Ashley Mcfarland, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
We are centrally located between TGI Friday's Corporate Headquarters and 7 Eleven.
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
McWhorter, Sheffield Intermediate, and McKamy in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD; Polser, Indian Creek, Coyote Ridge, and Homestead in Lewisville ISD; Prince of Peace on International Parkway
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Ashley Mcfarland, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2003
Education: Director's Credential
Favorite Children's Book: The Day the Crayons Quit
Meet Ashley Mcfarland! She is the Center Director at Hebron KinderCare in Carrollton, Texas. Ashley attended Collin College, where she earned her Director’s certificate. She has been with KinderCare since 2003 and before that she was a teacher, trainer, manager, and a director. Ashley also has a background in special education. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys traveling and exploring new in exciting places, and spending time with her family. “It's important to remember we all have magic inside us.”
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.
Hebron KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum 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 to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
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 grandson is almost five years old and my granddaughter is almost two years old. Both children started at Hebron KinderCare at six weeks old. I am astonished on a daily basis at how much and how quickly they learn. I can tell a vast difference between the cognitive abilities of my grandchildren and children who have not been in such a learning environment. The teachers are caring, nurturing, and passionate. We truly could not ask for a better environment for these children to learn and grow.”
Kay D. - KinderCare Parent
My son is six years and has been enrolled in KinderCare for the past three years. He started his KinderCare experience in Tennessee. We have currently moved back to Texas and he is currently enrolled at the Hebron KinderCare. He really enjoys getting to play and make new friends every day. He enjoys getting up and coming to school each morning. Our family is very pleased to say that the Hebron KinderCare is a GREAT place for children. The Director is very welcoming to all families that she comes in contact with.”
Erik O. - KinderCare Parent
My daughter has been part of the Hebron KinderCare since 2010. It has not only been an amazing experience for her, but for our whole family as well. Everyone is so kind and welcoming. My daughter started "big school" (kindergarten) this year. She is currently reading at a second grade reading level, due to amazing Pre-K and Phonics teachers! She also has had three semesters of report cards full of E's! I am so thankful for the teachers and amazing curriculum in her classrooms!”
Patrick L. - KinderCare Parent
I have four children here: two school-agers and twins in the toddler room. They are fairly new at this school, as we transferred from another KinderCare and came to this location. As any parent, I was unsure of how my children would react to the new teachers, especially my twins. But much to my enjoyment, they love it! Their teacher has a lot of patience with them, and shows them a lot of love and attention. My older two in the School-Age Classroom have friends there as well from school, so they felt right at home here, too! I would recommend this center to anyone inquiring now that I have gotten to know the staff, the Assistant Director, and the Director.”
Amber H. - KinderCare Parent
When my baby came to my house, everything in my life changed for good, but I was so scared. Then I found this magical place that helped me take care of my baby. Thanks, KinderCare, for all you do for us!”
Katherin S. - KinderCare Parent
This is by far the best daycare I ever enrolled my child in, hands down! My child has been going here since she was born. I love seeing my child come home, tell me about her day, and share what she learned at this school. It amazes me how young she is and how much she's learned. I am now five months pregnant with my second child and already excited to enroll her, too. I love this daycare and I wouldn't trade it for the world.”
Ronda T - 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Hebron KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Hebron KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.