Welcome to Emerson Academy

As our community slowly returns to work and school, Emerson Academy is here to provide a safe and nurturing environment for your children. We follow all local, state and federal guidelines for health and safety during this health crisis such as required face coverings, health screening of students and staff, outdoor drop off and pick up, social distancing among children and staff, small group instruction, and emphasis on hygiene, sanitizing and disinfecting.

The mission of Emerson Academy is to provide exceptional early education for children of all abilities.

Emerson Academy is a non-profit child development center serving Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, and the surrounding communities. Emerson provides an inclusive learning environment where all children can learn and grow together. From our highly trained staff to our literacy-based and developmentally-appropriate curriculum, Emerson Academy gives exceptional educational opportunities so that every child may succeed.

The Emerson Foundation

The Emerson Foundation

Emerson Academy is a program of The Emerson Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports community efforts to provide early education to children with special needs. It is classified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations made to The Emerson Foundation will qualify as tax-exempt donations under section 170 of the IRS Code. The Emerson Foundation is also qualified to receive bequests, devises, transfers and gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the code.

What makes Emerson Academy unique?

  • Locally operated so that staff know each child and family in our growing community of learners.

  • Texas Food Program – PCCPA federally approved program provides breakfast, lunch and snack.

  • Low child-staff ratios allow for more interaction and attention for every child

  • Highly qualified staff members who are educated and trained to work with children of varying abilities

  • Goats, Pigs and other animals children care for and interact with regularly

  • A garden where the kids learn about nature and responsibility by growing and caring for plants

  • ADA accessible classrooms and playground hat provide safe environments for all children to thrive

  • Fully inclusive program where children with and without special needs are able to learn side-by-side

  • Family involvement is encouraged through school-wide & community events as well as regular collaboration between teachers and family members

  • Developmentally appropriate, individualized instruction that supports every child’s unique social, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs

  • Music Emerson Academy offers music to all ages of children, including infants

Get Involved

Emerson Academy provided exceptional early childhood education, as well as summer camp enrichment, to children of all abilities ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We rely on contributions from our community, as well as the support of volunteers, in order to provide the best possible care to children, regardless of their family’s financial status. Please consider volunteering, donating and/or serving on our Board of Directors.

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Emerson Academy

Observe our certified teachers engage students in a unique learning experience! Visit our custom designed IPEMA certified playground and other custom designed facilities that meet all ADA accessibility standards.

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We welcome volunteers to join our inclusive child development center. People committed to children of all abilities add value to our students in the classroom, office, library, and as teacher support.

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Be the force for good to the many children of Emerson Academy! Your contributions help deliver on the promise of quality education uniquely tailored to fit the needs of children of all abilities.

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Parents Testimonials

I love Emerson. My son attended for all 5 years (he’s in Kinder now) and now my daughter is there (just turned 1). The staff cares about the kids, educates them, and prepares them for the transition to elementary school. The kids love the animals, love the playground. And the amount of time the kids play outside make me very happy – I know some other schools limit the play time in favor of more schoolwork, but I think allowing the kids to get their energy out enhances their ability to learn when they are inside. I wouldn’t have my kids at any other daycare! My only complaint would be that they do not provide lunch, but they do work with an outside food vendor if you wish to order hot lunches for your child.

Elizabeth L.

My son is 2 years old and has been attending since he was 11 months old. He LOVES it. The staff is great! The curriculum is great! The children are loved, individuality is encouraged – and each child is helped along through their milestones. The parents are also friendly and get to know each other for play dates. I originally had my son at a commercial daycare where he cried everyday. I took him out after 3 days and placed him at Emerson. On the first day I picked him up from Emerson he was smiling and happy. He has loved it since. In fact, sometimes he doesn’t want to come home. I highly recommend it.

Laura T.