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SAFETY

Our emphasis on safety and training creates an essential safety culture, dedicated to the well-being of your child. Our schools include multiple safety features including internet cameras, auto lock doors and gates, monitors, and safety procedures.

IVYPREP CURRICULUM

Our engaging, innovative researched-based, curriculum emphasizes fun, active learning, exposure to multiple intelligences, and caters to a diversity of learning styles. Our goal is to develop world changers and well-rounded students equipped with skills for future academic and life success.

ON SITE CERTIFIED CHEF

We focus on sourcing quality ingredients for healthy nutritious meals that are prepared and served by a certified chef everyday. There are no hidden costs with meals and snacks all included within tuition!

FACILITY

Ivy Kids’ state-of-the-art schools are designed to emphasize safety, active learning and a warm-loving environment. Some of our beneficial features include spacious classrooms, SMARTboards, science lab and cafeteria.

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

Ivy Kids classrooms are designed for age appropriate learning and development.

SCIENCE & SPANISH PROGRAM

Our enrichment programs includes a weekly science and Spanish curriculum and a variety of other extra curricular activities.

Ready for Summer Camp?

June 3rd through August 16th

We believe in creating a “home away from home” for your child so that they can grow to their fullest potential in a safe and nurturing environment.

“Here at Ivy Kids, there are 2, 3 and 4 year olds doing a curriculum of kids that are in kindergarten and 1st grade, it’s unbelievable!”

What Our Parents Are Saying

1

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.

Raphael and Janice Randal

2

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 and we see the difference in her growth and development.

Two very happy parents!

3

I have been very impressed with the care that both of my children have received throughout their time at Ivy Kids.

Monica Graham, MD

4

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.

Tho & Rod Miller

5

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.

Suzanne Gschwind

6

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.

Mark & Kimberly Snow

7

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 to visit with the teachers on a daily basis is so important to us.

Jennifer & John Kahn

8

Ivy Kids is a wonderful preschool! I have two children at this school. The teachers are great and they really work hard to make sure the kids have fun and stay engaged all day. I'm not sure what the other reviewers are talking about on this site. I have evaluated a lot of preschools in this area and Ivy Kids is one of the best!

Stacey W.

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THE IVY KIDS DIFFERENCE

Ivy Kids is in a league of its own! Check out what sets us apart, and discover some of the many reasons why parents love and trust Ivy Kids.

SAFETY

At Ivy Kids, your child’s safety is one of our top priorities. We incorporate multiple safety features into our facility including:

Watchmegrow internet cameras in all classrooms for full-day monitoring from your desktop or handheld device for your peace of mind. Watch your child child flourish!

Auto-lock doors and gates to permit only registered family and friends into the facility.

Touchscreen monitors in the lobby for self check-in, check-out, and payment for speed and convenience during the morning and afternoon rush

Patented safety procedures designed to keep your child safe and secure whether they are inside the classroom, in the playground or on a field trip

IVY PREP CURRICULUM

IvyPrep is a Multiple Intelligence based curriculum developed from Harvard Professor Dr. Howard Gardner’s theory that every individual is gifted in different ways, and these intelligences are processed in different areas of the brain. We believe that each child has their own special genius. By tapping into their genius we can unlock their limitless potential.

Discover the IvyPrep Curriculum benefits:

  • Nurtures every child’s unique gifts and ways of processing information
  • Engages all eight of the multiple intelligences
  • Caters to the diversity of learning styles and types of intelligence
  • Facilitates active learning and expands a child’s experiences
  • Helps parents understand their children’s preferences or strengths in learning
  • Cultivates a lifelong joy in learning, and foundation for future academic and life success

Kinesthetic

Naturalistic

Linguistic

Intrapersonal

Musical

Visual

Logical

Interpersonal

History

Founded by Al and Laila Bandali in Pearland, Texas in 2005, Ivy Kids was conceived to provide an alternative to other childcare providers. Disheartened by the childcare offerings available to them, Al and Laila Bandali decided to take the challenge on themselves and create a learning center that would combine academic excellence and innovation with a nurturing and joyful environment. Ivy Kids has now grown into one of the most trusted preschool providers in the area, offering premier early childhood education programs for children and families. Currently, the schools serve children ranging in age from six weeks to five years old, the schools are also proud to offer before and after-school programs for children up to twelve years old.

