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North Custer KinderCare

Stacy Gilani, Center Director

6525 Custer Rd. Plano TX 75023
(972) 618-0011 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
On Custer Road just north of Spring Creek Pkwy

Neighborhood:
Closest to HW 75, or Central. Legacy Drive is Cross St Spring Creek parkway

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Carlisle, Hedgcoxe, Wells,Thomas, Christie, Davis &Hughston

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Welcome

Welcome to North Custer KinderCare. We recently received our re-accreditation from the National Accreditation Commission. This will be our fifth time to be accreditated and we are so excited! In case you were wondering what accreditation stands for, it means the center has gone through a rigorous self study and provides the highest quality care. At our center you will find a tenured staff with a love for teaching your children. Our staff has over 250 years of caring for children. What an accomplishment! From our infant rooms to our after school program, each teacher is well trained and excited to come to work every day. Our classroom arrangement and curriculum is designed and written by a team of Early Childhood Education specialists at our corporate office. In fact, the Infant, Toddler, and Discovery Preschool curriculums have been updated and we began teaching on September 8, 2014 and we would love for your child to join us. At KinderCare we believe children learn through play and small group curriculum activities. We also believe in teaching the whole child intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Each day we strive to prepare your child for Kindergarten and beyond by teaching age appropriate activities in math, phonics, science, reading, art and many others. We would love to show you our center and introduce you to our staff when you come in for a tour and look forward to meeting you!

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Stacy Gilani, 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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

    2. Splash Day

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      Splish splash what a blast!!! Join us for sprinkler play, splash/squirt zones and sensory table fun this summer every Monday from 10-2:30 PM.
      Contact the School Director for more details.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff has over 157 years of combined experience caring for and teaching young children! Some of our teachers have degrees, some have a Child Development Associate's certificates and others are working towards one or the other. All of our staff members are very friendly and genuinely care about the children and making your child's time with us the best that it can be.

  • Stacy Gilani

    Stacy Gilani, Center Director

    Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever"
    ~Walt Disney~

    Stacy has been a Center Director for 13 years and has served in various roles including Teacher, Assistant Director, Manager, Center Director and Head of School. She is a passionate Early Childhood advocate and has been in the field for over 22 years, all with KinderCare.  Her formal education is a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education/Administration. She truly enjoys making valuable contributions to the families, staff and children in every school she participates in. Originally from southern California Stacy and her family relocated to Plano, Texas six years ago and they enjoy being a part of the community.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The giving tree Author: Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    9/26/1994
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    22 Years
    Education:
    B.S. in Early Childhood Administration
  • Jen Wear

    Jen Wear, Assistant Director

    Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light. -Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Alkaban, Quote by Albus Dumbledore

    Ms. Jen was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved here with her family in the 90's. She has always known that her path in life would involve young children and feels that this field is where she is meant to be. Her children are of the four legged variety, a dog named Delilah and a cat named Pandora. She loves making costumes for cosplay and is a big geek. She has received her CDA and is working towards her Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
    Year Started:
    7/18/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years
    Education:
    CDA
  • Mrs.Tasha

    Mrs.Tasha, Infants

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. -Brad Henry

    Mrs. Tasha was born in Garland, Texas. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves Mexican food and anything purple. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her infants learn, grow and develop.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber
    Year Started:
    7/3/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20
  • Mrs. Amber

    Mrs. Amber, Infants

    A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience's attention, then he can teach his lesson. -John Henrik Clarke

    Mrs. Amber was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She enjoys spending time with her family cooking, being outdoors and traveling. Her favorite part of teaching young children is how excited they are to learn, explore and discover new things.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Good Night Moon by Margaret Brown
    Year Started:
    7/28/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Masters Degree in English Literature
  • Ms. Lindsey

    Ms. Lindsey, Infants

    A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. -Henry Adams

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Dragon's Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
    Year Started:
    9/15/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Mrs. Becky

    Mrs. Becky, Toddler's

    One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. -Carl Jung

    Mrs. Becky was born in Garland, Texas and is a recent newlywed. She enjoys spending time exploring the city, eating yummy foods and shopping. Her favorite part of teaching is the individual interations she gets to have with each of her toddlers everyday.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
    Year Started:
    7/20/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts
  • Ms. Crystal

    Ms. Crystal, Discovery Preschool

    The thing I loved the most and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see the individual or group exceed their limits. -Mike Krzyzewski

