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Rowlett KinderCare

Emily Els, Center Director

3316 Lakeview Pkwy Rowlett TX 75088
(972) 475-5667 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
next to Braum's next to Baker's Ribs

Neighborhood:
HW 66, Rowlet RD, Centerville are the cross streets Located Next BRAUMS

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Back Elementary, Dorsey Elementary, Pearson Elementary, Rowlett Elementary, Stephens Elementary & Steadham Elementary

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Welcome

Welcome to the Rowlett KinderCare Learning Center in Rowlett, TX. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. Unlike a traditional daycare...we believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Here at the Rowlett KinderCare, we believe, "it takes a village to raise a child," and our families consider us to be an extension of their families - their village. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating environment to learn in, but will have support from a team of child development experts who have a true passion for educating and nurturing children.

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Emily Els, 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.

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.

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?

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  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 the Rowlett KinderCare have worked an average of eight years at our center and an average of 15 years in the early childhood education field. The majority of our staff have their Child Development Associate's credential. Our team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to seeking additional college courses or seminars in the education field. At the end of the day, the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Emily Els

    Emily Els, Center Director

    It is easier to build up a child than to repair an adult. Your words and actions have power in your child's life, use them wisely. ~Frederick Douglass

    Emily began with KinderCare in the fall of 2003. She has experience as a teacher, Health and Safety Coordinator, and as an Assistant Director with KinderCare. Currently, she enjoys having the opportunity to support the amazing team of staff and teachers and working with her families to ensure their experience with KinderCare is both positive and lasting. Emily was born in Dallas and grew up in Garland area. She went to the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas where she studied early childhood education.

    Previous Experience:
    Before entering a management role, Emily spent eight years working as a teacher in a variety of age ranges.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
    Year Started:
    9/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's credential
  • Carol Hayden

    Carol Hayden, Assistant Director

    I love the ability to make a positive impact with each and every child that I meet.

    Carol worked as a pediatric phlebotomist prior to early childhood education. It was motherhood that stirred her passion towards early childhood education. Her dedication, integrity and her motivational spirit made Carol a natural choice for the Assistant Director position.

    Previous Experience:
    Carol has worked with all ages throughout her journey with KinderCare. Her passion is in the school age class room.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
    Year Started:
    12/1/1999
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    16 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Cosalind Frank

    Cosalind Frank, Program Specialist

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all" -Aristotle

    Cosalind has worked for KinderCare previously as our Pre-K teacher. She is a passionate educator with a history of her students getting accepted into Magnet & Gifted and Talented programs. She has also worked with the state of Texas helping to find resources for blind children and their families. After a brief absence- she returned to KinderCare in the role of our Program Specialist  assisting our teachers in enriching and enhancing our curriculum.

    Previous Experience:
    Cosalind worked with KinderCare previously as the Pre-K teacher for over 10 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
    Year Started:
    3/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Masters in Theology
  • Ms. Robin

    Ms. Robin, Health & Safety Coordinator

    The stories, the singing, the dancing... How great it is to come to work everyday in such a fun, uplifting environment.

    Robin began her journey with KinderCare back in 1995. She has worked as teacher, cook, Assistant Director and Acting Director. She is quite knowledgeable in all aspects of our center! Robin is married with two children and 2 precious grandchildren.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
    Year Started:
    2/1/1995
    Tenure:
    21 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Food Handler's License
  • Ms. Marketa

    Ms. Marketa, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" Margaret Mead

    Marketa is a loving wife and mother to two amazing children. She has always worked in the childcare industry and is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Marketa previously worked for other child development centers before joining KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
    Year Started:
    6/6/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
  • Ms. Chelsey

    Ms. Chelsey, Floater

    I love to see the children each day and marvel at how they grow and learn so quickly

    Ms Chelsey started out at KinderCare as an active parent. As we grew to know and love her, it was an obvious choice that she would make a wonderful addition to our team. She works tirelessly to ensure our children get the love and attention that she would also want for her son.

