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Preschool and Daycare in Arlington, Texas

Welcome to The Nest Schools of Arlington, Texas! We are proud to offer Arlington families the highest quality childcare and preschool programs. Our curriculum and program design incorporate the most current research in early development to best prepare children for their future in and out of the classroom. At The Nest, we work every day to create a culture of kindness, build the foundations for wellness for life, make learning fun, and continually take our best and make it better. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our child care options and schedule a tour!

(817) 242-4274

We offer before and after-school care for Ashworth, Boren, Davis, Great Hearts, Holt, Morris, Nash, Neal, Ponder and Tipps Elementary Schools.

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The Nest Difference

At The Nest, we take every precaution to ensure your child’s health and safety when they spend their day with us. Our schools provide layers of security measures to protect the children in our care.
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Our curriculum and program design incorporate the most current research in early development to best prepare children for their future in and out of the classroom. Each element of our Nest Play curriculum shares one goal: to help children love to learn.
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Communication with our families is a top priority at The Nest Schools. Everything from the face-to-face interactions during pick up and drop off times, individual conference times, school e-newsletter, daily reporting app, and interactive displays outside every classroom allow for parents to be fully involved and in the know on their child’s learning and progress.
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At The Nest Schools, we hire teachers who have a genuine love for young children and share our vision of raising a world of kind, healthy, and inspired kids. All of our teachers are highly-trained youth developers who are dedicated to bringing out what is special and unique about each child.
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At The Nest, we set out to create outdoor environments that entice children to engage with nature. Our playgrounds are rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment that was created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.
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Our Arlington Leadership Team

Shera Moffitt

Director

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Lauren Adame

Assistant Director

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Lauren Adame is an accomplished professional in early childhood education. She currently serves as the Assistant Director at The Nest and has dedicated her career to nurturing the growth and development of young minds. With a rich background spanning over a decade, Lauren entered the realm of early childhood education in 2013. Her journey began as an Infant Teacher, and she has since held various roles, including Toddler Teacher, School Age Summer Camp Teacher and Bus Driver.

What draws Lauren to the early childhood education field is her passion for hands-on activities with children and the profound impact one can make in childcare. Her commitment to creating a positive and enriching environment for young learners is evident in her diverse roles and experiences.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Lauren finds joy in spending time with her family, particularly enjoying outdoor activities together. Her dedication to family extends beyond her professional life, as Lauren and her husband embarked on the journey of parenthood at a young age. This challenging experience has only fueled their determination to do their best each and every day.

Dependable, helpful, and positive are three words that aptly describe Lauren. She finds satisfaction and joy in staying organized while working and believes in the motto, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Lauren’s admirable qualities, both personally and professionally, make her a respected figure in the field of early childhood education.
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Sarah Myers

Regional Director

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Sara Myers is the Regional Director for The Nest Schools in Texas, bringing over two decades of experience in early childhood education to her role. Holding a degree in Early Childhood Education, Sara has worn various hats throughout her career, including positions as a Teacher, Assistant Director, and Director. Currently, she serves as a dedicated leader, steering the educational journey of young learners in the region.

Sara’s commitment to the field extends beyond her professional roles. As a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), she actively engages in the broader early childhood education community. Her passion for creating nurturing environments for the youngest learners stems from a desire to witness schools grow into thriving communities.

Outside of the educational realm, Sara finds joy in attending University of Texas football games, indulging in reading, hiking, and cherishing moments with her husband and two fur babies. Her spare time is dedicated to fostering happy, healthy, and educational environments, not only in her professional life but also in her personal pursuits.

Known for her creativity, hardworking nature, and adaptability, Sara’s leadership style is centered around celebrating the success of others. For her, walking into a school and witnessing evidence of learning, accompanied by the sounds of laughter, is what brings a smile to her face. Inspired by her parents’ sacrifices and support, Sara holds family values close, and her personal motto reflects her approach to life: “Live life with kindness.”

On Sunday mornings, you’ll likely find Sara jamming out to 90’s music while cleaning her house—a moment of joy amidst her busy schedule. Her dedication to fostering success and kindness in both professional and personal spheres makes Sara Myers a valued member of The Nest family.