    Ms. Crystal was born in Chicago, IL. She enjoys spending time with her two kids going to the park, the movies and spending time outdoors. Her favorite food is pizza and she loves the color blue. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the children reach their milestones and learning new things.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    6/18/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    18
  • Ms. Diana

    Ms. Diana, Preschool

    The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth. -Dan Rather

    Ms. Diana was born in Germany. She enjoys spending time with her three children, going to the park, playing pool and eating out. Her favorite part of teaching is watching them grow up and learn and master new concepts.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Good-Night Kiss by Randy Houser, Rob Hatch & Jason Sellers
    Year Started:
    10/17/2007
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Preschool

    I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. -John Wooden

    Ms. Ashley was born in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys spending time crafting, collecting geeky stuff and attends cosplay events. Her favorite food is waffles and she loves the color teal. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing how fast the kids grow, learn and explore within her classroom.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Big Friendly Giant by Roald Dahl
    Year Started:
    10/26/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mrs. Cynthia

    Mrs. Cynthia, Pre-Kindergarten

    You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. -Dr. Seuss

    Mrs. Cynthia was born in Virginia. She enjoys spending time with her family, tasting new seafood eateries and the color navy blue. Her favorite part of teaching is seeing the children smile.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    8/2/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    28
  • Ms. Kristy

    Ms. Kristy, Catch the Wave

    Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. -Solomon Ortiz

    Ms. Kristy was born in Pasadena, California. She enjoys sepnding time with her family and fur babies outdoors, eating yummy mexican food and shopping. Her favorite part of teaching is knowing that she makes a difference in their lives. Children are only with us for a season in school and I want to be it a rewarding time for them and their familiy.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
    Year Started:
    3/27/1991
    Tenure:
    25 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25
  • Mrs. Sydna

    Mrs. Sydna, Master Chef

    I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression. -Maya Angelou

    Mrs. Sydna was born in Dallas, Texas. She enjoys spending time working on her house with her family, gardening, cooking up yummy family dinners and repurposing furniture. Her favorite part of cooking for the center children is knowing that she is teaching the healthy eating habits, getting them to try new foods and knowing her food keeps them healthy and happy.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Year Started:
    8/25/2003
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
  • Ms. Ashton, Catch The Wave

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
    Brad Henry
     

    Ms. Ashton was born in Dallas, Texas and joined our school is Early May. She loves being able to create endless opportunities for her students, enjoys seeing them set their minds to a goal and doing what inspires them to learn. It brings her heart joy to see her children grow and succeed in everything they do.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree
    Year Started:
    5/24/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    B.S. Education
  • Mrs. Stephanie

    Mrs. Stephanie, Dicovery Prechool

    Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. -Charles Kuralt  

    Mrs. Stephanie was born in Virginia and moved to Texas with her husband and two children. She enjoys watching her students develop and grow as unique little people. It's so fun to see all of their personalities come to life.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Pete the Cat
    Year Started:
    6/21/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    A.S. Education

July 2016 Events

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  1. Friday July 01, 2016
    1. Water Music

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      Join us a create music using water! Teacher will demonstrate how music can be used to create different sounds by filling cups with different levels of water. Children will create their own water instrument to take home.

       

  2. Monday July 04, 2016
    1. Independence Day - Center Closed

  3. Tuesday July 05, 2016
    1. Invention Station

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      Join our Schoolage children as they create their very own unique invention stations. Children will work as a team to create an invention and set up a presentation of each invention to share at the end of the unit science fair.

  4. Thursday July 07, 2016
    1. Flight Museum Educational Tour

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      Join our schoolage students on a educational tour of the historical Flight museum. Children will imagine how it would feel to invent the first airplane like the Wright Brothers and explore the amazing history of flight.
      Ask you School Director for details!

  5. Friday July 08, 2016
    1. Mr. Cool Ice Cream

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      You scream... I scream... we all scream for ice cream!!!! Enjoy a sweet soft serve treat from Mr. Cool Ice Cream. Children can choose their swirl in of chocolate, caramel or strawberry.

  6. Monday July 11, 2016
    1. Splash Day

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      Splish splash what a blast!!! Join us for sprinkler play, splash/squirt zones and sensory table fun this summer every Monday from 10-2:30 PM.
      Contact the School Director for more details.

