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South Shore KinderCare

Shellene Garza, Center Director

106 Meadow Pkwy League City TX 77573
(281) 334-5795 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at 518 & Meadow Pkwy

Neighborhood:
Meadow Bend

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Ferguson Elementary, Stewart Elementary, Hyde Elementary, Mossman Elementary

We would love to have your child join our Nationally Accredited center. Stop by our center for a tour today and let us help your child begin their learning journey.

We are now enrolling all age groups.
 

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Welcome

At Southshore KinderCare Learning Center everything we do is designed for learning. Our experts designed your child's classroom - and every activity and lesson - to help prepare your child for success in school and beyond. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we're excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning and look forward to meeting you and your family soon.

Shellene Garza, Center Director

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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.

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. Monday February 15, 2016
    1. Closed for Professional Development Day

Teachers & Staff

When it comes to keeping you up-to-date with your child's engaging learning experiences, we strive to make our service and communication exceptional. We're always happy to meet and talk about your child's progress at anytime. Our teachers are eager to understand your needs and to serve your child as a unique member of our KinderCare family.

  • Shellene Garza

    Shellene Garza, Center Director

    It's important every child thrives here - socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Together, we can do amazing things to prepare your child for what lies ahead!

    Shellene Garza is the center director for the South Shore KinderCare and has been with KinderCare Learning Centers for over 17 years. She began her career in the classroom as a preschool teacher and several years later expanded her knowledge, skills, and wonderful hands on experience to over see the children and staff as the center director. Shellene truly has a love for helping children and families each day and has a open door to any one who needs information on early childhood education.

    Year Started:
    2/17/1998
    Tenure:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential, Director Certified
  • Melissa Ihle

    Melissa Ihle, Assistant Director

    Melissa Ihle is the assistant center director for the South Shore KinderCare and has been with KinderCare Learning Centers for over 10 years. She began her career in the classroom as a two year old teacher and has been in each classroom through out the center. She is extremly passionate about the education of young children and is excited to help your child begin their learning journey.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    Year Started:
    1/16/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
  • Ms. Cecilia

    Ms. Cecilia, Infants

    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:
    My Many Color Days
    Year Started:
    7/21/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Early Childhood Education Associates
  • Ms. Ciara

    Ms. Ciara, Infants

    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.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    Year Started:
    2/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Debby

    Ms. Debby, Discovery Preschool Classrooms

    I love watching the children discover and take pride in their latest skill and knowing I will have the opportunity to be a part of those discoveries.

    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.


     

    Year Started:
    2/11/2008
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 years

February 2016 Events

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  1. Friday February 12, 2016
    1. Parent's Night Out

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    2. Valentines Day Party

  2. Monday February 15, 2016
    1. Closed for Professional Development Day

About Our Center

Our KinderCare Learning Center has been in and near the SouthShore community for over 20 years. Families choose to enroll their children at our day care centesr for our strong education focus, tenured loving staff and our safe and clean center.

Our curriculum has been created specifically for KinderCare Learning Centers and is well received because of its age appropriateness for each class. It is designed with the development of the whole child in mind, to promote their growth socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Our staff are very knowledgeable in early childhood development. They are passionate and committed in providing each child with a safe, secure and stimulating environment. Many of our new families have come to us because they were referred by a friend or family member that is very happy with the care that their children receive. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family soon and are confident you will choose us to be your childcare provider!

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

New Years Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Thanksgiving and the day after
Christmas Day

*We close for Professional Development day on Presidents Day and Columbus Day each year.*

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 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.

We are so pleased that we chose to enroll our daughter at KinderCare. From the moment we walked into our local KinderCare learning center, we knew that was the place for her. The entire staff was, and is, so welcoming. Ms. Chrissie and Ms. Shellene took the time to answer all of our questions, even after we left the initial tour and visit, and continue to take the time and care to answer them today. Our daughter has grown leaps and bounds socially and intellectually since starting at KinderCare. Her teachers have always been very open in communicating with us, and keep us up-to-date with her daily activities and overall progress. It was nerve-wracking choosing a child care provider for our daughter, but we know we made the right choice in choosing our local KinderCare. Thank you for all you do for us and our daughter!

 

- Mother

Both of my children, ages 5 and 2 1/2, attend KinderCare. They have been at KinderCare since they were 5 months and 3 months, respectively. They love school! They love their teachers! They love their friends! My oldest has even spent the last two summers going part-time because he missed it so much when I would keep him home with me in the summer.
Everyone at KinderCare is so loving and understanding when it comes to the children. I go to work each day knowing that they are in the hands of people who love and care about them, and that really helps me to leave them everyday.
 I am so impressed with the learning that happens there. I know my children are smart, but they amaze me sometimes with the things they do or say that I know they learned at school. It goes beyond academics as my children learn to clean up after themselves, wait their turn, or play nicely with others. The teachers are so good at what they do, and that starts with the directors themselves as they train, supervise, and guide their teachers.
Everyone at this place is awesome and I am so glad my children are here. I have never considered putting them anywhere else. They love this place too much, and so do I!

- Mother
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