Back-to-School

Back-to-School Guide

CLOTHING, SHOES & SUPPLIES

Dragon's Lair Comics & Fantasy is Austin’s favorite destination for gaming and the latest in comics, graphic novels, role playing games, CCG’s and more! We are family-friendly, offering very popular summer and school break camps and also game events...

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Kid to Kid in Kyle is a locally owned and operated kids resale shop with an ever-changing inventory. We are open for shopping! Take a look at our Facebook page to see some of our inventory and message us there...

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Kid to Kid North Austin is locally owned and operated with an ever-changing inventory. We have kid's clothing, toys, books, shoes, baby equipment, strollers, high chairs, pack n plays, new Melissa & Toy toys and art supplies, dance clothes...

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Kid to Kid in south Austin is locally owned and operated with an ever-changing inventory. We are open for shopping with safety measures in place. Take a look at our Facebook page to see some of our inventory and message...

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Leap of Joy is all about moving to empower at-risk youth through dance and theater arts, because everyone deserves a chance to dance! Leap of Joy offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to children,...

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Once Upon a Child Round Rock offers discounts up to 70% off of original retail prices. We strive to offer a fun and convenient way to sell your gently used items. Whether you're buying or selling, we would love to...

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Visit our store on Far West Blvd for an excellent selection of high quality gifts. We have kids & toddler clothing, backpacks, napmats, baby items, graduation gifts, candles, towel wraps, luggage, bags of all types, jewelry, wedding gifts, and...

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DROP-IN CHILDCARE/BABYSITTING/NANNIES

Ashley's Playhouse is for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. They will love this magical drop-in childcare center, complete with a treehouse, cinema room, loving staff and extended hours. After school pick-up from Anderson Mill and Live Oak...

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WorkCastle is a one-of-a-kind local business that recently opened in Austin offering exceptional drop-in childcare & co-working under 1 roof for children 18 months and up. Explore modern workspace and our safe and beautiful hourly childcare. We offer a variety...

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EDUCATION

After School Programs

Ashley's Playhouse is for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. They will love this magical drop-in childcare center, complete with a treehouse, cinema room, loving staff and extended hours. After school pick-up from Anderson Mill and Live Oak...

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Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School offers Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin! The staff is mostly bilingual Spanish and English and Spanish is an integral part of the curriculum. Teachers introduce Spanish through songs, games, instructions, greetings and special...

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What are you doing After School? Offering After School, Summer Camps, Educational Programs and more! Since 1982, Country Home Learning Center has earned a reputation in the Austin child care community for providing the very best in quality education. Our...

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Hope Children's Center is a community-oriented, licensed childcare facility serving ages 18 months to 12 years. We offer high-quality, part-time preschool, after-school programs and summer camps in a warm and inclusive environment featuring music classes, STEAM lab, imaginative play space...

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At Primrose, you'll discover a childhood education approach unlike any other. Our proprietary, accredited curriculum assures that children are nurtured emotionally, physically and intellectually. Primrose teachers help your child feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that leads to a...

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Stepping Stone School is a comprehensive early care and education program that profoundly nurtures children and prepares them for lifelong success. Locally owned and nationally accredited, the school includes 16 campuses in the Austin metro area. We teach a S.T.E.A.M....

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Welcome to The Children's Center of Austin, providing the finest quality childcare and education for infants through pre-kindergarten, as well as after-school care for kindergarten through 5th grade and summer camp for ages 6-10. The Children's Center of Austin is...

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West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) is a privately funded , non-profit organization founded in 1980 to provide recreational and educational opportunities for the youth of Austin. Today, WAYA serves over 16,000 youth from over 60 zip codes throughout the Austin...

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Preschools & Daycare

Ashley's Playhouse is for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. They will love this magical drop-in childcare center, complete with a treehouse, cinema room, loving staff and extended hours. After school pick-up from Anderson Mill and Live Oak...

