500 E Saint Johns Ave Ste 1.600 Austin, TX
Daycare & Child Care, Preschools, Center
Up to 13 yrs
7am - 6pm
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About Petra Preschool
Petra Preschool is a provider of early education and care for the students and families of Austin. As a center-based facility, Petra Preschool 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 Petra Preschool can benefit students with their resources, opportunities, and activities for enrichment and learning. With a full-time schedule, as well, Petra Preschool allows parents to work and assume other responsibilities while their children are playing and learning amongst their peers. Children have the opportunity to get used to the natural rhythms of a daily structured learning environment with a full-time schedule, which can help smooth the transition into kindergarten and future education. The full-time schedule allows plenty of opportunities for creativity and fun, too, as the day always feels too short when you’re having fun! Petra Preschool teaches a play-based curriculum that values self-directed, interactive, intuitive learning by and for children. Students at play-based schools get the opportunity to participate in theme-based, hands-on activities with staff that facilitate and direct the discovery process. Through these hands-on activities, students develop social, cognitive and emotional skills built through the cooperation process with their peers. A play-based approach also can spark a love of learning that will be foundational for students throughout their early years of formal school.