About Us

West Oaks Private Pre-School and Grandma’s House Child Care have been providing childcare focused on building social and academic skills to the West Oaks, Katy, and Alief regions of West Houston, since 1984.

Our Philosophy

At our school each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing for growth and development. Our center creates an environment in which children can grow cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially at their own rate. We acknowledge that young children learn by acting upon their environment – exploring, testing observing – and by watching others.

We are specialists in early childhood development. We are passionate about working with young children, are responsive to their needs, and encourage them as they become increasingly more self sufficient and independent. We believe in balancing our curriculum with enrichment activities which are aimed at opening your child’s artistic and creative awareness and talents.

Our Curriculum

West Oaks Private Pre-School and Grandma’s House Child Care recognizes the need to provide multiple avenues for children to learn, grow and progress.

Therefore, our curriculum encourages our children to:

  • Practice decision making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers.
  • Express themselves creatively through art, music, dramatic play, movement, and use of unstructured materials.
  • Develop appropriate concepts and thinking skills through exploration of a variety of concrete materials and activities.
  • Experience warm and positive interactions with children and adults.
  • Verbalize feelings in a supportive, accepting environment that encourages independence and self control
  • Participate in physical activities to develop fine and gross motor skills.
  • Engage in language arts and phonics.
  • Learn math, reading and science.

The daily schedule is organized to meet the children’s need for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interaction, academic and developmental learning, indoor and outdoor time, and of course, our enrichment activities.

Our developmentally appropriate methods combined with what you as parents teach your child form the foundation from which they become lifelong learners. A journey filled with questioning instead of just answering.

Our Curriculum

West Oaks Private Pre-School and Grandma’s House Child Care recognizes the need to provide multiple avenues for children to learn, grow and progress.

Therefore, our curriculum encourages our children to:

  • Practice decision making by selecting activities from a variety of learning centers.
  • Express themselves creatively through art, music, dramatic play, movement, and use of unstructured materials.
  • Develop appropriate concepts and thinking skills through exploration of a variety of concrete materials and activities.
  • Experience warm and positive interactions with children and adults.
  • Verbalize feelings in a supportive, accepting environment that encourages independence and self control
  • Participate in physical activities to develop fine and gross motor skills.
  • Engage in language arts and phonics.
  • Learn math, reading and science.

The daily schedule is organized to meet the children’s need for a balance of active and quiet play, large and small group interaction, academic and developmental learning, indoor and outdoor time, and of course, our enrichment activities.

Our developmentally appropriate methods combined with what you as parents teach your child form the foundation from which they become lifelong learners. A journey filled with questioning instead of just answering.

Our History

West Oaks Private Pre-School and Grandma’s House Child Care opened in its current location in 1984. The school is located on 3 beautiful, shaded acres conveniently located in West Houston’s Energy Corridor. In 2005, we purchased the school from its original owners and recently celebrated our 15th anniversary as owners and 36 years of providing care to families in the West Houston, Alief and Katy areas.

We believe in an approach to child development that includes a flexible early childhood based curriculums like Frog Street Press and Pinnacle. We augment these with Scholastic, Handwriting Without Tears and a variety of Enrichment Activities. The weekly curriculum includes art, music, science and exercise.

Our History

West Oaks Private Pre-School and Grandma’s House Child Care opened in its current location in 1984. The school is located on 3 beautiful, shaded acres conveniently located in West Houston’s Energy Corridor. In 2005, we purchased the school from its original owners and recently celebrated our 15th anniversary as owners and 36 years of providing care to families in the West Houston, Alief and Katy areas.

We believe in an approach to child development that includes a flexible early childhood based curriculums like Frog Street Press and Pinnacle. We augment these with Scholastic, Handwriting Without Tears and a variety of Enrichment Activities. The weekly curriculum includes art, music, science and exercise.

Texas Rising Star Certified

Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. Grandma’s House has achieved the highest possible rating (4 Stars) under this system. The Texas Rising Star program is “a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program.” TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.

Texas Rising Star Certified

Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. Grandma’s House has achieved the highest possible rating (4 Stars) under this system. The Texas Rising Star program is “a voluntary, quality-based child care rating system of child care providers participating in the Texas Workforce Commission’s subsidized child care program.” TRS Certification is available to Licensed Center and Licensed and Registered Child Care Home providers who meet the certification criteria. The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels of certification (Two-Star, Three-Star, and Four-Star) to encourage providers to attain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Star level.

Steve Sandweiss

Steve has two daughters 23 and 19 and a son who is 22 years old. Steve has a background in accounting and management and lived overseas for 11 years in Poland, Russia and England. Steve also owns Tiger Land Child Care Center in Old Katy, Building Rainbows Day School in Cypress and Building Rainbows Pre-School in Tomball.

Steve Sandweiss

Steve has two daughters 23 and 19 and a son who is 22 years old. Steve has a background in accounting and management and lived overseas for 11 years in Poland, Russia and England. Steve also owns Tiger Land Child Care Center in Old Katy, Building Rainbows Day School in Cypress and Building Rainbows Pre-School in Tomball.

Ms. Sandra

Ms. Sandra has been at Grandma’s House for the last 30 years starting as a teacher and moving into the Assistant Director position with the original owners. Since 2005, Ms. Sandra has been the heart and soul of the school through her position as Director. Ms. Sandra has a photographic memory for former students and will recognize any past student that stops by to visit. Come by and test her skill. Ms. Sandra is also a wonderful cook and the staff looks forward to her homemade birthday cakes that she brings in for them. Ms. Sandra’s two daughters and her granddaughter have attended Grandma’s House and West Oaks Private Pre-School.

Ms. Sandra

Ms. Sandra has been at Grandma’s House for the last 30 years starting as a teacher and moving into the Assistant Director position with the original owners. Since 2005, Ms. Sandra has been the heart and soul of the school through her position as Director. Ms. Sandra has a photographic memory for former students and will recognize any past student that stops by to visit. Come by and test her skill. Ms. Sandra is also a wonderful cook and the staff looks forward to her homemade birthday cakes that she brings in for them. Ms. Sandra’s two daughters and her granddaughter have attended Grandma’s House and West Oaks Private Pre-School.

Ms. Audra

Ms. Audra has worked in many different teaching positions at Grandma’s House over the last 25 years. In 2015, she was promoted to the Assistant Director position and is the smiling face that greets you everyday at the front desk. Ms. Audra’s daughters and granddaughters have attended Grandma’s House and West Oaks Private Pre-School.

Ms. Audra

Ms. Audra has worked in many different teaching positions at Grandma’s House over the last 25 years. In 2015, she was promoted to the Assistant Director position and is the smiling face that greets you everyday at the front desk. Ms. Audra’s daughters and granddaughters have attended Grandma’s House and West Oaks Private Pre-School.

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