The Kid’s Corral is committed to hiring the highest quality individuals who provide safe, loving and nurturing care. Many of our teachers have their degrees in Early Childhood Education. We require all teachers to have a minimum of 30 hours of continued education, above that of the state requirement of 24. At a minimum, The Kid’s Corral staff is trained in all of the following areas:
- First Aid/CPR
- Developmental stages of children
- Age-appropriate activities for children
- Positive guidance and discipline of children
- Fostering children’s self-esteem
- Supervision and safety practices in the care of children
- Positive interaction with children
- Preventing the spread of communicable diseases
- Recognizing and preventing shaken baby syndrome
- Understanding early childhood brain development
- Recognizing signs of abuse and neglect
- Understanding safe sleep practices and preventing sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
- Emergency preparedness
- Preventing, controlling and responding to emergencies due to food or an allergic reaction
- Child health and safety
We are committed to providing a quality, learning environment. All staff are encouraged to further their education through additional training and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.
The Kid’s Corral at Savannah
My name is Stacey Gaspard. I am the Director of The Kid’s Corral at Savannah. After 15 years, as an Executive Administrative Assistant, I realized my love for children and my strong administrative skills created an awesome Pre-School Lead Teacher. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 10 years now. I spent 7 years as a Lead Teacher of Young Toddlers, Early Pre-Schoolers and Two Year Olds. For the past 3 years, I have served as Assistant Director for The Kid’s Corral at Savannah. I successfully completed my Childcare Administrator’s credential, in August 2017. Also, I am a candidate to achieve my Child Development Associates credential (CDA) specializing in Infant/Toddler. These professional development opportunities have allowed me to demonstrate my knowledge, skills and abilities in the Early Childhood Education field.
My family and I reside in McKinney, Texas. My husband Rene and I are so blessed to have 3 beautiful daughters. I enjoy spending time with my family traveling, vacationing on the beach, going to the movies and my personal favorite is bowling.
Here at The Kid’s Corral, we want to create a positive school culture and climate in which teaching and learning can safely take place. This requires a partnership between parents, teachers and our management staff. We want all of our students to grow in terms of Character, Values, Self-Control, Self-Understanding, Respect and Appreciation of Others.
The Kid’s Corral at Providence Village
Brenda Rodriguez, Director
My name is Brenda Rodriguez. I am the director for The Kids Corral at Savannah. I have been in the Early Childhood Field for 27 years, 19 of those years directing Early Childhood Schools in the Dallas/FW area. I have Child Development Associates Credential (CDA), a Professional Administrators Credential, a National Administrators Credential and have been licensed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services since 1998. I have been a trainer for various workshops and have hosted many Teacher/Director events. I am currently working together with a colleague to host an Early Childhood Directors networking program here locally.
My family and I live in Celina, TX. My husband Carlos and I are so blessed to have 3 amazing children. I enjoy spending time with them at college games and going fishing and hunting as a family. When I am not with my family, I truly enjoy wood and paper crafting.
Seeing the world through the eyes of the children is a gift of being in education. I have had the joy of being in education for over 25 years. Being able to support children, families and staff in life’s journey is a joy. One of my priorities is to be able to provide peace of mind to all working parents while their children are in our care. I am very excited to be part of The Kids Corral family and would like to welcome you to schedule a tour of our beautiful center. Our main focus is to offer a well-rounded program to meet all the core components of development through a safe, clean, loving environment in which children can grow and thrive.