Ingelise Ezell, Center Director
Meet Ingelise Ezell, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2021
Education: Master's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Cowboy Dan
Meet Ingelise Ezell! She is the Center Director at West Kingsland KinderCare in Katy, Texas. Ingelise holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2021 and has worked with children since 1996. Every day, Ingelise enjoys helping children learn and discover their true potential. Her favorite quote is, “The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori. Outside of work, Ingelise enjoys yoga, gardening, traveling, and the beach.
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)
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.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
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!
The child care providers at West Kingsland Kindercare in Katy, TX, are amazing! We have two children who attend the daycare, both of whom have been in the center since the Infant Classroom. The staff at the center are always professional and courteous, and they all seem to truly care about the children. The staff help the children enjoy the classroom, giving them not only the attention they need to succeed, but also the structure of relevant discipline. When necessary, they work closely with the parents to provide a consistent and united front, which is especially important for children who love to test boundaries (something at which our son is a pro!). We love that all staff members at the center are able to meet the children at their level, recognizing the varying personalities, abilities, and challenges they face, and working with them to achieve success in the classrooms. They also take the time to dialogue with each parent who so desires each and every day. My children look forward to their “school” days at West Kingsland Kindercare, and knowing that they are being so well cared for and are learning so much during the day makes leaving them at the center and going to work a lot easier. We would recommend West Kingsland Kindercare to anyone!”
The Ahmed Family - KinderCare Parent
KinderCare became a part of our family four years ago when recommended to us by a friend of the family. Our oldest daughter was two years old at the time and four years later, I am happy to say that she started kindergarten this year and has tested high/above average in many areas of learning, and I contribute a lot of that to the loving, caring, and enthusiastic way the staff teach their children here. Our youngest, who is now four, also started at Kinder Care when she was two years old and she has flourished in every aspect, from learning to make friends and gaining social skills. Both of our girls love the staff at their KinderCare and look genuinely forward to going there. I cannot tell you how comforting it is to be able to leave your children at a preschool and feel secure in knowing that they will be well taken care of. Although there are centers closer to our home, I have insisted that the girls stay where they are, because it is a place they feel secure and so do I!”
The Berryman Family - 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.