Northwest Katy residents will have a new child care option opening later this year.

What parents need to know

Franchise co-owners Belinda Ferrero, Christian Marine, Marylena Garcia and Sergio Olave will host a groundbreaking May 10 for the new Kiddie Academy of Sunterra. The location will bring 204 spots for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old for part-time, full-time and before- and after-school care, according to a May 7 news release.

This is the partners’ second location of the franchise, with the first opening in Elyson at 23100 Elyson Falls Drive, Katy, in 2019.

The details

The new 11,400-square-foot location will focus on green practices by including solar panels for energy conservation, according to the release. The building will also feature:
  • 11 classrooms
  • An outdoor play area with a splash pad, basketball court and soccer field
The location will bring approximately 25 jobs to the area, according to the release.

What they’re saying

The franchise owners are excited to assist local children in developing confidence and building their self-esteem to enhance their future endeavors, Ferrero said.

"We’re passionate about providing high-quality child care to our community, and, with the help of our staff, we look forward to bringing our unique educational and nurturing environment to children in the northwest Katy area,” she said in the release.

What else?

The Maryland-based franchise has over 325 independently owned locations across 36 states and the District of Columbia, according to the release.