Austin Play Garden-Central
4915 Airport Blvd Austin, TX
Daycare & Child Care, Preschools, Center
Up to 13 yrs
8:15am - 5:30pm
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About Austin Play Garden-Central
Austin Play Garden-Central is a provider of early education and care for the students and families of Austin. As a center-based facility, Austin Play Garden-Central provides the best of a school-like environment, which can help smooth the transition for students to formal school one day in the future, and the best of a community of student peers and professional staff to help inspire and support the learning journey. Centers like Austin Play Garden-Central can benefit students with their resources, opportunities, and activities for enrichment and learning. The benefit of a full-time schedule for children, too, can be dramatic! In a structured, repeated learning environment, students will play with the same peers, get familiar with the same staff and experience something new every day. The full-time schedule at Austin Play Garden-Central offers families these things for their children in an environment that’ll soon become a real community. Parents get the advantages of long blocks of time to work while students will grow their social, behavioral and cognitive skills. Austin Play Garden-Central additionally takes a play-based approach to children's development and learning, facilitating education through interactive, hands-on activities that get children moving. Play-based environments structure their spaces to encourage students to move with independence, passion and explore at their own direction. Staff in these environments encourage and galvanize students to lean into their interests and build their own worlds in cooperation with their peers, and students gain cooperative, social and emotional skills as a result of these communal activities.