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19607 Clay Rd
Katy, TX 77449
6AM - 7PM
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
As a first-time Mom, Childrens Lighthouse made my transition back to work stress-free. These are his moms away from home. Everyone is very hands-on and a joy to be around. Class act!!
Regina L
I love the teachers, they all very sweet and considerate. My son has gone from barley talking at two years old to speaking full sentences, counts to 20 and knows most of his colors! He has become such a boy!?
Casalinea O
This is the first time my children have attended a daycare, and they LOVED it. They get very excited when time comes to sleep, so that they will go to school the next morning again. They love their teachers, food, games and most of all the learning time.
Bardha R
I have 3 kids that attend this location and I am pleased with the office staff and classroom teachers. If I have every had a problem the immediately take care of it.
Khalia A
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
We are Parul and Premal Shah, the owners of Childrens Lighthouse on Clay Road in North Katy. We have been married since 1996 and have two sons whom we adore.We know it isn't always easy to be parents, and so we take pride in providing a center in which parents can entrust their children to nurturing staff who are trained for the utmost in safety and education. Of course you don't get into childcare if you don't care. We care about the world we're raising through these young hearts and minds that pass through our doors each day. We take the responsibility to do right by them as our duty-- after all, we parents are in this together!

Our goals for your children are the same as our goals for our own children, we work with our staff daily to ensure every child is happy, feels loved, and is learning the foundation for a bright future.
About the Director
I have five terrific children, 3 grandsons, and 4 granddaughters. My family is my inspiration and foundation. I started working in the childcare field as a teacher in 1980 after the birth of my first daughter and have continued to work with young children as a Teacher, Educational Coordinator, Assistant Director and a Director. Being a Director has been my dream and I have been fulfilling that dream since 1995. I studied Early Childhood Development and Management at North Harris College and Houston Community College. I continue to keep educated on the latest child development research to ensure that my program is preparing children for future success and obtained my Child Development Associate in March 2010.

Over the years, I have worked as a teacher at a NAEYC accredited school and as a Director. As a Director, I achieved NAEYC Accreditation for one school and maintained it for 2 schools, and I achieved NAC Accreditation for my last two schools.

I have dedicated my life to ensuring that young children receive the best care and education and I am proud that I have contributed to making that possible for many children over the years.
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.