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
Tabatha Vance, Director
My name is Tabatha Vance. I live in Collinsville, TX. I have three children Chessica, Chancelor, Autumn and one grandchild Chase. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, vacationing, spending time on the lake and crafting.
I have been in Early Childhood Education since 1997. I have been with The Kids Corral for 10 years now. I started my ECE path with toddlers, but have extensive experience with infants through school-aged children.
I received my Child Development Associates Credential in 2016 and earned my Director’s license in 2018.
Here at The Kids Corral, I want to build family connections and ensure families to feel confident that they are leaving their children in a safe and loving environment.
The Kid’s Corral at Providence Village
Lexie Higgins, Director
My name is Lexie Higgins. I currently live in Denton Tx with my 2 fur babies, Morty and Summer. I have the honor and pleasure of helping my mom raise my 3 nephews, Blake (11), Matthew (5), and Lukas (3). One of the greatest joys in my life is being an aunt to them. In my free time, I enjoy watching them out on the baseball field or doing photography.
I have had the pleasure of working in early childhood education for the past 9 years and my experience ranges in all ages. I have been with The Kids Corral since 2019. I currently hold a CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) that I received in 2017 and just recently obtained my Director’s license to be a certified Director in the state of Texas this year.
I have dedicated my career to working with children, and their families. I focus on parent connection, team building, compassion, and communication. My main goal is to provide a safe, healthy, enriching environment for each child in our care to activate the child’s natural desire to learn.
My name is Brenda Rodriguez. I am the Executive Director. I have been in the Early Childhood Field for 32 years, 23 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 Alexa, Alyssa, Carlos and one grandchild Ezra. 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 30 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.