The Future
Ivy Kids has become the leading provider of premier care and education in the early childhood education field. In the past few years, we have opened several facilities around the Houston and Dallas area. We continue to grow and look forward to serving communities and neighborhoods all across Texas and beyond.

How safe is your center?

Safety and security are one of our top priorities. We will always make sure your child is safe and sound. All of our facilities feature front door buzzer entry as well as front desk administrators that are present during all business hours.

What does my child do throughout the day?

Each classroom has a daily schedule that they follow throughout the day. This includes circle time, small group learning, snacks and lunch, naptime, outside time, yoga and meditation, music and movement and enrichment centers.

Are there healthy food options for my child?

Healthy food leads to healthy minds. At Ivy Kids, all of our facilities are outfitted with commercial kitchens featuring chefs specifically trained to cook nutritious meals made with fresh ingredients for your children onsite.

What events are held at Ivy kids and do you have parental involvement?

There are multiple events held at Ivy Kids throughout the school year. Parents and families are always welcome and are encouraged to attend all events.

How do you manage parent allergy concerns?

All Ivy Kids schools operate a strict ‘peanut-free’ kitchen. We also work with each family to accommodate most food-allergies and dietary restrictions.

How qualified is your staff?

Many of our teachers have obtained their Bachelors or Master’s degree. Ivy Kids also sponsors several teachers every semester to obtain their CDA credential. In addition, all of our teachers go through advanced, age-specific curriculum training and must be CPR, First Aid certified, and attend workshops and training throughout the year,

Can I call the center to see how my child is doing?

You can call the center any time of the day to inquire about your child. We also have Internet cameras in all classrooms for full-day monitoring from your desktop or handheld device.

What is the class size and student-teacher ratio?

Ivy Kids is a licensed childcare facility that follows the Texas Minimum Standards for Childcare Centers. However, at Ivy Kids our ratios are much smaller than required by the state and vary by each age group.

Is there a waiting list?

There are a limited number of spots in each classroom. Please call or email your closest Ivy Kids center to check if there is space available for your child’s classroom.

What are your hours of operation?

The hours of operation are Monday to Friday 6:00AM to 6:30PM.

What age children do you accept?

Our students ages range from 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Music Smart



High understanding of songs, patterns, rhythms, instruments and musical expression.

Enjoy: Rhyming, singing, playing instruments
Need: Background music, instruments, sing-alongs

Picture Smart



Think in pictures, remember visual details, grasp physical relation of objects and space, skilled in building.

Enjoy: Designing, drawing, visualizing, decorating
Need: Charts, graphs, maps, art, puzzles, costumes

Logic Smart



Aptitude for numbers, reasoning, problem solving, abstract thought.

Enjoy: Experimenting, questioning, problem solving
Need: Exploration, science materials, mental challenges

People Smart



People oriented and outgoing, work well cooperatively, talkative, caring.

Enjoy: Organizing, relaxing, manipulating
Need: Friends, group games, social gatherings

Self Smart



Especially in touch with their own personal feelings, values, & ideas, intuitive.

Enjoy: Dreaming, meditating, setting goals
Need: Self-paced projects, alone time, quiet spaces

Word Smart



Strength in the language arts, speaking, writing, reading, listening.

Enjoy: Reading, writing, word games
Need: Books, writing tools, dialogues

Nature Smart



Love the outdoors, animals, natural materials, pick up on subtle differences.

Enjoy: Classifying, nature walks, animals, earth materials
Need: Outdoor experiences, natural elements, involving plants & animals, physical science, cooking

Body Smart



Excel in activity, games, movement, hands-on tasks, building, tactile /sensory experiences.

Enjoy: Engaging the whole body in physical games
Need: Sports, dance, dramatization, tactile items

Musical Smart

Musical

High understanding of songs, patterns, rhythms, instruments and musical expression.

