Welcome to Child Development Schools
Growing Our Legacy of Excellence
Our mission is to give every child a great start in life, a safe and caring environment during their time with us, and an innovative educational experience that stays with them for life.
Who We Are
Established in 1988, Child Development Schools operates as three early childhood education brands – Childcare Network, Sunrise Preschools, and My Small Wonders. We proudly provide child care and early education to over 30,000 children aged six weeks to 12 years in more than 260 child care centers across 11 states, with headquarters in Austin, Texas. Our schools offer full-time weekday schedules as well as before and after-school programs. Children receive a high-quality education, as well as participation in activities and exercises geared towards their specific age and developmental stage.
Our programs include adaptive digital learning platforms, which promote math and computer literacy skills, field trips, and activities that allow parents to take an active role in the growth and development of their children.
Our Principles in Practice
We Are All Teachers
We understand the educator’s perspective. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our methods – by growing professionally, we become better teachers and teammates.
We Value Communication
Every interaction with a parent, teacher, and child receives our full attention. We value the small stuff as much as we do the big things – you will always feel that your voice is being heard.
We Solve Problems, Quickly
When concerns do arise, we act with urgency to solve them – listening and responding as soon as possible. We do not put off until tomorrow what can and should be handled today.
We Act With Integrity
We proudly act with the highest level of ethical conduct, adhering to federal and state licensing standards, following company policies, and holding ourselves accountable.
We Value Relationships
Celebrating each other’s successes, looking for ways to help each other, and respecting our teammates and their opinions are pillars of our culture. Things don’t work if we don’t work together.
We Are Driven by Results
Innovating, listening to new ideas, and developing the leaders of the future help us achieve our mission. Day in and day out, we seek out change – after all, that’s what makes us better.
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Meet the Team
Build a Big Career with Little Learners
Child Development Schools partners with employees to create an environment that is not only enjoyable to work in, day in and day out, but also provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. Realize the benefits of combining working in a corporate environment with the rewarding opportunity to guide children, setting them up for success in their bright futures.
Are you interested in helping us shape the great minds of the future? Explore available job opportunities – apply today!
Let Us Continue Your Legacy
Your school brings you great pride and satisfaction. Through hard work, patience, and a love for children, you have built a business and seen it through. Now you are thinking about retirement, seeking a new professional challenge, or desiring greater financial stability. If you are considering selling your school, then we can help!
Child Development Schools has become one of the largest providers of early care and education in the nation by partnering with owners who are looking to make the right transition. Your legacy is important, and the relationships you have built should be honored.
We have the expertise to guide you through this process, help you consider your options, and plan what is right for you. Joining our family may be the best next step for your future.
For additional information, fill out the form below and contact our acquisitions team.
Our Acquisition Process
Fill out the contact form below! Please provide your information, as well as basic information about your school.
Our team will reach out and schedule a confidential interview to learn more about your school and your goals.
Using data from you, as well as our independent research, we will determine a fair market value for your school.
We will work with you to develop a detailed timeline, finalize legal documents, and prepare to make the announcement.