Parent's Night Out is November 18th, 2016
(210) 679-5478
425 Grosenbacher Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78245
6AM - 6:30PM
Ages 6 weeks - 12 years
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Our Classrooms
and Curriculum
Children's Lighthouse offers quality care for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We believe in building a solid foundation of early learning and have chosen award-winning curriculums for each age group. Our company offers continued support and training to the management and teachers in our schools across the United States. Our philosophy is to deliver the best support systems that will lead to successful implementation of the following curriculums for the benefit of the children in our care.
PreK & APreK
2-5 years old
Character Values
School Age
About the Owners
About the Director
Our Values
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.
What parents are saying
I worked as a professional nanny for 10 years and as a result I am very particular about the childcare I choose for my daughter. This school has surpassed my expectations. The teachers work with each child so patiently and make them feel cared for as if they were their own.
Rebecca I
We love the school and the teachers as well as the admin staff. They are always friendly and there is nothing better than your kids being excited to go and stay at school. Keep up the good work!
Ashli K
I feel so comfortable leaving my daughter at Childrens Lighthouse while I go to work. I know that her teachers love her and will do an excellent job taking care of her. And she loves getting to go and see her friends in her class and going outside to play.
Brittany K
The management at Childrens Lighthouse is so friendly and welcoming, and I can trust that they are overseeing everything that is going on in my child’s classroom. I love that they take the time to greet us when we walk through the door and that I can come to them with any questions that I have.
Christina K
Infants & Toddlers
Birth to 24 month old babies begin to learn about the world from their experiences with the adults in their lives. Our teachers are trained to use the Comprehensive Infant and Toddler Curriculum which was developed specifically for the education of your baby. This curriculum provides everything necessary for a teacher to create a classroom environment that will have a very positive impact on your baby’s growth and development. It is our goal that all infants and toddlers in our program will be supported by loving and kind teachers who encourage their early development.
Lighthouse C.A.R.E.S.℠ Curriculum
Our goal is to nurture the development of each child's full potential - intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically - in an atmosphere of safety and trust.
Character Values Education
Our comprehensive curriculum focuses not only on intellectual development, but also on healthy social and emotional growth through systematic character values education.
Active Engagement
Activities are designed to promote active learning through a "hands on" approach that allows children to explore the world in which they live.
Research-Centered Practice
Learning activities are grounded both in time-honored practice, such as learning through play, as well as in current research findings in the field of neuro-education. "Brain-based" learning strategies, for example, reveal that memory and creativity are enhanced by music, movement, and artistic expression.
Embedded Content
Our fully-integrated curriculum is characterized by thematic units which combine the key skills of reading and mathematics with learning in the content areas of science and social studies.
Standards-based Objectives
Every learning activity is carefully planned to meet or exceed both national and state standards.
Core Values
  • We believe that each child is an individual, with his or her own unique set of strengths, talents, and gifts
  • We believe that every child has a right to excellence in all aspects of early childhood education.
  • We believe in the importance of teaching character values, and more important, in modeling their use in our interactions with children, their families, and one another.
  • We believe in the use of positive discipline strategies that lead children to become self-disciplined.
  • We believe that honest and frequent communication between the school and the home positively impacts children’s success.
  • We believe in the importance of continuing professional development and personal growth through educational opportunities and supportive communities learning.
  • We believe that every teacher and staff member can make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.
The school-age classroom is specifically designed to meet the varied abilities, numerous personalities, and complex interest of children ages five through twelve. Based on the Creative Resources Curriculum, our daily plans are organized around exciting themes which incorporate interactive learning in a fun-filled environment. The themes include the culture of Ancient Greece, China, Japan, Rome and themes such as careers, technology, transportation and rain forests. Opportunities to support the development of "Creative Thinking" – the highest level thinking skill in Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning – are also included daily.

