Our History


Founded in 1994 as a community amenity for the residents of Circle C Ranch, the Circle C Child Development Center has grown to provide nationally recognized childcare programs to residents of its immediate community and families throughout Southwest Austin. Its main campus on La Crosse Ave. serves children as young as eight weeks through age five. With one of the lowest teacher turnover rates in the child care industry, the CDC’s early childhood programs consistently provide families and children with an unparalleled level of personalized care.

Through the years, the Circle C CDC have developed partnerships with AISD, resulting in unique inclusion programs. These partnerships also include after school activities and summer camps for school-age children at surrounding Elementary Schools. The Circle C Child Development Center is a private, not-for-profit company with a volunteer board of directors. It is independent of the Circle C Ranch Homeowners Association. The Center and its programs are funded by tuition, fees and fundraising. Because of its unique history as part of the Circle C Ranch neighborhood’s master plan, the Circle C CDC is the only licensed child care facility of its kind in Texas.


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to maximize each child’s potential by providing an active, collaborative learning environment where children, families and educators become empowered for social, emotional and academic success. Our vision is a world where every child meets their maximum potential.




At the Circle C Child Development Center, we respect parents as the primary and most important providers of love, care, and education to their children. We believe loving and well-trained teachers are valuable partners to parents in their children’s day-to-day care, development and education.

Our teachers treat every child as an individual and tailor classroom activities to meet their specific needs and goals. To learn about how we use The Creative Curriculum® and Saxon Early Learning in our classrooms, please read about our programs.

In 2008, the Circle C Child Development Center became one of the first child care centers in the Austin area to earn the new Reinvented Accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the oldest and most respected accrediting organization in the country.


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