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The Children's Courtyard of Austin

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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. It starts with a healthy, safe environment when your child is away from home. Learn how we prioritize the well-being of your children and our staff.

Plus, read how we keep learning on track for elementary school students with The Prep Lab, offering distance learning support and extra math and literacy experiences in summer camp.

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to The Children’s Courtyard in Austin, TX! My name is Tessa and I am the Campus Director. I have a master's degree in early childhood education with teaching certification in K-3rd grade.

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 Barbara Jordan, Bluebonnet, and Pioneer Crossing 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.

Call us today to schedule a tour and see firsthand how our Children's Courtyard in Austin, TX 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 AdvancEd!

Open a window to your child's day.

WatchMeGrow: Free live streaming video to your computer or mobile device.

Ask your director for details. 

Learning At Home

Aware, Care, & Share™

Wondering how you can keep your child’s learning going strong at home? Now you can adapt our personalized curriculum approach to fun activities you can do together.

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Meet Our Staff

Tessa Joiner, Director

Education: Grand Canyon University M.Ed.; B.A. in Elementary Education with Emphasis of Early Childhood Education; A.A.S. in Childcare and Development ACC

Certifications: Director's Certification; CPR/First Aid; Food Handler's Permit; Professional Development Specialist (CDA) Certified Teacher, K-3rd Grade

I was born and raised in Austin, TX and have lived in the city of Elgin, TX for the past 13 years. My first experience working with children started in high school. Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with infants through school-agers.

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.

Visit Us Today

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