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The goal of Athena Montessori Academy is to provide a loving, diverse, holistic, educational, and experiential environment for children in order to nurture, stimulate, and cultivate healthy minds, bodies, and souls. We aspire to attain this vision through the direction...

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Bilingual Minds Learning Center is the first Portuguese-English preschool in the Austin area. Inspired by the educational philosophy "Reggio Emilia Approach," Bilingual Minds offers and inclusive child-centered curriculum that promotes development in social, emotional, cognitive and language areas. Summer bilingual day camps also offered!

Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School offers Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin! The staff is mostly bilingual Spanish and English and Spanish is an integral part of the curriculum. Teachers introduce Spanish through songs, games, instructions, greetings and special...

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Challenger School has 3 locations in Austin: Avery Ranch (PS-8,) Round Rock (PS-1) and Spicewood Springs (PK-K.) Their mission is to prepare children to become self-reliant, productive individuals; to teach them to think, speak, and write with clarity, precision,...

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What are you doing After School? Offering After School, Summer Camps, Educational Programs and more! Since 1982, Country Home Learning Center has earned a reputation in the Austin child care community for providing the very best in quality education. Our...

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Didactica Spanish Immersion Preschool is a comprehensive early daycare and education program with a safe, warm, healthy, nurturing, fun, and respectful environment. Our mission is to provide the unique experience of a Spanish Immersion for your children through a creative...

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German International School of Texas at Austin offers a program for kids age 3 - 2nd grade. They provide high quality early learning experiences in both, German and English language instruction, to prepare your children to be successful. Children who...

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Hope Children's Center is a community-oriented, licensed childcare facility serving ages 18 months to 12 years. We offer high-quality, part-time preschool, after-school programs and summer camps in a warm and inclusive environment featuring music classes, STEAM lab, imaginative play space...

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INIC is a full-curriculum Spanish immersion preschool serving children 0-5 years old, with locations in Round Rock and south Austin. Also offering a super fun summer camp for ages 0-7 in Round Rock & Austin (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.)

Joy Park Montessori Education Children's House is a Chinese Immersion bilingual Montessori preschool, serving children aged 18 months - 6 years. Authentic Montessori education and structural language learning; highly qualified teachers and joyful bilingual children. Year-round programs and summer camps.

Jump! Gymnastics is Austin's most fun way to learn gymnastics and more! Join our amazing instructors for Preschool, After School, School Break Camps, Birthday Parties and Gymnastics. Jump! is a fully licensed child care facility led by a masters level...

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Leaps-n-Bounds is a registered childcare and preschool program located in the Northwest Hills community of Austin, Texas.  Our school provides children ages 6 weeks through preschool with a secure, nurturing, and caring environment in which to learn and play. This...

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My Time Kids is a locally owned, licensed year-round preschool where self esteem, imagination, self-awareness and social bonds are nurtured . The curriculum at My Time Kids is designed to foster a child's innate desire to move, create, explore, pretend,...

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Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center is a half-day, NAC accredited, private preschool program nurturing children from 18 months to 5 years of age. Schedule a tour and come see why parents love our program!

At Primrose, you'll discover a childhood education approach unlike any other. Our proprietary, accredited curriculum assures that children are nurtured emotionally, physically and intellectually. Primrose teachers help your child feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that leads to a...

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Welcome to Redeemer School! We have provided Austin area families an exemplary Christian education for over 60 years. In addition to the beautiful campus, we have an amazing group of educators who are dedicated to helping your child grow in...

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Snapdragon Preschool is a play-based learning experience for ages 2-5 that offers small class sizes and child-led STEAM learning. Snapdragon is one of the only preschools in town providing extracurricular activities at no extra cost. Basketball, football, soccer, yoga, and...

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Stepping Stone School is a comprehensive early care and education program that profoundly nurtures children and prepares them for lifelong success. Locally owned and nationally accredited, the school includes 16 campuses in the Austin metro area. We teach a S.T.E.A.M....

