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Oakhurst Drive KinderCare

Ms. Natasha Baggett, Center Director

24717 Oakhurst Dr. Spring TX 77386
(281) 363-4819 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
We bus to Birnham Woods, Houser, Oakridge, Kaufman, Hailey, Snyder / Ford Elementary and Vogel Intermediate bus to and from our center

Welcome

Welcome to your Nationally Accredited Oakhurst KinderCare! We are thrilled that you have stopped by our web page, and we would love to meet you and your family! Everything in our center is designed for learning. We truly believe in developing the whole child, and our dedicated teachers would love to foster your child's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. We go above and beyond to ensure that all children are given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at Oakhurst KinderCare, we are truly a family! Your participation and involvement are important to us. Your child will not only have a safe, secure, and stimulating learning environment, but will also have support from a team of professionals who are sincerely passionate about education. We encourage you to call or stop by our center any time to check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.

Ms. Natasha Baggett, 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.

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.

Teachers & Staff

The loving and devoted professionals at Oakhurst Drive 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.

  • Ms. Natasha Baggett

    Ms. Natasha Baggett, Center Director

    I love the idea that I can provide families with quality child care at a center they are proud of and, at the same time, build a foundation for learning for their children.

    Ms. Natasha began her career as the Prekindergarten Teacher, a position she thoroughly enjoyed. She loved doing arts and crafts with her class, and being creative in general. She has carried that creativity with her into serving as Center Director. She creates special theme days for both the staff and children, and enjoys creating an environment of learning in her center. It is important to Ms. Natasha to make sure families who attend her center recognize that learning and education don't have to wait until public school: Learning can start at any age!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Natasha previously worked as a Toddler Teacher, Discovery Preschool Teacher, and Prekindergarten Teacher. She also worked in Records Management at various oil and gas companies.
    Year Started:
    6/1/2000
    Tenure:
    17 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    13
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Ashley Bauer

    Ms. Ashley Bauer, Assistant Director

    I love knowing that I have a chance to make a positive impact with families and the children during their early years of growth and development.

    Ms. Ashley has been at this center since 2015, but began her career with KinderCare in 2012 as the Prekindergarten Teacher and then as Program Specialist, two positions she thoroughly enjoyed. She has worked with prekindergarten children for three years before becoming an Assistant Director. She is excited to come to work each day to see how students incorporate what they have been taught and apply their lessons into everyday learning experiences. In addition, Ms. Ashley helps the other teachers develop activities to further the students' experiences within the KinderCare curriculum. Ashley also teaches our Learning Adventure programs, in particular small-group instruction in Phonics focusing on letters and sounds and vowels and blending. She looks forward to not only making an impact with our families, but in the students' educational growth.
     
      

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ashley has worked eight years in the early childhood education field in addition to being a Site Director for the YMCA of Greater Houston. She also received her degree from University of Houston-Downtown.
    Year Started:
    11/17/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Ms. Annette

    Ms. Annette, Program Specialist

    As the Program Specialist, Ms. Annette's goal is to prepare children socially, emotionally, and academically for Kindergarten. The teachers provide numerous opportunities for children to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; inventing unique dance moves; using props to dramatize stories; and expressing independent thinking and expression through art and music. Ms. Annette and the teachers help children 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. Ms. Annette encourages children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; builds daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get children thinking and moving; and gives children many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them. Ms. Annette looks forward to building a relationship with your family!
      
      

    Year Started:
    1/19/2005
    Tenure:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    19
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Samantha

    Ms. Samantha, Infant Classroom

    Being able to teach knowledge and skills to the newest and next generation is amazing.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey Wood

    Year Started:
    9/19/2016
    Education:
    Some College
  • Ms. Jackeline

    Ms. Jackeline, Toddler Classroom

    I love being around the students and teaching them both the English and Spanish languages.

    With her passion for early childhood, teaching the children has given Ms. Jackeline the privileged to show them different things that allow them to be successful. She gets to see every child smile by being able to spend time with them, help them develop, and have an impact on their growth.

    Year Started:
    11/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
  • Ms. Katrina

    Ms. Katrina, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It's incredible to teach children as they have fun learning through songs, activities, and dance.

    Ms. Katrina's goal is to create a literacy-rich environment where children enhance their vocabulary through imitation and repetition of words and sentences. Children in her classroom build alphabet recognition through play with letters and writing centers, and strengthen conversation skills with group sharing and reading experiences. Ms. Katrina supports cooperative play; uses whole- and small-group activities to model sharing, communication, and cooperation; and demonstrates how to recognize others' feelings and respond appropriately. She supports pretend play and role-playing with props and costumes; encourages creative expression through age-appropriate art materials; and stimulates imagination through storytelling and block-building.
      

