The Best Day Care and Child Care Centers in San Antonio

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Temperatures are rising and the sun is getting hotter—this can only mean one thing: summer break is right around the corner! Summer also means longer days, fun in the sun, splashing in the pool, trips to the beach, long family vacations, and of course, no school! As a parent with a full-time job, it can sometimes be very difficult to balance family time with time at the office. Luckily, there are plenty of day care and child care centers in San Antonio that can help relieve your stress while also ensuring that your children enjoy their beloved summer days. For those parents who are still unsure if they are going to hire a babysitter or consider other options, be sure to take a look at our list of the Best Day Care and Child Care Centers in San Antonio.

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The Best Day Care and Child Care Centers in San Antonio

Beautiful Children Learning Day Care Center

With two locations in the San Antonio area, the mission of Beautiful Children Learning Day Care Center is “to provide a safe and healthy environment for the well being of the children.” According to their website, Beautiful Children “believes in a Montessori approach to your child’s early education.  We sing, dance, and play to the beat of our own drums.  We understand that every child learns and develops differently, and it is our goal to interact and enrich the learning experience for your child.”

To learn more, visit Beautiful Children Learning Day Care Center.

La Petite Academy of San Antonio

From infants all the way to kindergarten, La Petite Academy looks to address “the specific needs of children based not only on age, but also individual pace of development.” Their curriculum is designed to ensure that all children reach—and master—significant milestones and indicators. According to their website, their philosophy and curriculum is inspired by STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: “Science is a way of thinking. Technology is a way of doing. Engineering is also a way of doing. Math is a way of measuring.”

For more information, visit La Petite Academy.

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Discovery World Learning Center

With a motto like “What will your child discover today?,” you can image that Discovery World Learning Center places a strong focus on discovery and exploration, multi-sensory experiences, and participation. Discovery World Learning Center has multiple locations in the San Antonio area, and their curriculum “encompasses monthly themes based around strategies for children with various developmental needs, experiences, and cultures.”

Find out more at Discovery World Learning Center.

Small Steps Child Development

At Small Steps Child Development the mission is “to provide a quality learning environment that helps your child learn and grow within the four principles of early childhood; cognitive, physical, emotional, and social areas while having fun.” They offer a wide change of services, including a bilingual staff and drop in options.

To find out more information, visit Small Steps Child Development.

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I’m Just A Kid: Early Childhood Education Center

Serving children of all ethnicities, creed, religions, and abilities, I’m Just A Kid: Early Childhood Education Center is a “place where kids play to learn.” I”m Just A Kid follows a positive guidance philosophy and practice. According to their website, “The research is clear about the human impact of negativity.  We want our center to be place where all people treat one another with respect, dignity and honor.”

To find out more about the curriculum and programs, visit I’m Just A Kid: Early Childhood Education Center.

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Heimer KinderCare

At Heimer Kindercare, they welcome children of all abilities with their inclusion philosophy. According to their website, they believe every child is a unique individual with varying needs, and they welcome the diversity that it brings to their centers. They assess each child from infants to prekindergartners on the following developmental skills:

  • Language and Literacy Development
  • Executive Function
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development and Wellness
  • Cognitive Development
  • Creative Expressions

Learn more by visiting Heimer KinderCare Learning Center.

Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center

With three different locations scattered throughout the San Antonio area, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers offers care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. According to their website, they follow a system of implementing character values for each child: “Character Values are both modeled throughout our centers and taught in our classrooms. Values such as integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness, honesty, caring, self-control, and citizenship are not only defined but role modeled by management and teachers throughout the day. We believe that we can help strengthen the social fabric of our communities and support parents who want their children educated in a strong culture of these characteristics through teaching these values.”

Find out more information by visiting Children’s Lighthouse Learning Center.

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Just Kids Christian Academy

Just Kids Christian Academy offers two locations in the San Antonio area. Unlike many other day care and child care centers, Just Kids has recently installed a webcasting system that allows parents to watch their child throughout the day via live streaming video. Additionally, as a Christian based center, Just Kids strives for children to “recognize his or her potential by offering opportunities for spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth in a safe and loving environment.”

For more information, visit Just Kids Christian Academy.

Summerlin Child Care & Learning Center

As a licensed Child Care Delivery System (CCDS) provider, Summerlin Child Care & Learning Center’s mission is to “strive to provide your children with an opportunity to grow physically, socially and emotionally and ensure an early childhood educational experience that is intellectually challenging, enriching and stimulating to the young mind. Opportunities for exploration, self expression, independence and responsibility will always be encouraged at Summerlin.”

Learn more about their curriculum and specific programs at Summerlin Child Care & Learning Center.


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