Christine Hines, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
The Gateway School District does bus children both to and from the center. In addition we also provide transportation to and from Evergreen Elementary as well as St. Bernadette.
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
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)
Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.
Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)
As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.
Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.
Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)
Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.
Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Interactive Kindergarten (5 - 6 Years)
A full-day interactive Kindergarten program that utilizes new curriculum with an interactive smart board making first grade readiness a priority.
Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care 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. Kids in this delightful and delicious program 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! Built entirely from scratch, our new program teaches kids to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. It 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 for vocabulary and conversational development. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts and pets as well as how to get engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo. Qué pasa?
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. Your child will experiment with activities like learning how lemon juice and baking soda interact to uncover secret messages, watching fizzy reactions in action, and discovering how to use technology to do amazing things!
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.
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.
Words From Our Families
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
I cannot believe the time has arrived when my son and I would be saying Goodbye to you, your staff and KinderCare. At the age of two, we realized that we would not be able to keep him at home due to our work schedules and did not have family that would be able to watch our son. I worked in Day Care for a short time, and the only thing I learned… was that I really did not want my kid going! You and Kindercare, changed my entire perspective. My family truly feels blessed that we found your center. From the first day when we brought our son in to meet Ms. Vicki and Ms. Deanne to what will be our last day with Ms. Terry, Ms. Jackie and Ms. Stacy, we knew we could trust that he would be in good hands. Our son has developed into a bright, strong-willed, and confident young man. He has excelled through the Phonics program with Ms. Jen and loves his science classes this summer. Ms. Deanne and Ms. Vicki always made him smile when I would drop him off and show him the birds or the deer outside. Ms. Shawna replicated my personality and was appropriately assertive when she needed to be, and taught with great conviction and confidence. Mr. Joe and Ms. Jody familiarized him with writing and reading and certainly helped to reinforce his letter and number recognition... Mr. Joe’s drawing of my favorite character, “The Pigeon” made me smile on a daily basis. Ms. Jackie, Ms. Stacey and Ms. Terry have sharpened his academic skills. Recently, I have noticed that he seems to be making better choices regarding friends and honing in on his leadership skills. You, Ms. Bonnie have been a good friend. You have always been there for me when I was not certain of an academic decision I needed to make and have also been there to talk to me about concerns I had. You acted on my concerns quickly and gently advised me when I may not have understood. Your enthusiasm for children and education is beyond reproach. I admire that enthusiasm and I also admire your selflessness. Ally and Leroy are two very lucky children to have you and Scott for parents. “It takes a village to bring up a child, especially in Today’s world, and I am glad you are in mine” Thank you Bonnie and Kindercare.”
Shawn and Kimberly H. - KinderCare Parent
Last week KinderCare hosted a professional development day for teachers. it is my understanding that classrooms and teachers were recognized at this event. I wanted to share why my child's classroom is world class. I have worked in education for over 15 years and have collaborated with many teachers. i am compelled to write for one reason...Stacy Miller. As your award winning Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Stacy embodies all of the qualities of an exceptional teacher. Her dedication to her students is unparalleled. As a small business owner I know that positive feedback is just as important if not more so than negative feedback. We have been pleased to have our family as a part of the KinderCare family since January 2005. My son started attending as a three-month-old infant. My two children have received excellent care overall at KinderCare. I never truly appreciated the outstanding educational start that my children received until my son started public school last year. Prior to attending a full day Kindergarten in Plum School District, my son spent three days a week in Ms. Stacy's Kindergarten classroom. The individualized attention, encouragement and excitement for learning that he gained in Ms. Stacy's class not only prepared him for the first grade but gave him confidence in his abilities that will last him throughout his school years. In June I lost my position at Gateway School District due to state wide budget cuts. My husband and I had to take a long hard look at our finances and decide if we could afford to keep our five-year-old daughter at KinderCare. We decided that we must do what we could to keep her in Ms. Stacy's class because every cent spent would be well worth the investment in her education. When I pick her up from school each day, she bubbles over recalling what she has learned in class that day which just affirms this decision. I have been privileged to see Ms. Stacy's interaction with the children at various times of the day. She always has a comforting or encouraging word and commands such respect and reverence from her pupils. Stacy's creativity and consistency help the children to not only learn new skills but also develop into caring citizens. At a time in education when teachers are being blamed for societal woes, I must stand up and say that we need to support and recognize teachers like Stacy Miller who give so much to help mold the future...our children. Although I have enjoyed working and interacting with many of the teachers and staff at KinderCare I must say that Stacy Miller is your crown jewel. It is my hope that you will do what you can to reward her outstanding talent and dedication.”
Leigh-Anne W. - KinderCare Parent