Village Drive KinderCare
Meet Kylie Walker, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2020
Education: Bachelor of Arts
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Kylie Walker! She is the Center Director at Village Drive KinderCare in College Station, Texas. Kylie attended Baylor University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts. She has been with KinderCare since 2020, and before that she was an assistant director. Outside of work, Kylie enjoys traveling and going on adventures with her family.
Village Drive 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.
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.
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 have three children and have had at least one child enrolled at Village Drive KinderCare for over 11 years. Every day on arrival my children and I have been greeted warmly as we enter the building. A huge positive that we have seen at the Village Drive center is that there has not been a lot of staff turnover over the years we have had children at that particular center. Each age group's classroom has its own curriculum and an outstanding lead teacher and/or caregiver. As a working mother, I have always felt very comfortable leaving my children here. It is a huge relief to be able to drop my child off each morning and know that he or she will be well cared for and safe during the day while I am at work. From daily sheets filled out for infants and smaller children to daily verbal communication with teachers of older children, the teachers have always kept me well-informed about my children’s days. Maybe the biggest testament for the center is that my children have all enjoyed going here and spending time with the other children and their teachers.I cannot say enough about the education curriculum. My three children have learned so much at this center, including: sight words, shapes, colors, Spanish words, geometric shapes (prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cubes, etc.), numbers 1-100, animal facts, letters, and the list goes on and on. My older two children were well-prepared and above average when they entered kindergarten and I am sure my youngest will be as well. Highlights for my kids throughout the years: Basket of apples and/or healthy snack before going home; Just-for-fun dress-up photo shoot pictures from the infant rooms (received “scrapbook” of pictures and art from Infant Teachers, which was priceless: thank you, Ms. Debbie!); Winter Gala; holiday parties; dress-up days; interaction with pets (rabbit and guinea pig); Thanksgiving lunch for kids and families; summer activities; museum day, yoga day (or “Yoda day” as my son called it when he was three); clowns; Santa visits; birthday celebrations; March of Dimes mini walk on the playground...the list goes on and on. These are just a few of the many extras my children have experienced at Village Drive KinderCare.11 years ago, my husband and I chose Village Drive KinderCare because at the time it was a child care option we could afford. As years went by, we could have chosen a different child care facility but we stayed because KinderCare proved to be the best in all aspects for our children. A significant part of our staying with this particular center was the Director, Ms. Cecilia. She goes above and beyond what is required to keep this center running smoothly and to make sure every child is treated with respect and love. She has hired an extremely competent, well above average staff that all are committed to creating the best environment possible for the children they care for. Over the years my children have been nurtured, educated, entertained, kept safe, praised, well-fed, and loved by the staff here. When asked about child care options in our area, I always recommend the Kindercare on Village Drive.Show more
“ I first contacted the Village Drive KinderCare in the Fall of 2007. We were new to the area, and Ms. Cecilia and her team at KinderCare were highly recommended by a colleague of my husband. We were immediately impressed when we visited the center. Ms. Cecilia's energy and love of children is noticeable the minute you meet her. My daughter adjusted quickly and stayed in Ms. Cecilia's care until kindergarten. In her time there, she learned how to read and basic computer skills at KinderCare. Fast forward to early 2012, and I found myself contacting Ms. Cecilia again. I had an eight-month old at the time and the ONLY place I wanted her to go was KinderCare. While I waited to see if an opening would become available, I toured other daycares in the area. None of them compared to KinderCare, so I kept in touch with Ms. Cecilia until a spot opening up for my daughter. She started in the Infant Classroom and was loved and cared for by Ms. Debbie. What an amazing caregiver! She loved her like she was her own. My daughter is now almost four years old and every step of the way, she has been loved and cared for. She has also been taught many skills (potty training, cleaning up after herself, eating with utensils) and continues to learn new skills that I know will prepare her for kindergarten (colors, numbers, days of the week, seasons). I wholeheartedly recommend Village Drive KinderCare to new moms and colleagues looking for daycare. I know they will get quality attention from Ms. Cecilia and her team!Show more
“ Village Drive KinderCare is a great school! My son has been at this KinderCare since he was one year old and has grown up with them. I feel comfortable leaving my son here because I know that he is safe, cared for, and is actively learning. Ms. Cecilia is a great Director and makes me feel assured everything is under control, but I also feel comfortable talking to her if I have any questions or concerns. The center is always clean and welcoming. The teachers and staff are always attentive and respectful. I feel safe entrusting my child to their care and would recommend this daycare to all parents!Show more
“ I think this is a great center and is somewhere I'm very comfortable leaving my child, which is not something I easily do. I think Ms. Cecilia and her staff do a great job with the children. I love that there are several teachers still at Village Drive KinderCare who were there when my first child attended. I think this is a wonderful center!Show more
“ We just had our first child, and after touring many daycare centers, the Village Drive KinderCare made me, my husband, and my child the most comfortable. Ms. Debbie has ensured a smooth transition not only for my daughter, but for me and my husband as well. One rough week of transition made me question working, but multiple staff members made me know I was leaving her in good care, so I decided to keep working. A specific thanks to Ms. Debbie, who took my requests for my daughter and went above and beyond! The Infant Classroom is always clean, organized, and welcoming. The staff does a good job of keeping an eye out for all the children there. I have always witnessed an extremely thoughtful, caring, and safe environment for my daughter throughout the day.Show more
“ I love Village Drive KinderCare! I annot say enough good things. I recommend all of my coworkers to attend this center! My third child is now attending and I could not imagine going somewhere else. My children have so much fun and interaction daily that I could not ask for more. I am thankful to the staff for everything!Show more
“ I have had wonderful experience at this center with both of my children. The Center Director, Ms. Cecilia, is top notch and very attentive to all the children and parents. My children's teachers have always been very informative and kind. I am beyond pleased with this great center.Show more
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 Village Drive 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 Village Drive 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.
We're so proud!
AMERICA'S MOST ACCREDITED
What Learning Looks Like
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.
An Educator Dedicated to Making Readers
Soft-spoken, creative, and laser-focused on literacy, Alisha Jackson is a real role model for early childhood educators. “I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” she says. Watch and find out how she helps children find a love of books and reading.
This Top Educator Teaches With Her Whole Heart
Music is learning. It lights up everything” says this award-winning early childhood educator. Attiya Mirza is particularly adept at using music to teach: She recorded a pop album in her native Pakistan and was also the captain of the Pakistani national cricket team (leadership skills are extremely helpful in a class full of three-year-olds)!
Gallup - Great Workplace Award
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.
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.
This Inspirational Family Puts Love First
Music to our ears. Meet the Bachmans, an all-American, multi-racial family from Chicago who show us all what love is really about.
A Family That is Busy with a Capital "B"
When both parents are professionals, carving out some family "together" time can be a serious challenge. See how the Dorazios do it—from Taco Tuesday to trips to the shore.