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Nacogdoches KinderCare

Ms. Felicia Hill, Center Director

13030 Nacogdoches Rd. San Antonio TX 78217
(210) 653-5991 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
El Dorado, Northern Hills, Woodstone, Stahl, Fox Run (NEISD), Rolling Meadows (Judson ISD)

Welcome

Welcome to the Nationally Accredited Nacogdoches KinderCare Learning Center, where ensuring the quality of children's daily experiences in early childhood programs and promoting positive child outcomes is at the heart of our program.

Ms. Felicia Hill, 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.

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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

Our program employs teaching staff with the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children's learning and development and to support families' diverse needs and interest.

  • Ms. Felicia Hill

    Ms. Felicia Hill, Center Director

    A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove . . . . but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.

    Ms. Felicia has 10 years of classroom experience and over 17 years of experience as a licensed Director for the State of Texas.  She has worked in every area of the early childhood education field.  Ms. Felicia currently trains early childhood professionals throughout the State of Texas as a Registered Trainer.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Felicia has worked with children for 27 years.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    6/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    27
    Education:
    Licensed Director for the State of Texas/ Texas Registry Trainer
  • Ms. Alexandra Martinez

    Ms. Alexandra Martinez, Assistant Director

    Ms. Alex has 10 years experience working in the Toddler and Preschool classrooms at KinderCare. She loves working with young children because she gets to spend each day with genuine, free-spirited, precious little minds.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Alex has 10 years of experience working with toddlers and preschoolers.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    10/11/2004
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11
    Education:
    Bachelor's in Infancy and Early Childhood Studies; Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education; Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Alex

    Ms. Alex, Infant Classroom

    I love to see the children's faces every morning and know I am making a difference in their lives.

    Ms. Alex is an amazing Infant Teacher because she is warm, nurturing, and knowledgeable about the developmental needs of the children in her class. She provides all children with individualized care and attention in the least restrictive environment so that they may get the most out of their learning environment. Ms. Alex is humbled by the great responsibility of helping to mold young minds and strives to guide each child to reach his or her highest potential.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Maria

    Ms. Maria, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Maria loves teaching because of the fact that she is helping to develop each child's intellectual abilities and making an impactful difference in the lives of young children each day. She genuinely loves each of the children in her classroom and feels pride in the fact that her daily interactions with the children will help them reach for the stars.

    Year Started:
    8/18/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Master's Degree in Business Administration
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Raquel is kind, caring, and nurturing with each of the infants in her classroom. She always takes extra care to make sure that the children are not only being cared for and having their needs met, but are also being provided stimulating learning experiences that reflect our curriculum as well as their individual development.

    Year Started:
    4/7/2014
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
  • Ms. Sandra

    Ms. Sandra, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sandra's dedication, experience, and passion for teaching shines in her classroom and students. When you walk into her classroom, you can't help but smile at how all of the two year-olds are completely engaged in a variety of learning experiences. She always goes above and beyond to ensure that each child is getting the most out of the curriculum and meeting developmental goals.

    Year Started:
    1/1/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tiara

    Ms. Tiara, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Tiara is an amazing teacher because she is calm, caring, and creative. She loves coming into her classroom each morning to be greeted with tons of hugs and smiles. Ms. Tiara is fabulous at implementing the curriculum, but she also makes time to enjoy playing and being silly with her students. Each day presents her with the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a child and she strives to make the most out of whatever the day has to offer.

    Year Started:
    10/2/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
  • Ms. Jasmine

    Ms. Jasmine, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Jasmine has been such a positive addition to our team! She is warm and welcoming to both the children and with the parents. She is currently pursuing coursework in early childhood education and her passion for learning and teaching is evident in her daily interactions with the students in her classroom.

    Year Started:
    4/14/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Ms. Yohana

    Ms. Yohana, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Yohana looks forward to the challenge of creating a fantastic learning environment for her preschool students. She loves to help each child's ideas and imagination unfold and watch children learn from one another. Her passion for teaching and love for her students makes her classroom shine.

    Year Started:
    11/27/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    9
  • Ms. Christy

    Ms. Christy, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Christy's overall disposition creates a warm and welcoming learning climate each morning. She makes learning fun and enjoyable by getting to know each child's unique interests and strengths and building upon them. Students leave her classroom not only prepared for kindergarten, but also with a love and eagerness for learning.

    Year Started:
    7/1/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Deborah

    Ms. Deborah, Kitchen Management

    Ms. Deborah takes pride in serving deliciously nutritious meals for the children and staff. The children roar with excitement over the anticipated meal whenever Ms. Deborah enters the classroom. She loves the children and takes extra care to provide tasty ingredients that the children will enjoy eating.

    Year Started:
    11/17/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Lyesha

    Ms. Lyesha, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Lyshea has a great energy about her and it radiates throughout her classroom every day. She creates a warm, respectful, and fun climate where her students can learn and enjoy themselves. Ms. Lyshea is a great teacher because she also has a great desire to learn and she instills this passion within her students. 

    Year Started:
    6/15/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Julie

    Ms. Julie, Toddler Classroom

    I love to see the children's excited faces when we are about to start an activity. I love to hear their language grow day by day and feel so fortunate to be able to be there for the first of many "aha" moments.

    Ms. Julie can always be seen playing alongside her children and finding new and creative ways to explore, get messy and learn. She has an extremely language rich classroom environment with lots of talking, singing, sign language, and reading. Children love being in Ms. Julie's class because she is so kind, calm, nurturing, and hands on and she teaches them to do things for themselves. Ms. Julie is amazing and we are very lucky to have her on our team! 

    Year Started:
    12/22/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a teaching certification in Early Childhood through Fourth Grade

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 the various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Pre-K 4 SA Grant Awardee

    Pre-K 4 SA Grant Awardee

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

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

Our program promotes the nutrition, health, and safety of children and staff from illness, injury, and provides appropriate and well-maintained indoor and outdoor equipment.

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.

My daughter started at the Nacogdoches KinderCare on Monday. I just want to say that not only has my child been welcomed with open arms, but I have never been so at peace with having my child in daycare. The Teachers are amazing and the Directors are always helpful and greet me with a smile every time I come in.  It is a great joy to know my baby is in KinderCare with not just Teachers, but people who genuinely love her and what they do. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

- Mother

Being a military member, finding an appropriate daycare facility was the highest priority for my husband and I. Our then two-year-old daughter had never been to a daycare, therefore making us a little skeptical since she was an only child. We had a few moments where it was difficult for our daughter to adapt, but Ms. Felicia, Ms. Lea (her former Teacher) and now Ms. Yohana (her current Teacher) constantly reassure me in such a way that I went from literally dropping her off initially in tears a little over a year ago, to not being worried about her well-being whatsoever. My husband and I are more than happy with her emotional, cognitive, and social development due to the great variety of programs and monthly themes the center offers. She is now four years old and as long as my family is still in San Antonio, we will continue to trust KinderCare with that one thing that means the most to us. Thank you, Nacogdoches KinderCare!
  

- Mother
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