Information for Parents about Houston TX Child Care

Operational Guidelines for Preschools, Daycare and Child Care in Houston TX

Generally, before starting in a Houston child care program, parents must complete all paperwork and submit it prior or on the child's first day. Sometimes a Physicians Report may take longer to obtain, and a grace period (e.g. 30 days) may be provided if extra time is needed to arrange a doctor's appointment. The doctor's report will typically identify completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. For daycare and child care in Houston TX, if these forms are not completed it may result in your child's enrollment being suspended. It is important that parents keep their information up to date at the local Houston child care office. If you move, change jobs, or phone numbers, or if your emergency contacts should change phone numbers, please let the preschool office know. Parents should review their authorized pick up lists to ensure that it is current in the event that you send someone to pick up your child from preschools or child care in Houston TX. Even if you send someone to pick up your child, you will have to call the daycare center even if that person is on your child's emergency pick up list.To get your child off to a great start at a daycare in Houston TX, talk to your child about daycare and all the great things to look forward to. Tell him or her about the wonderful things they are going to explore. Children often enjoy being able to go to the store for a lunchbox and school bag before school begins. Many Houston daycare centers will offer opportunities for your child to visit before your child starts. Tell your child the teacher's name and remind her/him that you will be coming to pick them up at the end of the day. Separation is natural and affects different children in different ways. For providers of childcare in Houston TX, on your child's first two days of daycare, plan to have your child leave earlier than their normal schedule. Several hours can be a very long time to a child in a new situation. Most Houston child care centers will allow you to make arrangements so that you can spend time in the classroom with them. When it is time to leave, please give your child a clear goodbye. The teachers will take over and engage your child and start developing a relationship and comforting them. Also many daycares in Houston TX will encourage you to check on your child's progress, so feel free to do so!
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St. Peter Lutheran Preschool 
(713) 228-2579
1501 Houston Avenue, Houston, TX  77007
Houston child care centers and preschools offer many different learning approaches and combinations for parents to consider including Montessori, Play Based, Developmental and Teacher Led, Waldorf, Structured Learning with Play, Reggio Emilia and Piaget. ...
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Trinity Lutheran School and Preschool 
(713) 224-3207
1316 Washington, Houston, TX  77002
Before visiting a Houston child care center, parents should make a checklist of all the items they would like to cover during the center tour. There is a checklist available in the Resources section of the ChildCare Smiles website. ...
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Westbury Methodist Day School 
(713) 723-0205
5200 Willowbend Boulevard, Houston, TX  77096
Infant child care in Houston can be a great alternative for working parents. Some providers offer care for infants as early as six weeks of age and offer both full and half day infant care programs. ...
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Southwest Methodist Day School 
(713) 782-9421
9603 Westheimer, Houston, TX  77063
Childcare programs in Houston are designed to connect with each child on many levels. The foundation of a child's learning is not only preparation for kindergarten, but also for life. Many strive to balance a school program with age appropriate play, teacher support and environment. ...
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Kinderland Child Care 
(281) 496-5437
14043 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX  77077
Most Houston child care centers require an upfront, non-refundable registration fee for your child to be enrolled. In addition there may be a re-enrollment fee each year. Often there are sibling discounts available for multiple children. ...
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Woodlake Square Children's Center 
(713) 784-2378
9600 Westheimer, Houston, TX  77063
A large number of Houston child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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Montessori Learning Cottage 
(713) 977-6496
8644 Beverly Hall, Houston, TX  77063
As part of the enrollment process for your child, please ensure that you obtain a clearance from your child's physician. For Houston child care centers this will typically include disclosure of completed vaccinations, allergies and any conditions that will require special handling. ...
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Graceland Academy 
(713) 777-6466
8128 Braewick Drive, Houston, TX  77074
Some centers offer potty training, however an extra fee may be involved. For local Houston child care centers, parents should ask about potty training requirements and whether children who are not potty-trained will be accommodated. ...
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Clear Lake Church of Christ Mother's Day Out 
(281) 486-9763
938 El Dorado Boulevard, Houston, TX  77062
Parents are welcome to bring cereal or other simple breakfast food for their child/children at many Houston child care facilities and preschools; often they will gladly provide milk and a helping hand. ...
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My Great Beginnings Learning Center 
(713) 436-8830
2603 McHard Road, Houston, TX  77002
For child care in Houston parents should always visit the center, preferably with your child before making a choice. In most cases you should call ahead to schedule a tour and to meet the directors and staff. ...
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House Of Prayer Lutheran Church Daycare Center 
(281) 488-4439
1405 Space Center Boulevard, Houston, TX  77002
Some providers of child care in Houston require a minimum level of parent involvement including volunteering at activities or help with special events. This is often a great way to meet other parents as well as enrich your child's learning experience. ...
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Becker Early Childhood Center 
(713) 529-5771
1500 Sunset Boulevard, Houston, TX  77005
A large number of Houston child care providers, preschools and daycare centers will provide morning and afternoon snacks which vary between any combination of fruit, veggies, milk, graham crackers, juice, muffins, cheese, and other nutritional foods. ...
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