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About Bearfoot Lodge

At Bearfoot Lodge Private School, Wylie, our trained, qualified, and caring staff takes a hands-on approach to learning, offering quality programming and dedicated teachers for children ages six weeks old to 12 years old.

We encourage our early childhood education center’s students to be active and creative explorers, as well as independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners.

We treat each child as an individual and encourage all students to progress at their natural ability while still reaching desired age-level goals. In addition to core curriculum, we provide before and after school care for school-age children with transportation to and from local elementary schools.

Bearfoot Lodge Private School, Wylie has a warmly decorated, home-like environment throughout the school. Our daycare’s family-friendly policy is one that welcomes parent visits any time of the day. We host monthly events and parties celebrating major holidays that lend a fun, celebratory feel on campus. We also offer multiple age-appropriate playgrounds and an outdoor learning environment.

Our full-time cook makes and serves breakfast and a hot, nutritious lunch each day, along with regularly scheduled snacks.

Programs Offered

  • Infant Daycare (ages 6 weeks to 1 year). We embed learning experiences into daily activities in this program, including feeding, diapering, nurturing, story time, music enrichment, and tummy time.
  • Toddler Daycare (ages 1 to 2). Our toddler program is designed to meet the needs of a child who is growing towards independence.
  • Early Childhood Learning (ages 2 to 3). Our caring, skilled teachers fill your child’s days with a range of engaging activities, such as art projects, imaginative play, language, rhyming, and counting.
  • Preschool (ages 3 to 4). In this program, our teachers work with your child in learning centers to help them create knowledge through play and fun.
  • Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4 to 5). Our Pre-K program not only prepares children for kindergarten but also helps them reach their full potential in life.
  • Private Kindergarten (ages 5 to 6). Be sure to ask about our new Private Kindergarten program!
  • School-Age Program (ages 5 to 12). This program is designed to keep your child involved and stimulated before and after school hours.
  • Summer Camp Programs (ages 5 to 12). Campers experience the sights and sounds of America as we take them on a virtual tour of top attractions, events, and landmarks across the nation in this fun-filled program.

Our Philosophy

At Bearfoot Lodge Private School, Wylie, we provide parents with peace of mind by giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home.

What Makes Us Unique

At Bearfoot Lodge Private School, Wylie not only do we offer outstanding programs, but our experienced staff is amazing, too. We keep you informed via daily communication, email updates of activities, and pictures of the education and fun going on in your child’s classroom. Our child care center also hosts monthly family events, such as Family Dinner Night, at a local area restaurant and offers monthly school events for the whole family.

More About Our School

You can find our preschool and daycare center at the corner of Park Boulevard and CR 1378 in Wylie, Texas. We are proud to serve the nearby elementary schools of Dodd, Smith, Groves, Tibbals, Birmingham, Watkins, Akin, and Hartman.

Our Team

Tiffani Johnson

Tiffani Johnson

School Director

After growing up in the child care world, I quickly realized that being involved with young children was my passion. I worked in different preschools through high school and college and loved every minute. I graduated college at Stephen F. Austin with a Bachelor in Education. I moved back to the area and began working at Bearfoot Lodge Private School. I have grown with the company over the years working in every classroom, teaching Private Kinder, Assistant Director, and now Director. I am happily married to my husband Ryan who is a Plano Firefighter. We have three beautiful daughters, Kennedy, Taylor, and Austynn, who keep us busy with cheerleading.
It is such a joy to watch our Bearfoot children grow and develop and rewarding to see our very first babies now having a blast in our school age program. I am privileged to be a part of a team of teachers that is dedicated to teaching and nurturing our children each and every day. Our teachers are committed to both group centered teaching styles and individualized teaching in order to meet all the needs of our children. I believe strongly in building a partnership with our families, as we are truly an extended family. We are committed to building this partnership through multiple communication avenues, including personal phone calls, teacher/parent conferences and communication logs, and most importantly, face to face connections. We have been blessed to watch the community build up around our center, and enjoy building relationships with our local neighborhoods and elementary schools.
Our center offers 3 separate outdoor play areas for different age groups, and an indoor climbing gym. We have a computer lab which is enjoyed by our two’s, preschool, and school age classes. Our toddler and preschool curriculum is a hands on style of learning. We offer multiple choices in education for the older pre-k child to challenge each child on an individual level, including our Jumpstart Kindergarten Club and advanced Jr. Kindergarten. Each year, we enjoy bringing families together during our fall and spring open house, fall carnival, Christmas program, graduation ceremony, and more.
It is a blessing to be a part of our Bearfoot children’s growth and development each and every day. There is not a day that goes by that I am not touched by something sweet, silly, or amazing that our children do. It is truly a pleasure serving our Bearfoot community and family.
Tiffani Johnson
Center Director

Reviews from Parents

My grandchild loves Bearfoot Lodge!! The staff is always friendly and helpful. The smiles on the children’s faces speaks volumes about the love and care each child is shown at Bearfoot.
Colton Oliver • Google
Barefoot is an amazing place for my daughter! They stick to a curriculum that has worked well and I am blown away with how much my daughter has learn being so young! The director Ashton has gone above and beyond solving any issues for me, no matter how small and I know that I can always count on her! My daughters teachers are always so polite and kind hearted so I know that my daughter is in good hands. I would recommend this academy to anyone!!
Tiffany Britt • Google
I honestly can not say enough about how great this school is. I enrolled my son about 2 weeks ago and I could not be more thrilled!!! All of his teachers are absolutely wonderful! Heck, all of the staff that I have interacted with has been so so great! They communicate with me about everything and they always give me a brief verbal report when I pick him up. Bearfoot has made a HUGE difference in his behavior! When I get him home at the end of the day, he is exhausted and ready for bed. But he is absolutely excited about going to school the next morning!! He has not cried not one single time that I have dropped him off. I love that they let the toddlers play outside every day (weather permitting) and they get to explore the world. His diapers are changed frequently and he has not had a single diaper rash since enrolling. They have also been very vigilant about his extreme dairy intolerance. His teachers even made snack recommendations so that he can have a variety throughout the day. And the app that they have is AMAZING! I get to see little moments throughout his day and watching him play with his new friends just makes my day! I would give this school 10 stars if I could. And I HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone looking for a fun, nurturing and safe place to learn and explore. They even teach baby sign language! I could go on and on but this review has already gotten pretty long!
Katie Ostrander • Google
This is the only daycare I looked at to put my daughter in. Tiffani is amazing and makes each and every child feel loved and special as well as all of the other wonderful teachers at the school. B is greeted each day with warm smiles and hugs and makes me feel good that she is being loved and taken care of while I am working. I would highly recommend this daycare to anyone looking for somewhere loving for their child to go.

Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.