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Timber Path KinderCare

Mr. Jacian Lewis, 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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Special Instructions:
Off Culebra Rd behind Greater NW Shopping Center

Neighborhood:
Greater Northwest and Grissom Road.

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fernandez, Timberwilde, Knowlton, Carlos Coon, NorthWest Crossing, Raba, Carson and Zachary Middle School.

Our KinderCare Learning Center is now accepting enrollments for Infant Care! We are proud to serve Military families, families from USAA, Texas Research Park, Northside ISD, and the business community.  Please contact us today to reserve your space!

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Welcome

Welcome to the National Accrediated 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 Early Childhood Education. 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 thrive on the differences in each child while fostering social and emotional growth in our safe and educational child care center.
 
We welcome infants and first time moms who are looking for nurturing personal care that helps build your infants sense of security. We look forward to partnering with you for all your firsts. Visit us soon, we can’t wait to meet you!

 

Mr. Jacian Lewis, 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.

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.

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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

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. 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. Jacian Lewis

    Mr. Jacian Lewis, Center Director

    Jacian has been with KinderCare since 2013. He previously was the Program Coordinator at our Topperwein KinderCare. Within two years he was promoted to Center Director at the TimberPath Kindercare. Jacian loves to see the smiles on all the happy families as they come in each morning. His success solely depends on the happiness of the families. Jacian has a Child Development Associate, Director License, Technical Certificate, 92 hours of college and eight years of childcare experience, and is certified in CPR and First Aid.

    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate, Director License, Technical Certificate and 92 hours of college
  • Sofia Hernandez

    Sofia Hernandez, Assistant Director

    Mrs. Sofia has been an educator for KinderCare for five years. She was the school age teacher at our Patricia KinderCare. Sofia moved to the northwest side of San Antonio and transferred to the Timber Path KinderCare. With hard work and dedication, Sofia was promoted to the Assistant Center Director in November 2015. Sofia is married with two children. In Sofia spare time she enjoys long walks on the beach and spending quality time with her family.

    Year Started:
    6/11/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    4 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice
  • Ms. Alex

    Ms. Alex, Infant Educator

    My goal is to encourage your child to express individuality through artistic exploration and creativity. I will help your infant learn to engage with others. I will talk with your child; communicate verbally and through non-verbal gestures; tell stories and sing songs to model conversational skills; and use picture books to build association between sounds, objects and words. I will also help your infant improve mobility and coordination. I will support your baby as he or she rolls from side-to-side and learns to crawl, stand, and walk; support the development of motor skills with blocks and shape boards; and meet your child's individual needs for rest and nutrition.

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

    Ms. Alondra, Infant Educator

    My goal is to nurture your child’s creativity. I provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music. I provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. I appreciate you trusting us with your infant's care and education, and I’m committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.

    Year Started:
    8/22/2016
    Education:
    Child Development Associate in 2017
  • Ms. Sofia

    Ms. Sofia, Twos Educator

    My goal is to nurture your child’s creativity. I provide paint, crayons, and other tools that promote artistic exploration and creativity; support imaginative play with photo cards and puppets; and encourage self-expression through movement and music. I provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where your infant can explore and make new discoveries. I appreciate you trusting us with your infant's care and education, and I’m committed to making this first transition away from home easy and natural for you and your child.

    Year Started:
    5/26/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 Year
    Education:
    Child Development Associate expected in 2017
  • Ms. Christina

    Ms. Christina, Twos Educator

    My goal is to provide an environment where your child will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value his individuality, and have fun just being himself. I will help your child engage in the world around him by enhancing verbal and nonverbal communication skills. While there’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, I also help families navigate this development milestone every day in our classroom. Your child will make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships. You are always invited to join our class for story time or one of our monthly Community Social Events. I look forward to working with you and your family as your child progresses through our program.

    Year Started:
    8/29/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Child Developmental Associate in 2017
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, PreSchool Educator

    My goal is to enhance your child’s development through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning. Your child will develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, Spanish and social skills. I understand that consistent, high-quality child care can significantly impact your child's cognitive development. I adapt my teaching style and curriculum for those who are ahead as well as those who need additional help. I recognize 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 I’m flexible and patient.

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

    Ms. Bianca, Prekindergarten Classroom

    My 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. I use daily journal activities to practice writing skills; help your child's early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teach basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develop phonemic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. We will build brain power while making new friends and learning valuable social skills for success in Elementary School.

    Year Started:
    6/15/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Associate Degree in Education.
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, School Age Educator

    My goal is to provide an entertaining and educational classroom for school age children to flourish after school and during spring, winter, and summer camps. Your child will have an opportunity to work on homework during the school season and keep his skills sharp during breaks through my purposeful lessons and activities. Your child can participate in our Classroom Council to stretch his leadership capabilities and develop a sense of ownership in the classroom.

    Year Started:
    8/9/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor Degree in Education

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

  • 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 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.  All side doors are kept locked to ensure the security of the exterior of the building. All guests or emergency pick up people are identified and escorted through the building. Of course, our teachers have all cleared local, state, and federal background checks, including fingerprinting.  We are trained in infant and child CPR and First Aid. We do routine fire, storm, and lock-down drills to prepare for the unexpected. 

Throughout the day, your child will be supervised at all times. 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 wellbeing 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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