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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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. Also offering a year round Preschool Program for ages...

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EDUCATION

Covenant Presbyterian Preschool
Ages 9 months – 5 years
9am – 1pm and Extended Care option
Music, Art, Spanish and Chapel
Conveniently Located at Mopac and 2222
Call to schedule a tour at 512-454-8370

At Kirby Hall we help children discover their intellectual strength from PreK through the college-level high school curriculum. We offer small class sizes and academic rigor in a loving, nurturing environment.

EDUCATION

After School Programs

Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin!
AMI Certified Director
Locally Owned
Ages 3 mos to 6 yrs & Afterschool Care
Full/Half Days & Year Round
Monday - Friday 7am-6pm
Come visit and see why we get great parent reviews!

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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The YMCA has been providing After-school Care and Summer Day Camp for more than 50 years. With programmatic oversight now being managed through our new Extend-A-Care YMCA branch, the Y now offers Infant/Preschool Care and an added 20 years of...

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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. Invest in your child's success. Call us today.

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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Austin YMCA offers family memberships, sports programs & swim lessons for youth & adults, childcare at some locations, summer camps and more! All at a sliding scale. Join us! Visit a location near you today and see how we...

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Charter Schools

BASISed Texas is ranked the #1 School District by the Texas Education Agency - BASIS Texas Charter Schools, are open enrollment, tuition-free public charter schools serving grades K–12. We offer a STEM-infused liberal arts curriculum that fuels critical thinking, creativity,...

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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. Also offering a year round Preschool Program for ages...

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Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin!
AMI Certified Director
Locally Owned
Ages 3 mos to 6 yrs & Afterschool Care
Full/Half Days & Year Round
Monday - Friday 7am-6pm
Come visit and see why we get great parent reviews!

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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Covenant Presbyterian Preschool
Ages 9 months – 5 years
9am – 1pm and Extended Care option
Music, Art, Spanish and Chapel
Conveniently Located at Mopac and 2222
Call to schedule a tour at 512-454-8370

The YMCA has been providing After-school Care and Summer Day Camp for more than 50 years. With programmatic oversight now being managed through our new Extend-A-Care YMCA branch, the Y now offers Infant/Preschool Care and an added 20 years of...

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The German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K offers a program for ages 3-5 years. They provide high quality early learning experiences in both, German and English language instruction, to prepare your children to be successful. Children who arrive...

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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...

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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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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. Invest in your child's success. Call us today.

Snapdragon Preschool is a play-based learning experience for ages 2-5 that offers small class sizes and child-led STEAM learning. New location opening this September at the Domain!

Spicewood Country School is a 40 year tradition for children ages 2-5 in west and northwest Austin. We offer small classes with balanced activities and many opportunities for creativity and self expression. Open enrollment begins January 9th. We also offer...

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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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Austin YMCA offers family memberships, sports programs & swim lessons for youth & adults, childcare at some locations, summer camps and more! All at a sliding scale. Join us! Visit a location near you today and see how we...

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Private Schools

Bilingual Montessori Education in NW Austin!
AMI Certified Director
Locally Owned
Ages 3 mos to 6 yrs & Afterschool Care
Full/Half Days & Year Round
Monday - Friday 7am-6pm
Come visit and see why we get great parent reviews!

Holy Word Christian Academy (HWCA) is launching a new, Christian Kindergarten program in the fall of 2022. Find out more about becoming a HWCA Hawk!

At Kirby Hall we help children discover their intellectual strength from PreK through the college-level high school curriculum. We offer small class sizes and academic rigor in a loving, nurturing environment.

Special Needs

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! TEA/SSES and insurance accepted.

ENRICHMENT

Animals

Cameron Park Zoo is hosting the annual Wild Lights holiday event taking place Wednesdays-Sundays from November 25- December 31 for a Holiday Light Spectacular! Unplug, drop the digital, and connect your kids to a real-life adventure at Waco's 52-acre Natural...

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Art

Fantastic Magic Camp is known for teaching life skills and confidence to kids ages 5 to 12 through magic, juggling and puppets since 1993. Our Summer Camp is a fully inclusive day camp that is often cited by children as...

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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.

Saplings Art & Yoga offers process art, yoga, sensory play, music & mindfulness all combined into one engaging class experience! Classes are research-based, led by experienced early childhood educator and designed to be a positive experience for both caregiver and...

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At Young Rembrandts we emphasis drawing. Drawing is the fundamental skill of the visual arts that can-and-should be learned by all children. Young Rembrandts teaches the drawing skills children need while developing learning skills that give children an...

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Dance

Capital City Ballet is Austin's home for superior classical ballet training in a supportive, healthy environment. We offer classes for kids ages 3 through adult along with private ballet and pilates.

Start, Stay, and Grow with Dancers Workshop! We offer dance classes 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, drill team...

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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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Kinderdance Austin offers classes in over 45 locations throughout Austin and the surrounding area! Ballet, tap, gymnastics, fitness, creative dance and fun! Two performance opportunities offered each year. Great summer camps! For a complete list of locations and to register visit our...

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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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"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...

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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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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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The German International School of Texas at Austin Pre-K offers a program for ages 3-5 years. They provide high quality early learning experiences in both, German and English language instruction, to prepare your children to be successful. Children who arrive...

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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.

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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Behrens Guitar offers in-person and Zoom classes for all ages & levels! Classical guitar, electric guitar, electric bass along with Suzuki guitar program for ages 4-8.

Saplings Art & Yoga offers process art, yoga, sensory play, music & mindfulness all combined into one engaging class experience! Classes are research-based, led by experienced early childhood educator and designed to be a positive experience for both caregiver and...

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Sports

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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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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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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My Coding Place is a year-round program for kids ages 7-18. We combine collaboration and immersion with virtual direct instruction to get kids learning to code and rockin' their inner hacker in no time! Our mission is to inspire...

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The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs, the Science Mill expands students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their...

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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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Where each child is a STAR! Virtual and in-person options plus many convenient locations in the Austin metro area. Enroll now for Theatre Arts Fall Classes and for Winter Camps! Empowering Kids ages 18 months to 19 years old...

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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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MEDICAL

At Little Smiles, we provide high-quality, high-tech pediatric dentistry that revolves around one thing, and that is your child’s total comfort. Parents are welcomed in the treatment rooms. Our office is fun and welcoming. Check out our...

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