About Us

preschool & daycare serving
Round Rock, Texas

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

Emily Reichert taught elementary, middle and high school before becoming an administrator in public school.  She ran Professional Development for Round Rock ISD helping to educate staff members in effective teaching practices.  At this time, she and her husband Kevin started their family and were blessed with two daughters, Grace and Hannah. In the search for quality preschool, Emily identified a need for an academically structured school with all of the love and care their girls deserved!  Unable to find a school like this in the area, Emily and Kevin built Upstream Learning as a space worthy of their own children that would grow to serve hundreds of children over the years.

“Grace was 4 and Hannah was 1 when I decided that if I was working as hard in education as I was at the time, I should be doing something to serve my children.  Upstream started with these two sweet faces and four other children. “The original six pack” as we fondly refer to them. Jeneffer Allen, our current director started working at the time as a teacher.  The girls flourished along with all of the adorable kids that have followed. Today, even though almost a decade has passed, Upstream Learning is still serving children and families with these two little girls as the place where it all began and the inspiration to continue the incredible work of leading preschool-aged students into a bright future.”

Emily Reichert shares her story; her daughters are the inspiration for Upstream Learning Preschool.

Upstream Learning Core Values:


Your child's curriculum honors Bible heroes, the Fruits of the Spirit, the Days of Creation, and the Armor of God. Their social-emotional learning celebrates Christian values and models filling the bucket of others with every day action like sharing gratitude before snacks and meals with a prayer. Faith is bigger than fear!


Welcome to your child's second home, where they get the individualized attention they need to thrive. Likewise, moms, dads, grandparents, and siblings feel comfortable and confident among a tight-knit staff that feels like family and supports each other daily for a trust your child can feel. Your family is part of ours!


Your child's curriculum pulls from evidence-based Kindergarten Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and the Texas Preschool Guidelines. They learn exciting topics and age-appropriate lessons to keep them engaged and excited every day! Journaling, discovery centers, circle time, and science experiments lay a foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
We Want Your Family To Be A Part Of Our Family. It Takes A Village!

Our school’s goal is to serve our families for the long term, to build strong relationships, and to create bonds among students and other families. Understanding you and your family helps us help YOU in raising your children with you, from babyhood until they get to their next educational adventure in Kindergarten.  

Why Choose Us

our programs



2 Years

3 Years

Pre K

Kinder ready

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