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Preschools in Austin, TX

Browse our selection of popular Austin preschools to find the right fit for your family. From centers to in-home settings, full-time to part-time schedules, and bilingual to Montessori programs, you'll find the best Austin preschools near you. As a parent, it’s not always clear when your child is ready for preschool. At many preschools, including some in the Austin area, students can start a preschool program as young as two and a half years old. The Austin Independent School District (or Austin ISD) even offers pre-kindergarten, which is typically thought of as the year before kindergarten, for children in Austin as young as three years of age. Those age ranges often come as a surprise to parents who may not be thinking about preschool or prekindergarten at such a young age. Age is only one input into deciding whether your child is ready for preschool, though; much more of your consideration will have to do with where your child is at developmentally. Key questions include whether your child is fairly independent, can keep a regular schedule in a structured environment, has the energy to participate throughout the day (with naps sprinkled in, of course!), can spend significant time away from you and can play and participate well in group activities. If you’ve decided that your child is ready for preschool, preparing for that transition depends in part on which type of schedule - full-time or part-time - you may be transitioning to and what sort of environment you’re transitioning away from. If you’ve already had your child in child care or daycare, even a home-based facility, your child is already familiar with leaving your side for hours at a time and familiar with a more structured schedule throughout the day. If not, that’s no reason to believe a transition won’t be successful; you’ll just be facing a few firsts that you and your child haven’t had yet. As you consider choosing a preschool, as well, note that some preschool programs, like the more structured Montessori curriculum, emphasize a more rigorous learning and independence-based approach, and may be a tougher transition for younger children or children coming straight from the family home. These programs offer a ton of value in learning and development, yet might just be a little further away for your child - or could be just what they need. Austin parents have both public preschools and private preschools to choose from. The Austin ISD offers public pre-kindergarten for students as young as three years old; however, pre-kindgertan for three year olds is only offered at a select number of Austin public elementary schools. If your child is four years old, you have more public options to choose from, as Austin offers pre-k for four year olds at almost all elementary schools except for Barton Hills, Baranoff, Bryker Woods, Clayton, Highland Park, Lee, and Linder & Blazier. If you’re a parent in one of those districts, however, your pre-k will be served out of a neighboring location. There are other differences between Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 as well, one of the biggest being that for three year olds, the student to staff ratio is 17:2 whereas for four year olds the ratio is 22:2. The other major difference in Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 is that Pre-K3 offers both part-time, or half-day, programs and full-time, or full-day programs, whereas all Pre-K4 students will receive a full day of instruction. All Austin pre-kindergarten classes, though, follow the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines and use research-based teaching taught by licensed professionals specifically trained to instruct young ones. Austin does supply district-supported, or free, pre-kindergarten, for families that meet eligibility requirements. Eligibility is generally based on income qualifications, although includes other qualifications such as language proficiency or status as a child of a military parent or first responder. Families that don’t qualify, though, have the option of tuition-based pre-kindergarten, which still comes at quite a reasonable cost compared to private school options in the Austin area. Tuition-based pre-kindergarten isn’t a full-year commitment, either; parents have the option to pay per month as they decide whether the ISD approach to education is right for their family. Private preschools in Austin run the gamut of location, pedagogy, price and size. Austin is home to national preschool chain locations such as Bright Horizons and The Children’s Courtyard and small, independent providers run by director/owners as well. Austin has a bevy of faith-based preschools, as well, for many different types of faith for those that want to immerse their children earlier in a faith-based curriculum. Austin preschools are regulated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and required to operate with a child care license. There are notable exceptions to this license, though, which can be confusing for parents looking for some proof of a provider’s safety and security. Faith-based schools are exempted from a child care license in Texas, as are preschools attached to a larger elementary school that carry licenses for their kindergarten and above operations.

