"Texas Rising Star Certified"
Texas Rising Star (TRS) provides us with benefits and necessary tools to provide our students with a higher quality education. We are required to have a weekly curriculum from Infants to After-Schoolers, all based on their age and learning level. TRS is a voluntary, quality-based child program. This program assists us in providing quality that exceeds the Texas Department Family And Protective Services (DFPS) minimum Child Care Licensing (CCL) standards for director and staff qualifications, caregiver-child interactions, age appropriate curriculum and activities, nutrition and indoor/outdoor activities, and parent involvement and education, are in a better position to contribute to the early development of children. As Centers’ progress through the levels of TRS provider certification, they contribute progressively more to the development of the children they serve daily.
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Each classroom has a daily schedule based on their age, we will patiently teach each student a routine to follow alongside the rest of his/her classmates. Routine is good for kids as they begin to understand time and time management. They learn how to focus on one thing at a time, and how to transition to another with ease. Our schedule starts from the beginning of the day to the last moment they are at our center.
Our staff creates a weekly curriculum for the year which is approved by Texas Rising Star. Each day is different so our students never have the same activity again, it is based on their daily schedule and their age.A curriculum helps teachers intentionally use activities to teach specific skills. A weekly curriculum would consist of activities that addresses all areas of child development which are Social Emotional, Cognitive, Language, Literacy, Physical Health, Math, Science and Gross Motor.
DFPS Licensed Child Care Center:
Certified Infant/Child CPR & FIRST AID: Our entire Candyland Team is CPR & FIRST AID Certified. Our staff is prepared for any emergency, and have received the proper training to provide CPR and/or First Aid.
Each one of our Employees has been cleared on any Criminal History, Background check and fingerprint are checked before training begins to ensure you that your child will be in the safest hands.
Our Candyland Team goes through an Annual Training, and monthly meetings to enhance their Teaching Skills. This training helps them receive new information and tools to provide a higher childcare quality.
Our staff are certified and trained on giving safe transportation to our students attending school. We provide transportation to schools in our community in the Aldine ISD & HISD. Parents can choose if they need transportation for their children back and forth or only in the morning or afternoon.
Our Before and After school program consists of morning and afternoon activities for school aged students, which include homework help and outdoor activities. Class will start off in the early morning with a healthy breakfast before being drop-off to their assigned school. And later we will pick-up students for our After-School Program and provide activities until parents arrive.
For our “Schoolers” Program our Teachers will provide help on homework for those students that need it. It could be from math, science, reading, english and more our teacher will always be prepared to help students do their homework.
Starting at 2 years old our staff is trained to do potty training, by keeping a routine and teaching kids to be independent when going to the restroom. Our goal is always to have them ready by the time they turn 3, but we understand that each child is different and there can be some accidents when older.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps us provide our students 4 healthy free meals ( Breakfast , Lunch, PM Snack and Supper). Everyday all meals are different based on our 4-Week menu which is approved by the CACFP.