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Tyler KinderCare

Amber Welguisz, Center Director

2524 McDonald Rd. Tyler TX 75701
(903) 597-9805 Contact this center

Ages: 1 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
at Loop 323 & McDonald Rd

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Andy Woods, Rice, Bell, Clarkston, Wise, Kissam.

Welcome

Welcome to Tyler KinderCare, we are located at 2524 McDonald Rd. Our programs provide a rich, nurturing environment for your child's congnitive, social, emotional, and physical growth. Here learning is fun, children are respected, and our teachers work in partnership with families to develop each child. Our center is proud to offer the highest quality educational programs for all children.  

Amber Welguisz, Center Director

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Our Programs

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  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

At the Tyler KinderCare our teachers have a combined total of 121 years in Early Childhood Education. All staff has received yearly training to enhance their teaching skills and further the success of our students. Not only is our staff dedicated to the educational success of our students, but they are committed to the emotional and social growth of our student. The Tyler KinderCare currently has four teachers who have a Child Development Associate’s Degree. The Tyler KinderCare staff is like an extended family and will go above and beyond their assigned responsibilities to make your family a part of theirs.

  • Amber Welguisz, Center Director

    Year Started:
    9/18/1989
    Tenure:
    27 Years
  • Debra Jackson

    Debra Jackson, Assistant Director

    I enjoy working with children because I want to make a difference in the lives of children. I believe that every child should be shown individual attention, love and understanding.

    Mrs. Debra has been employed at KinderCare learning Center since October 10,1988. Mrs. Debra has completed her CDA credential and is certified in Early Childhood Development by the Council for Professional Recongnition. Mrs. Debra is a member of the National Association for the Edcaution of Young Children. Every morning  upon arriving Mrs. Debra visits each classroom saying good morning to each of the children. The children get so excited because they know that she will sing a special song with them before she leaves the room.

    Previous Experience:
    Mrs. Debra worked at Happyland Learning Center prior to KinderCare for five years.
    Year Started:
    10/10/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    24 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate
  • Allison Aragon

    Allison Aragon, Program Specialist

    A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart."-Unknown

    Ms. Allison has more than 10 years of experience, from babysitting to degreed teaching. She loves working with children and has a little one of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Allison has more than 10 years of experience from babysitting and degreed teaching.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Up Chuck and the Rotten Willy, anything by Bill Wallace
    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    BS Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6th Grade
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, Cook

    I love providing the children with a well balanced meal each day so they can grow and learn. I love my team members and enjoy coming to work each day to help support them in the education of our children.

    Ms. Ashley is 26 years old and a proud mother of a beautiful one year old. Ms. Ashley is a graduate of Winona High School. She started working here at KinderCare in July 2007.  She enjoys working along side of the teachers helping the teachers teach the children about eating healthy. Ms. Ashley encourages the children to try new foods. 

    Year Started:
    7/10/2007
    Tenure:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years

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.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Center Menu

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

At Tyler Kindercare, we take pride in knowing that all our teachers are First Aid and CPR certified, that health and safety are very important and we make every effort possible to keep all children safe by daily safety inspections, inside and out. We pratice monthly fire drills and severe weather drills.

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 two children have been attending KinderCare Learning Facility for one year and have only had positive experiences.  The staff is very friendly, well-trained and have always made us feel like family.  The facility director is always on-site and is readily available to answer any questions or concerns.  There is not a high employee turnover rate here.  It is comforting to me knowing that my girls will continue to have the same teachers each day.  My favorite aspect about Kinder Care is that it is an open-facility so you can see what’s going on inside vs. the children being behind closed doors.

I am really impressed with their curriculum.  My oldest daughter is five and will be starting kindergarten this fall.  She has already learned to read and write up to 50 site words, which I believe gives her a great advantage.  KinderCare offers an excellent phonics program which includes games and take-home activities.  They also have a great supervised cooking class that teaches the children how to follow simple recipes such as smoothies and desserts.

They have many extracurricular activities for the children.  During the summer, the kids get to go on field trips to places such as, The Discovery Science Place and Caldwell Zoo.  The kids get to swim two times per week and the facility also has a Wii Console.
Hands down, this is the best daycare in Tyler and my family is blessed to be part of it!

- Mother

KinderCare has been a part of my family for the past four and a half years. I love the whole staff. They are so caring and you can feel the love as soon as you walk in. Mrs. Tina the director is so kind-hearted and dedicated to each and every child that attends. I feel like each and every one of the staff are like extended family members that truly love my children alike. When I drop my children off every morning it's kind of like I'm dropping them off at their grandma's house. The improvement in my children's learning has really gotten better. They really go above and beyond. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants so much more out of a daycare. They are awesome!

- Mother
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