SERVICES

Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center believes that our center is the ideal environment in which to begin a lifetime of learning.  Our center recognizes children as individuals with their own capabilities and limitations.  Beginning in our two year old classrooms, we use Preschool and Kindergarten Curriculum along with other fun activities and learning tools to create an environment conducive to the development of the child.

We offer:

    Hour's 6:00 am - 6:30pm

    Before/After School Care

    After School Tutor for Reading/Math

    USDA Food Program

    Video Monitor Class Rooms

    Staff CPR/First Aid Certified

    Fenced Play Yard

    Age groups 6 weeks-12 years

    Before/After School Transportation

    Pre-School Curriculum

    Financial Assistance

    Family Discounts/Referral Program

CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS

Infant Care

From the moment your baby enters Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center's infant care room, he/she feels at ease.  The product of years of infant study and observation, our nursery provides optimal comfort, safety and learning and development opportunities for your child.

Because young children develop at their own pace, our child development staff focuses daily on the skills in which your baby expresses interest.   We encourage you to speak with our Developmental Specialist or your pediatrician if you have concerns regarding your baby's development.

A Safe Learning and Developmental Environment for Babies

From the age of six weeks through 11 months, your baby expresses a need and desire to explore his/her surroundings.  Our nursery features a warm, inviting design that calms your child and gives him/her a feeling of security.  We decorated the room in soothing colors and placed extra padding under our carpet to give your baby a soft place to crawl and roll as he/she begins to navigate the world.

Unique features like our bubble wall fascinate your baby and passively encourage him/her to pull to a standing position.  Mirrors, bars and other wall-mounted activities further promote the desire to stand and walk.

Nurturing Relationships

At this young age, your baby seeks the security of familiar places and people.  Our low student-to-teacher ratio creates the opportunity for our childcare experts to spend one-on-one time with your baby.  To encourage his/her desire to communicate with others, we bond with your child during his/her daily activities, such as story time and feedings.  But your family's role in your baby's development is extremely important as well.   For this reason, each child will have a picture of their family placed above their crib.  This ensures your child's familiarity and trust in your family as well as our child development specialists.

Daily Infant Development Activities Include:

  • Indoor Floor Exploration
  • Socialization
  • Outdoor Exploration
  • Story time
  • Singing and Musical Enrichment
  • Bonding via Rocking
  • Diaper Changes and Cleanup
  • Nap Time
  • Bonding via Holding and Cuddling
  • Feeding Time(s)

CURRICULUM FOR TODDLERS

Toddler Care

At the Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center, our toddler care room offers your child a home away from home.  Our 12- to 17-month-old area features a design which enhances your child's transition to independence as well as an arrangement that encourages learning and child development while simultaneously nurturing your toddler's needs.

Because 1-year-olds develop at their own pace, our child development staff focuses daily on the skills in which your child expresses interest.   We encourage you to speak with our Developmental Specialist or your pediatrician if you have concerns regarding your toddler's development.

A Child Development and Learning Environment for Young Explorers

From 12- to 17-months old, your child spends much of his/her time moving and exploring.  The Childhood Center's toddler care room has wide, open spaces designed to encourage play and movement.  Much like our infant nursery, interactive features are incorporated into the architecture.   Our unique bubble wall encourages movement and provides visual stimulation, while our large, soft blocks invite your toddler to crawl and climb.   All of these elements combine to aid your child's muscle development and coordination.

Additionally, we incorporated art, reading, math, science and music centers in the room.  Guided by our caring child development staff, your toddler learns independently while receiving the motivation he/she needs.

Creating Lasting Bonds and Unlimited Opportunities

Although your child grows quickly, at this age, he/she still needs individualized care and attention.  While The Childhood Center's staff of child care experts gently guides your 1-year-old into a more structured child development and learning routine, they also ensure that your child's social needs are fully met.  Our low student-to-teacher ratio gives us the opportunity to bond with your toddler during everyday activities such as feedings, diaper changes and hold and cuddle times.  This further reinforces your child's familiarity and trust in our child development staff.

Daily Toddler Activities Include:

  • Indoor Floor Exploration
  • Socialization
  • Outdoor Exploration
  • Story time
  • Singing and Musical Enrichment
  • Bonding via Rocking
  • Diaper Changes and Cleanup
  • Nap Time
  • Bonding via Holding and Cuddling
  • Feeding Time(s)

CURRICULUM FOR 2 YEAR OLDS

Two-Year-Old Care Room

At 2-years-old, your child continues along his/her path to independence. At the Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center, our Two-Year-Old Care room provides the many tools needed for your son/daughter to further his/her ability to navigate the world. By incorporating more learning with child development, our child care staff helps mold your son/daughter into a well-adjusted, intelligent individual.

Because 2-year-olds develop at their own pace, our child development staff focuses daily on the skills in which your child expresses interest.   We encourage you to speak with our Developmental Specialist or your pediatrician if you have concerns regarding your child's development.

Child Development for the Independent and Inquisitive

During this critical development stage, your child needs open space, structure and the ability to assert his/her autonomy.  At the Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center, we provide large, age-appropriate and manipulative activities that aid coordination development.  Additionally, in our 2-year-old room's more structured environment, our staff guides your child through constructive play and learning via exploration centers that incorporate fundamental skills in science, math, art, music and language.  By exciting and stimulating your child's desire to learn at an early age, our child development specialists help create a life-long love of learning.

Safe Outdoor Play That Encourages Health

This stage of development is the optimal time to introduce your son/daughter to outside play.  The Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center's playground features one-of-a-kind equipment, designed specifically for children under 4. In the safety of our outdoor grounds, your child develops his/her large muscles while enjoying our tree house slide made by Toddler Trees and our ping pong house from Crooked House.

