Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the opening date.

Another option for after-school and summer child care has opened in Katy.

What parents need to know

Big Blue Marble Academy Cinco Ranch is accepting enrollments for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old for infant and toddler care, preschool, after-school care and summer camps.

According to a news release, the location offers drop off and pickup for Katy ISD elementary schools, including:
  • Davidson Elementary
  • Griffin Elementary
  • Holland Elementary
  • Kilpatrick Elementary
  • Rylander Elementary
  • Wilson Elementary
  • WoodCreek Elementary
Beyond basic child care, Big Blue Marble Academy aims to provide a research-based early learning curriculum benefiting children through cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth, according to the release.

What they’re saying

The Katy location is the fourth Big Blue Marble Academy in the Greater Houston area, according to the release. Other area locations include Friendswood and two locations in The Woodlands.

"We are excited to continue to grow in the Houston market and extend our early education and care to the families in Katy and beyond," Big Blue Marble Academy CEO Jeff Wahl said in the news release. "We look forward to settling into our new community, meeting the needs of local families, and offering the quality care that Big Blue Marble Academy is known for."