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The Children's Courtyard of Austin

512.272.8855512.272.8855 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
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Supporting Our Community

As always, we’re proud to support our community. Learn more about our health and safety practices, including mask and staff vaccination policies.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to The Children’s Courtyard in Austin, TX! My name is Kirstin Northington and I am the campus director here at our Harris Branch location.

When we opened in 1997, we became the first Children’s Courtyard educational daycare in Austin. Our loving Infant Care and superior Preschool programs provide the perfect foundation for learning and development.

We have an exceptional group of teachers. They receive ongoing training throughout the year, including CPR and First Aid training. As a team, we have over 61 years of experience.

We service, Bluebonnet, Pioneer Crossing and IDEA at Parmer Park Elementary Schools. Our facility includes spacious classrooms and playgrounds for each age group, two indoor playrooms and a lactation room for nursing mothers. We also offer fun and educational camps during the holidays, as well as extracurricular activities such as soccer.

We closely follow recommendations from state and local authorities, to maintain a clean, safe, healthy environment. We’re committed to providing simple ways to keep you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. With live streaming video, you can view your child’s classroom from any device or computer. Plus, get real-time updates with our family communication app.

Call us today to schedule a tour and see firsthand how our Children's Courtyard in Austin, TX on Harris Branch is the perfect fit for your child! We look forward to meeting with you!

Here's what people have to say

4.75 out of 5 stars
I love this place. My child loves this place. I have no complaints at all.
Just wanted to give a big shout out to the teachers at this center. They are amazing!
All of the teachers are amazing and they know all the children and it’s super nice seen my kids hugging, loving and caring for their teachers.
Ms.Sheila has definitely been the highlight of our experience at children's courtyard. My child always says wonderful things about her. On several occasions she said that she loves ms sheila. That tells me that my child is being loved and cared for well!

Programs for All Ages

Electives Offered

Elective programs allow students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends. We offer:

Soccer, Music, Yoga, Spanish, Phonics, Handwriting & Advanced Math

We’re proud to be accredited by Cognia!

Open a window to your child's day.

Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

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Meet Our Staff

Desiree Lightsey, Director

Education: Currently enrolled in my Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Studies | A.A. in Health Care Administration | Medical Assistant

Certifications: Director's Certification; CPR/First Aid/AED; Food Managers Certificate

I was raised in Fort Worth at The Masonic Home and School of Texas. I then moved to the Austin area when I was about 15 years old. I was in the healthcare field for several years. About five years ago, I switched career paths and landed here at The Children's Courtyard. I started off as an assistant teacher in the after-school program and worked my way up. I love working with kids and I have an amazing team that I work with. It's great to be here to teach, love and support the families!

Meet Our Staff

Desiree Lightsey, Assistant Director

Education: A.A. in Health Care Administration

Certifications: CPR/First Aid, Food Handlers

I have been with The Children's Courtyard for four years. I started out as a teacher but my passion for education motivated me to become a manager. I also have two teenage children who keep me on my toes. In my spare time I love to spend time with my children and sew.

Meet Our Staff

Jasmine Ibarra, Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Jasmine and I am the preschool manager/assistant director. I have been with the Children's Courtyard since October of 2013. I started my career as an infant teacher and since moved to management. I have worked with children for over 12 years as a teacher at Family Faith Center, as well as a volunteer and Nursery Director for Tree of Life Church. I enjoy working with children and building relationships with parents and their little ones is something I value very much.

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Schedule a tour online to visit with us today. We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Local School Phone Number: 512.272.8855512.272.8855 License #: 525720