26 years, going on 27 years. With a degree in Early Childhood Education from Colorado State University, Sandi has been exceedingly successful as a Lead Prekindergarten teacher, a Learning Adventures teacher, and the Assistant Director at Katy KinderCare. She feels that communication between the families and staff is a priority and is why the center's personality is so inviting. Sandi has always had a soft spot in her heart for every child that is attending the center. Giving and receiving a hug from a child at the end of the day makes Sandi's day perfect!
    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Sandi worked as a Private Kindergarten teacher for three years, established and ran a Mother's Day Out program for two years, and also was a Summer Bible School Director for three years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar By: Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    8/31/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Gwen, Infant Classroom

    My goal is to nurture your child’s creativity. I provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music.  I provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries.  I appreciate you trusting us with your infant's care and education, and I’m committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? By: Bill Martin
    Year Started:
    8/12/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
  • Ms. Jenny, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    My goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. We build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers and strengthen conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. We support cooperative play; use whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrate how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. We support pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourage creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulate imagination through storytelling and block-building.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham By: Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    3/14/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Leigh

    Ms. Leigh, Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

    Teachers change the world one child at a time.

    My goal is to ensure children progress through a scope and sequence of developmentally appropriate learning objectives and milestones throughout their time in my program.  Your child will have access to various activities throughout the day.  In my classroom, the curriculum theme is enhanced through the writing center, assorted building blocks and other construction materials; props for dramatic play; books; paints and other art materials; and table toys such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. I encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chick Boom Boom By: Bill Martin
    Year Started:
    3/21/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate

September 2016 Events

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  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

About Our Center

KinderCare Learning Centers are constantly exceeding 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 the 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 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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
Presidents' Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
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 Katy KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. Your child's security begins at the front door. 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.

Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting. Every teacher and staff member is trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. The center participates in routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. 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 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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I can't say enough nice things about Emma's daycare. There are still good people in this world and I'm blessed to have them in Emma's life!

- Mother
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