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Hi, my name is Wanda Christmas. I teach preschool using your child's natural curiosity and imagination to prepare your child for kindergarten. I am a loving preschool teacher, licensed home, provider, and daycare director for over 30 plus years. Children will build a strong foundation for future learning. I have worked at LISD in the special education department. I have worked with all grades ELE (early learning environment) thru fifth grade. Prior to August of 2015 I ran a Nationally Accredited licensed childcare home. I truly care for children and I will grow a close bond with your child and family!
Teaching children is a huge responsibility, I take that responsibility seriously! I have taken the following classes, Texas School Ready, Child Development Associate Credential, Texas Rising Star, and over 1000 hours on Child Development and safety. Not only am I a Licensed child care home (preschool) with a directors certificate, my health and safety policies and procedures keep your child in a safe and clean environment. With COVID 19 being a concern for all families I am constantly cleaning, washing hands, and monitoring all activities to prevent illness and accidents.
You Will Love My Warm, In Home Preschool!
I am conveniently located in Benbrook Ranch subdivision in Leander Texas. Nearby Schools are Plain, Bagdad, and Larkspur Elementary, Danielson and Leander Middle School, and Glenn High School. (Special Summer rates for teachers) Not only is my home preschool the perfect transition from your home to school, it's also the best place to help your child get socialized and ready for kindergarten. Your child will wake up eagerly asking, "Is this a preschool day?"
My preschool offers, smaller group size to decrease illness, a warm safe loving home environment, and more individual attention. My focus is to build active minds, healthy bodies, and happy children. I have been teaching preschool since 1988.
Your success is my priority.
“Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!”
- Vince Gowmon
“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.”
– O. Fred Donaldson
Through play, kids learn how to socialize, develop their communication skills, figure out how to think critically and solve problems, and develop their emotional literacy. By centering joyful, creative play, we show kids that being in a learning environment can be a fun experience, and they’ll be ready to take kindergarten by storm!
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I offer affordable quality Preschool for your children.
Preschool Childcare Daycare Licensed Childcare Home
Tammy K. Cedar Park, TX 12/20/2020
I had the privilege of working with Wanda for over 2 years. I learned so much from her. She has a heart for individual kids and goes the extra mile to meet their needs in a positive way that inspires growth and respect without compromising discipline. If my kids were daycare age, I wouldn't hesitate to have her care for them.
Ellie B. Austin, TX 9/24/2020
Being at daycare with Wanda is one of my favorite early childhood memories. Both my brother and I spent many years at Wanda's and loved every minute. She is incredibly passionate about what she does, and she's a terrific care provider and educator. I could not possibly recommend her more!
Hannah J. McKeesport, PA 9/11/2020
I went to the Imagination Station prior to preschool; I am now 22 and will always recommend Wanda to anyone looking for a great place to send their child. I looked forward to going every day because it felt like my second home. While there I made friends, always felt safe, and enjoyed the numerous activities Ms. Wanda had planned for us. I even invited her to my birthday parties while I was growing up, even after I had left the Imagination Station. Years later I am now an adult and we still keep in touch periodically. Wanda really does take time to care for each child and became family to us even after I was older. If you're looking for a great daycare that really invests in each kid and makes them feel happy and safe this is the place!!!
Alex E. Austin, TX 9/10/2020
On a personal level, Wanda is an amazing human being. She is kind and professional. She is always putting kids needs first. All the students that I have seen work with Wanda are absolutely enamored by her.
Denise J. Taylor, TX 9/9/2020
My daughter went to Ms. Wanda's Imagination Station when she was in daycare. We absolutely loved her and my daughter learned so much working with Wanda. She was definitely prepared for school and did not want to leave. If you are looking for a nurturing caregiver who takes care of your child like she is her own, Wanda is who you are looking for. I can't say enough great things about her. When your child doesn't want to leave but wants to stay and play, what more could you want?
Melissa A. Austin, TX 9/7/2020
It is hard to put into words what Wanda has meant to me and my children! She was absolutely instrumental in helping to shape their early years and teach them lessons that to this day they still use. It always makes us smile and giggle when they hear a old song that they know all the words to...and when I ask how they say it was a Ms. Wanda song. I was so lucky to have her help me raise two amazing kids!
