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A note from the Owner:
My name is Connie Richey. I have been in Early Childhood Education for 45 years. I got started because I would not leave my children with anybody. So, I accepted a part time (3 weeks) job as a substitute in a child care facility while her teacher was on vacation. It ended up that when the teacher returned, the Director ask me if I would stay. I said yes, because I thought if my children were with me, no one could hurt or neglect them, and I would have a job. I only meant to stay till my children started public school and then I would go out and get quote “A REAL JOB”. By the time my children got to the public-school age, I had found out that I already had a real job. It was taking care of other people’s children the way I would have wanted for my own children. I grew up dyslexic but at that time it was not really recognized so I really struggled through school and eventually dropped out. I had no confidence in myself at all. By that director asking me to sub for her changed my life. By the way we became best friends. From then on she taught me everything that she could. I got my GED went to college at age 33 and now I have a center that offers the TREE of KNOWLEDGE the HOUSE OF LOVE and the TRAIN TO SUCCESS. I do not want any child to struggle in school as I did.
Some of our Values
Educational excellence, unwavering dedication and outstanding child care. Those are the values that Education Station Academy stands for.
Demand for childcare facilities continue to grow day by day, but all too often, institutions are only able to focus on either allowing the child to enjoy their childhood and develop naturally or forcing the child to focus only on mental development in order to achieve high test scores later on in life.
Education Station Academy is different. We are not a Daycare or a baby sitter. We promote physical activities in large open areas and a wide variety of educational games, but we also have a small library and various arts and crafts for your child to unleash his or her full creative and intellectual potential.
Our goal is to promote every child's development individually using an appropriate mix of academic and recreational activities.
We are in a grant from the University of Texas at Houston. Better known
as the "Texas School Ready!" (TSR) program.
Now in its 24th year, Texas School Ready! has increased from serving 110 classrooms and 2,140 children in its first year to serving more than 1,800 classrooms and about 41,000 children in the 2009-2010 school year. Evidence from early childhood education professionals who implement Texas School Ready! in their classrooms reveals that young children most at-risk are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten.