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Judson At Stahl KinderCare

Frances Salazar, Center Director

15170 Judson Rd. San Antonio TX 78247
(210) 655-8775 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Years
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Special Instructions:
near Judson & Stahl Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Foxrun, Stahl, Rolling Meadows, and Steubing Ranch, Elementary Schools

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Welcome

We are a Nationally Accredited Center with outstanding parents, children, and a well educated staff. We firmly believe in safety first and highly believe in educating our children. We actively participate in our community social events. We looking forward to meeting new families and are always available for information and tours.

Frances Salazar, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday August 04, 2015
    1. Casa Clay Field Trip

  2. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Water Play!

Teachers & Staff

Our loving and devoted professionals at KinderCare are passionate about teaching and caring for young children. As a NAC Accredited child development program, 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.

  • Frances Salazar

    Frances Salazar, Center Director

    I am inspired to connect with children, parents, and staff making a difference in there life.

    Frances has worked 33 years at KinderCare Learning Center and strongly believes in the safety and education for all children. She holds National Administrator Credential and a Associates Degree in Child Development. 
    Through the years it has been an honor and privilege to make a difference in a child’s life. Frances has made a lifetime commitment to the success of the staff and school. She would love for you to visit and join our KinderCare Family.

    Previous Experience:
    Frances has previously worked as a teacher assistant in Public School.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Bambi a Little Golden Book
    Year Started:
    8/1/1980
    Tenure:
    35 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    40 Years
    Education:
    National Administrator Credential
  • Ms. Maria Perea

    Ms. Maria Perea, Assistant Director

    I love my job, It is a huge privilege to be working with children! I enjoy every day I spend with them!

    Ms. Maria has been employed with KinderCare since 2014 and is currently the Center Assistant Director. She began working with KinderCare as an Infant Teacher in 2005 and took time out to pursue her education. Ms. Maria obtained her Child Development Associates and is still currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Maria finds her motivation within the classrooms and ensures that each day every child has a positive learning experience.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Maria has worked as an Assistant Director with the Head Start Program and as well with another child care center.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    Year Started:
    1/10/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Kathi

    Ms. Kathi, Infant Classroom

    The best part of my day is when a child smiles and giggles back at me. I truly care from the heart, knowing I am a child's first teacher.

    Ms. Kathi has been employed with KinderCare since 2005.  She maintains a minimum of 35 hours a year in Early Childhood Education classes. In May of 2012 she received her Child Development Associate's Certificate. Ms. Kathi  goes out of her way to support all staff, and lends her knowledge by conducting training classes for our district. You can always find Ms. Kathi singing, reading, and doing some great artwork with the Infants. Language development is a very important part of the day for her. The children respond to her with smiles. Ms. Kathi's classroom is always very clean and inviting. She runs a very busy room always filled with laughter. Ms. Kathi is always proud to say that we are a great TEAM at KinderCare.  We are so glad Ms. Kathi is part of it.

    Previous Experience:
    Worked at Pre-School in College Station, Texas
    Year Started:
    8/26/2005
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10
    Education:
    Early Childhood Associates
  • Ms. Rocio

    Ms. Rocio, Toddler Classroom

    My goal is to provide age-appropriate activities and materials that develop confidence, self-esteem, and a love of learning. I will use storytelling and word games to help your child practice imitating and responding, asking questions, and following simple directions; provide practice naming familiar items; and support rich vocabulary development. I look forward to supporting your toddler in growing socially and emotionally.

     

    Year Started:
    3/12/2015
    Years in ECE industry:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Patricia

    Ms. Patricia, Program Specialist, Preschool Classroom

    I love working with children. I get excited when they learn new things.

    Teaching is a passion for Ms. Trisha she truly believes that every child needs the care, love and education that KinderCare provides. Ms. Trisha is proud to be on the KinderCare team and her classroom and children show it. Her Discovery Preschool class is filled with exciting learning adventures. The children have so much fun that they always go home smiling.