    Previous Experience:
    Chelsey previously worked for another childcare center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Oh The Places You Will Go by Dr Seuss
    Year Started:
    1/11/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Rachel

    Ms. Rachel, Infant Classroom

    Come with me where dreams are born, and time is never planned" Peter Pan

    Ms Rachel has been working with infants for over 30 years. She loves taking care of her precious babies and watching all the amazing changes that happen in their first year. Ms Rachel is happily married with 3 amazing children and several grandchildren.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Rachel worked for KinderCare for many years. She took a brief absence before returning to us in 2009.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
    Year Started:
    2/9/2009
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
  • Ms. Shonda, Infant Classroom

    In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

    Ms Shonda has worked with special needs children for over 20 years. Her love for working with children shows on her face everyday when she walks into the baby room with a huge smile on her face. Shonda loves her babies and they clearly love her as well. Ms Shonda is happily married with 2 children and 1 granchild.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms Shonda works with special needs children at Lakeview High School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
    Year Started:
    10/13/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    30 Years
  • Ms. Debra

    Ms. Debra, Infants Classroom

    Debbie is most passionate about working with the infants. She loves story time and arts & crafts. She has a unique abilitiy to form strong bonds with all of her babies- and they will often quickly learn her name and call for her even at home.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Year Started:
    1/24/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Cynthia

    Ms. Cynthia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Somtimes the thing your students need MOST, right now, has NOTHING to do with what's on your LESSON PLAN

    Cynthia's enthusiasm for teaching is contagious. She is passionate about her students and helping them succeed and be ready for their next big step- KINDERGARTEN.  She is a new mommy and loves spending time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Cynthia transferred to us from another KinderCare after moving from California to Texas
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
    Year Started:
    1/13/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Assoicates in Elementary Education
  • Ms. Jamie

    Ms. Jamie, Preschool Classroom

    Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be" Rita Pierson

    Jamie has worked in the industry for over a decade. She is passionate about getting to know each of her children on a personal level and adapting her teaching styles to meet the individual needs of her students.

    Previous Experience:
    Jamie has worked at other child development centers before joining KinderCare
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Year Started:
    8/31/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Kelsey

    Kelsey, Toddler Classroom

    The future of the world is in my classroom today."  Ivan Welton Fitzwater

    Kelsey began her journey with us as a parent working in the pediatric dentistry field. She had a hunch that she would love working with children which proved to be true. Kelsey is very passionate and dedicated. Her love for the children in her class is evident.

    Previous Experience:
    Kelsey previously worked for a pediatric dentist.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault
    Year Started:
    2/15/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year

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.

Awards and Recognition

  • NAC

    NAC

  • Texas Rising Star

    Texas Rising Star

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

New Year's Day
President's Day (for Professional Development)
Memorial Day
July 3rd (in observation of Independence Day)
Labor Day
Columbus Day (for Professional Development)
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Health and Safety

At the Rowlett KinderCare, Health & Safety is our number one priority. We have a keypad entry, fenced-in playgrounds, and all of our staff are certified in Infant and Adult CPR and First Aid as well as Safe Sleep for Infants.

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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I just want to say that I absolutely love the staff at this daycare.  I always know my girls are in good hands.  They all love my girls and will help to transition them by holding and loving on them to help make my departure easier for all.  The girls always have a wonderful time and have lots of great stories.  The staff print pictures of the girls learning, playing, and interacting for us to cherish at home.  I have never had a daycare do that for them previously.  My girls have been going there for over a year and they are always there for us, even spur of the moment when the girls are out for a break.  It takes us a long time to leave everyday, because my 3 year old has to stop to say good bye to all the teachers, not just hers!  We love the Director Emily and Co-Director Carol.  Absolutely wonderful school, that you can have peace knowing your kids will be taken care of, loved, inspired, grown, and protected.

- Mother

I just wanted to thank the Rowlett KinderCare staff for taking such great care of my grandson. He spent the summer with us, so we decided to enroll him in their summer camp program. We were pretty nervous about sending him to summer camp in lieu of keeping him home with us, but Keegan came home everyday  sharing stories of science experiments with his favorite teacher Ms. Anne. Splash days with his new friends gave him a huge smile on his face. That smile and excitement validated our decision to entrust this group of amazing teachers and staff with Keegan.

- Grandmother

My Daughter goes to the KinderCare in Rowlett on Highway 66. She is in the school age program. Every morning when she gets up she is excited about going to school. The teachers and staff are great! They are super friendly and very caring, so I know that my daughter is in good hands. She has attended a couple of other daycares, but this center is by far the best!

- Mother

It is very hard to leave your little one with strangers when it’s time to go back to work. Finding the perfect daycare can feel like a never ending task. I was definitely relieved when I came to this KinderCare, and I was made to feel comfortable and secure with the atmosphere and your staff. My 5 month old is my world and you all made me feel like I was leaving him with people that cared for him as much as I do. That was very important to me. The programs that are in place make me happy to know that my little one will have the opportunity to learn and develop. I just want to say Thank you for showering my “Happy Baby” with so much love and easing my worries as a new mom. I will be recommending this KinderCare to some families I know appreciate the caring family environment that you have to share.

- Mother
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