Founder L.J. Henderson has a deep love and concern for children, fostered by her work as an educator and speech therapist that has spanned the last fifteen years. She earned an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders from Texas Southern University in 1996, followed by MA in Education from Houston Baptist University soon thereafter. Having been extensively trained in the identification and rehabilitation of speech impairment, she began what would become a very filling career in speech language pathology.
As a parent with such a busy career L.J. was dismayed to realize that with transport to and from school and extra-curricular activities, her family’s schedules were often in conflict. Failing to find an acceptable solution, she decided to create one of her own. Thus, the Taking Kidz Places transportation service was born. Now, the Hendersons are expanding once again, combining all of their varied and extensive experience to create the Short Stop Drop-in and Playcare Center, a location that offers busy parents a convenient child-care alternative, and children of all ability levels a safe and welcoming place to learn. Starting in Fall of 2010, this location will also be offering specialized pediatric therapy services during normal business hours.
We would like to thank all of our friends and neighbors in the Missouri City and Fort Bend areas for the outpouring of support that we have received, and are excited at the coming expansion of our services into the Shadow Creek area.