Tammy Whitaker, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Alamo, Carver, Crockett, Lorenzo De Zavala, Harlem, Mirabeau B. Lamar, Ashbel Smith, Stephen F. Austin, Victoria Walker Pickup only at the Headstart school; child must be 4 Yrs old) - car seats are provided by KinderCare per Texas law.
Our center is accredited by NAC.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
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.
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
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
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?
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My son is a five-year-old child who, with the help of Ms. Maricela and the Baytown KinderCare family, has excelled in his learning abilities. I enrolled my son in the Phonics program and it has helped him tremendously in his learning abilities. My son wows his family when he reads stories or solves a basic math problem with his older siblings. Thank you, KinderCare, because now I know that my son is going to excel in his schooling for the future years to come. I would recommend KinderCare and the Phonics program to any parent with a young child.”
Crystal G. - KinderCare Parent
My granddaughter has attended Baytown KinderCare now for over a year and has participated in their Phonics program. This particular program has helped with the development of her pronunciation of letters and sounds. he teachers are all very nice and very attentive to the children. They also teach the children how to be polite, not only to adults, but to one another.”
Ms. T. - KinderCare Parent
My son has been at the Baytown KinderCare for over a year now and I couldn't be happier with the school! All of his Teachers, including the Directors, are so sweet and attentive to all the children. They make you feel like family! The teaching curriculum and Phonics program are amazing--I have definitely been able to tell the educational impact it has had upon my son. I am a very pleased parent!”
Daisy H. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter started at Baytown KinderCare in the Toddler Classroom when she was 16 months old. She was (and is) very attached to me, so we worried how she would react to new people – both kids and adults – and a new environment. To our big surprise, she settled in well after a week. During the first week, she was crying when I dropped her off and even when I picked her up (I was told that she stopped crying and was doing well once I was out of the picture). But after a week, she started to like it. When I bring her in the morning, she gives her little hand to Ms. Erica or Ms. Felicia, smiles, and goes inside to have breakfast and fun with other kids. She looks happy when I pick her up. Ms. Karla is an exceptional teacher. She knows the kids’ personalities and they are drawn to her (my daughter hugs her, which usually she does only with me). Every time I pick up my little one, Ms. Karla has something to tell me about her progress or what activity she enjoyed most today (not just “she has a great day,” but details that every parent would like to know). Ms. Beth and Ms. Pam run the business professionally: They quickly resolve financial matters and respond to your requests so you don’t have to ask twice. We feel our daughter is in good hands with Baytown KinderCare.”
Maria Y. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.