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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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Special Instructions:
One block North of Country Club Drive. Turn East off of Matlock

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, Mary Orr Intermediate, Asa Low Intermediate.

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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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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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

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:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Linda, Infant Classroom

    "I like the way the children's faces light up when they see you every day. I like to bring stability to their lives and watch them grow.

    Ms. Linda moved here from Wisconsin, where she worked for Unified School District for eight years. The unique thing she brings to the classroom is a sense of stability by showing the children that they are special and watching them grow.

    Year Started:
    39 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    36 Years
  • Ms. Sandra, Infant Classroom

    I love my job because the enjoyment of seeing the children growing in their daily changes and learning lights up my day.

    Ms. Sandra has recently started with KinderCare and brings a positive attitude and fun experiences to her class.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Sandra worked at an in-home child care center for 12 years and at a center-based child care for eight years.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Studies in business, medical assistance, and early childhood education.
  • Ms. Christal, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Christal has been working at KinderCare since September of 2013, and loves her job. She grew up in a small town called Tyler in Texas. Ms. Christal is the youngest child in her family with four older brothers. Ms. Christal will make sure your child learns what he or she needs to know, including potty training.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Christal has previous experience working with two- and three-year-old children at a HeadStart program.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Sarah, Preschool Classroom

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

    Ms. Sarah is patient and loving toward each child she comes in contact with, forming a special bond with all of her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sarah worked for another child care facility for four years prior to coming to KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Katie, Early Foundations Prekindergarten Classroom

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

    When you step into Ms. Katie's classroom, you can see evidence of the children's learning and of enjoyable learning activities for every child. She provides children with hands-on learning experiences, independent learning activities, and opportunities for both large- and small-group time. She enjoys building upon the learning going on by enhancing her classroom with weekly themes. 
    Katie is a single mom and loves spending time with her son and family.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 years
    Child Development Associate Credential

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. 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.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas 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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