“Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!”

~ Vince Gowmon

Our Programs

Our teachers facilitate learning environments in which the children play to learn. Therefore, we place emphasis on intentional learning, “knowing the why.” This approach fosters development of readiness skills, emotional and social skills. Each program offers a different set of building blocks essential for a young child’s development as a student and citizen of their community. We want all of the children to know God loves them, we love them, and school is a fun and safe place.

18-month olds

The top priority for our youngest children is to provide a loving and responsive environment. As each child separates from their caregiver, their needs are unique. The teachers offer emotional support in a loving manner while providing high interest open-ended activities, opportunities for exploration and oral and expressive language.

To learn more about the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten (TEKS)? Click HERE for a copy .

Two-year olds

The two-year-olds classroom is designed to promote independence and exploration. Emphasis is placed on establishing routines, building language skills and development of gross and fine motor skills. Academic building blocks are introduced through the use of the Frog Street Toddler curriculum. The teachers create daily routines, intentional learning activities and free choice centers. Group learning is introduced through shared story time, music and movement.

To learn more about the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten (TEKS)? Click HERE for a copy .

Three-year olds

Three-year-old children are capable and ready to play with their peers. The classroom environment is designed to foster their independence, choice and to facilitate cooperation with others. The Frog Street 3s curriculum provides intentional instruction in literacy, math concepts, and social and emotional learning. Frog Street curriculum supports our philosophy of playing to learn and creates a love for learning.

To learn more about the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten (TEKS)? Click HERE for a copy .

Pre-Kindergarten (Four-year olds)

Our goal in the Pre-K program is to provide children with a strong academic, social, and emotional base for the future. We follow the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.

The classrooms are filled with learning centers which teach decision-making, cooperation, sharing with others and problem-solving. While the children play and interact in centers they make discoveries, build knowledge, experiment with literacy and math, and learn to self-regulate and interact with others in socially appropriate ways.

We incorporate circle time and thematic units to enrich the learning experiences with literature, author studies, music and discussions relevant to learning and the lives of Pre-K children.

Want to learn more about the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Pre-Kindergarten (TEKS)?  Click HERE for a copy


In Kindergarten, we learn by doing. The state-certified teacher uses the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Kindergarten as a guide while responding to children’s interests and inquiries. Students actively engage in critical-thinking activities, shared reading and writing, independent reading and writing, math games and social emotional lessons.

In alignment with International Baccalaureate principle, we explore:

  1. Who we are?
  2. Where we are in time in place?
  3. How we express ourselves?
  4. How the world works?
  5. How we organize ourselves?
  6. Sharing the planet.

Science and Social studies lessons are integrated into reading and math lessons. The students are encouraged to ask questions about the world, make predictions, conduct experiments and draw conclusions. They will learn about the world and people around them.

To learn more about the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten (TEKS)? Click HERE for a copy .

Special Summer Camps

Summer fun at Hope Children’s Center registration is now open!

Summer camps for children age 2 years through 2nd grade (completed) are being offered this Summer.

Session One

June 21-24 & June 28-July 1

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Session Two

July 12-15 & July 19-22

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

$350 per two week session
$630 if you register for both Sessions

Parent Letter

Registration Forms

Children enrolled at Hope Children’s Center

Children not currently enrolled at Hope Children’s Center

For more information contact Joyce at 512-258-0101 or hopechildrenscenter@hopeaustin.org.

Round Rock Ready Partner

Hope Children’s Center is a proud partner of the Round Rock ISD “RRock Ready” program. RRock Ready is a community partnership aimed to ensure school readiness for ALL students.  As Bill Gates once said, “The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 years turn out”. Research proves the first five years are critical to a child’s development. RRock Ready aims to partner with community members and childcare providers who interact with children during these critical learning years to ensure all students enter school ready to learn.

Learn more about the program by clicking here.

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Music & Movement

Music is powerful. Engaging in musical activities improves self-esteem, listening skills and language development. We offer music and movement classes weekly for all ages.

The music teacher facilitates an environment where children use musical instruments and their joyful voices to fill the room with music. Musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch, volume, and tempo are explored as the children move and sing. Performance skills are acquired as children prepare and perform in the annual school Christmas program and Spring Sing.


We gather weekly as a community to celebrate God’s love for us, others and our world. Through interactive songs and Bible stories, the children learn about community and the importance of sharing God’s love.

Character traits such as caring, respect, courage and service are introduced to the children during chapel. At the close of chapel, the community celebrates birthdays of children and staff.

Parents and siblings are always welcome to attend chapel.