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Old 01-26-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Okay, so what are my options for care when kids are out of school and I have to work? We are seeking areas of Sugar Land OR Katy as far as housing. My job may be near the Galleria. I am not sure what to do with my kids in the summer besides daycare? Any suggestions? Do certain schools also do after school care? What are possible costs associated or if you can guide me I can research that myself! When do schools generally get out and start? We are usually Sept through 1st of June here.

Thanks for your help again!!!
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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Crickets are chirping!!! Any working parents have kids out there in school? What do you do with your kids in the summer or after school?
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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My kids' daycare (KidsRKids) has afterschool and summer care for kids 6 and 9. We're in Cinco Ranch in Katy and my husband works at the Galleria.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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There is a book published every spring called the Summer Book. You can find it Whole Foods and other places around town. It has listings of every camp available in the city. Camps range in prices and last from one week to all summer. There are morning camps,afternoon camps, all day camps. Mostly offfered at area churches,private schools and museums. The YMCA offers all day camps. There is also the trend for those who want to save money to send their kids to all the free VBS' they can find. You may also consider hiring a college student to entertain them by taking them on various outings every day.
Hope this helps!
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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This is a list from Sugar Land magazine. Wish I could give you more input. Good luck!
Sugarland Texas Childcare, Daycare Centers, Preschools in Sugar Land, TX
Childcare/Preschools
ABC Academy 9914 Belknap Road, Sugar Land, Tx 77478 281-242-2988
Cambridge Montessori School 6380 Highway 90A, Sugar Land, Tx 281-491-2223
Cape Janitorial Maid & Nanny 2019 Birnam Wood Dr, Sugar Land, Tx 281-937-0080
Children's Haven Daycare 13511 Florence road, Sugar Land, Tx 281-240-1173
Childtime Learning Centers 1120 Soldiers Field Dr., Sugar Land, Tx 281-265-4800
Childtime Learning Centers 4935 Sandhill Drive, Sugar Land, Tx 281-494-4800
Cornerstone Christian Academy 2140 First Colony Blvd. Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-0842
Cornerstone Christian Academy - Sugar Land First Colony Fort Bend Greatwood New Territory Telfair Sienna Plantation Riverstone River Park Private Preschool Elementary School Schools Private Christian Junior High School Middle School
A Private school for children from 2-years-old through Fifth Grade. The strong Christian curriculum combined with their low student-teacher ratio provide a caring and stimulating environment. Come join us and be a part of the experience.
Creative Minds 9920 Highway 90A Suite B290, Sugar Land, Tx
Early Learning Program, 1200 Walker School Road, Sugar Land, Tx 281-565-1070
Education Station 3111 Highway 6, Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-1112
Faith Lutheran Preschool 800 Brooks St. Sugar Land, Tx 281-242-4453
Fellowship Christian Academy 16425A Old Richmond Road, Sugar Land 281-495-1814
First Colony Church of Christ 2140 First Colony Blvd., N. of Hwy 59. 281-980-7070 First Colony Church of Christ
A family-friendly, independent and non-denominational church located in the heart of First Colony. Sunday Services: 8:30a.m., 9:45a.m. and 11:15a.m. Bible Classes for all ages at 9:45a.m.
Fort Bend Baptist Academy 1250 Seventh Street Sugar Land, Tx 281-263-9187
Head Start 15206 Oak Lake Glen Drive, Sugar Land, Tx
Home Academy Daycare 13511 Florence Rd, Sugar Land, Tx 281-565-2785
Honor Roll School II 2808 Alcorn Oaks Dr. Sugar Land, Tx 281-265-7888
Jeannette's 24 Hour Child Care Service 134 Chandler Court, Sugar Land, Tx
Kids R Kids 2000 Waterside Est. Cir. Richmond, Tx 832-451-1111
Kids R Kids 8202 Homeward Way Sugar Land, Tx 281-494-5437
Kids R Kids 2850 Colonial Lakes Dr Missouri City, Tx 281-261-6442
Kids R Kids 246 Fluor Daniel Dr. 59 & Hwy 6 Sugar Land, Tx 281-240-5437 Kids R Kids - Schools of Quality Learning
Our unique curriculum combines love with an understanding of the individual and educational needs of every child, to provide the most effective learning program possible.
Kids R Kids 12475 Sugar Dale Dr. Sugar Land, Tx 281-240-1111
Kids R Kids 1250 Crabb River Road Sugar Land, Tx 281-343-5437
Kids R Kids 11118 Hwy 6 South Sugar Land, Tx 281-575-0011
Kids R Kids 17317 Bellaire Blvd. Richmond, Tx 281-491-4090
LA Petite Academy 838 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Tx
LA Petite Academy 4502 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-2747
LA Petite Academy 4502 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-4011
LA Petite Academy - Sugar Land 838 Eldridge Road, Sugar Land, Tx 281-240-0237
LA Petite Academy - Sugar Land 4502 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-2747
Lakeview Montessori Inc 211 Wood Street, Sugar Land, Tx 281-494-2667
Learning Stages Inc 12780 South Kirkwood, Stafford Land, Tx 281-240-0480
Munchkins' Drop-In Childcare 15510 Lexington Blvd. Sugar Land, Tx 281-265-5437
New Southwest Montessori 12707 Alston Road, Sugar Land, Tx
Noah's Rainbow School 1200 7th Street, Sugar Land, Tx 281-491-6624
Park Point Montessori Highway 6 Voss, Sugar Land, Tx
Primrose School of First Colony 4605 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, Tx 281-565-2707
Primrose School of Greatwood 6550 Greatwood Parkway, Sugar Land, Tx 281-343-8889
Primrose School of Sugar Land 1315 Soldiers Field Drive, Sugar Land, Tx 281-277-8585
Shady Oak Christian School 503 Main Street Richmond, Tx 281-232-2251
Southminster School 4200 Cartwright Rd, Missouri City, TX 281-261-8872 Southminster School - A Private Christian School - Elementary and Preschool
Southminster School is an academically challenging, private Christian school offering preschool through fifth grade. The academically advanced curriculum and low student/teacher ratio foster the unique talents and abilities of all the children.
St. John's Little School for Little Children, 400 Jackson, Richmond, TX 281-342-7971
Talent Academy 4555 Highway 6, Sugar Land, Tx 281-242-0989
Trent Internationale School 2555 Cordes Drive, Sugar Land, Tx 281-980-5800
Nannies/Au Pairs/In Home Care
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Crickets are chirping!!! Any working parents have kids out there in school? What do you do with your kids in the summer or after school?
You posted this when most working parents were at work. That's why few parents were responding during the work day.