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Welcome to The Children's Center of Austin, providing the finest quality childcare and education for infants through pre-kindergarten, as well as after-school care for kindergarten through 5th grade and summer camp for ages 6-10. The Children's Center of Austin is...

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The Magic Dragon Preschool offers a year round preschool with high quality education, high academic standards and character building in a caring, bilingual and creative learning environment. They also offer after school care. A 4 Star Texas Rising...

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West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) is a privately funded , non-profit organization founded in 1980 to provide recreational and educational opportunities for the youth of Austin. Today, WAYA serves over 16,000 youth from over 60 zip codes throughout the Austin...

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WorkCastle is a one-of-a-kind local business that recently opened in Austin offering exceptional drop-in childcare & co-working under 1 roof for children 18 months and up. Explore modern workspace and our safe and beautiful hourly childcare. We offer a variety...

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Private Schools

Apogee Dripping Springs is an innovative micro high school prioritizing real-world learning, character development and essential life skills. Partnering with local experts, it prepares students for life's challenges through practical experiences and community engagement. Parents also benefit from an adult...

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Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School offers Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin! The staff is mostly bilingual Spanish and English and Spanish is an integral part of the curriculum. Teachers introduce Spanish through songs, games, instructions, greetings and special...

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Challenger School has 3 locations in Austin: Avery Ranch (PS-8,) Round Rock (PS-1) and Spicewood Springs (PK-K.) Their mission is to prepare children to become self-reliant, productive individuals; to teach them to think, speak, and write with clarity, precision,...

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German International School of Texas at Austin offers a program for kids age 3 - 2nd grade. They provide high quality early learning experiences in both, German and English language instruction, to prepare your children to be successful. Children who...

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Welcome to Redeemer School! We have provided Austin area families an exemplary Christian education for over 60 years. In addition to the beautiful campus, we have an amazing group of educators who are dedicated to helping your child grow in...

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Special Needs

Afterschool & Weekend Classes in Acting, Vocals, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theatre & Audition Technique. Also offering school break camps with early drop off and late pick up options....

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Children's Therapy Center - Small groups and individual services within a Montessori prepared environment. Family collaboration, community inclusion going out, Montessori elementary program: full-time or part-time, special education, compassionate, trauma-informed ABA, social skills groups, great for homeschool families!

ENRICHMENT

Animals

Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary is a private, non-profit zoo, with over 350 animals across a hundred different species and is a forever home for our rescued animals. Check our website for "Daily Zookeeper Talks" schedule, a map of the...

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Art

Don't forget to add CREATIVITY to your child's schedule! Enroll in an Art Class at one of 6 Cordovan Art School locations. Classes at Cordovan Art School will explore all media and are for kids, homeschoolers, teens, and adults at...

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We combine daily art projects with real-world problem-solving activities for a one-of-a-kind experience. We also offer birthday parties, art camps & after school activities.

Music Boss is a music and art school that offers individual or group lessons for piano, guitar, ukulele and art for all ages.

Nili's Art Studio is offering 28 Art & STEAM Summer Camps featuring themes such as sculpture, ceramics, wood burning, spray painting, sewing-stitching-embroidery, cake decoration, mixed media, robotics, charcoal, fashion design, sketching, canvas, watercolor and more. These camps are designed to...

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The Art Garage is a walk-in art studio offering over 250 items for paint-your-own-pottery, mosaics, glass fusion and more. We are the perfect place for art parties, camps, events, and expanding your artistic expression! Whether it's a corporate event, your...

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Dance

Start, Stay, and Grow with Dancers Workshop! We offer dance classes and camps for age 2 to adults plus summer camps and intensives. We also offer creative dance and combo classes for preschoolers, ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop,...

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Afterschool & Weekend Classes in Acting, Vocals, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theatre & Audition Technique. Also offering school break camps with early drop off and late pick up options....

