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Timber Path KinderCare

Mr. Jannice Herrick, Center Director

8787 Timber Path San Antonio TX 78250
(210) 680-2825 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fernandez, Timberwilde, Knowlton, Carlos Coon, and James Carson.

Welcome

Welcome to the Nationally Accredited Timber Path KinderCare Learning Center! We are proud to introduce our Center Director, Jacian Lewis, who is a lifelong educator with over eight years in the early childhood education field. Our team of passionate Teachers guide each child through structured activities and daily routines to help them reach milestones both big and small. We believe all children are unique and learn at their own pace and in their own way. We respect and encourage the differences in each child while fostering social and emotional growth in our safe and educational child care center. We are proud to serve military families, families from USAA, Texas Research Park, Northside ISD, and the business community. We welcome infants and first-time moms who are looking for nurturing personal care that helps build a sense of security in babies. We look forward to partnering with you for all your firsts. Visit us soon, we can’t wait to meet you!

Mr. Jannice Herrick, 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.

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.

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

The loving and devoted professionals at Timber Path KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. Our program is nationally accredited, which means we have ensured that our teachers exceed state minimum standards for education level and ongoing professional development. Their lifelong love of learning is evident in their desire to stay abreast of new research and teaching techniques. Families meet with teachers three times per year to review their child's progress, which is documented in our developmentally appropriate assessments, portfolios, and anecdotal notes about daily achievements. We feel privileged to work alongside families to form supportive and cooperative partnerships. 

  • Mr. Jannice Herrick

    Mr. Jannice Herrick, Center Director

    Mr. Jacian loves to see the smiles on all the faces of happy families as they come in each morning. His success solely depends on the happiness of the families. Mr. Jacian has worked hard on his own education to gain several certificates, licenses, and degrees. He is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

    Previous Experience:
    Mr. Jacian previously was the Program Coordinator at our Topperwein KinderCare. Within two years, he was promoted to Center Director at the TimberPath Kindercare.
    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential; Director License; Technical Certificate; 92 hours of college
  • Ms. Sofia Hernandez

    Ms. Sofia Hernandez, Assistant Director

    Ms. Sofia worked at our Patricia KinderCare before moving to the northwest side of San Antonio and transferring to the Timber Path KinderCare. With hard work and dedication, she was promoted to the Assistant Center Director in November 2015. Ms. Sofia is married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks on the beach and spending quality time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Sofia has also worked as a School Age Teacher for KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    6/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Alex

    Ms. Alex, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alex's goal is to encourage children to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. She helps infants learn to engage with others by talking with them; communicating through non-verbal gestures; telling stories and singing songs to model conversational skills; and using picture books to build associations between sounds, objects, and words. Ms. Alex also helps infants improve mobility and coordination by supporting babies as they roll from side to side and learn to crawl, stand, and walk; and by supporting the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards. She also ensures that she meets all children's individual needs for rest and nutrition. 

    Year Started:
    8/8/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Associate's Degree In Education
  • Ms. Alondra

    Ms. Alondra, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Alondra's goal is to nurture children's creativity. She provides age-appropriate tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity, and supervises the infants as they use them; supports imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourages self-expression through movement and music. Ms. Alondra provides a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. She loves coming to work every day to be greeted with sweet baby smiles. Ms. Alondra appreciates that families entrust her with their infant's care and education, and so she is committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for both the children and their parents.

    Year Started:
    8/22/2016
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Sofia

    Ms. Sofia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Sofia's goal is to ensure children progress through a scope and sequence of developmentally appropriate learning objectives and milestones throughout their time in her classroom. Children have access to various activities throughout the day. In Ms. Sofia's classroom, the curriculum theme is enhanced through the writing center, assorted building blocks, and other construction materials; props for dramatic play; books; paints and other art materials; and table toys such as matching games, pegboards, and puzzles. She encourages children to explore the physical properties of materials; uses daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and supports the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions.

    Year Started:
    5/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Christina's goal is to provide an environment where children will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value their individuality, and have fun just being themselves. She helps children engage in the world around them by enhancing their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. There’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, and so Ms. Christina actively seeks out ways to help each individual child and their family navigate this developmental milestone in the way that's best for them. Children in her classroom make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships.  Families are always invited to join Ms. Christina's class for story time or for one of the center's monthly Community Social Events. She looks forward to working with each family as their child progresses through our program.

    Year Started:
    8/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Child Developmental Associate Credential (In Progress)
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Brianna's goal is to enhance children's development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning. Children in her classroom develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish, and social skills. Ms. Brianna understands that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact children's cognitive development. She makes sure to adapt her teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead as well as those who need additional help. Ms. Brianna recognizes that children's different backgrounds and experiences mean that they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way, so she is always flexible and patient. 

    Year Started:
    2/11/2015
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associate's Degree In Education
  • Ms. Bianca

    Ms. Bianca, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Bianca's goal is to provide a literacy-rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore books and writing. As a leader in early childhood education, KinderCare knows that one of the best predictors of a successful reader is the amount of time a child spends reading--so Ms. Bianca uses daily journal activities to practice writing skills; helps foster early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teaches basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and encourages the development of phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. Children in her class build brain power while making new friends and learning valuable social skills to set them up for success in elementary school.

    Year Started:
    6/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5
    Education:
    Associate's Degree in Education
  • Ms. LaKia, School Age Classroom

    Ms. LaKia's goal is to create a sense of community and leadership within her classroom. She uses a Classroom Council so that children can select activities and themes that the whole group will enjoy. Ms. LaKia creates a comfortable environment designed to boost children's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills. She provides experiences that develop children's ability to problem solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provides opportunities for children to explore math relationships such as classification; and provides support and time for children to complete homework and school projects.

    Year Started:
    2/3/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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

  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. 
Professional Development Days: President’s Day and Columbus Day.

Health and Safety

Our top priority at Timber Path KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff. We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures. Your child’s security begins at the front door--literally. We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter, with all side doors locked to ensure the security of the building. All guests or those authorized for emergency pick-ups must provide photo identification before being escorted through the building. Our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting, and have all been trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. No child is ever left unattended, even for a minute. Teachers have all been trained in supervision, discipline and guidance, and developmentally appropriate practices to ensure they understand the risks associated with the children in their care. If your child has food allergies or specific medical conditions, we will work with you to ensure your child’s well-being while in our care. We also take the responsibility of your child’s emotional security very seriously: We want every child to feel safe, loved, and respected while at KinderCare. 

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