An Exceptional Preschool Experience

Featuring a Nature-Based Learning Environment, Loving Teachers, and Small Class Sizes

An Exceptional Preschool Experience

Featuring a Nature-Based Learning Environment, Loving Teachers, and Small Class Sizes

preschool & daycare serving
Round Rock, Texas

Welcome to Your
Home-Away-From-Home

Upstream Learning Preschool exudes warmth and a family feel. Our six-room house turned preschool is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, nestled amongst tall trees. This serene learning environment is designed to be cozy, comfortable, and calming. Your child explores their full learning potential in this charming home-style setting within a lovely natural landscape.

Small Classes For
More Personal Attention

Bonding with their teachers enables children to maintain emotional balance, feel confident, enjoy being with others, share their feelings, seek support, and rebound from disappointment and loss. For these reasons, we prioritize small class sizes, offer highly individualized care, give plenty of one-on-one time and personal attention to your child.

Children can safely explore epic playgrounds, gardens, a sensory play patio, and a covered courtyard across our two acre grounds.  

Our curriculum is a
World Of immersive Learning

The Upstream Learning Program invites children to delve into learning through experience. Children explore guided activities based on bi-weekly themes. The varied activities, in-line with the topic, bring a sense of fun and celebration to subject matter. Your child experiences a sense of continuity as the idea is revisited at a later time and in a later stage in their development.

Kindergarten Readiness
100% Guaranteed

Our curriculum has been designed utilizing the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten, and is based on high-interest themes that maximize student engagement. We confidently guarantee your child will learn all the skills necessary to be ready for Kindergarten. The Upstream Learning curriculum is engaging, age-appropriate, rigorous, and fun.

Remarkable Skills In Reading,
Writing, Math, and Science

Children start the Jolly Phonics program for reading by two.  By four, their vocabulary explodes as they understand syllables and the sounds of words through the familiar songs they’ve been signing.  The “Handwriting Without Tears” program supports early and successful  handwriting, and we focus heavily on hands-on math and science as well. In our Three’s, Pre-K, and Kinder Ready classrooms, we use portfolios and journals to track your child’s personal progress to help them hone and improve their skills.

Teachers That Love
and Nurture Your Child

We carefully select our core team of teachers so that you know they are lovingly coaching your child, accelerating their learning, helping their growth, developing their weaknesses, and applauding their progress. Creative and caring, willing to go above and beyond, our teachers are fun-loving and continuously model kindness. The genuine compassion of our staff is truly beyond compare.

We Believe In Education and
Have Highly Educated Staff

The Owner of Upstream Learning Preschool, Emily Reichert, has a Ph.D. in School Improvement and believes in bridging the gap between preschool and elementary. Our Director has a bachelor’s in Education, two teachers on staff are currently working on their bachelor’s, and yet another has a bachelor’s in English. We believe in Education, which is why we value the Education of our Lead Team. The Owner and Director are on-site daily, reviewing learning plans as active participants in the school’s excellence and your child’s success.

Kindness, Patience,
and Building Christian Character

Something as simple as saying a prayer before meal times can inspire a gratitude mindset. We instill this daily practice, as well as the moral compass of good Christian character: being kind, being patient, and having self-control. We believe these attributes guide children towards better living, contentment, and self-fulfillment as adults. Upstream Learning Preschool’s Program is non-denominational with heart-centered Christian-based core values.

Gardens to Harvest that
children Plant From Seed

The experience of tending a garden teaches planning, patience, nurturance, and care. Each class tends to a garden and determines what to plant. From touch and feel garden, butterfly garden, rainbow garden, to fruits and vegetables, gardening lets your little one get their hands in the dirt and enjoy what they’ve planted. This activity improves hand strength, increases self-esteem, and gives your child a sense of accomplishment.

Outdoor Play Patio for
Messy Artwork and More

Our covered patio classroom is the perfect place for messy endeavors and is a place where children can let loose, and have fun. Rain or shine activities include sand and water table play, painting, stamping, play dough, and more. Themed stations are set up for your child to explore, which are changed every month so that we can continue to introduce new and exciting sensory experiences, like fully covering the patio in leaves.

Covered Courtyard for Chalk, Basketball, and Games

In addition to our Nature setting, play patio, and lovely gardens, we have a covered courtyard nicknamed “The Quad.” Children can safely play outside, even when the ground is wet and muddy. Whether scrawling with sidewalk chalk or playing games like basketball with a movable goal, “The Quad” is yet another outdoor play area where your child gets their exercise in, while getting their excess energy out.

Communication App for
Easy Parent Participation

Our easy-to-use, two-way communication app, “Remind,” ensures we’re connected with our parent community. You’ll receive important reminders as well as personalized notes every day. Educators, students, and parents can easily share the content they need to succeed together, as our parent-communication tool is an essential way to bolster your child’s growth and learning.

Partnering with Parents
for Community Events

We invite parents to participate in monthly activities at the school, such as Grandparents Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day celebrations, as readers for Christmas and during our Dr. Seuss celebrations, and during competitions such as our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Much anticipated community events include Parents’ Night Out, Spirit Nights at local restaurants, and other family events.

On-Site Field Trips Bring the
Excitement to Your Child

We have readers from the library that visit monthly, and regular visits from community members such as firemen, police officers, hairdressers, dentists, vets, bankers, the city bus, and more. The Mad Hatters, a reading group from our local active adult community, come by for a live presentation, and Santa visits every year for the sweetest keepsake Christmas pictures.

Two Daily Snacks And A Weekly, Family-Style Meal

Upstream Learning provides two healthy snacks a day and asks that students bring their lunches Monday to Thursday. We host a lunch together every Friday, bringing teachers and students together in celebration once a week. We provide all drinks, plates, plastic ware, napkins, along with nutritious morning and afternoon snacks.

"Learning is like rowing upstream; if you are not moving forward, you are set back." - Chinese Proverb

Emily Reichert ran the Professional Development Department for the whole school district of Round Rock for seven years. In doing so, she was responsible for online training, new teacher training, annual training, and yearly conferences hosting teachers, educational assistants, and administrators alike. Her life’s work in the field of Education allowed her to assist teachers with their professional development, teaching the teachers, as she ran this department smoothly during her career years that preceded having her family.

"Peace of mind knowing my children are safe and loved."

My daughter attended Upstream Learning from the age of 2 and my son from the age of 4. The amazing staff guided and cared for my children every day when I could not be with them. Both my children were beyond prepared for their kindergarten year and continue to perform above grade level. I will never be able to repay Upstream Learning for the peace of mind they gave me knowing my children were safe and loved.

Lauren L.

"More than prepared to start school"

All three of my children attended Upstream and absolutely loved it! My oldest 2 only attended the year before they started kindergarten, but in that short time, they were MORE than prepared to start school, both excelling in school-straight A students! My youngest attended two years prior to starting kinder and WOW is all I can say! She is at the top of her class in everything, especially reading! The staff is amazing! So friendly and caring for your children, they are like extended family! I would HIGHLY recommend this school, you will not regret it!

Sara B.

"It is so welcoming and feels like home."

So thankful to have found this preschool for my two children. It is so welcoming and feels like home. I love that it is locally/family owned, has Christian values and teaches what they need to know for kindergarten, and is character building. I highly recommend putting it on your list to visit when deciding where to send your child – I just wish I had found it sooner!

Laura F

- Senior Vice President, Marketing at Round Rock Express.

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