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Forest Crossing KinderCare

Jennifer Davis, Center Director

9005 Forest Crossing Dr. The Woodlands TX 77381
(281) 296-2966 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Powell, David, Glenlock, Collins, Vista, Buckalew, Lamar, Houser

Here at KinderCare we have OPEN ENROLLMENT for all of our programs! Are you still looking for somewhere your child can gain social, scholastic, and independence skills? If so, you are in luck! Call us today to set-up a tour!
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Welcome

Welcome to The Woodlands KinderCare Learning Center conveniently located at the intersection of Research Forest and Gosling in the heart of The Woodlands. We are in close proximity to Aon Hewitt, Anadarko, Baker Hughes, Exxon Mobil, Memorial Hermann and St. Luke’s. 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 your child is given the tools for success in school and beyond. Here at The Woodlands 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 they 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 and check out all the amazing things we are doing in our classrooms and beyond.

Jennifer Davis, 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.

Private Kindergarten Programs (5 – 6 Years)

As children reach school age, our comprehensive full-day kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create – all in a nurturing, small-class setting. Our team of expert educators has created a unique curriculum of reading, language, arts, math, science, and physical fitness that’s presented in a fun way to encourage a lifelong love of learning. Plus, our program is aligned with local and state elementary school standards, so children will be prepared to confidently enter first grade.

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.

Math

The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.

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.

Spanish

Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?

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Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016
    1. “All About Me” Community Social

      Your whole family is welcome to join us September 13th for our community social.  Summer is winding down, Fall is approaching and that means it’s Back to School season!  Now is the perfect time to get a glimpse of the KinderCare curriculum and experience in our centers.  Our director and teachers can’t wait to point out their favorite aspects of the classrooms.  This is also a great chance to spend time with current families who stay and have fun at the social!  See you there!

Teachers & Staff

Our team at KinderCare Forest Crossing is truly one of a kind. We have a highly tenured staff. We work as a team and put that extra foot forward to ensure the best education for the children. Our team is one big happy family; we like to laugh and are very supportive of each other.

  • Jennifer Davis

    Jennifer Davis, Center Director

    Each day I will make sure our families are happy and well taken care.

    Jennifer Davis has been with KinderCare since July 2005. She has experience as a teacher, program specialist, and assistant director. Jennifer has been in her Center Director role since April 2009. She is also the Quality Team Leader for her district, where she provides support and guidance around quality to her peers. Jennifer is very passionate about partnering with families and believes that every child deserves the best. She loves to have fun, play and learn with the kids! Jennifer is very committed to making her families happy.

    Year Started:
    7/5/2005
    Tenure:
    11 Years
  • Winna Miller

    Winna Miller, Assistant Director

    Ms. Winna's favorite quote is from Dr. Seuss: "A person's a person no matter how small." She believes that children should treated with respect, and they all deserve the same opportunities!

    Winna Miller has been with KinderCare since February 1996. She goes out of her way to ensure that the center's needs are met! Winna has a genuine love and respect for all of our children and families! Winna is a wonderful addition to this center, and we are glad she is a part of our KinderCare family!

    Year Started:
    2/13/1996
    Tenure:
    20 Years
  • Ms. Alyssa

    Ms. Alyssa, Infant Classroom

    It is great when the children get excited and are all smiles when they realize they have learned something new.

    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.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
  • Ms. Kristen

    Ms. Kristen, Infant Classroom

    I love seeing the children smile. It's awesome to see them have fun and learn something new.

    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:
    1/1/2013
    Tenure:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Stephanie, Toddler Classroom

    I enjoy helping the kids grow and knowing that I am part of their early learning. I believe that every action has a reaction because of what we do and say around the children affects them at any age.

    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:
    1/1/2011
    Tenure:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 Years
  • Ms. Daudie

    Ms. Daudie, Preschool Classroom

    I think it is important to help children at an early age learn positive self esteem, by letting them be their own individual person. We have family style dining so the children get to serve themselves lunch at the table. The curriculum we use is a hands on interaction to develop their mind.

    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 work with children individually, in small groups, and the whole group at different times during the day.   I will display your child's original artwork, their own writing with invented spelling, and stories dictated by children during our afternoon group time. You will also find your child’s work in his / her portfolio and take-home folder.  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.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/2010
    Tenure:
    6 Years
  • Ms. Joan

    Ms. Joan, School Age Classroom

    I love being able to help the children learn something new, and to do it with a smile. I believe you should treat others as you would want to be treated.

    My goal is to develop a classroom environment where every student feels respected, accepted, and cherished.  We have a lot of fun, but also make time for homework during the school year.  I provide opportunities to practice active listening, negotiation, compromise, and leadership through the Classroom Council; support teamwork on long-term projects; and encourage language and communication skills through literacy, drama, and music clubs.
     

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Joan has worked in public schools for fourteen years.
    Year Started:
    1/1/2012
    Tenure:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    14 Years
  • Ms. LuLu

    Ms. LuLu, Learning Adventures Classroom

    I love how my students love coming into my room to learn and play games. The children brighten my day with their beautiful smiles.

    My goal is to provide a literacy rich classroom with plenty of opportunities for children to explore letters, sounds, 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 in our Phonics Learning Adventures class. We will build brain power while making new friends and learning valuable social skills for success in Elementary School.
     

    Year Started:
    1/1/2003
    Tenure:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years

August 2016 Events

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  1. Monday August 01, 2016
    1. Spirit Week

      August 1 - 5

  2. Tuesday August 09, 2016
    1. Join us for our Curriculum Night

      Find out how we can work together to give your children a brighter future!

