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Mansfield KinderCare

Shelby Davis, Center Director

2120 Man Ave. Mansfield TX 76063
(817) 453-3844 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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One block north of Country Club Drive. One half block east off of Matlock Rd.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Martha Reid, JL Boren, Willie Brown, Elizabeth Smith, Roberta Tipps and Judy Miller


Welcome to our Mansfield KinderCare Learning Center. We are conveniently located on Man Ave., just before the Heather Estates neighborhood and close to the Mansfield Methodist Hospital.
We are very excited to meet with you and your family! At Mansfield KinderCare, we make the children in our care our primary focus because we recognize they are the most important part of our center. We work together with families to ensure that each child receives the highest quality care and education possible. With designated learning centers such as dramatic play and blocks in every classroom, children have the opportunity for rich social play and child-initiated discovery. We also provide fun-filled learning experiences through play and educational activities.
Whether children have first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re here to help them grow and become the best they can be! We are looking forward to your family visiting our school and becoming a part of our KinderCare family.
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Shelby Davis, 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


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 the KinderCare located in Mansfield, Texas, we are pleased and proud to introduce you to our staff, many of whom have had long tenures at our location. We have teachers who have been here anywhere from one to 35 years. The teachers here are enthusiastic and eager to teach each and every child, and would love to meet you and talk to you about their classes. All of our teachers are trained in First Aid and CPR, and also receive professional training throughout the year that helps to ensure they meet all state requirements.

  • Shelby Davis

    Shelby Davis, Center Director

    I feel the most important part of my job is to provide the children and their families a safe and loving learning environment.

    Shelby has been with KinderCare Learning Centers since November 1986. She began her career in San Antonio, Texas, working as a Preschool teacher and later as an Assistant Director. She has 26 years of child care administration experience and is dedicated to teaching and helping children. Shelby is committed to providing a safe and loving environment for all the children and families enrolled at the Mansfield KinderCare. She is married and has four beautiful children. In her spare time, Shelby enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, reading, watching the “Dallas Cowboys,” and spending time with family and friends.

    Year Started:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Arts Degree, Professional Administrator Credential
  • Ms. Grace Gillen

    Ms. Grace Gillen, Assistant Director

    The best part of this job is watching the the children learn and grow each day.

    Grace has been at the Mansfield KinderCare for ten years. Before moving to Texas with her family and joining KinderCare, she lived in New York and worked at a bank. Now that she works in child care, she has had a great environment to watch her own children learn and grow. Grace is married and has two boys that are into baseball and football, which keeps her very busy all the time.

    Year Started:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Brittany, Infant Classroom

    Brittany's goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. Brittany 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.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Currently attending TCC
  • Ms. Regina, Infant Classroom

    Regina's goal is to help your infant learn to engage with others.  She will talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skill; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words. She will support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape board; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.

  • Ms. Arnetra, Infant Classroom

    Arnetra's goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. Arnetra appreciates you trusting us with your infant's care and education, and is committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.

    Year Started:
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Evette, Toddler Classroom

    Evette's goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. She will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development. 

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Maria, Toddler Classroom

    Maria's goal is to enhance learning through play using distinct areas of mathematics, creative arts, language, dramatic play, and sensory exploration. She will partner with you and your family to ensure ongoing communication. In addition to caring for your toddler, everything we do is designed for learning.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Ms. Ashley, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ashley's goal is to increase your child's language skills and help your child experience a sense of community in our classroom. She will coach your child to develop new physical abilities and express individuality through imaginative play, music, dancing and outdoor fun. She will provide opportunities to practice sorting, matching and categorizing; and use blocks and math cards to teach counting, number identification, and patterning.

    Year Started:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Sarah, Preschool Classroom

    I love touching the hearts and minds of the ones who will shape our future.

    Sarah's goal is to enhance your child's development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning. Your child will develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish and social skills. Sarah can recognize 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 flexible and patient.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah worked for another child care facility for four years prior to coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Child Development Associate
  • Ms. Kizzma, Preschool Classroom

    Kizzma's goal is to provide a positive environment where language and literacy development will flourish. Kizzma's belief when children feel secure in their environment, they are more likely to engage in frequent, age-appropriate conversations that build vocabulary and social skills. She will work with children individually, in small groups, and the whole group at different times during the day.  

    Year Started:
  • Ms. Katie, Early Foundations Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to come to work to hear about their stories and adventures.

    Katie's goal is to create opportunities for your child to reason, analyze and solve problems independently in preparation for Kindergarten. She will encourage the use of senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last.  Katie also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Lindsey, School Age Classroom

    Lindsey's goal is to create a relaxing and fun after-school environment that your child will eagerly look forward to attending. She provides regular homework support, daily fitness activities, hands-on-learning experiences, and club activities.  

    Year Started:
    1 Year

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

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

  • 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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. We also have a keypad entry with cameras that are easily viewed from the lobby area. 

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 originally enrolled our son at another child care center and quickly found that it was not a good fit. We moved to KinderCare and could not be more pleased with the instruction and growth of our son while there. Not only has he grown academically in preparation for kindergarten, but socially with the modeled behavior he has seen and heard. The teachers are attentive and just in their teachings. One of the most striking facets of this location is the involvement of the director, Shelby Davis. In the three years we have attended, I have seen her in her office twice. She is either in the classrooms observing, teaching, or some days just organizing and cleaning! She is definitely hands-on and a superb model for her staff. The staff has always been helpful and flexible in working with us. We are so very happy we came to this location.

- Mother

I wanted to let you know my child had a FABULOUS first week of school! Her sight words this week are "like", "I," and "the," which she already knows. She thinks that's pretty cool!
She did ask me when we get to go back to Kindercare, so we will have to come visit very soon. 
We miss you guys and are SO thankful to you for getting our sweet girl ready for kindergarten. I know she is going to do amazingly!

- Mother

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