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Watauga KinderCare

Melanie Marshall, Center Director

5801 Watauga Rd. Watauga TX 76148
(817) 656-9521 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds
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Special Instructions:
between Rufe Snow & Denton Hwy

Neighborhood:
Easy access to Dallas and Fort Worth

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Grace Hardeman, Watauga, Whitley and Smithfield Elementary Schools Kindergarten and up only.

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Welcome

Welcome to our KinderCare located in Watauga, Texas. We proudly serve the Watauga, Haltom City, North Richland Hills and Keller neighborhoods. We are very excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child with social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development.

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Melanie Marshall, 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.

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.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Tuesday October 18, 2016
    1. Join Our Community Social

      Your entire family is welcome to join us October 18th for our community social. Come see how family-style dining is done at our center, mingle with other families, and, best of all, enjoy a healthy snack with your child!  

      You’ll better understand how we turn our meals into learning experiences and encourage the children to try new foods, practice table manners, use utensils, and simply enjoy a great meal and good company! See you there!

  2. Monday October 10, 2016
    1. Professional Development Day - Center Closed

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      Two times each year we dedicate a day for our staff's professional development to further their training and better equip them for the care of your child. The center will be closed on this day for training to occur. If you have questions or would like to request further details, please contact your local Center Director.

Teachers & Staff

The staff at our KinderCare Learning Center is highly qualified and passionate about teaching and caring for young children.

  • Melanie Marshall

    Melanie Marshall, Center Director

    I am passionate about early childhood education because I believe in the value of a quality early childhood experience for all children in a loving environment where a child is able to learn and grow.

    Melanie has been the Center Director at the Watauga KinderCare since October 2012. She was the Assistant Director at the Basswood KinderCare for seven years. Melanie began working with young children while she was still in High School. She fell in love with teaching young children while working at an Elementary School. After High School, she taught a class of two year old children for twelve years before moving into the management arena.

    Previous Experience:
    Melanie was an Assistant Director at a KinderCare in Fort Worth for seven years as well as a Director for nine years at a large church based childcare center.
    Year Started:
    11/14/2005
    Tenure:
    10 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    25 Years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential
  • Melissa Rich

    Melissa Rich, Assistant Director

    I love serving our families and teachers so our children get the best possible start on their educational journey

    Melissa has been the Assistant Director at the Watauga KinderCare since January 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in the early childhood field. She has served as the site director for a large afterschool program in addition to volunteer work with many community organizations and churches.

    Previous Experience:
    Melissa has worked as the site coordinator for a large afterschool program. She also has experience managing a busy office in addition to volunteer work with community organizations and churches.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Where The Wild Things Are
    Year Started:
    1/6/2014
    Tenure:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    20 years
    Education:
    Child Development Associate's Credential

September 2016 Events

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  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!

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

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 at the front door. A door code is given to each family upon enrollment. A child will not be released to anyone not on the child's pick-up list and identification is checked when a child is picked up. Our playgrounds are completely fenced in. Our playgrounds are specifically designed with safety in mind for each age group. We conduct monthly fire drills and quarterly disaster drills. Our staff members all have CPR and First Aid training. Our staff also receive a minimum of 20 child development related training hours each year.

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