North Richland Hills military home coming

North Richland Hills Texas — After nine long months, Marla is back. The Army Reservist was deployed to Taji, Iraq, last year. She returned stateside after the holidays, but just in time to surprise her 5- and 7-year-old daughters at school their first week back after the break.

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Mr. Gene Little Director Of The Year Award Recipient. Congratulations to Mrs. Christy Dougan from Little Tyke Richland Hills Campus.

FORT WORTH October 21, 2015 — Ms. Christy has the biggest heart. I would describe her style as a Director who is always at her center, approachable, appreciative, and honorable, one who listens to the needs of her staff and the families we serve and does what is ever necessary to fulfill those needs from a customer service standpoint. She ALWAYS goes above and beyond to satisfy the children’s needs and expectations with making sure her staff are offering a learning/nurturing environment.

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Little Tyke Receives 2014 Best of Fort Worth Award

FORT WORTH August 21, 2014 — Little Tyke has been selected for the 2014 Best of Fort Worth Award in the Child Day Care Services category by the Fort Worth Award Program. Each year, the Fort Worth Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fort Worth area a great place to live, work and play.

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‘Little Tyke’ Teachers Recognized for 20 Years of Dedicated Service

‘Little Tyke’ Creative Child Care is proud to recognize two of our outstanding teachers celebrating 20 years of dedicated service as members of the ‘Little Tyke’ family. Both teachers were highlighted at the corporate workshop on May 17, 2014 where they were acknowledged for their achievements and presented with awards for their service.

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Tykercise® is contributing to the lowering of obesity rates among children.

A new study shows that although obesity prevalence remains high, obesity rates have dropped in children between the ages of 2-5 years old. The study, published in the Journal of American Medical Association by researchers of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, shows that obesity prevalence for 2- to 5-year-olds went from 14 percent in 2003-04 to just over 8 percent in 2011-12 — a decline of nearly 43 percent.

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Child Care Teacher Retires After 41 Years Of Service To Richland Hills Families

A long career in child care and pre-school officially ends this week. Tommye Young, teacher, cook and bus driver of Little Tyke Creative Child Care, Inc., will retire after 41 years with the center in Richland Hills.

Miss. Tommye has always demonstrated the stellar work ethic you want in the child care industry. She missed very little work during her 41 year tenure here at Little Tyke. “You could always count on Miss Tommye being there for her children and she always supported the center director”, says Alex Little President of ‘Little Tyke Creative Child Care, Inc’.

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Texas Licensed Child Care Association Awards Mr. Gene Little For Dedication and Service to Texas Children

The Texas Licensed Child Care Association recognized Mr. Gene Little on November 16, 2013 at the Park Cities Holiday Inn in Dallas Texas. He was awarded for his years of dedication and service to children and the child care industry, for his wisdom and guidance to the association. He and his wife Jean have played a meaningful part in children’s lives since 1968. Mr. Little first got involved with TLCCA in 1972 and is considered as one of the founding fathers of the organization. He was also actively involved and the president of the National Child Care Association for many years as well.

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Fort Worth Business Press Awards Top Tarrant County Child Care Provider

The Fort Worth Business Press recognizes Little Tyke Creative Child Care as a Top Tarrant County Child Care Provider for 2013.

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New Mobile Technology Helps Preschoolers in Northern Texas Get Ready for School

Creative Child Care, Inc., dba Little Tyke, is making advanced education technology from Hatch® Early Learning available to children in Northern Texas PreKindergarten classrooms as part of their new TykerSmart™ curriculum. iStartSmart® Mobile Tablets by Hatch teach 18 kindergarten readiness skills critical for early school success. These skills align with the early learning concepts and goals central in the outcomes-based TykerSmart™ learning experience.

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iStartSmart Mobile Tablet – Tablet Technology that Teaches!

StartSmart Mobile by Hatch uses the latest mobile technology to deliver award-winning software that is research-based and ties to national standards.

Get Healthy Texas – Tykercise® Kids Fitness

Tykercise® is a Little Tyke sponsored Kid Fitness Program that provides a complete exercise program for children; we incorporate kid’s music, equipment and props. It is much like normal child’s play but more structured and continuous.

Read the Channel 11 News Article on the Tykercise® Kids Fitness at the North Richland Hills Center.

Texans with Character – Mrs. Martha says goodbye

Mrs. Martha retires after 20 years of loyal service as a member of the Little Tyke family. We appreciate her contribution. We depend everyday on our dedicated staff at each location to make every child’s experience the best it can be. Thank you Mrs. Martha for making our lives brighter.

Santa Claus makes toys in North Richland Hills workshop

In a tiny workshop in John Horn’s back yard, Santa Claus comes to life. “I am the real Santa,” he shouted to be heard over the roar of a wood lathe. A spray of sawdust pitched up from a whirling piece of wood that Horn was working on and flew at his face like a blizzard. When he finally leaned back and switched off the machine, what had been a plain old piece of two-by-four pine was almost a race car.Tiny slivers of wood clung to the wreath of hair that circled Horn’s head. His eyes twinkled from a broad face. He laughed, making his belly shake like jelly and sending wood chips tumbling from a beard that was white as snow. “I get a great sense of satisfaction doing something with my hands,” Horn said.

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