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Timber Path KinderCare

Linda Sparks, 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:
TImber path and Grissom

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Fernandez, Myers, Timberwilde, Knowlton, Coon, Driggers and Evers Elementary Schools.

Our KinderCare Learning Center is now accepting enrollments for Summer Camp and the fall semester ! 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!

Welcome

Welcome to our KinderCare Learning Center.We are very excited to meet with you and your family.We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child’s growth in the areas of social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.Here at KinderCare, we believe it takes a village to raise a child, and our parents consider us to be an extension of their families.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.

Linda Sparks, Center Director

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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.

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 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.

  • Linda Sparks

    Linda Sparks, Center Director

    Zohreh has been with KinderCare since 2001. She previously was the Director of the North Naperville center. She started as the Prekindergarten teacher and, with hard work, within a few years she moved up to the Center Director position. Zohreh loves to see the smiles on all the happy families as they come in each morning. Her success solely depends on the happiness of the families. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Lewis University, thirteen years of childcare experience, and is certified in CPR and First Aid.

    Year Started:
    6/4/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    15 Years
    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • Jacian Lewis

    Jacian Lewis, Assistant Director

    My goal is to create a sense of community and leadership within the center. I want to provide every child the experiences that develops there ability to
    problem-solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships. I will be attending classes at San Antonio College coming up this fall and I am excited to be furthering my education.

    Mr. Jacian
    Year Started:
    3/4/2013
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8 years
    Education:
    CDA, Director License, 92 hours of college and Technical Certification.
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Infant Classroom

    My goal is to lay the foundation for your infant to develop trusting relationships. I will respond to your baby with sensitivity and attention; use words, facial expressions, and eye contact to communicate; and use family photos to promote self-awareness and provide continuity with your child's home. I will help build brain power in a loving and caring environment. I will prepare your infant to think and reason by exploring the concepts of cause-and-effect, trial-and-error, and object permanence through play; provide a variety of materials of different colors, sizes, textures, and shapes; and encourage the use of all five senses to discover the world. When Patricia is not working, she loves spending time at home with her family and friends.

    Ms. Patricia
    Year Started:
    1/1/2001
    Tenure:
    14 Years
    Education:
    Working towards her CDA.
  • Ms. Sahar

    Ms. Sahar, Infant Classroom

    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. Ms. Gabby loves to read in her spare time and enjoys going to the beach.

    Ms. Sahar
    Year Started:
    7/22/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Year
    Education:
    Masters in Education
  • Ms. Lydia

    Ms. Lydia, Toddler Classroom

    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. In Mrs. Lydia spare time she enjoys shopping and finding great deals from local stores.

    Mrs. Lydia
    Year Started:
    8/20/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    CDA expected in 2015
  • Ms. Raquel

    Ms. Raquel, Twos Classroom

    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. In Mrs. Raquel spare time she enjoys spending as much time with her children on the weekends.

    Mrs. Raquel

    Year Started:
    4/24/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    CDA expected in 2016
  • Ms. Brianna

    Ms. Brianna, PreSchool Classroom

    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. Mrs. Brianna loves visitng her family and friends when she not at work.

    Mrs. Brianna


     
    Year Started:
    2/11/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
    Education:
    Associate Degree
  • Miss Bianca

    Miss Bianca, PreK Classroom

    My goal is to prepare your child socially, emotionally, and academically for Kindergarten. I provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music. I will help your child develop social skills through character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices. I will encourage your child to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them. I look forward to our partnership in your child’s PreK year. Ms. Bianca loves to read and draw on her spare time.

    Ms. Bianca
    Year Started:
    6/16/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 Years
    Education:
    Associate in Education
  • Ms. Christa

    Ms. Christa, PreKinder Classroom

    My goal is to provide While there’s no one-size-fits-all method for teaching a child to use the toilet, I help families navigate this development milestone every day in our classroom. Your child will communicate with others verbally and nonverbally to engage the world around them. Your child will make new friends and gain the confidence, self-esteem, and negotiating skills necessary for a lifetime of healthy relationships. Your child will gain the comfort and confidence to forge trusting relationships, value their individuality, and have fun just being himself. In her spare time, Mrs. Christa loves going to the gym and eating healthy foods.

    Ms. Christa
    Year Started:
    3/2/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Currently attending Alamo College Community
  • Ms. Jackie

    Ms. Jackie, School Age Classroom


     
     

    My goal is to create a sense of community and leadership within my classroom. I use a Classroom Council to select activities and themes that the whole group will enjoy. I create a comfortable environment designed to boost your child's confidence, self-esteem, character, and social skills. I provide experiences that develop your child's ability to problem-solve, observe, predict, and explore cause-and-effect relationships; provide opportunities to explore math relationships such as classification; and provide support and time to complete homework and school projects. Mrs. Jackie enjoys spending her weekends with her grandchildrens.

    Mrs. Jackie
    Year Started:
    8/9/2007
    Tenure:
    7 Years
    Education:
    BA in education
  • Ms. Bibianna

    Ms. Bibianna, Kitchen Manager

    My goal is to provide a positive environment where language and literacy development will flourish. I believe when children feel secure in their environment, they are more likely to engage in frequent, age-appropriate conversations that build vocabulary and social skills. I use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities, offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals, and encourage learning about the ways our bodies respond to the exercise and nutrition we take in. Mrs. Bibianna is also the kitchen manager and ensure that ech child is being served a hot and delicious meal each and everyday.

    Mrs. Bibianna

    Year Started:
    9/18/2012
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    CDA in 2016

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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
  • Farsi

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian
  • Special diets

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

<strong>Holiday Closings: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving Day and Christmas&nbsp;Day.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong>Professional Development Days: President’s Day and Columbus Day are days the center will be closed for staff training and development</strong>

Health and Safety

Our top priority at KinderCare is to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children, families, and staff.&nbsp; We do this through rigorous training and constant assessment and evaluation of proper policies and procedures.&nbsp; Your child’s security begins at the front door, literally.&nbsp; We have a locked security entrance that requires a numeric code to enter.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; 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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I like KinderCare. Both my boys have been here since they were babies. I trust the staff, that's why I don't want to leave. My boys love their teachers and we wouldn't dream of leaving them anywhere else.

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