Toepperwein Road KinderCare
Meet Jayme Garza, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2023
Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree
Meet Jayme Garza! She is the Center Director at Topperwein Road KinderCare in Live Oak, TX. Jayme is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She joined KinderCare this year, and before that she was an assistant director and a teacher. Jayme's favorite quote is, "How you make others feel says a lot about who you are. Leave them with a smile, a hug and a kind thought." Outside of work, Jayme enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Toepperwein Road 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.)
“ I was terrified when I needed care for my two-year-old daughter. She had never been around other children and was a very shy girl. I was so relieved when I entered the center and got to know the Director and the Teachers from the first day! My daughter flourished in the classroom and learned her alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes within a few weeks. She learned how to play nice with others, and came out of her shell so much. It has been a few years now and my daughter is in school. I owe her development to Toepperwein KinderCare.Show more
“ Ms. Julie has made it easy for me to be able to be "okay" with trusting someone else with my child. My son has never been to daycare but he's fallen in love with this place because of her! Thank you!Show more
“ Toepperwein KinderCare has provided care for my children for over four years! They are the only people I trust with my children. All four of my children have gone through several of the classrooms and I have developed such great relationships with the ladies there. I am a lucky mother to have found KinderCare!Show more
“ I met Ms. Erika about four years ago when she became the Director of the center. She always wears a smile. There have been two or three times I have needed help with things at the center and she is always there to make me and my children feel comfortable and happy. You can tell she puts her whole heart into this establishment. When a career is taken seriously like this, the children flourish and grow. I wouldn't take my children anywhere else! Ms. Julie has been such a loving and truly caring Pre-K teacher to two of my three children. They are always laughing together and she presents the information to the children while they are learning in such a fun and entertaining way! My child came home and explained the complete life cycle of a frog to me. I was amazed.....he is four years old! Ms. Jemeika has been with all of my children from their beginning days at Toepperwein KinderCare. She has such an upbeat and positive attitude every day. She goes out of her way to show her class how much she cares for them. Her smile brightens my morning every day. She transitioned from the two-year-olds to Pre-K and I think it was a great move for her! She really knows how to connect with her students! Ms. Natasha makes my day, and all three of my children's days, brighter. She has such a loving and gentle approach that even the most timid children love her. She helped transition my baby girl into her new classroom and it really gave my baby the confidence with her teachers and the ability to feel safe and comfortable in her new class. Ms. Cynthia really is the heart of the two-year old classroom. You can just feel the love she gives to the children. They all flock to her and it makes my heart melt to see my baby happy with her! My daughter started her class about two months ago and she is already coming home singing songs that she learned that day. I can really see a big improvement in her social skills.Show more
“ What a wonderful surprise to find this learning center! I see my daughters growing and flourishing at KinderCare. The teachers are very sweet, genuine and really care about my kids. Even though it's a bit far from my house, I'm so happy and satisfied with this place.Show more
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.