Our Arlington Educational Programs

Hummingbirds

We understand that infants need nurturing, and parents need to feel secure knowing their child is in good hands. Our infant teachers are hand-picked natural caregivers who focus on meeting the individual needs of every child. While your child is in our care, you can rest assured that they will receive the attention and interaction they need and deserve.

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Ducklings

We recognize that your young toddler has the capacity to learn so much in the first few years of their life by simply having opportunities to explore and play amongst peers. Our teachers encourage learning through daily routines and experiences involving health and physical development, social-emotional development, language and literacy development, and so much more.

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Cardinals

Our Cardinal program supports older toddlers and their increased independence, exploration of emotions and feelings, and fast-developing use of language. We also understand and support their continued desire to explore everything about their world. We believe our play-based philosophy and learning center structure gives them the best opportunity to do this.

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Penguins

The early preschool years are nothing short of amazing! Children at this age have an overwhelming eagerness to learn and you will notice that their ability to experiment, explore, and focus on set activities begins to change rapidly. Our Penguin program supports young preschoolers and their need to be challenged, engaged, and encouraged in their learning and personal interests.

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Robins

The older preschool years consist of so much learning and development! Their peer relationships are strengthening, they have a more complex understanding and use of language, and their overall motor skills have developed rapidly. Our Robins program continues to provide for preschoolers and their need to be challenged, engaged, and supported in their learning and personal interests.

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Pelicans / Before & After School

Our School Age program provides children with opportunities for exploration, creativity, and fun challenges to support them in becoming their best selves. Our program consists of a mix of guided activities planned by the children and teacher-guided activities.

Summer Fun for Your Child

Summer is one of the things children look forward to the most. School’s out, and children are ready to get back to their much-awaited playtime. But instead of letting your child become glued to TV screens, computers, or mobile devices watching cartoons or playing video games, this may be the perfect time to encourage them to engage in activities that offer the right balance between learning and fun. This is where summer camps come in!

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What Our Families Are Saying

“We are so grateful for The Nest Schools! We have had amazing teachers so far, and our son loves every minute of school! What I love is that even the teachers that our son hasn’t had yet all know him by name, and treat him like he is one of their own students. We would (and do) recommend The Nest to anyone that asks.”

Amanda Lacks

“The things we like best about our child care experience at The Nest Schools are that we’re always greeted each morning with the staff’s friendly smiles and positive attitudes. Both of our children feel welcomed and have developed wonderful relationships. We are also impressed by the level of safety and the daily curriculum.”

Stephanie & Ryan Briggs

“To us, The Nest Schools has meant more than just childcare; they have been our partner in the development and success of our kids! ”

Stephen Starr

Schedule Your Tour

Scheduling a tour does not guarantee availability.
The School Director will be able to confirm space in your child’s program during the tour.

Self-scheduled tours are currently available for the following programs.
If your program is not listed, please contact the school for more information on availability and waitlist options.

Call Us: 817-242-4274

Nest Rebrand Timeline

Classroom Furniture & Materials

Every classroom will be transformed with top of the line, solid maple craftsmanship pieces including tables, chairs, shelves, toys, and every day classroom supplies.

Big Brave Blocks

Our jumbo blocks will ignite children’s imaginations encouraging learning, social development, movement, and of course fun! Click here to learn more about children’s development through big block fun. 

Paint

All walls within the school will receive a fresh new coat of paint!

Flooring

Easy to clean vinyl-plank flooring will be installed throughout the school.

Outdoor Play Spaces

Our outdoor play spaces will be rich with plants and natural elements, exciting play themes, and physical challenges. Children can learn to assess risks and test their boundaries within an environment created with their safety, health, and skill-building in mind.

Interior Signage/Artwork

Beautiful artwork, classroom signs, and signs emphasizing our core values will adorn the interior of our school.

Exterior Signage

New exterior signage will ensure we can’t be missed!

Digital Signage

Never miss a beat! Our digital displays outside classrooms and in our lobby will keep you up-to-date on weekly curriculum activities, school announcements, events, menus and more!

Security

We will be installing state-of-the-art security systems at the entrance and throughout our school to keep our children safe and provide parents peace of mind that their children are safe in our care.

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers using ActivePure Technology® will continuously clean and protect air and surfaces 24 hours a day, reducing 99.96% of airborne SARS-COV-2 viral partials as well as other viral contaminants.

Click here to watch a short video with more information on how this technology protects your child while in our care.

Interior Renovations