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KinderCare Learning Center

11814 Parliament Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216

Phone:
(210) 349-3568

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The first few years of life are the most crucial in an individual's development. It is at this stage that proper foundations for later development are laid, skills are learnt, and values and attitudes are formed. KinderCare devises innovative and interesting ways of learning. They provide the toddlers with a world scaled to his/her level. Ample companionship of his/her age. Their schools are modeled as support structures for nuclear families with Day Care and Creche facilities.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught "We want to help you give your child every advantage. That's why we've created p.e.t.a.l. - programs for enrichment tutoring and accelerated learning - optional programs with specialized instructors and personal attention in small group settings. All within the trusted environment of KinderCare. Hooked on Phonics Hooked on Math Music." Extracted from www.kindercare.com

From the Director:

we have brand new curriculums in all programs--depending on age group they focus on language development, developing self help skills as well as social skills, preparing for kindergarten, basic print recognition, reading and math skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

extra one on one time work w/ parents--give paretn acitivities to do at home

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We Promise
...to honor your role as a parent and to partner with you in the care and development of your child.

...you will feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child with us.

...you will know that we value your child as a unique individual to be nurtured, protected, and respected at all times.

...you will know that committed, dedicated educators are caring for your child.

...you will watch your child develop a love of learning and a rich imagination.

...you will see your child develop strong bonds with our teachers and other children.

...you will share in the joy of your child's experiences in our center through regular communication.

...you will be treated as an important member of our family.

...you can expect us to listen carefully and respond quickly to any questions or concerns.

...you will know that it is our privilege to serve your family."
Excerpted from Preschools Website

A Typical Day

Each day, KinderCare provides a balanced approach to learning, giving parents the peace of mind that children will have fun as they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. KinderCare gives your child the tools to become confident and self-aware. In a caring and stimulating atmosphere, passionate and engaging teachers give your child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine -- whether building a spaceship to blast off to Mars or inviting a new friend to share a story during group time. While academics play a role in development, we believe there are many other opportunities for enhancing the whole child.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

open house, daily reports, year round assesments, parent teacher conferences twice a year.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

The anxieties a child may feel at drop-off time are completely normal -- and so are the parents'! It's encouraging for parents to know that there are many positive (and peaceful) ways to say goodbye at school that will help build a child's confidence.