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Tyler KinderCare

Dasha` Anderson, 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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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Andy Woods, Rice, Bell, Clarkston, Wise Fine Arts, Kissam

Welcome

Welcome to Tyler KinderCare! Our programs provide a rich, nurturing environment for your child's cognitive, 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.  

Dasha` Anderson, 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.

Teachers & Staff

At the Tyler KinderCare, our teachers have a combined total of 121 years in early childhood education. All staff members receive ongoing, 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 all our students. 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 their own!

  • Dasha` Anderson, Center Director

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

    Ms. Debra Jackson, Assistant Director

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

    Ms. Debra is certified in early childhood development by the Council for Professional Recognition. Ms. Debra is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Every morning upon arriving, Ms. Debra visits each classroom to say good morning to all the children. They get so excited because they know that she will sing a special song with them before she leaves the room!

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Debra worked at Happyland Learning Center prior to KinderCare for five years.
    Year Started:
    10/10/1988
    Tenure:
    28 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    34
    Education:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Allison

    Ms. Allison, Program Specialist

    Ms. Allison loves working with children and has a little one of her own.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Allison has previously worked with children by babysitting and teaching.
    Favorite Children's Book:

    Upchuck and the Rotten Willy or anything by Bill Wallace

    Year Started:
    2/1/2016
    Tenure:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+
    Education:
    Bachelor of Science in 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 a proud mother of a beautiful one-year-old. Ms. Ashley is a graduate of Winona High School. She enjoys working alongside of the teachers to help them teach the children about healthy eating habits. Ms. Ashley always encourages the children to try new foods!

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

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

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.

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, you should 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. We take the health and safety of the children in our care very seriously and we make every effort possible to keep all children safe by daily safety inspections, inside and out. We also practice monthly fire drills and severe weather drills to be prepared for the unexpected.

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.

My two children have been attending the Tyler KinderCare 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 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 instead of having the children 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 sight 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 also get to swim two times per week. Hands down, this is the best daycare in Tyler and my family is blessed to be part of it!

- Mother

The Tyler 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. Ms. Tina, the Director, is so kind-hearted and dedicated to each and every child who attends. I feel like each and every one of the staff are extended family members who 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. The staff really goes 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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