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Leap of Joy is all about moving to empower at-risk youth through dance and theater arts, because everyone deserves a chance to dance! Leap of Joy offers dance and theater arts after school and summer camp enrichment programs to children,...

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Come join us for an enjoyable and creative dance experience. Synergy Dance Studio offers classes along with weekly preschool and school-age camps as well as dance intensives for the more experienced dancer. Come dance, sing, paint and party with us....

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"I believe that children who study the art of dance gain more than just coordination and grace. More importantly they learn positive life lessons. I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to pass down the tradition and love for...

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Gymnastics

Jump! Gymnastics is Austin's most fun way to learn gymnastics and more! Join our amazing instructors for Preschool, After School, School Break Camps, Birthday Parties and Gymnastics. Jump! is a fully licensed child care facility led by a masters level...

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National Elite Gymnastics offers both quality recreational and competitive team gymnastics programs along with summer classes and camps. All recreational classes at NEG focus on safety, fun, and gymnastics. Children enjoy coming to N.E.G. for their weekly scheduled class day...

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Snapdragon Preschool is a play-based learning experience for ages 2-5 that offers small class sizes and child-led STEAM learning. Snapdragon is one of the only preschools in town providing extracurricular activities at no extra cost. Basketball, football, soccer, yoga, and...

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Language Education

The best proven methodology for Spanish Language acquisition through immersion! Our program's goal is to empower students to use the Spanish language with confidence. Using our proven language immersion program, our classes create an environment where students learn the Spanish...

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Bilingual Minds Learning Center is the first Portuguese-English preschool in the Austin area. Inspired by the educational philosophy "Reggio Emilia Approach," Bilingual Minds offers and inclusive child-centered curriculum that promotes development in social, emotional, cognitive and language areas. Summer bilingual day camps also offered!

Casa de Ninos Bilingual Montessori School offers Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin! The staff is mostly bilingual Spanish and English and Spanish is an integral part of the curriculum. Teachers introduce Spanish through songs, games, instructions, greetings and special...

See more

German International School of Texas at Austin offers a program for kids age 3 - 2nd grade. They provide high quality early learning experiences in both, German and English language instruction, to prepare your children to be successful. Children who...

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INIC is a full-curriculum Spanish immersion preschool serving children 0-5 years old, with locations in Round Rock and south Austin. Also offering a super fun summer camp for ages 0-7 in Round Rock & Austin (7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.)

Joy Park Montessori Education Children's House is a Chinese Immersion bilingual Montessori preschool, serving children aged 18 months - 6 years. Authentic Montessori education and structural language learning; highly qualified teachers and joyful bilingual children. Year-round programs and summer camps.

Martial Arts

Providing martial arts classes that improve health, we strongly focus on a safe environment to promote building life-skills that can be used in all facets of life. No one sits on the "bench." Our programs have helped students of all...

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At Six Blades students can learn safety, health, empowerment, and fitness through the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Our school is led by Hall-Of-Fame and 7x World Champion Xande Ribeiro. Our training philosophy evolves around the values and morals that are part...

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Museums

Thinkery is leading the future of play-based STEAM learning by inspiring and equipping ALL children to be confident, creative thinkers. As a non-profit and children’s museum serving hundreds of thousands of families each year, Thinkery brings joy to learning so...

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Music

Armstrong Community Music School offers exciting opportunities to learn the joys of music for all ages, from early childhood to adult. ACMS is a licensed Music Together® center, offering both Music Together and Canta y Baila Conmigo. Additionally, we offer...

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Heartsong Music teaches Music Together, the internationally recognized music and movement program for children from birth through age 7 and the adults who love them. Our mission is to provide the highest quality early childhood music education program for the...

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Music Boss is a music and art school that offers individual or group lessons for piano, guitar, ukulele and art for all ages.