Character Value education is included in the "Schoolers" program. Through both modeling and special projects, children develop essential life skills such as cooperation, self-discipline, pride in a job well-done, respect and gratitude. Individual center locations participate in local community projects, such as creating valentines for local children’s hospitals, collecting supplies for Ronald McDonald House, or singing at a retirement center. As the children explore and experience, they establish concrete real- life knowledge that makes learning meaningful.
Character Values
We believe in the importance of teaching character values, and more important, in modeling their use in our interactions with children, with their families and with one another. Helping children develop essential life skills such as cooperation, self-discipline, pride in a job well-done, respect and gratitude is valuable for their future.
Monthly character values are as follows:
Cooperation September
Helpfulness October
Gratitude November
Patience December
Diversity January
Honesty February
Humor March
Responsibility April
Kindness May
These teaching modules will include a send-home activity for the parents. - Character Connections.
About the Owners
Children's Lighthouse Potranco and in Helotes are unique in that they are some of the few educational childcare facilities to be owned by experienced educators rather than investors. Both master educators, Ken and Diane Kay have nearly fifty years of shared classroom experience. Having had the fortune to educate children of all ages, as well as provide education and training to their fellow teachers, the Kays are passionate about providing every parent and child at their center a world-class early childhood experience.

Holding a master's degree in special education, Diane is a reading specialist with a superior understanding of phonics-based instruction, which allows her a unique perspective of how to best implement Lighthouse's innovative C.A.R.E.S. curriculum. Mrs. Kay spent more than ten years teaching the first and second grade in inner city schools, and designed and implemented a reading program for struggling students. She also held the position of math and science technology coach, in which she taught other teachers how to enrich their classroom instruction using technology. She has brought this passion for technology to Children's Lighthouse by ensuring that all preschool rooms have a special emphasis on computers, to provide students with a competitive edge in a society where technology is becoming ever more present.

Ken worked as a music director for students of varying ages. Following his time working with school-aged children, Ken taught auto mechanics and worked as a curriculum developer for the Division of Adult and Career Education. While working with both the State and Federal Departments of Education, Ken was responsible for the development of more than four hundred courses, including advanced instruction in early childhood education. This experience lends him the exceptional ability to streamline curricula while determining how to tailor lesson plans for individual students.

Now setting their sights on creating the warmest early educational environment in the San Antonio area, the Kays have brought their combined skill sets to Children's Lighthouse Potranco and in Helotes. The Kays strive to provide nothing but the best to every family that walks through their doors, while ensuring that every child feels at home during their time at school. They encourage you to come tour their facilities and see the best early learning center that San Antonio has to offer!
About the Director
I was born in North Dakota and moved to Texas in 2004. I am married with 2 wonderful children, Tamarra who is 11 and Ayden who is 6. In my spare time I enjoy working in the yard and doing DIY projects for my home. I also enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and reading. I was prior active duty military in the Air Force for 10 years as a Security Forces member. I have an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice as well as a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Childhood Development. I started at Children's Lighthouse as the lead teacher in the 13 months to 18 month old classroom, from there I was given the added responsibility of Curriculum Coordinator for Infants and Toddlers. I then moved into the Administrative Assistant position and have recently gotten my Directors Certification and moved in the Directors position.
Established in Ft. Worth, Texas, in 1997, Children's Lighthouse Learning Centers® is the leading values-based educational child care system in the U.S. Children's Lighthouse has been named "Best Places to Work" by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals and has received a Franchise 500 designation by Entrepreneur magazine due to its stability, financial strength, and growth.
All of our employees complete FBI fingerprinting and background checks as well as CPR training and TB testing as required by local regulations. They receive orientation and classroom training during their first few weeks on the job, and they are also required to complete up to 24 hours of continuing education annually. Our buildings have security-controlled access, and each parent is given a unique door code. We have secured internet video monitoring that is overseen by our management at each location and is also available for parents to login online and view throughout the day. Our centers are designed with the hallways as safety corridors for emergencies, and the staff and children participate in fire and severe weather drills regularly to prepare for any such event.