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Drop-In Childcare

  • 12mos (walking) to 12yrs
  • Pay by the hour

Facing the challenge of finding suitable childcare can often feel overwhelming for parents. Kids Garden offers a refreshing solution, blending the flexibility families crave with the stability children need. Unlike traditional childcare centers, our space is designed to foster an environment where kids learn and thrive through hands-on experiences and imaginative play; all backed by hourly drop-in and memberhsip based pricing options.

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Innovative Childcare For Creative Minds


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At Kids Garden, we offer flexible childcare options for busy families. And, unlike traditional daycare, we make learning fun for your child! Our creative arts center serves as a cornerstone of innovation in early childhood education, where the curiosity of every child is nurtured under the guiding principles of creativity, exploration, and personalized care.

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Our Curriculum Includes... We Integrate Montessori, Reggio and Play-Based Methods

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Positive Socialization

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Fine Motor Skills

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Communication

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Math Concepts

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Reading Comprehension

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Art

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Yoga & Gross Motor Skills

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How Drop-In Childcare Works

1

Register Your Family

Register your child or children and complete our required paperwork.

Please note that Kids Garden collects a yearly registration fee of $40 (per family) during your first visit.

2

Choose A Payment Option

Utilize our flexible plans and customized membership deals to fit your family’s needs and schedule.

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Pay By the Hour

No commitment, drop-in visits. Great for spontaneity!

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Membership Packages

Discounted rates with hourly increments of 12, 24, 48 & 72.

Members benefit from discounted rates on both drop-in childcare and a variety of additional programs.

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Enjoy!

Drop-in (and drop-off) during business hours to witness them learn, grow, create, and play in a naturally creative environment.

Kids Garden isn't just guilt-free childcare; it's a place worth boasting about!

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Drop-in Childcare Pricing Pay by the hour or Become a member for Discounted hourly packages

Searching for affordable childcare in Houston, TX that meets your family's needs and budget can often feel like navigating a complex maze. At Kids Garden, we simplify this search by offering flexible and transparent pricing options that cater to various family dynamics and schedules

Whether you're a busy parent needing occasional support or looking for regular childcare solutions, our pricing model is designed with your family in mind.

1st Child
2nd Child
3rd Child

Pay by the hour or select an hourly package

By the Hour
1 Hour Minimum
12 Hours
Members Only
24 Hours
Members Only
48 Hours
Members Only
72 Hours
Members Only

$14

Member Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$18

Non-Member Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$13.50

Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$160

Package Price For 1st Child

$186 for children under 2

$13

Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$310

Package Price For 1st Child

$360 for children under 2

$12.50

Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$600

Package Price for 1st Child

$696 for children under 2

$12

Hourly Price For 1st Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$865

Package Price For 1st Child

$1,008 for children under 2

Pay by the hour or select an hourly package

By the Hour
1 Hour Minimum
12 Hours
Members Only
24 Hours
Members Only
48 Hours
Members Only
72 Hours
Members Only

$10

Member Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$13

Non-Member Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$9.50

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$115

Package Price For 2nd Child

$144 for children under 2

$9.30

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$225

Package Price For 2nd Child

$288 for children under 2

$9

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$430

Package Price For 2nd Child

$576 for children under 2

$8.50

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$610

Package Price For 2nd Child

$864 for children under 2

Pay by the hour or select an hourly package

By the Hour
1 Hour Minimum
12 Hours
Members Only
24 Hours
Members Only
48 Hours
Members Only
72 Hours
Members Only

$10

Member Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$13

Non-Member Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$9.50

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$115

Package Price For 2nd Child

$108 for children under 2

$9.30

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$225

Package Price For 2nd Child

$216 for children under 2

$9

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$430

Package Price For 2nd Child

$432 for children under 2

$8.50

Hourly Price For 2nd Child

Add $2/hr for children under 2

$610

Package Price For 2nd Child

$648 for children under 2

*1st child rates apply when only 1 child attends

Add-Ons

$3

Each Snack Per Child

$6

Each Lunch Per Child

$3

Pair of Socks

$1

Per Diaper

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Nutritious Meals & Snacks. Always.

At Kids Garden Houston, we believe that nutrition is as vital to a child's development as education and play. Understanding the importance of wholesome, nutritious snacks, we serve a variety of organic, locally sourced, and peanut-free options to our young learners. Our snacks are designed to fuel creativity and growth, ensuring that every child receives the nourishment they need to explore, learn, and thrive in our eco-friendly environment.

