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Burnham Rd KinderCare

Tami Gray, Center Director

1325 Burnham Rd. Plano TX 75093
(972) 519-8361 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Behind InTouch Bank @ Plano Pkwy & Burnham Road Just beyond intersection of Ohio St. & Plano Pkwy.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Jackson, Huffman, High Tower & Sigler NO MORNING TRANSPORTATION

Now enrolling! We offer full time and part time programs to meet the needs of every family. As part of our school age program, we provide transportation from Jackson, Hightower, Huffman, and Centennial Elementary Schools, Beaty Early Childhood School and Harmony School of Business. Call or stop by to set up a tour and get your child’s education started in the right direction.

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Welcome to the Burnham Road KinderCare. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Each day, at KinderCare we provide a balanced approach to learning - giving parents the comfort of knowing their child will have fun as he/she develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our goal is to prepare children for their school years through age-appropriate lesson plans including phonics, reading, math, science and more - all while making learning fun. 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. In addition to a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for your child to grow up in, you will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families.

Tami Gray, 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


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.

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

The teachers and staff at Burnham Road KinderCare are focused on making meaningful moments with families. With over 25 years experience in the early education field, our team is committed to the education of young children. We are blessed to have such a dedicated and caring staff members that are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

  • Tami Gray, Center Director

    Play is often talked about as if it were a relief for serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning

    Ms. Tami started her career in early childhood development in 1989 while attending college. She started out as a two year old teacher. She has experience teaching all age groups as well as activities coordinator and curriculum specialist. She worked in childcare while raising her three children and saw first hand the positive impact a quality early childhood program provides children. She enjoys the opportunity to support her amazing staff and learns something new everyday. It means so much to her when a family enrolls and trusts her and her staff to provide the best care for their child.

    Previous Experience:
    University of Lamar Child Development Center
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26 years
    Child Development Degree
  • Michele Miller, Assistant Director

    A teacher takes a Hand, opens a Mind and touches a Heart

    Ms. Michele is the Assistant Director at the Plano KinderCare. She began working with children in 1986 and chose to work with children to help them form a solid beginning to their lives. Michele attended Texas Tech University and obtained her degree in Early Childhood Education going on to get her Masters in English. She has enjoyed working with children from Infant to Prekindergarten age. She also has passionately taught in the public school district for the past 6 years. What inspires her most is when she introduces a new concept to the children and the happiness they show when they understand that concept, gaining new knowledge!

    Previous Experience:
    Michele started her career in a church nursery then worked in many early childhood centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Life Lessons of the Bearnstein Bears
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 years
    Bachelors in Eary Childhood and a Masters in English
  • Ms. Irma

    Ms. Irma, Infant Classroom

    Irma's passion for working with children started when she was just a child herself. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates with hopes of one day opening her own facility. Her hobbies include reading, writing and playing sports.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Quisha

    Ms. Quisha, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Quisha is a mother of four beautiful childern. Her passion for teaching has derived from caring for her children and hopes to one day to become a music teacher. She enjoys working with children of all ages.

    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
  • Ms. Morgan

    Ms. Morgan, Preschool Classroom

    Live, Love, and Laugh!

    Ms. Morgan graduated from Plano Senior High in 2012. She is currently working on a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education and plans to work in the childcare field after graduating.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Ghazala

    Ms. Ghazala, Toddler Classroom

    No matter what happens in my life, I just keep smiling for the childern.

    Ms. Ghazala is married. Both she and her husband are proud parents of three lovely children, two are grown and one is twelve-years-old. In life one never knows what is going to happen to them. When she was five years in age, she had an accident that resulted in some loss of feeling. Therefore, Ms. Ghazala lives life to the fullest. Learning to appreciate the small things in life has given her the ability to teach this life lesson to her students.

    Year Started:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Law
  • Ms. Paulette

    Ms. Paulette, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Paulette is the proud mother of two children. Her oldest, Blair, is 20-years-old and attends the University of Wyoming. Her youngest, Brandi, is thirteen. Ms. Paulette has been with KinderCare for 27 years. These years have been filled with lots of joy and laughter. She sees each day as a new challenge and loves educating young children.

    Year Started:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27 Years
    Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Social Work and Minor in Child Development
  • Ms. Shanique

    Ms. Shanique, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Shanique is the mother of two handsome boys. Shortly after graduating from college, she started with KinderCare as well as married her husband, with whom she has been married to for the past seven years. She enjoys doing what she does and loves seeing those smiling faces on a daily basis. The most important thing is that every child should be given the wish to learn.

    Year Started:
    10 Years
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Education
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Health and Safety Coordinator

    I strive to do the best I can with what I have and where I am.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12 Years

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

  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

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

At KinderCare, the safety of our children and the confidence of our parents are points of pride. From daily sign-in to strict parent and guardian identification and single keypad access, we maintain a rigorous standard for safety. Plus our daily cleanliness and maintenance schedules leave nothing at all to chance. Our Health and Safety Coordinator is Cynthia Saucedo. She has been with KinderCare for twelve years. Ms Cynthia ensures our center exceeds all the requirements of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the City of Plano Health Department.

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 love KinderCare! The staff is friendly, the rates are affordable, my children are happy and learning a lot. I can go to work confident that my children are in a safe, nurturing and educational environment.

- Mother

My daughter has been attending KinderCare since she was eight weeks old. I am extremely happy with the care she receives and the professionalism with which the staff conducts itself. The Infant room has a cheery and inviting feel with lots of floor space for the babies to crawl and play. I go sit with my baby for an hour at lunch every day and have had the opportunity to get to know most of the staff and watch them care for the children. They are gentle, loving and playful caregivers who smile at and adore each and every child under their care. The leadership staff is receptive and responsive to every question and concern I have brought to their attention. I definitely recommend KinderCare to all parents.

- Mother

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