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Ivy Kids – Cypress Creek Lakes

Anila Rahim

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Karim and I are proud of the opportunity to build another Ivy Kids. We have two loving girls who keep us young and are our daily reminders of why we do what we do.

I attended London School of Economics and received a Masters in Management of NGOs. Since then, my focus has been on managing non-profit schools and on creating opportunities for young children in impoverished areas.

I am fortunate to have a life partner who shares the love for children and the belief that we can make a difference in the world by taking small steps. We are doing our share by providing a holistic early childhood education to the children of the Cypress Community.

I am looking forward to the day when we will hold reunions for our Ivy Kids graduates and will learn about the impact they are creating in their communities. Some Ivy Kids will go on to become researchers who may find the cure for cancer, some would explore options for human settlements in space, some may use technology to bring hope in the education field for developing countries, some may become lawyers, doctors, teachers, and artists. We want to play our part in helping these kids pursue their dreams with compassion and empathy towards their fellow human beings. This is what drives us each day.

Ivy Kids is the first step in an exciting journey for these young children, and we feel proud and blessed to be part of their journey. Thank you parents for sharing these important years of your child’s life with us at Ivy Kids.

Anila Rahim

Ms. Pamela Bair

I recently joined Ivy Kids in Cypress Creek Lakes as Center Director and I am excited at this opportunity to bring my passion and vision for our school.

With an extensive background in early childhood education, I believe this is my vocation! I attended Indiana State University where i majored in Elementary Education. I have 17 years experience in the field of early childhood education with roles in teaching and school management. In these roles, I worked to ensure the success of the children and schools by providing support and guidance.  My number one priority as Director of Ivy Kids is to provide a well-rounded education for all our children in a healthy and safe school environment.

I look forward to meeting and partnering with families.

Ms. Pamela

Amanda Barrie

I am excited to join the Ivy Kids of Cypress Creek Lakes team as the Education Director and can’t wait to get to know all of you and your little ones.
I have been in the education field for more than 20 years, and have enjoyed every step of the way. I attended Brazosport College with a focus on Early Childhood Education. I have built my career in a variety of roles, spending many years as a preschool teacher, assistant director, and director. My drive and inspiration comes from seeing children accomplish something for the first time, and the excitement it brings them.
My goal at Ivy Kids is to support our staff in a way that enables them to bring many exciting teachable moments to our children.

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  • Ivy Kids Early Learning Center is Houston’s premier education childcare center. Founded in 2005, by the husband and wife team Al and Laila Bandali. Years ago, when Al and Laila searched for childcare for their two sons, they were unsatisfied with what the market had to offer.

    Ivy Kids Cinco Ranch is the perfect school for my two boys! I trust that the teachers and staff have my boy’s best interest at heart and will keep them safe and loved. My oldest son is five and Ivy Kids is the third school he has attended. He previously cried every morning when I... Read All
    "Ivy Kids is the epitome of education! Each and every day my 3-year old girls walk into the doors of Ivy Kids, we are relaxed by the comforting and loving professional staff. My girls are respected, loved and inspired to get their young little minds working! As a professional educator for many years, I have... Read All
    We just enrolled our son Raphael at the Richmond Ivy Kids location for Summer Camp and after the 1st week he told me that he wants to be the first kid there every morning. As a parent, it feels good to know that he is enjoying everything that they have to offer.
    I have had the opportunity to work at Ivy Kids Early Learning Center since its inception. Currently, I am one of the lead teachers for our Pre-K program. So far, it has been a tremendous pleasure working at Ivy Kids. Ivy Kids provides children with a safe, loving and stimulating environment. The caring and nurturing... Read All
    I have been very impressed with the care that both of my children have received throughout their time at Ivy Kids.
    Cameras in the classrooms allow us to watch our children throughout the day. Our preschooler has excelled under the direction of the qualified and caring staff. The after school program ensures that our second grader completes his homework and still has time to play.
    Ava comes from a few different daycares - and all were good - but NEVER has she been in a daycare where she is always anxious to get to school every single morning. She talks about her friends and her teachers constantly!!! Ms. Madeline is obviously doing something amazing with her kids. She obviously loves... Read All
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    The classrooms are organized, clean and always have the children's artwork and family pictures on the walls. In the afternoons when we pick up our children, we always get a full report on how the children did throughout the day and if there is anything that needs to be addressed behaviorally and academically. Being able... Read All
    When we arrive to pick our son up he doesn't want to leave. He has made many friends and taken some great field trips. We were so pleased with our experience at Ivy Kids that we recommended it to friends.
    The reason I keep my children at Ivy Kids is because the well-trained staff sees every child as an individual, recognizing that each child is different. The teachers are calm and loving, and use child-specific methods when motivating or redirecting the kids.
    My son started at Ivy Kids in September and I absolutely love all of his teachers and the staff!  I was worried that he would cry, but the teachers are so nurturing and caring he did not even notice that I left.  Of course I watched on the cameras all day long at first (as... Read All
    When my husband and I chose to move from NJ to Houston last year, few things were as important as how our 3 young children would be cared for while we worked whole-heartedly to rebuild our careers. After visiting with several local child care providers, our family chose Ivy Kids Cypress. Our reasons were practical... Read All
    Ivy Kids is the BEST decision we could have made for our daughter. She came from a small home school environment and adapted very quickly. Mommy was super nervous about leaving her but the staff was so loving and helped her adjust quickly. We visited many schools in the Pearland area before selecting Ivy Kids... Read All

    At Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, your child is our number one priority. With best in class facilities and a curriculum that emphasizes early childhood brain development, we will help maximize your child’s academic potential in a fun and nurturing environment. Evidence is mounting - playful learning before the introduction of formal education is very important. (Cambridge University)

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