- Our Team
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!
- Infants (ages 6 weeks to 12 months)
- Pre-Level 1 (ages 12 months to 18 months)
- Level 1 Preschool (ages 18 months to 2 years)
- Level 2 Preschool (ages 2 to 3)
- Level 3 Preschool (ages 3 to 4)
- Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5)
- Private Kindergarten (ages 5 to 6)
- School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12)
- Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12)
Kind 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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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