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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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Welcome

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 or she develops socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Our goal is to prepare children for their school years through age-appropriate lesson plans that include 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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AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED

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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SCHOOL-READY

Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.

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.

Monthly Activities

July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

November's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Foods and Flavors
This month infants, toddlers, and the little ones in Discovery Preschool will be exploring foods and flavors! It’s never too early to expose children to healthy food—even babies who aren’t eating solids yet. All children will explore, read about, play with, and create around different foods, but each age group will have a different focus. Infants will practice sensory exploration and create their own pretend soup, toddlers will count and measure food items, and the children in Discovery Preschool will learn about the different food groups—including a pretend farmers market. 

Children 4–5 years old: Farms and Community
The older children will focus on learning first about farms, and then their community! Farms are filled with so many science- and social science-based learning opportunities for children. Children will learn all about barns and farming equipment, which animals are raised on a farm, and which crops are grown. They’ll also focus on their own communities and learn all about the different kinds of places that exist, the people who live there, and the jobs that those people do.

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.

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.

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 dedicated and caring staff members who are passionate about educating and nurturing children.

  • Tami Gray, Center Director

    Ms. Tami started her career in early childhood development as a two-year-old teacher in 1989 while attending college. She has experience teaching all age groups and has also acted as an activities coordinator and curriculum specialist. She worked in child care while raising her three children and saw firsthand the positive impact a quality early childhood program can have on children. Ms. Tami enjoys the opportunity to support her amazing staff and learns something new every day. 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's Early Childhood Development Center
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

    Year Started:
    9/27/1993
    Tenure:
    23 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    26
    Education:
    Child Development Degree
  • Michele Miller, Assistant Director

    Ms. Michele began working with children in 1986 because she wanted to help them form a solid beginning to their lives. Michele attended Texas Tech University where she obtained her degrees. She has enjoyed working with children from Infant to Prekindergarten age, and also has passionately taught in the public school district for the past six years. She is most inspired when she sees the children's happiness as they understand a new concept and gain new knowledge!

    Previous Experience:
    Michele started her career in a church nursery and then worked in many early childhood centers.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Life Lessons of the Bearnstein Bears

    Year Started:
    4/15/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's Degree 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 Associate's Credential and hopes to one day open her own child care facility. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and playing sports.

    Year Started:
    3/1/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • 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--she hopes to one day become a music teacher. She enjoys working with children of all ages.

    Year Started:
    10/3/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
  • Ms. Morgan

    Ms. Morgan, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Morgan graduated from Plano Senior High in 2012. She is currently working on a bachelor of arts degree in education and plans to work in the child care field after graduating.

    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Ghazala

    Ms. Ghazala, Toddler Classroom

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

    Ms. Ghazala and her husband are proud parents of three lovely children: two who are already grown and one who is 12 years old. In life, one never knows what is going to happen. When she was five years old, she had an accident that resulted in some loss of feeling. Ms. Ghazala learned that in life, one never knows what is going to happen, and therefore she 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 as well.

    Year Started:
    9/7/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Bachelor 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 and attends the University of Wyoming. Her youngest, Brandi, is 13. 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:
    8/4/1986
    Tenure:
    30 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27
    Education:
    Bachelor 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 and married her husband. They have been married for seven years. She enjoys what she does and loves seeing those smiling faces on a daily basis. The most important thing to Ms. Shanique is that every child be given the wish to learn.

    Year Started:
    8/7/2006
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Education:
    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:
    5/1/2001
    Tenure:
    16 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    12

Upcoming Center Activities

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July's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: What’s the Weather and Wonderful Water
This month we go all natural as infants and toddlers are introduced to the weather and children in Discovery Preschool experiment and have fun with water. Sensory adventures will continue for infants as they explore playing with colored water and experiment with how pinwheels and scarves move in the wind. Meanwhile, toddlers will use musical instruments to create the sound of rain and will connect their learning to the world as they role-play different weather scenarios, such as a warm summer day at the beach and a cold, snowy winter day. In Discovery Preschool, children will be learning about different bodies of water as well as how people use water in their everyday lives.

Children 4 to 5 years old: Spectacular Science and All About Books
In the first two weeks of this month, we take older children on a scientific journey of discovery to learn more about the natural world before turning the focus to the amazing world of books! Preschoolers will learn about states of matter, force, motion, and magnetism; children in Pre-K will learn about natural formations like rivers, mountains, and deserts; and kindergarteners will discover the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. When we turn to books, children will learn about the different parts of books, explore the roles of author and illustrator, and learn what makes a book fiction or nonfiction.

Tuesday July 04, 2017
Center Closed for 4th of July

Monday July 17, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Wednesday July 19, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Thursday July 20, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

Friday July 21, 2017
Open House

Save your space today!  Our teachers would like to invite you to our Open House event, from July 17th – 21st.

Come meet our team! They’d love to tell you about their passion for teaching and how our kids enter school better prepared than their peers. Experience what a day at our center is like, meet other parents, and see the fun our students are having. Best of all, you’ll see our curriculum in action and watch the children laugh as they learn. 

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 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

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, you should 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/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, Cynthia Saucedo, has been with KinderCare for 12 years. She 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.

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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, and 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 Classroom 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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