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Reader's Choice Logo Bent Tree Child Development Center has proudly provided exceptional child care and preschool programs for children 6 weeks – 12 years old since we first opened our doors in 1991. We maintain child teacher ratios that are 2-3 students below state requirements and have a STEM focus that features a phonics-based reading curriculum and hands-on math and science programs.

Bent Tree Child Development Center is proud to be a 3-time Reader’s Choice Award winner in the “Favorite Child Development Facility” category, which is chosen by the readers of Addison Magazine!

Our Programs

Kind Child

Kind Child Program LogoKind Child is a wonderful program that nurtures and strengthens social skills and develops valuable character traits. Preschool children need much more than intellectual development during their early educational experiences and Kind Child is the perfect way for our teachers to focus time each month on social and emotional development.

We introduce new social-emotional skills every month and a different character trait like Responsibility, Thankfulness, and a Positive Self-Image every two months. We have found that when we focus on the emotional well-being of each child in our care, we also strengthen our school!

AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation LogoAdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world and is deeply committed to the care and education of young children. Preschools and child care centers that earn Early Learning Accreditation through AdvancED must meet or exceed educational standards and provide a safe, encouraging, and nurturing environment that supports the development of young children. Bent Tree Child Development Center has been AdvancED Accredited since June 2011.

After School Care

Looking for care for your elementary student? Bent Tree Child Development Center offers After School Care, Summer Camp, and full day programs during school breaks for elementary students up to 12 years old.

We offer elementary students an afternoon of fun, help with homework, and pick-up service from Jerry Junkins Elementary in Carrollton, Rose Haggar Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, and Parrish Episcopal School in Dallas, and George Bush Elementary School and Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, TX.

Our Team

Kathy Tweeten

Kathy Tweeten

Head of School

Kathy Tweeten received her BS in Elementary Education and her MA in Educational Leadership. She has over 20 years experience in the education and childcare industry. She holds both teaching and principal certifications and has been a Head of School or Principal for over 19 years. She has one child and five grandchildren 4 years-old and under, which include two sets of twins, and a rescue dog.

Bobbie Meisel

Bobbie Meisel

Assistant Head of School

Bobbie attended Bookhaven College and majored in Child Development with a minor in Education. She has been working with children for over 40 years and has been at Bent Tree Child Development Center since 2004. She has one daughter and three grandchildren

Camilia Fields

Camilia Fields

Level 1 Preschool Teacher

Camilia is looking forward to furthering her education with a Child Development Associate’s Credential in the coming year.

She has been educating children for 4 years. Her most enjoyable moments as a teacher are helping children develop and learn to the best of their ability. She enjoys seeing healthy and bright faces every day.

Rose Jackson

Rose Jackson

Level 3 Preschool Teacher

Rose received her Child Development Associate’s Degree from Bookhaven College. She has been educating young children for 30 years.

Her most enjoyable moment as a teacher is when she is able to make a positive difference in a child’s life.

Lori Peck

Lori Peck

Specials Teacher: Kind Child, Technology, Spanish and Social Studies

Lori attended the University of North Texas and majored in Child Development with a minor in Sociology. She has been working with children for 30 years and has been at Bent Tree Child Development Center since 2005. She has three children.

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 163 Reviews
Blaire Kelley • Facebook
March 17, 2021
Bent Tree has been our school for our babies since my son was 5 months old (he’s now 3.5) and now my daughter who is almost 11 months! We have great relationships with so many of our kids’ teachers and past teachers, they have loved and cared for them so much! Through the pandemic, the school has been supportive, created safety protocol and managed to stay open for us! It’s been such a blessing as working parents! Our son has learned so much over the years, he’s smarter than kids much older than him! I love that they serve our kids lunches and snacks and I don’t ever have to stress about it. We are forever grateful for Bent Tree!
Raphaelle Lebourg • Google
March 15, 2021
I’ve sent two kids to Bent Tree, the staff is amazing and the teachers make learning so much fun. My kids love going to school every morning! As a working parent, the hours are great and they also take care of meals and snacks. Some changes in experience during covid (like limited amount of the “specials” available like soccer or dance) but hopefully they can come back because it made the experience feel more complete. Overall love this school and would (and do!) recommend it to anyone searching.
Michelle Dawn Martin • Facebook
February 10, 2021
I would trust my child to any one of the wonderful ladies in this school. I was a bit apprehensive about sending my 3 month old to daycare during covid, but Bent Tree has far surpassed any of my expectations! They’ve taken great care with the health and safety of every child in their care. I come every day to pick up my baby and see the BIGGEST smile on his face, and his favorite teachers running out to say goodbye to him. It’s truly a blessing to know your child is loved in the arms of his care takers. I couldn’t recommend this facility more to watch over and teach my baby daily!! We love Bent Tree!
Kara Waggoner • Google
January 15, 2021
We love Bent Tree Child Development Center! The teachers are great at keeping to your child's schedule, and the staff is very responsive and supportive.

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