  7. Thursday July 14, 2016
    1. Bricks 4 Kidz

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      Join us we partner with Bricks 4 Kidz® programs to provide opportunities for our schoolage students to:
      •awaken curiosity and inquiry
      •stimulate observation and exploration skills
      •enrich and enhance school curriculum them Junior Inventors
      •link the science concepts learned in school to the larger world.

      Learn, Build and Play with us!!!!!

  8. Friday July 15, 2016
    1. Movie Day: Meet the Robinsons

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      Roll the film Mr. Projector man!!!!! Join us as we break out the popcorn, candy and yummy treats for our very own movie day. This Month we will be showing Meet the Robinsons as our school age students explore Junior Inventors.
       

  9. Monday July 18, 2016
    1. Splash Day

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      Splish splash what a blast!!! Join us for sprinkler play, splash/squirt zones and sensory table fun this summer every Monday from 10-2:30 PM.
      Contact the School Director for more details.

  10. Wednesday July 20, 2016
    1. Mystery Theater

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      Join us as our school age students present a who done it preformance of Mystery Theater. Students will each exlore being in character, costume making as we explore the dramatic arts during our Spy School theme.

  11. Friday July 22, 2016
    1. Camp KLC Splash Pad

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      Join our Schoolage students for a splashing good time at Camp KLC Splash Pad! Children will enjoy sprinkler type play in the warm Texas sun. Each student will be provided with a healthy snack during the field trip.
      Ask the School Director for more details.

  12. Monday July 25, 2016
    1. Splash Day

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      Splish splash what a blast!!! Join us for sprinkler play, splash/squirt zones and sensory table fun this summer every Monday from 10-2:30 PM.
      Contact the School Director for more details.

  13. Tuesday July 26, 2016
    1. Laser Tag

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      Challenge your friends and teachers in post-apocalyptic downtown Dallas! Sneak through blacklight passages and fog filled corridors to heart pounding music.

  14. Thursday July 28, 2016
    1. Frisco Commons Splash Pad

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      Join our Schoolage students for a splashing good time at Frisco Commons Splash Pad! Children will enjoy sprinkler type play in the warm Texas sun. Each student will be provided with a healthy snack during the field trip.
      Ask the School Director for more details.

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC Accreditation

    NAC Accreditation

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Erdu

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Gluten free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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

Our center follows the Health and Safety guidelines written by our company and the state. You will find that every staff member is CPR and First Aid certified. We have an onsite Health and Safety Coordinator that walks all of the outside areas daily prior to the children going outside. Health and Safety checks of items in the building are completed daily as well. We preform fire drills with the whole center once a month and Disaster Drills every three months. We have four separate secured playgrounds for our children. All gates are locked with "s" clips and outside gates are locked with pad locks that each teacher has a key to. Our front door is locked at all times with a key pad. Someone is always up front to monitor the traffic flow. We ask that our parents not give out the door code and not to allow anyone to follow them through the doors. All outside doors leading into the building are key locked and each teacher has a key. All of our staff receive monthly Health and Safety training.

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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This is by far the BEST DAYCARE in my opinion. The moment you walk into the door you're always greeted by their friendly staff. It's very organized and immaculate, without the typical daycare pungence. The director Mrs. Stacy is always full of smiles and very helpful. The teachers there are very friendly, wonderful with the children, and who also build relationships with your child and the parents. My son adored his teacher Ms. Jen. He was lucky to have her as his teacher before she was promoted to assistant director. My son likes it so much that he hates to leave when I have to pick him up. That to me as a parent says a lot about the daycare. I would highly recommend this daycare location.

- Mother

I can not imagine my son being at any other childcare facility. My son has been here since he was eight weeks old. He is now seven years old. The quality of care that is given at this KinderCare Center is way beyond the expectations that any parent can ask for. They have mastered all facets of childcare and my child is treated as one of their own.

- Mother

My children are twelve and nineteen. Both attended KinderCare from the Infant program through the School Age program. The time they spent at the KinderCare was one of the best investments our family could have ever made. While attending KinderCare my children not only benefited academically, they learned the value of teamwork, hard work and hard play. The opportunity for community service provided at KinderCare support the values of caring and compassion we encourage at home. The staff is consistently professional and work hard to provide a positive learning environment that gives children the foundation for a great future. The center director is the core of this center. It is so obvious that every decision she makes is for the benefit of the children. My children still go back from time to time and her office is always the first stop. I would highly recommend this KinderCare to anyone looking for a quality educational program.

- Mother
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