Samantha R. Jarrell, TX 9/5/2020
Wanda is a true gem and you would be hard-pressed to find a better childcare provider for your children. I had the awesome opportunity to learn and grow at Austin's Imagination Station when I was pre-school age. I have fond memories of getting to go to "Ms. Wandy's" where I had fun, learned important lessons, and always felt well cared for.
Nancy F. Round Rock, TX 9/5/2020
My kids stayed with Wanda at Austin's Imagination Station from the time they were each 3 months old until they went to school. It was the best experience I could have asked for. Wanda is very caring and always ensured they were well taken care of. She developed a loving relationship with each of the kids she cares for. My kids still tell me fun stories about staying at Wanda's house, and they are now 12 and 14 years old. Wanda makes the environment fun for all of the children and ensures they are safe. She has a daily routine which helped my kids tremendously even when they were at home. She also worked with the kids on basic skills like potty training and getting along with others. She also prepared them for kindergarten by teaching them letters, numbers and how to read. Since Wanda only has a few kids that she cares for, she can focus on the individual needs of each of the kids.
Nicole P. Austin, TX 9/5/2020
I cannot say enough positive things about Austin's Imagination Station. My daughter was in Wanda's care for 2+ years and I never felt so confident and secure in her care! Safety, cleanliness, quality care and healthy food...all around awesome. The kids love Ms. Wanda and it's so clear that she loves the kids.
Shirley C. Austin, TX 9/5/2020
My daughter's care at Austin's Imagination was excellent. Ms. Christmas had lessons and activities that promoted learning and cognitive growth. She is very caring and supportive of her students. Your child would feel protected and supported atmosphere.
Melissa P. Austin, TX 9/5/2020
What a gift to the community! This woman puts her heart and soul into providing a child-centered engaging learning environment for young children. I first met Wanda when she was taking early childhood professional development sessions provided by the Children's Learning Institute and Texas School Ready. She is able to teach children in a playful way with hands-on materials and is very knowledgeable!
"We will miss you so much! Thank you for EVERYTHING. The girls love you so much and will always be a part of our hearts. Can't believe it's been 10 plus years!!! Much Love and Thanks-" Shatto Family
"Thank you for being a positive influence in our daughters life. I really appreciate the love and affection you show all of your kids. Knowing that our daughter is in good hands has been a great comfort to me in the past few years. Thanks again for all your efforts" Lux Family
"We are so thankful and grateful for the care and love you have shown our daughter. You've been an important part of helping shape our beautiful little girl into the sweet thoughtful little lady she has become. I know she is going to miss seeing you everyday as she starts kindergarten. But you will always hold a special place in her heart and ours." "Wanda you will always be the greatest teacher Rayna and Quinn will ever have regardless of where they end up. You are the best at what you do! You have meant so much to our family that words can't describe how blessed we have been to care for Quinn and Rayna! We couldn't have done it without you. You've helped give our kids an amazing start preparing then for what's to come, but most important the love you have shown will always keep you close in their hearts and ours. Thank you for a decade of love and caring and friendship. We will miss you so! I hope we can see you from time to time. Quinn already misses you!" Richardson Family"
We are going to miss you so much! I want to thank you for being such a big part of our lives for the past five years. You have truly been my son's second mom. We will always remember you." Barnebey Family
"Thank you for teaching and loving our child. Our daughter has always enjoyed going to school each and everyday! Thank you for creating an environment that encourages learning, builds a sense of community and is filled with fun and excitement! Our daughter is more than ready for Kindergarten..maybe even first grade. Thank you for doing a wonderful job building a solid foundation for her.. She is going to be just fine. We can't thank you enough for all you have done" Motal Family
Quote from a child "Thank you for being my best friend." Motal
Preschool, Daycare, Early Childhood Learning Environment, Licensed Home Care
1003 Clayton Drive, Leander, Texas 78641, United States
07:00 am – 05:30 pm