of Franz Road
Haru and Tina Karnani | Owners
24007 Franz Rd | Katy, TX 77493
We are located in Katy, Texas on Franz Road. We are a preschool of academic excellence, so much more than a daycare. We are very proud to provide the most innovative facilities and effective educational programs for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age.
Kids ‘R’ Kids of Franz road is owned and operated by Haru and Tina Karnani. Tina holds degrees in Management from Purdue University and Masters in Information systems from Depaul University. She has worked for several years in the corporate IT consulting industry. Prior to joining the Kids R Kids family, she has worked in the education industry focusing on early childhood education as the director of a Montessori school.
Haru has received his education from North Carolina State University and is a Managing Director in the corporate consulting industry working with a top tier Consulting firm for the past 20 years.
Haru and Tina have 2 children – Simona and Yash. Both children attend the summer programs here at Kids ‘R’ Kids on Franz Road
Our Center director is Meredith Tritico. She has been with Kids ‘R’ Kids since 2005 and the center director since 2006. Meredith is a graduate of the University of Houston and holds a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Our sincere love for children and strong belief that they should have a solid foundation, in combination with Kids `R` Kids, the absolute leader in its industry, make the perfect choice for your family`s childcare needs. Our center is approximately 17,250 square feet with 14 classroom suites, a cafeteria, two large activity gyms for before and after school students, and 4 large play areas separated by age groups. Our play areas have multiple shade covers and artificial grass fall zones.
At Kids `R` Kids we share a common desire with parents, which is to provide the absolute best for the children. Our high quality teachers, creative and fun educational programs and of course our state of the art facility make us stand high above our competitors.
Please read through our information, if you have any additional questions feel free to contact us.
We love children and are dedicated to making our school a great success. Our door is always open for parents to come and discuss their needs, ask questions, give suggestions and comments. We encourage you to come take a tour and meet the staff. We are confident that you will agree with us that this is the best environment for your child!
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Haru and Tina Karnani | Owners
We believe children should be "hugged first, then taught."
Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies strives for every child in our care to feel safe, loved, and inspired. We are committed to providing a solid educational foundation, well-trained teachers, and a secure environment where children can flourish intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.
By fostering strong connections between families, our schools, and communities, we pledge to challenge and prepare all children for a positive impact in every step of their lives.
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HOURS OF OPERATION
Kids 'R' Kids of Franz Road is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. You are free to drop off and pick up at any time throughout out the day within our operating hours. We do suggest that children are in their classrooms no later than 8:30 am so they won’t miss important curriculum time or learning opportunities. We also ask that parents not drop children off at nap time in order to prevent disrupting sleeping children.
The safety of the children in our care is our top priority. In order to maintain an environment conducive to the learning and development of your child, we must first provide safe and secure facilities by instituting several safety features. Our building is equipped with a cipher lock at the front door and all parents and staff utilize a PIN number or thumbprint scan for entrance into the building. In addition, each parent is required to log into a computer at each drop-off and pick-up. State of the art monitoring systems utilize computer screens at the reception area for continued viewing of the entire property as well as having members of management walk the building throughout the day.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The safety and well-being of the children in our care, their families, and our staff are our highest priority and is at the core of our Kids ‘R’ Kids mission and policies. We have been the pioneers in providing the best in safety features and procedures, and we will continue to lead the way.
Kids ‘R’ Kids of Franz Road offers parents the ability to log in to our secure online viewing site to see their children during their time with us each day. Our cameras are in all classrooms and provide our parents with peace of mind, anywhere access, transparency, and a sense of security while their children are in our care!
Our school employs full-time chefs to ensure that your child’s meals are properly prepared. Delicious food is served each day for breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack which is all included in the tuition. For children with certain dietary requirements, we also offer an appropriate alternative. We pride ourselves in being a nut-free environment to protect our little ones with allergies.
The lessons for each classroom are prepared by experts in the Early Childhood Field to ensure that your child is receiving a developmentally appropriate, well-rounded curriculum that meets state and national standards in every age group. Each week the classrooms follow theme-based units where children discover their world through hands-on activities, stories, exploration, and play. Specific learning goals are provided to the teachers with each unit so children can be evaluated on their progress.
In keeping with our mission of being The First Step to Higher Education® and our all-important role of fostering 21st-century learners, Kids ‘R’ Kids of Franz Road is proud to introduce STEAM AHEAD. Armed with the knowledge that the fields of science, technology, and engineering are expected to grow by leaps and bounds over the course of the coming years, we have developed an exciting new supplementary curriculum. STEAM AHEAD combines elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics to expand the way our students not only learn, but also how they think about the world around them. When used in conjunction with a strong foundation from Kids ‘R’ Kids proprietary First Class Curriculum® and the brain development power of our exclusive Brain Waves™ curriculum, there are no limits to the possibilities our students’ futures might hold.
Teachers come to our school because they have a passion for children and teaching. These special individuals have chosen early childhood education as a career and not just a job. Our unique advancement program allows teachers to climb a multi-tiered career ladder at their own pace and are promoted through their hard work and dedication.
Training is also something that we take very seriously. A well-trained teacher is a confident teacher who has the proper skills to be the very best that they can be. Teachers are encouraged and incentivized to further their education in the early childhood field by enrolling in a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) class. Employees who enroll in this class are given monetary compensation for completing the class and once the testing is complete.
There simply isn’t enough time in a working family's schedule to run children to all the extra activities that you would like them to be involved in. Realizing this, we have brought some of these programs to your child! These outside vendors teach a variety of classes so there is always one that your child will want to try. Contact us for a current list of all the extra-curricular classes that we offer.
Our school offers separate, age-appropriate playgrounds for children to run off the boundless amounts of energy they have every day! Children can strengthen their large motor skills by pedaling bikes, climbing up ladders and running after each other. Imaginations soar as play structures turn into pirate ships or a castle for a princess. Playgrounds are kept up to date and are safety tested.