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Children's Courtyard (Gattis School Rd.)

3801 Gattis School Rd.
Round Rock, TX 78664

(512) 828-0458


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Established in 2001, our school provides the community with exceptional child care and early childhood education. We are accredited through NAC, and we are a proud participant in the Texas Rising Star program.

We have an incredible staff who are dedicated to teaching and providing the highest quality early childhood education. Our teachers have individualized lesson plans to accommodate the needs of our children while providing stimulating activities to keep learning fun! Our teachers stay current with monthly training sessions and ongoing training offered by the state.

We offer the best programs in the area .

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Our school provides the best foundation toward a life-long love of learning. With staff who have a total of more than 100 years of early childhood education experience, families can trust us to provide quality care and education.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
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
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Extracurricular activities include: dance, KungFu, drama, and sports

From the Director:

We believe that children learn best when they construct their own learning by being actively involved with the materials we have intentionally provided for them. We focus on language and relationship building.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Children's Courtyard believes that building positive childhood experiences is the foundation for future success. We are committed to delivering a safe and healthy learning environment that supports the care, education, and recreation of children by partnering with families, employees, and the community.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • 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
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

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