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Learn and Play Preschool

8905 Bridgewood Trail
Austin, TX 78729

(512) 291-7237


Learn and Play Preschool focuses on the development of the whole-child. We are that just right balance of play and creating in the natural environment, social-emotional development, academics and tons of fun. We are filled with very happy children and parents.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We believe that your child's preschool education should be so much more than just ABC's and 123's! Learn and Play Preschool offers our families an exceptional, high-quality and well-rounded preschool program with super-fun, enthusiastic and experienced teachers. Our goal is to have our parents love our school almost as much as their child does.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Learn and Play Preschool teaches the Language Arts program Handwritting Without Tears. HWT meets TEKS/STAAR standards and is currently being taught in RRISD schools. We incorporate Ready Bodies, Leaning Minds into our active play in a variety of fun and creative ways. RBLM is a comprehensive approach to understanding how sensory integration and motor control drives learning and therefore the performance of our children.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Throughout your child's entire educational experience, no matter how great the school your child attends, we believe that your child's classroom experience will never be any better than your child's teacher!
Therefore, at Learn and Play Preschool you will find your child's teacher(s) to be: experienced, knowledgeable, kind, fun, personable, helpful, communicative, approachable, enthusiastic and passionate about teaching your child. We have every confidence that you and your child will love your Learn and Play Preschool teachers!

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To grow and enhance your child's strengths and natural ability, to work on areas that need to be strengthened, to nurture the capable and well adjusted child.

A Typical Day

8:00 am Free play, art, sensory tables, computer, activity centers
9:30 am Snack
10:00 am Group Time:
Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum, Unit Topic/Books, explore new concepts and vocabulary, music and movement
10:30 am Outdoor Play
art projects, creative sensory and building materials, water play
Ready Bodies, Learning Minds Motor Lab
12:15 pm Lunch
(From scratch; organic/all natural foods)
1:00 pm Story Time
1:30 pm Rest Time
2:45 pm Rest time clean up, free choice play
3:30 pm Snack
4:00 pm Outdoor Play
Arts/Crafts, water play, group projects.
5:30 See you tomorrow!


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Most mornings are met with happy children arriving eager to see friends and play. However, we understand that every child can have issues with separation at times and this is a natural and normal part of childhood. Teachers take the time to let your child know that their feelings are OK and that we will help them with their transition: from walking mom/dad to the door, to waving good-bye and "watching the wheels go". We take cues from your child as to how to help them transition best; making a picture or writing a letter to mom/dad, reading a book, sitting with a teacher, or choosing an activity of their choice. Most separation anxiety ends before mom/dad drive away.