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Yes! Kids Garden provides a sibling discount when a family brings both children to the center together. If you choose to become a member, both children will receive discounted hourly rates and access to discounted hourly packages.

We are a shoe-free facility, so your child must wear socks at all times. We have plenty of new pairs available for purchase if you forget. For younger children still in diapers or pull-ups, please bring diapers, wipes, a sippy cup and a spare change of clothes. You are welcome to use one of our storage cubbies to stash shoes, jackets, and other personal items. We kindly ask that your child's items are labeled such as their water bottle, bag or backpack, diapers and wipes. Please give all items needed to a teacher upon drop off to ensure we have everything your little one needs. If you don't have these items at drop off, it's okay! We got you! We sell diapers, snacks and can provide water cups to give you peace of mind that you can drop in anytime. We do not allow outside food or beverages (except water).Please speak with a team member if your child has dietary needs or restrictions.

YES! We are here for the spontaneous moments or when you just need a break for some me time. Kids Garden provides a fun and interactive learning place for your children. Drop the little ones off and enjoy some productive time away and return to happy, worn out kiddos.

Comfortable clothing that can get messy! They’ll be learning through sensory activities, arts and organized crafts that may involve anything from paints and glue to sand and even mud. While they’re sure to have fun, there’s no guarantee their clothes will remain spotless, so please dress them accordingly.

We serve balanced, nutritious meals and snacks everyday at Kids Garden. We do not permit outside food, but rather provide healthy and organic (when possible) sandwiches, fruits, veggies and whole grains that are available daily for a small fee.

For safety and health reasons, we do not allow any outside toys or food. Small children may bring a soft blanket or other small comfort item, but we ask that you leave all other possessions at home or in a storage cubby in our welcome area. Kids Garden has dedicated extensive research to sourcing the best, non-toxic toys and products for our eco-friendly center. Our play space is a time for new discovery and we encourage children to engage in new activities and experience natural materials.

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Take a Tour of Our Learning Center Creativity Is At the Heart Of Our Center & Everything We Do


Seeing is believing, and we invite you to witness firsthand the magic of Kids Garden. Book a tour today, explore our facilities, meet our dedicated team, and learn more about our programs. Join us at Kids Garden, where every day is an opportunity for your child to thrive, create, and discover. Let's nurture their potential together, one playful moment at a time.

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How We Are Different

What sets Kids Garden Houston apart isn’t just our innovative approach to childcare; it’s the heart and soul we pour into every aspect of our center. Here’s what makes us special:

  • Creative Learning: We believe in the power of play and hands-on learning. Our programs are based on Montessori and Reggio Emilia theories, alternative educational theories that are best suited to the growing brains of children. We ensure that children enjoy the process of learning!
  • Experienced Childcare Providers: Our team is a blend of skilled educators with degrees in early childhood education, caring mothers, and former nannies dedicated to providing a nurturing, educational experience.
  • Safe and Secure: Peace of mind is a priority. Our center is equipped with a keypad entrance and strict ID checks for pick-up. All childcare providers are thoroughly screened and certified in CPR and first aid.
  • Eco-Friendly: Sustainability is at the heart of Kids Garden. We’re proud to be a green educational center where everything from art supplies to cleaning products is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

At Kids Garden, we don’t just watch over children; we engage them in a world of learning and play that enriches their lives and supports their development in a joyful, creative way.

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Our Philosophy

At Kids Garden, we are redefining childcare in Houston, TX.

Instead of rigid curriculums, we focus on creative expression and play-based learning, allowing children to freely explore their budding minds. Our philosophy is to create an environment that encourages the following:

  • Creative Exploration: We encourage children to immerse themselves in painting, sculpting, and music, where imagination is translated into expressive artwork.
  • Engaged Learning: Our curriculum blends the arts with fundamental subjects like science, math, and literacy, turning education into an adventure that captivates and inspires.
  • Unhindered Expression: Every child is supported to explore and express themselves freely in an environment that cherishes individuality.

Our learning centers, infused with natural light and surrounded by lush plants, are thoughtfully designed to act as a third teacher. This fosters a love for learning by encouraging exploration and experimentation.

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