Sports

Brandy Perryman Shooting Camp is a 4-day shooting intense basketball camp mirrored after all the camps Brandy Perryman attended and enjoyed the most as a kid. He has taken those camps with his combined playing experience at UT and...

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Lonestar Soccer Club is a 501c3 non-profit full-service youth soccer organization for ages 4 to 19. While offering several programs for all soccer levels, the club prides themselves on also providing an opportunity for kids to enjoy an active...

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MPOWR Basketball Culture offers youth basketball programs, teaching youth to master the sport through regular classes and camps. MPOWR connects the community to a valuable resource. Our athletes are ambassadors of the game.

Sportball offers year round programs that encourage kids to stay active with noncompetitive sports instruction for children 16 months to 12 years old. Kids are introduced to 8 popular sports: soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, tennis, golf & football. School...

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West Austin Youth Association (WAYA) is a privately funded , non-profit organization founded in 1980 to provide recreational and educational opportunities for the youth of Austin. Today, WAYA serves over 16,000 youth from over 60 zip codes throughout the Austin...

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STEM/Science

Austin area parents and kids have an IDEA Lab Kids S.T.E.A.M Campus to help build critical-thinking skills and Build Better Brains. Your local IDEA Lab S.T.E.A.M. Campus provides FUN and engaging Birthday Party Experiences, Innovative Camps, Preschool S.T.E.A.M Enrichment Classes,...

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Mad Science camps, after school programs, parties, and events are designed for exciting, fun, hands-on STEM activities. Your child will become a junior scientist with the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. Our instructors are people who...

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Nili's Art Studio is offering 28 Art & STEAM Summer Camps featuring themes such as sculpture, ceramics, wood burning, spray painting, sewing-stitching-embroidery, cake decoration, mixed media, robotics, charcoal, fashion design, sketching, canvas, watercolor and more. These camps are designed to...

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Thinkery is leading the future of play-based STEAM learning by inspiring and equipping ALL children to be confident, creative thinkers. As a non-profit and children’s museum serving hundreds of thousands of families each year, Thinkery brings joy to learning so...

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Swim

Others "do" lessons, we TEACH Swimming! Two locations: Bee Cave and Cedar Park. Beautiful INDOOR, heated, crystal clear pools. Convenient class times to choose from. Friendly, Professional Teachers who get RESULTS! Once and Twice a Week options available, more if...

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Theatre Performance

Afterschool & Weekend Classes in Acting, Vocals, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Improv, Sketch Comedy, Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theatre & Audition Technique. Also offering school break camps with early drop off and late pick up options....

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At SOPA AUSTIN, we offer performing arts camps for students ages 3-19. Our camps welcome those of all experience levels and ALL ABILITIES! Half day musical theater camps for littles ages 3-7, full day camps for ages 7-14 and...

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Austin’s favorite and longest-running theater camp for kids is ready to see you take the stage this summer. Join themes from Matilda to The Addams Family (a play!), Encanto to Spider-Verse, Sing 2, Descendants 3, Star Wars, and more... they've...

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HAIRCUTS/SALONS

Kids Are Our Specialty! Check out our new location where we offer kids haircuts with special kiddie chairs with video to make haircuts special and fun. Schedule an appointment online by visiting www.kaos-kids.com or call or text us...

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Cuts for kids. Chill for parents. Fun for all.

MEDICAL

Austin Public Health offers updated information about the Measles vaccine. Children should receive their first dose of MMR vaccine between 12 and 15 months of age, another dose at 4-6 years of age. MMR vaccine is generally first given at...

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There are a lot of myths out there about mental health. Join Integral Care and Travis County in FREE youth mental health first aid training to get the facts and know what to do to weather the emotional storms of adolescence. Register here: integralcare.org/YouthMentalHealth

Park Lane Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics offers a fun, friendly environment to help your child feel comfortable and confident while building healthy dental habits. Dr. Peggy Chang is a board-certified pediatric dentist, having attended dental school an extra two years...

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