Enjoy: Rhyming, singing, playing instruments
Need: Background music, instruments, sing-alongs



Body Smart

Kinesthetic/Bodily

Excel in activity, games, movement, hands-on
Tasks, building, tactile /sensory experiences
Enjoy: engaging the whole body in physical games
Need: sports, dance, dramatization, tactile items



Nature Smart

Naturalistic

Love the outdoors, animals, natural materials,
Pick up on subtle differences
Enjoy: classifying, nature walks, animals, earth materials
Need: outdoor experiences, natural elements,
Involving plants & animals, physical science, cooking



Picture Smart

Visual

Think in pictures, remember visual details, grasp physical
Relation of objects and space, skilled in assembly
Enjoy: designing, drawing, visualizing, decorating
Need: charts, graphs, maps, art, puzzles, costumes



People Smart

Interpersonal

People oriented and outgoing, work well
Cooperatively, talkative, caring
Enjoy: organizing, relaxing, manipulating
Need: friends, group games, social gatherings



Self Smart

Interpersonal

Especially in touch with their own personal feelings,
Values, & ideas, intuitive
Enjoy: dreaming, meditating, setting goals
Need: self-paced projects, alone time, quiet spaces



Logic Smart

Logical/Mathematical

Aptitude for numbers, reasoning,
Problem solving, abstract thought
Enjoy: experimenting, questioning,
Problem solving
Need: exploration, science materials,
Mental challenges



Word Smart

Lingustic/Verbal

Strength in the language arts,
Speaking, writing, reading, listening
Enjoy: reading, writing, word games
Need: books, writing tools, dialogues



World Changers Program

Our students learn about leaders from the present and past who have made changes in their local community and the world at large. Through our lesson plans, we instill basic values and character building at an early age. By educating our students on fundamental values and the history of important men and women, we hope to ignite the spark that will inspire them to change the world for the better.

IVY KIDS SUMMER CAMP 2019

Join our annual epic summer of fun!

We will have exciting field trips, cooking activities, design challenges, STEM projects, science
experiments, Worldchangers activities, teambuilding games, and so much more packed
into 12 weekly themes.

Spend the summer with your friends while learning, exploring, and making great memories!

SIGN UP TODAY!

FUN THEMES & FIELD TRIPS. DRESS UP DAYS. SPLASH PADS. STEM CHALLENGES. GAMES.

Starting from June 3rd. For ages 5 – 12.

Price includes meals, 2 field trips per week, splash days and more!

June

(Week 1) June 3 – June 7

Aquarium

Return of the Mess!

Our infamous week of mess is back! Create colorful messes, play with slime and dirt, and crawl through our messy obstacle course.

(Week 2) June 10 – June 14

Aquarium

Treasure Hunters

Come join our scavenger hunts while learning about famous lost treasures this week!

(Week 3) June 17 – June 21

Aquarium

Ivy Kids Games

The tradition continues- a week full of sports and competitive games. Who will take home the Ivy Kids cup this year?

(Week 4) June 24 – June 28

Aquarium

Extreme Jobs

Have you ever pictured a career of chasing storms, cleaning out a shark’s tank, or jumping into the middle of a volcano to collect lava samples? Come learn about extreme jobs this week!

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See Your Child in Class:

Ivy Kids is proud to partner with WatchMeGrow’s classroom monitoring program.

You can sign up to see a live stream of your child’s classroom from your smartphone or desktop computer.

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For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the iPhone Apps on the App Store.

For Android Devices: Please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the Play Store.

Year-Old Program

Vaccination Schedule

The health and safety of our children is our top priority. Please visit the CDC website and download the latest Vaccination Schedules. Following these published guidelines for immunization is a vital first step to ensuring the health and safety of all children.

Health Statement:
As per the Texas Minimum Standards, Ivy Kids requires a health statement from a physician stating the child has been examined within the past 12 months and can attend group care. A letter from the physician or physician’s signature on our enrollment form can fulfill this requirement and must be completed prior to the date of admission.

Check Ivy Kids’ Holiday schedule

Ivy Kids remains open during long school holidays for your convenience. However, Ivy Kids will remain closed for all staff and children on the following public holidays:

  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & the day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day & the day after Christmas
  • New Year’s Day

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it may be observed either on Friday or Monday. Parents will be notified well in advance.

Grow with Ivy Kids

We are pleased to share typical job postings, however, please contact your closest Ivy Kids Early Learning Center for their latest job specifications and to submit application.