Tia Romero, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
Vintage Park Square Neighborhood
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Robert J. Fite, Maeola Beitzel, Arthur Buttler, Mary Tsukamoto, Raymond Case, Isabel Jackson, Anna Kirchgator, Bus Runs: 7:15 - 8:00 AM / 10:30 - 11:45 AM / 1:30 - 3:00 PM
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.
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.)
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 staff and teachers at Vintage Park KinderCare truly care about their students and their families. The Center Director, Arlene, and Assistant Director, Tia are both highly qualified, knowledgeable, professional, and friendly and sincerely care about the well-being of your kids. Their professional acumen is passed on to the rest of the staff, from the teachers to infant care to the shuttle drivers. Arlene and Tia always see to it that the needs of their students and families are taken care of. I credit my son's easy transition to Kindergarten, partly to their Prekindergarten program which really prepared him for reading, numbers, listening to instructions, and proper social skills. Depending on the schedule you choose for your child(ren), the fees you pay may include breakfast, lunch, snack times, bus rides. Prior to enrolling at KinderCare I've shopped around and felt they were a VERY good value , plus there is peace of mind that my kids are in a safe and clean learning environment. Their bus service to and from school is always punctual as they enforce schedules and allow ample time for transport and traffic. Although the building is a bit older and dated, it is well maintained, always kept sanitary and constant hand washing is encouraged. There are 2 separate rooms for infants and toddlers; however, the school age area has an "open air" feeling with partitions and sections to separate classes. There are outdoor play areas including a playground, basketball court and a water fountain for those hot days. There is a locked security door which requires an access code and sign-in for all visitors. Safety has never been an issue for me. During the summer, they also offer a Summer Day Camp for a fee with daily activities and several local field trips. It's a great cost-effective way to keep your kids busy over the summer for busy working parents. My kids always look forward to Summer Camp with KinderCare. Overall a nice, well staffed and managed facility to bring your kids to. I feel that the best part of Vintage Park KinderCare is the friendly and caring professional staff!”
Ron and Thena Z. - KinderCare Parent
With all of the recent cuts and threats made to childcare funding through the state and with all of the increased difficulties that have arisen with the economy, it is truly hard to provide all the basic necessities for one’s family. I wanted to express my sincerest gratitude for KinderCare and their staff. I am a single mother who diligently works to provide for my family and it is hard to be away from my children as much as full time employment requires. KinderCare’s staff has consistently gone above the mark with the care, education, and guidance they provide for my sons. To know my children are with teachers who genuinely care about them and my family really does make a difference. I am, as well as many others, also pleasantly surprised and impressed with the integrity and concern Arlene has shown with the recent cuts that were made to their stage three families. With the educational curriculum, special family activity nights, parent night outs, consistent communication with parents regarding changes or fees, and the ongoing human interaction and approach to every families differing needs – Arlene has been diligent in ensuring that KinderCare continues to raise the bar for early childhood education facilities. I am personally impressed with the care my youngest sons teacher Miss. Bounma, Miss Erika, and Miss Laura provides. Due to personal family challenges and circumstances which at times require a lot of adjustment from my young son, sometimes he has a really difficult time being away from home. Miss. Laura along with many other of the staff, show continued patience and affection for my son. From being mindful to his daily health needs, to making sure he is always in a clean change of clothes, to providing fun activities in class – I know he is being cared for all around. Each and every staff member acknowledges my son as an individual - with all that encompasses. I know how hard this kind of work can be day in and day out and that for the most part people in this field are underappreciated – but I want KinderCare to know that what you all do is undoubtedly invaluable. Thank you from my family, from our hearts- for providing a safe, educational environment for my children – with staff who are sincere and genuine - who value family as much as I do.”
Misty D. - KinderCare Parent
I am the mother of four children who attend the Vintage Park KinderCare Learning Center and I would like to express my gratitude towards them. My children have been with this center for 5 1/2 years and I cannot begin to thank Vintage Park KinderCare and its staff enough for all that they do. They love my children like they are their own and they make them feel special. They work very hard to make sure that my child’s transition from one class to another is as easy and enjoyable as possible. I am more than confident in the center and its staff. I thank them for the peace of mind they give me, that allows me to go to work each day, knowing they are in good hands. They have become our extended family. Not only does Vintage Park KinderCare provide great child care, but they also teach my children basic education, manners, and help them develop interpersonal skills. They truly go above and beyond my expectations of quality and care. Thank you again Vintage Park KinderCare and staff.”
Sarah F. - 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.