1717 west 10th
Austin, TX 78703
"Our program is formulated to meet the unique needs of each child to develop a healthy self-esteem and to improve needed skills. The curriculum is designed to enrich the horizons and coping skills of the children. In addition to free play which helps develop spontaneity, creativity and the ability to make choices, the children are encouraged in developing self-help skills and social responsibility for their classmates.
During the day the children have the opportunity for creative activities such as art and creative movement, fine motor activities which help the children learn the skills necessary to eventually learn to write, language development activities, discovery activities which help teach about nature and the world around us, gross motor activities to develop healthy bodies, building with many types of blocks and other manipulative toys to help develop beginning math concepts, and cognitive activities to help develop age-appropriate concept development.
The Open Door believes that children's natural curiosity and playfulness should be encouraged while helping the children learn to be responsible members of society. We want the children to have fun while learning and learn while having fun. Positive guidance techniques are used to help the children interact appropriately with each other. These methods further the children's feelings of success and thus enhance their self-esteem."