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.

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

  • Surrounded by tall trees on a quiet cul-de-sac so that your little one will feel right at home in our cheery and cozy six-room home turned preschool.
  • Small class sizes allow for increased one-on-one time, so our young students can get the attention they need to feel seen, heard, and nurtured.
  • Our fun and rigorous guided activities continue to layer upon varied themes throughout the year to deepen comprehension and add pizzazz to your child’s day.
  • Skills like writing their name, using the restroom alone, social know-how, self-regulation, focus, and more will become part of your child’s toolbox.
  • We create a seamless and confident transition from pre-K to Kindergarten.
  • Watch your child’s language skills multiply as we track their progress to help guide them toward academic stardom.
  • You’ll be invited to school events and celebrations throughout the year as a valued member of our community.
  • Every Friday, teachers and students share a communal lunch to kick the weekend with a mini-celebration.
  • Since trust is at the core of early learning, our teachers are carefully selected to guarantee the genuine, nurturing guidance young children need to develop their brains.
  • Beyond ABCs and 123s, we ensure every day includes acts of gratitude, friendship, and kindness because these practices increase wellbeing, contentment, and self-fulfillment.
  • Safely enclosed by high fences, children have room to run, jump, play, and repeat on two acres of land.
  • Thanks to our covered patio classroom, our children will play at sand and water tables, paint, stamp, mold play dough, and more, letting them explore and learn through sensory experiences.
  • Your child plays team games in our covered courtyard, rain, or shine.
  • They’ll exercise imagination and motor skills by earning their sea legs on a pirate ship or speeding on the rails as a train conductor on our safe and unique wooden play structures.
  • We’re not just teaching your children; we’re partnering with families.
  • We stay connected through our app, where you’ll receive daily communications about your child so you can quickly build on in-class lessons at home.

our programs



2 Years

3 Years

Pre K

Kinder ready

Continue The & Tour Our Preschool!

Close Menu

BRANFORD – 203-488-5437

CHESHIRE – 203-271-1147

WALLINGFORD – 203-269-5437