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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 166 Reviews
Jessica Cavett • Facebook
July 08, 2021
My son has attended BTCDC since he was 2yo and we have absolutely loved it. He has LOVED all of his teachers and comes home happy every day. At pickup or drop off it's wonderful to see the entire staff, not just his teachers, call him by name when welcoming him or sending him off for the day. He has also learned so much and is more than prepared for Kindergarten this fall! We will continue to use BTCDC for school pickup and after care so we don't have to say goodbye yet! This team also did an incredible job during the unprecedented pandemic. I don't know how they did it but they did not take our payments during the mandatory shut down and opened back up safely in August 2020. I so appreciate the way they handled everything to create a safe environment for our children and our family. I couldn't recommend BTCDC more!
Janelle Garza Byledbal • Facebook
June 16, 2021
BTCD has been such a great experience for our family. The teachers work hard to make sure everyone in the class is accepted and creates appropriate lessons that are also fun. The main office staff work well together are always greet you with a smile. They worked so hard during the pandemic to keep everyone safe and still created a learning environment that was so beneficial to our son. Thank you BTCD!
Megan Selaiden San Martin • Facebook
May 13, 2021
We are so grateful for the amazing team at Bent Tree CDC. Their dedication and love for the children is unrivaled. I was nervous leaving our 11 week old in the care of others but one day with this incredible staff and my fears were gone. Our son is so happy and thriving. It is easy to see their passion for childcare and we are thrilled to be part of the Bent Tree CDC family!
Princess • Facebook
April 23, 2021
I was wondering who do I need to get in contact with to enroll my three kids

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