Vicki Gilbreath, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Montclair, Caldwell, Routh Roach, Hills Academy, Southgate, Cisneros Pre-K (morning pick-up only)
Our center is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission.
Meet Vicki Gilbreath, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2003
Education: Director's Credentials
Favorite Children's Book: Goldie Locks and the Three Bears
Meet Vicki Gilbreath! She is the Center Director at Northwest Highway KinderCare in Garland, TX. Vicki received her Director's credentials through Professional Administrator's National Credential. She has been with KinderCare since 2003, and before that, she was an infant room teacher. Every day, Vicki looks forward to providing children with a nurturing learning environment. "Strive for progress, not perfection." Outside of work, Vicki enjoys shopping and spending quality time with her family.
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.
Northwest Highway 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.
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.)
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!
Being a first-time mom, I was nervous about leaving my child in the care of other people while I was at work. I searched high and low for a place to take my now four-year-old daughter to--I even tried home care, and was highly disappointed. My search led me to the Northwest Highway KinderCare. I met Ms. Vicki after several phone calls asking question after question. One afternoon, I left work early and made a surprise visit to the center with my daughter to see just how she would react to this new environment. We were both pleasantly surprised. Ms. Vicki showed us around, answered questions, and made sure to include my daughter in the process. My daughter was sold once she saw all the kids learning, playing, singing songs, and just being together. I could not have asked for a better place to take my daughter. I feel at peace being at work while she is at school. I do not worry about what is going on with her, if she is okay, or if she is being taken care of. The staff is friendly and kind. They know their kids, and that goes a long way in my book. My daughter is growing, discovering, and learning new things every day. I love to see the spark in her eyes as she tells me about her day at school. This is the place for her! Thank you, Northwest Highway KinderCare, for being there for us and for providing my daughter a place to grow while her mommy is at work.”
Katie S. - KinderCare Parent
All of my children have been attending Northwest Highway KinderCare for the past four years. I could not ask for a better place to send my children while I work. The teachers are very involved with the children every moment of the day. The entire staff is so kind and always make events so memorable, like buying a cake for my son's first birthday; providing pictures of my kids participating in their daily lessons; and offering affordable tutoring for my five-year-old to help prepare her for kindergarten. Their efforts show that they truly enjoy what they do! I send the warmest of thanks to Northwest Highway KinderCare for their hard work and outstanding contributions. As a parent, I know how much time and energy goes into caring for children, so I deeply appreciate all of the time they have spent in order to dedicate their efforts to providing the best learning environment for my children. As always, it’s great to know that I can count on them to go the extra mile. I am grateful to them for partnering with me on the parenting journey!”
Claris M. - KinderCare Parent
I love this daycare so much. The entire staff is wonderful. The director Mrs. Vickie is awesome. She truly cares about my kids and family. She is involved in everything that goes on in the daycare and makes sure that all the parents are up to date on how their children are doing. All of the staff is wonderful! They prepared my kids for elementary school and worked with them on any problems they were having. I don't have to worry about my kids while I'm at work. I know that they are being watched over and learning. I highly recommend this daycare to anybody and I wouldn't change my kids daycare for any reason. They are a blessing to us.”
Victoria G. - 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 Northwest Highway 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 Northwest Highway 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.