    Year Started:
    1/28/2014
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Xochitl

    Ms. Xochitl, Preschool Classroom

    I Love to see the children discover and learn about the world around them. Being a part of their Pre-School years is so rewarding.

    KinderCare has inspired Ms. Xochitl to continue her education in Early Childhood Education . She always has a smile on her face and looks forward to being with her children every day. Her Per-School class is always learning and having fun. They learn new words and songs in Spanish weekly.  Ms. Xochitl has 3 groups of children in her Spanish class. No matter what time of day you visit her Pre-School class, you will find her working with each child on a individual basis, according to the child's needs. Watching the children develop and knowing she is a part of their Pre-School years is a great reward for her.

    Previous Experience:
    Teachers Aid in Public Schools
    Year Started:
    8/1/2012
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    8
    Education:
    Pursuing Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  • Ms. Celeste

    Ms. Celeste, School Age/Floating Teacher

    Celeste has been employed with KinderCare since 2014. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associates. Ms. Celeste spends her day in the Infant room where she loves to sing, converse, play, and dance with the children.  In the Afternoon Ms Celeste enjoys her School- Age Children. It has been her goal to become a teacher who strives to give her students the opportunity to learn anything and everything. With the knowledge and experience that she carries, she feels that she can give students the foundation to grow.

    Year Started:
    11/20/2014
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
    Education:
    Currently pursuing her Child Development Associates
  • Ms. Yolanda

    Ms. Yolanda, Cook

    Ms. Yolanda has taught in the Infant, Toddler, and Afterschool classrooms while driving the children to and from school. More recently Ms. Yolanda has dedicated the majority of her our time making nutritious meals for the kids at our center. She loves the bright smiles and growth of knowledge in the children. They are the future, and she is proud to be part in shaping their minds.

    Year Started:
    8/21/2006
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years

August 2015 Events

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  1. Monday August 03, 2015
    1. Castle in the classroom

  2. Tuesday August 04, 2015
    1. Casa Clay Field Trip

  3. Wednesday August 05, 2015
    1. Water Play!

  4. Thursday August 06, 2015
    1. Create your own fairy tale. Wright in journals.

  5. Friday August 07, 2015
    1. San Antonio Public Library visits. Reading fairy tales

  6. Monday August 10, 2015
    1. Outdoor Obstacle Course! Teams red, blue and yellow!

  7. Tuesday August 11, 2015
    1. Main Event Field Trip

  8. Wednesday August 12, 2015
    1. Water Play!

  9. Thursday August 13, 2015
    1. Creating Art!

  10. Friday August 14, 2015
    1. Color Challenge

  11. Monday August 17, 2015
    1. Center fun clash of colors!

  12. Tuesday August 18, 2015
    1. Making pinatas out of colorful paper

  13. Wednesday August 19, 2015
    1. Water Play!

  14. Thursday August 20, 2015
    1. Raspa Day! Visit from Bahama Bucks

  15. Friday August 21, 2015
    1. End of Summer Party!

  16. Monday August 24, 2015
    1. Back to School!

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

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, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center has a keypad entry, fenced playground, and all staff is certified in CPR and First Aid. Our Health & Safety Coordinator is in charge of keeping our staff trained and our center safe for all.

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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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

I just wanted to say that while visiting many daycare centers I was very impressed with this particular center. The smile on Frances' face lit up the room. The center was so clean and the staff was so friendly. I can not wait to be a KinderCare family.

- Mother

Our family has been with KinderCare Learning Center at Judson since 2001. I have three children the last of my three children is Makayla. She has some separation issues even as an after school student, and the center is able to make her comfortable with her fears and ease her mind. The staff at KinderCare really and truly care from the HEART. Ms. Frances is always available to speak with me and we work together as a team to produce the most positive environment for Makayla. I can't imagine a world without KinderCare.

- Father
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