      On August 9th, you’ll see firsthand how we nurture your child’s curiosity. Come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what a day at our center is like. Participate in some of our engaging curriculum activities, like creating modern renditions of pop art or discovering gross and gooey physiology! Curriculum Night gives you the opportunity to see how your child will grow and develop at our center, all while having fun. You’ll also get to talk with other parents who are already a part of our family.

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 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 are 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 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.

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.

My six month old attends KinderCare in The Woodlands, and I am so lucky to have stumbled upon them off Gosling and Research Forest. I cannot stress enough as the mother of two and being a teacher how imperative it is to not have to worry about your children when you are at work. Every single morning when we walk in we are immediately greated warmly not only by his teachers, but also by the staff. You can obviously tell that Kindercare is a great place to work because the teachers are always in good moods no matter what time of day. They are all so energetic and positive. I also cannot believe how much they know about my child and his classmates. They tell you so much about my child's day verbally as well as written documentation that I feel as if I was right there with him. As I mentioned earlier I am a teacher and rarely get a moment to myself throughout the day and my husband comes home on the weekends, which means we rely so much on his teachers. My husband knowing how great they take care of our child, and how they are always physically giving us pictures truly puts him at ease who is away much of the week. Also, the facility is extremely clean, bright and filled with decorations from student photos. In my son's classroom they even have pictures of the kids on rings that are "chew proof" for them to explore. Again, just another example of how this school is student and family centered. I want to specifically express our family's gratitude towards Ms. Shawnee, Ms. Alyssa, Ms. Paige, Ms. Stephanie and the directors. These ladies I hope understand that they are helping my family and I raise our baby boy and this means the world to us. Yes, the building is beautiful but these teachers are what makes KinderCare truly a thriving, loving atmosphere for children.

- mother

We entrusted the care of our 3 month old daughter to Kindercare in January 2009.  Our jobs required us to find an acceptable facility that opened early and stayed open late.  We discovered Kindercare met all these qualifications and was convenient to our home.  Kindercare gave our daughter the attention and care as if she was their own.  Parker always was happy to get to daycare and some days did not want to leave.
The curriculum adopted by Kindercare encourages children to explore and learn while having a good time.  The staff members are well qualified and have positive attitudes.  The teachers and staff encourage the students and parents to join in activities similar to ones they will be doing when they go to public school.  For example, wear your favorite college shirt, wear your pajamas and dress up for Go Texan Day in your western wear to mention a few.
Kindercare offers extracurricular activities that children with working parents may not have the opportunity to participate in otherwise (i.e. dance, phonics, cooking, etc).  The fees were affordable and classes optional.
Parker was taught by a certified teacher for 2 years while in the “Pre-K” program.
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. were always encouraged to visit and were welcomed.  Kindercare provided opportunities during the school year for parents and extended family to come into the facility for programs, parties and for observations.  The summer program is filled with fun activities and play.
Parker is in Kindergarten at David Elementary and the transition went smoothly.  She is doing well and received the tools she needed for this next step in her education.  She participates in the Kindercare before and after school program this year.
We and her extended family could not be more pleased and thankful for the wonderful caring people at Kindercare who have taken such good care of our daughter.


 

- Mother

We made a big move to a new home, new town and new state and wanted to be sure that our children had a safe, loving and enriching place to call their new school. We found that place when we came to KinderCare. After visiting a couple of other schools in the area, we felt like the schools were all fairly similar, offering their own perks and benefits, but we left each one feeling like something was missing. When we visited KinderCare, we felt an overwhelming sense of welcome and immediately noticed the attention and focus that the teachers and staff gave them- we knew that this would be our boys’ new school. With KinderCare, we know that the boys are getting the love and attention that they need to feel secure while they learn, play and grow and that means the world to our family.
 
Thanks!
 

 

- Mother

Kindercare has been like family since our daughter started attending in 2013. We relocated to Texas from Virginia because of a job opportunity. Up until that point our daughter was being cared for by my grandmother; so this was an extremely huge adjustment for her. Our daughter moved with us from our entire family and everything she knew. The staff at Kindercare showed our family such care and concern; and helped make this adjustment possible. They took our daughter in and treated her as if she was one of their own children. My daughter was so shy when she first started going and now you can't get her to leave for the day. She loves it there and I know this is because of how well they treat her and the rest of the children. I love the staff at Kindercare; without them we would not have made this adjustment. I can't thank them enough for their love and support.
 

 

 

- Parents

 
My children have been attending KinderCare Forest Crossing for over 3 years. We love all of our teachers! My daughter is in 1st grade and constantly surprising her teachers will how well she does in school. My son is 3 and was recently able to pass a kindergarten entrance test. I attribute my children's success to KinderCare! They are so great with their students and teach them in a loving environment. Jenn and Winna are wonderful at what they do. I highly recommend KinderCare to anyone looking for a home away from home for their children!
 




 

- Mother

My girls (ages 3 and 5) love Kindercare! They look forward to going to school and are always happy when I pick them up at the end of the day. The staff is warm and caring. We appreciate how flexible they are with our unpredictable schedule.
 

 

- Mother
The teachers genuinely love the children. They individualize their approach when teaching knowing not all kids learn at the same pace or in the same way.
- Mother

This center loves my kids as if they were their own.
 

- Father

My children have been part of the KinderCare family for more than 10 years.  My daughter was in Phonics with Ms. LuLu when she was 4 years old.  She was reading before she even started kindergarten.  My son is now in pre-k with Ms. Donita – he LOVES it!  His favorite thing he has learned is counting by 5s!  He is more than ready to start kindergarten!   


 

- Mother

The faculty and staff at Kinder Care are invested in the children under their supervision. My daughter feels like an essential part of the whole and is always treated with dignity and respect. We enjoy a wonderful relationship with the staff and teachers and are looking forward to more great things to come.

 

- Mother
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