The City of Sugar Land has a summer camp program. Here is the info (http://www.sugarlandtx.gov/parks_recreation/recreation/day_camp/index.asp - broken link) from last year to give you an idea what they offer.

Lifetime Fitness and the YMCA both offer summer camps as well.

That being said, my son had a terrible and scary experience at a summer camp where a teen camp counselor wasn't watching him carefully and he almost drowned. Since then, I'm not enthusiastic about summer camps that involve swimming and don't have enough adult professional staff. I'll be looking for summer camps that involve something safer like soccer or science or art.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 AM
 
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My son attends a wonderful school near the Galleria that offers a summer program. I think that the price is lower than that of day care centers

You could use the HOV lane in the morning if they rode in with you and save some time on your commmute. If you are interested PM me and I will give you the name of the school.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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There is a book published every spring called the Summer Book. You can find it Whole Foods and other places around town. It has listings of every camp available in the city. Camps range in prices and last from one week to all summer. There are morning camps,afternoon camps, all day camps. Mostly offfered at area churches,private schools and museums. The YMCA offers all day camps. There is also the trend for those who want to save money to send their kids to all the free VBS' they can find. You may also consider hiring a college student to entertain them by taking them on various outings every day.
Hope this helps!
THE SUMMER BOOK

To add to westres1's suggestions, there is also this free magazine found all over town. Houston Family Magazine They publish an annual issue that is essentially a summer camp directory in the spring, I think.

This site lists summer camps along with parents' ratings and reviews.
GoCityKids : Houston Day Camps | Summer Camps | Kids Camps and More | Go City Kids
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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You guys are great! Thanks! I didn't think about the lack of responses while at work. I work on a computer all day and pretty much have my own schedule. I will check into these. Our schools here all have after school programs and summer programs, so makes it very easy!
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:57 AM
 
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I just noticed I posted "you guys"...my northern accent shines! My cousin said I will need to ditch that saying and go with "ya'll"! That will be a hard change! LOL!
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