Where you take your child to be cared for during the day is one of the most important decisions you can make as a working parent. Whether you just need a break for a couple of hours on the weekend or you need somewhere for your child to go Mondays through Fridays while you are at work, there are day care centers around town to help you out and give your child the care you demand.
Bell’s Little Angels
911 Gemini Road
Webster, TX 77058
Bell’s Little Angels is a privately run Christian day care center in Webster. This facility offers password-protected live webcams for parents to check in on their children at any time of the day from the comfort of their office. Prospective parents are invited to drop in anytime during operating hours Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. There is a medical professional available any time there are children at the facility in case of an accident or illness. This day care also provides school pickup for after-school care and hot meals to all of the children everyday.
Robindell Private School
6610 Alder Drive
Houston, Texas 77081
Robindell Private School is the largest day care facility in the city of Houston. Your kids will love coming here during the summer when the classes at Robindell each have their own splash day at the day care’s water park. For parents, the facility offers four ways of caring and teaching your children: drop-in daycare, after-school care, a private school and full-time care. The qualifications for the staff at Robindell are higher than at some other day cares. All members of the staff at Robindell Private School have been certified with either a bachelor’s or associate’s Child Development Associate degree and have been trained in first aid and CPR. To continue working at the facility, the staff must also have 20 continuing education hours.
Not Just Another Daycare
13229 Jones Road
Houston, TX 77070
Not Just Another Daycare is just as its name says. This facility teaches children lessons beyond the basics with a curriculum that includes American Sign Language and learning topical words each week in Spanish, English and French. This curriculum is a means to the facility’s goal of producing future world citizens who are respectful of people who speak different languages and come from other cultures. Not Just Another Daycare is open on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
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The Growing Tree Academy
5310 Palmetto St.
Houston, TX 77081
For children six weeks old and up, The Growing Tree Academy may be the perfect place to go. This secure facility has first aid and CPR-trained staff teachers as well as live webcams and the ability for parents to walk in at any time to see the facility. Like many other day cares, The Growing Tree Academy is open on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. The facility aims to ensure children’s happiness while working with a curriculum for two- to four-year-olds that includes important subjects like computers, Spanish, physical education, art and dance.
Champions Academy And Child Care
17155 Old Louetta Road
Houston, TX 77070
Champions Academy and Child Care offers options for children from six weeks through 12 years of age, and there are even options for children between 11 and 13 to become junior counselors. This facility has webcams and secure building access for your peace of mind as a parent. The teachers seek to balance academic curriculum with a fun, physical education by incorporating plenty of chances for children to play throughout the day at the age-appropriate playground areas or in the indoor gym. This day care is open from 6 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and it offers pickup from school as well as second-child discounts to make it easier for children to attend.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.