Jeff Felty and his wife, Andrea decided in December to pursue their dream and open a new preschool in Helotes. Felty and his wife both grew up in San Antonio. Jeff, the son of Ken and Ruth Felty, attended Marshall High School. His wife also attended Marshall High School.
The similarities of the Felty’s did not end with the same high school. Both decided to pursue a degree in education and returned to San Antonio as local educators. Jeff teaches at North East ISD, and Andrea worked at Northside.
As partners in education, both believe it is important that a community has a strong preschool that focuses on Christian family values. Therefore, they opened Helotes Learning Center. The Center opened their doors for business on Monday, and are currently enrolling students for the 2017-2018 school year.
Helotes Learning Center is located in the building that served as the former home of Little Village Preschool. The Felty’s have renovated the inside and built a new playground for Helotes Learning Center.
The center offers preschool services for students age 18 months to 12 years of age. Those parents searching for a location for afterschool care for students–kindergarten to fifth grade can enroll their children in Helotes Learning Center.
7 schools in the Northside ISD system offer pick up and drop-off services at the Helotes Learning Center. These include Helotes Elementary, Kuentz Elementary, Wanke Elementary, Scobee Elementary, Beard, Los Reyes, and Stuebing Elementary.
Helotes Learning Center received new and exciting playground equipment, cubbies for the children and a new pergola for the playground to help build the young student’s imagination.
Felty’s young daughter is a former student of the School Director. As a kindergarten student, she entered school ahead of her peers. She knew all 50 states, could count, and understood the alphabet.
When selecting a day care Andrea encourages parents to investigate the school. “Look at their website,” said Felty. “Look at their state report, examine the reviews, and visit the school in person.”
There are other daycare facilities in the area. Felty mentions, “From the minute you enter our center and speak to our staff, you will have peace of mind that you are leaving your child in a loving, caring, and safe environment that feels like family.”
The center is currently enrolling and has a cap of 98 for admission. If you have not had the opportunity to visit Helotes Learning Center, you can schedule a tour by calling 210-368-2531. The school is located at 12194 Bandera Road.
Hurry to schedule the tour as spots are limited and enrollment is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.