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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 171 Reviews
Rajya Lakshmi • Facebook
October 15, 2021
I am so grateful for this school and the entire staff! I was a bit apprehensive about sending my 4 yr old to daycare during covid, but Bent Tree has far surpassed any of my expectations! I’m confident it is an extension of our home! Thank you BTCD
Michelle Martin • Google
September 09, 2021
This facility was the absolute best place for our baby boy. The staff that care for our son are like family to us now. He’s learned so much and grown so much with the ladies at bent tree. It warms my heart knowing that our son was loved by so many and he got to experience so many firsts with them. We’re so sad to leave Bent Tree but would recommend their care and attentiveness to anybody who asks!
Mandi Neeley • Facebook
September 08, 2021
BentTree is the best thing I could have ever done for my son! He has absolutely blossomed in their care. He is learning like crazy. He is so happy. He is more confident. He LOVES his teacher. The entire staff is amazing. Grateful for BTCD is an understatement. They make my mommy heart so full. I know he is in the best hands each day and is loved. Best decision ever!
Erma Jackson • Google
August 10, 2021
This location is a great place to work. The students are ready to learn and experience everything Bent Tree has to offer. The staff is amazing and knowledgeable. I love being apart of this establishment during my time on staff there.

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