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Children's Courtyard (N. Mopac)

12336 N Mo Pac Expy
Austin, TX 78758

Phone:
(512) 339-0727

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Keep portfolios on each child and do daily observations on each child to keep track of child's developmental needs and abilities. We adjust curriculum as needed to better help a child meet developmental milestones. Our teachers group children together who have similiar needs and work with them in small group settings.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Children's Courtyard is dedicated to providing the highest quality early childhood development and care. Our innovative approach is exemplified in our beautiful home-like settings that are warm and inviting. Our classrooms are furnished with state-of-the-art, age appropriate equipment designed to meet children's developmental needs.

A Typical Day

Starts with breakfast (choice), group time, center/activity time (choices for children), outside time, center/activity time again, small group time, lunch, nap, outside time, center/activity time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We conduct formal Parent/Teacher conferences twice a year and informaal conferences are conducted as needs. We also distribute monthly newsletters to parents.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

We have an open house and encourage parents to visit classrooms. We offer a free day for parents/children to try out our school.