2080 Schertz Parkway
Schertz, TX 78154
6:30AM - 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
Any specific instructions that I give them, they follow. I have very high expectations (ask my husband) and they have met and exceeded them. We appreciate all they do to care for our daughter throughout the day.
We absolutely love this place! Every teacher here is loving and protective of our son. They celebrate his accomplishments like he is there own and help to encourage the curious nature and learning of a one year old feisty boy.
This summer the kids have been having so much fun with all the field trips. This has been a great experience for all of us.
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
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.
Children 5 - 12 years of age will have a special classroom specifically designed to meet their developmental level. Elementary children will enjoy our thematic approach using Creative Resources. The lesson plans are developed to enhance their education in a fun environment after school. As children explore the high-interest themes, they will experience subjects throughout the year that will establish concrete knowledge that makes the 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, their families, and one another.
The character values for each month will be as follows.
Cooperates September
Helps Others October
Appreciates Humor March
Resists Impatience December
Accepts Responsibility April
Cares & Shows Kindness May
Trusts & is Trustworthy February
Expresses Gratitude November
Recognizes & Celebrates Differences January
These new teaching modules will also include a send-home activity for the parents - Character Connections.
About the Owners
Stefani has been working in the early child care industry since 1986. She started as an assistant teacher in a small privately owned child care center in San Antonio, Texas. While working at the center, she studied early childhood development at San Antonio College. Upon completion of the two year program, Stefani received her CDA (Child Development Associate) which is a National credential granted by the National Child Care Association. Through her training and hands on work, Stefani has learned the best ways to nurture children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. After receiving her credential, Stefani worked for another local child care center as a lead teacher in the 2-3 year old class.
Eventually, after rotating through all the age groups, Stefani was recognized as an asset to the child care industry and was hired as an Assistant Director of a nationally owned learning center, where she was eventually earned her Directors Credential and was promoted to full director and given her own center to manage.
Since working as both a teacher and in management, Stefani has attended the University of the Incarnate Word where she studied a combination of education and business management.
Steve has been working as a certified public accountant and an attorney since 1993 and 1997 respectively, mostly in his own firm. Prior to college and law school, Steve spent 5 years as both enlisted and as an officer, via Officer Candidate School, in the U.S Army Infantry.
Steve and Stefani discussed starting their own high quality child care center for many years before finally making it a reality in 2007 with their first school in the San Antonio Stone Oak area. They now own and operate 3 schools in and around San Antonio.
Steve and Stefani have been married since 1991 and have four wonderful children with ages ranging from college to elementary school.
About the Director
Taylor has been part of the Lighthouse family since 2009. Taylor began her journey with us as a teacher and eventually, through hard work and working in every position at the school, earned the role as Director of the Schertz location. Taylor is married with 2 children and spends most of her spare time enjoying her family and volunteering for various organizations. She holds a CDA and a Texas Directors credential.
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.