Critical Skills Development with Positive Reinforcement

The Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center uses a natural, positive method to promote your child's desire to perform many necessary skills, including dressing, undressing, feeding himself/herself and, perhaps most importantly, use the potty.

While designing our 2-year-old care room, we catered to the needs of the independent child, including the need to use the restroom.  Our easily accessed facilities and the encouragement of our child development staff help your 2-year-old complete the potty training process without fear.

Daily 2-Year-Old Activities Include:

  • Indoor Floor Exploration
  • Socialization
  • Outdoor Play
  • Story time
  • Singing and Musical Enrichment
  • Bonding via Rocking
  • Diaper Changes and Cleanup
  • Nap Time
  • Bonding via Holding and Cuddling
  • Feeding Time(s)

CURRICULUM FOR 3 YEAR OLDS

Child Development and Day Care for 3 Year Olds

During preschool, your child completes his/her transition from independent learning to a more structured environment.  To encourage your 3-year-old to play with friends as well as learn a variety of subjects, we arranged our room to allow your child to move easily from one activity to another.  Though your 3-year-old's individual development is still important, this is the year that he/she begins to work in groups and you begin to hear about friends, art projects, and learned songs and stories.

A Structured, Fun Preschool Environment

Throughout our 3-year-old care room are teacher-guided learning centers which encourage your child's natural curiosity.  The subjects available to explore teach the fundamentals your 3-year-old needs to be a successful student.

Academic Skills Developed Include:

Mathematics

    Familiarity with numbers 1-10

    Understanding of one-to-one correspondence

    Ability to sort objects that are alike

    Understanding of quantifiable terms such as full, empty, long, short,

    big and little

    Knowledge of different shapes

    Familiarity with colors

    Ability to complete simple puzzles with 8-10 pieces.

Science

    Awareness of the five senses

    Ability to observe objects and discuss their common traits

    Creating hypotheses

    Recognizing what is missing in a picture

    Familiarity with different animals and how they move

    Understanding that plants come from seeds and that they need water

    and sunlight to grow.

Communication

    Paying attention for several minutes at a time

    Listening and following two-step directions

    Sitting still and listening to a story

    Answering questions

    Communicating needs and wants

    Constructing simple, four- to six-word sentences.

    Understanding pronouns

    Repeating memorized songs, poems and finger plays

    Telling stories

    Making predictions based on pictures

    Understanding and verbalizing his/her name, age and gender

    Asking questions

    Labeling family members, including mom, dad, sister, brother, aunt,

    uncle and cousin

    Understanding the difference between letters and numbers

    Tattling

    Expressing fears

Reading

    Recognizing his/her printed name

    Spelling his/her first name correctly when given the right letters

    Sequencing 3-4 pictures to form a story

    Asking to be read to

    Retelling a story from memory

    Singing the "ABC Song"

Writing

    Understanding that spoken words can be written

    Drawing a face with its features in the correct places

    Drawing a person as a stick figure

    Drawing lines and circles

    Exhibiting interest in drawing with different media

CURRICULUM FOR PRE-K - 4 YEAR OLDS

Prekindergarten for 4 Year Olds

With the looming transition to Kindergarten approaching, Pre-K at Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center is all about preparing your child for the challenges ahead. Our curriculum is educational as well as fun.  More independent and outgoing than ever, your Pre-Kindergarten student socializes with both teachers and peers while playing and learning.  Our structured environment helps further develop essential skills.

Featured prominently in the Pre-K room are learning centers that excite and stimulate your child's desire to learn.  From the always important reading station that encourages your child's love of reading in conjunction with our extensive library to our math and science centers that instill confidence in your Pre-Kindergartener, the child development staff at Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center helps instill the knowledge and confidence that your 4-year-old needs to be a successful student his/her entire life.

Academic Skills Developed Include:

Mathematics

    Completing a puzzle with 20-50 pieces

    Counting up to 10 objects

    Indentifying and sequencing numbers 1-20

    Sorting objects based on visual measurements

    Using words to describe locations, directions and sizes

    Understanding ordinal numbers first through 10th

    Understanding halves and wholes

Science

    Utilizing the scientific method by making predictions, testing

    hypotheses, observing and forming or revising hypotheses

    Identifying common traits

    Recognizing the importance of adaptation for survival

    Understanding habitats

    Recognizing seasons

    Understanding that all living creatures and plants have basic needs

    Classifying items by similar traits, such as texture, color and shape

Communication

    Recognizing printed first and last name

    Recognizing rhyming words

    Completing three-step tasks

    Further developing his/her vocabulary

    Speaking in complete sentences

    Retelling stories in the correct sequence

    Rejecting the urge to use "baby talk"

Reading

    Indentifying uppercase and lowercase letters

    Forming stories to match the pictures within a book

    Memorizing the words to his/her favorite book

    Reenacting a favorite story

    Recognizing if mistakes occur during the reading of a favorite book

Social and Emotional Development

    Handling transitions to new activities

    Playing with friends in a more traditional manner

    Creating rules and roles for play

    Showing empathy toward others

    Working independently or in a group

    Solving conflict verabally

    Sharing

    Respecting others and their property

    Taking turns

    Engaging in fantasy play

Writing

    Printing his/her name

    Working from left to right

    Drawing shapes that resemble actual objects

    Copying basic shapes

    Asking for someone to write a story to go along with the picture

    he/she drew

    Holding writing implements correctly

    Recognizing classmates' printed names

    Using scissors to cut lines, curves, swirls and acute angles

    Using laces, snaps, buttons and zippers

    Folding papers in halves, quarters and diagonally

    Containing coloring to defined areas

Contact Us

You may contact us at:

Twinkle Wonders Child Care Center

5442 Richmond Ave

Houston, Texas 77056

Phone: (713) 877-1818

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