1st Step Early Learning Center

1st Step Early Learning Center

9112 Anderson Mill Rd # B 400 Austin, TX

provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:30pm
provider hours iconPlay Based
1st Step Early Learning Center welcomes the students and families of Austin to its center-based early child care...
Abacus School Of Austin
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:30pm
provider hours iconReggio Emilia
Abacus School Of Austin is a provider of early education and care for the students and families of Austin. As a ...
Abc Childrens Learning Home
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Abc Childrens Learning Home supplies early care & education in an in-home environment in Austin. In-home environ...
Abcdee Learning Center LLC
provider age range iconUp to 5 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconOutdoor Nature
For the parents, families and students of Austin, Abcdee Learning Center Llc offers center-based early care and ...
Abiding Love Lutheran Child Development Center
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconReligious
Abiding Love Lutheran Child Development Center might just be the right next step for your little one’s tiny feet...
Abundant Life Learning Center
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconReligious
Abundant Life Learning Center is a center-based child care option for the parents and families of Austin. Studen...
Academia Preescolar
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconLanguage Immersion
Fun and learning ahead at Academia Preescolar! Academia Preescolar is an early care and education provider in Au...
Academia Preescolar 2: El Paraiso
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconArts
There’s nothing more important than quality education and care for your child, and Academia Preescolar 2: El Par...
Academic Beginnings Child Development Center
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Prepare for the years ahead with enrollment at Academic Beginnings Child Development Center! Academic Beginnings...
Adriana Bonetello
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon8:30am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Adriana Bonetello is an in-home early child care program in Austin. With tight community, family-like environmen...
Aesa Prep Academy
provider age range icon5 yrs - 13 yrs
provider hours icon8:00am - 3:30pm
provider hours iconOutdoor Nature
The next step in your child’s learning journey just might be Aesa Prep Academy! Aesa Prep Academy welcomes the f...
Aimee Diana  Yankwitt
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon8:30am - 3:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
It’s all about students and how they learn at Aimee Diana Yankwitt. Aimee Diana Yankwitt provides early care and...
Alice Wise
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Alice Wise is a in-home child care option for families of Austin that want the best of a real learning and educa...
All Austin Cooperative Nursery School
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon8:30am - 1:30pm
provider hours iconOutdoor Nature
There’s nothing more important than quality education and care for your child, and All Austin Cooperative Nurser...
All His Children Preschool
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon9:00am - 1:30pm
provider hours iconPlay Based
There’s nothing more important than quality education and care for your child, and All His Children Preschool ca...
Allison Elem Pre-K
provider age range icon3 yrs - 11 yrs
provider hours iconUnknown
provider hours iconPreschools
Pre-kindergarten has been consistently shown to set a strong foundation for early learners and the public pre-k ...
All Saints Episcopal Church
provider age range icon12 mos - 5 yrs
provider hours icon7:45am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconReligious
All Saints Episcopal Church offers early childhood care and education in a center-based facility in Austin. Stud...
All Stars Academy
provider age range icon3 yrs - 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconOutdoor Nature
All Stars Academy values what early education can do for the hearts and minds of children. All Stars Academy hos...
Amiguitos Spanish Immersion Academy
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 4:30pm
provider hours iconTechnology
Amiguitos Spanish Immersion Academy is a home-based child care and education solution in the Austin area. With a...
Amiguitos Spanish Immersion Academy, Familia
provider age range iconUp to 5 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 4:30pm
provider hours iconMontessori
It’s all about students and how they learn at Amiguitos Spanish Immersion Academy, Familia. Amiguitos Spanish Im...
Ana Terry Lopez
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours iconUnknown
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Ana Terry Lopez is an in-home early child care option in the city of Austin serving parents looking for a family...
Ana Terry Lopez
provider age range icon12 mos - 12 yrs
provider hours iconUnknown
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Ana Terry Lopez hosts children in an in-home setting in Austin. In-home settings are popular choices for parents...
Anderson High Eac Ymca
provider age range iconUp to 5 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 6:30pm
provider hours iconPlay Based
Anderson High Eac Ymca can be the right fit for the families and children of Austin! Anderson High Eac Ymca host...
Anderson Mill Elem Pre-K
provider age range icon4 yrs - 11 yrs
provider hours icon9:00am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconOutdoor Nature
Anderson Mill Elem Pre-K is a public pre-kindergarten program serving the parents and families of Austin. As a p...
Andrews Eac YMCA
provider age range icon2 yrs - 11 yrs
provider hours icon2:00pm - 6:30pm
provider hours iconPreschools
Andrews Eac YMCA is a center-based child care and early education facility serving the students and families of ...
Angela N. Johnson
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:00am - 11:00pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Angela N. Johnson supplies early care and education for the families of Austin in a cozy, intimate in-home envir...
Angels Care And Learning Center
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconArts
Angels Care And Learning Center is a center-based child care and early education facility serving the students a...
Angels On Earth Lhdc
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 6:00am
provider hours iconPlay Based
Begin the early education and learning journey with an in-home environment at Angels On Earth Lhdc. Angels On Ea...
Anita Martinez
provider age range iconUp to 5 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
The in-home setting at Anita Martinez can be a good choice for Austin parents looking for a smooth transition fo...
Anna Strong
provider age range iconUp to 5 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Anna Strong hosts children in an in-home setting in Austin. In-home settings are popular choices for parents tha...
Anne Remme
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours iconUnknown
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Loving, educational and enriching early child care is incredibly important and Anne Remme knows how much that ma...
Anoma Desilva
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
Anoma Desilva and its home-based setting can be the next launching pad for your little one on their learning adv...
Apples Greatest Beginnings 1
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 5:00pm
provider hours iconLittle Goose
Apples Greatest Beginnings 1 is a center-based early care and education provider for the students, parents and f...
Appletree Learning Center
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:45am - 6:15pm
provider hours iconDaycare & Child Care, Preschools
For the parents, families and students of Austin, Appletree Learning Center offers center-based early care and e...
Arbor Montessori Academy
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconMontessori
Arbor Montessori Academy proffers early care and education programs in a center setting in Austin. As a center, ...
Ashford Montessori
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:30am - 6:30pm
provider hours iconMontessori
Prepare for the years ahead with enrollment at Ashford Montessori! Ashford Montessori is a center-based early ca...
Ashleys Playhouse
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 10:00pm
provider hours iconPlay Based
Ashleys Playhouse can be the next step in the learning journey for you and your little one! Ashleys Playhouse is...
Aspire Montessori School
provider age range iconUp to 13 yrs
provider hours icon6:45am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconMontessori
Fun and learning ahead at Aspire Montessori School! Aspire Montessori School is an early care and education prov...
Atelier Preescolar LLC
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:00am - 5:30pm
provider hours iconLittle Goose
Atelier Preescolar Llc is a center-based child care and early education facility serving the students and famili...
Athena Montessori Academy
provider age range icon12 mos - 13 yrs
provider hours icon7:30am - 6:00pm
provider hours iconMontessori
Athena Montessori Academy proffers early care and education programs in a center setting in Austin. As a center,...

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