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

    Year Started:
    10/1/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1
    Education:
    Master of Arts in Education
  • Ms. Elexia

    Ms. Elexia, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    It is very satisfactory to see the children learn and grow.

    Ms. Elexia is a wonderful part of our KinderCare team. She is always looking forward to seeing the children, spending time with them, and teaching them. Ms. Elexia enjoys being with the newest generation every day and partnering with parents to help their children grow. Ms. Elexia believes it takes a village to raise a child.

    Year Started:
    8/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2
  • Ms. Lillian

    Ms. Lillian, Preschool Classroom

    Teaching the next generation to be successful at the next level of education is the golden key in a teacher's life!

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Happy to Be Nappy by Bell Hooks

    Year Started:
    11/10/2015
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    17
    Education:
    Some College
  • Ms. Carla

    Ms. Carla, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love working with the children and I truly love what I do. Having the ability to educate children and make sure they have a strong foundation for later life is priceless.

    Ms. Carla's goal is to create opportunities for your child to reason, analyze, and solve problems independently in preparation for kindergarten. She encourages the use of the senses to explore different materials; creates opportunities for children to ask and answer open-ended questions; helps children experiment with spatial relationships; and promotes an understanding of sequencing, such as the concepts of first, next, and last. Ms. Carla also uses lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance children's fine-motor skills; helps children strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; helps children improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offers healthful food choices for snacks and meals.
     

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    Year Started:
    2/1/2009
    Tenure:
    8 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    23
  • Ms. Kalynsia

    Ms. Kalynsia, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Ms. Kalynsia's goal is to be able to expand the children's knowledge and their personalities. What inspires Ms. Kalynsia to come to work every day is knowing that she will have an impact on her students' lives.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    Year Started:
    3/28/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    3
  • Ms. Elisa

    Ms. Elisa, School Age Classroom

    Ms. Elisa's goal is to provide an entertaining and educational classroom in which school-age children can flourish after school and during spring, winter, and summer camps.  Children in her classroom have daily opportunities to work on homework during the school season and they keep their skills sharp during breaks through Ms. Elisa's purposeful lessons and activities. Ms. Elisa also holds a Classroom Council in her classroom that children can participate in to stretch their leadership capabilities and develop a sense of ownership in the classroom.
      

    Year Started:
    10/13/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    7
  • Ms. Danica Volkoff

    Ms. Danica Volkoff, Preschool Classroom

    Having the opportunity to have an impact in so many children's lives each and everyday.

    Ms. Danica is privileged to teach our Preschool students! She love having the opportunity to have an impact in so many children's lives each and everyday. What inspires her to come to work is watching the student's understand new things that she has taught. Also all o the hugs she gets from the students as she walks through her classroom door.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Go Dog, Go!

    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Education:
    Some college credentials
  • Ms. Jasmine Mimms

    Ms. Jasmine Mimms, Preschool Classroom

    She loves being able to make a difference in a child’s life seeing their growth is great feeling. Seeing the smiles on her student’s faces and hearing them say, “Hey Ms. Jasmine is here,” everyday when she walk into her class.

    Favorite Children's Book:

    Monster Knows Series Books

    Years in ECE industry:
    3 years
    Education:
    some college credentials

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 various training opportunities in the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Texas School Ready

    Texas School Ready

  • National Accreditation Commission

    National Accreditation Commission

  • Texas Rising Star

    Texas Rising Star

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, you should check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

All center staff are CPR/First Aid certified, and we also follow "Sleep Safe" standards for our infants. Our center also features a keypad entry system at the front door and a fenced playground.

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.

Our son suffers from a speech impediment and social behavior problems. As a result, daycares and school programs have always been hard on our family because he feared going to school and I feared picking him up due to receiving continuous bad reports regarding his behavior. However, Oakhurst Drive KinderCare has changed that! He and his sisters receive so much love. He now runs to his classroom with a smile. He is learning to do things like read and improve on his speech. He regularly tells me his colors, months, and days of the week! It has been such a blessing to have found this center. Thank you, Oakhurst Drive KinderCare!

- Mother

All the teachers are very nice and helpful! I know they truly care about my son. Every time I show up, they tell me cute stories about what my son did that day. Ms. Carla has such a great personality and is very welcoming to our family!

- Mother

My daughter is in the Prekindergarten program at KinderCare and she is learning so much more than she was at her last school.  Each day I pick her up from class, she is always excited to tell me about all the new things she has learned and can do. Best Pre-K program ever!

- Mother
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