Copernicus STEM, Language and Arts Academy provides quality care for children 18 months to 5 years in a campus that is uniquely Austin. Our mission is to engage children from a young age in creative, STEM-based activities, in a dual language environment (English/Spanish), to promote development, and give children the opportunity to become successful innovators and avid learners.
Children will foster their creativity and personal expression through play. Our STEM-based curriculum features themed activities differenciated for each developmental age. Children are encouraged and challenged to foster self confidence and overall educational growth.
Copernicus Academy offers a variety of Enrollment Options. Families with children 18 months to 5 years can select from full-time enrollment (5 days per week) to part-time schedules (2 or 3 days). Please contact us for availability and to schedule a visit!
Copernicus STEM, Language and Arts Academy... Early child curriculum developing inquisitive and talented minds.
Early Childhood Curriculum
in a dual language environment!
We were desperate to find the perfect school for our son, after dealing with two different failed childcare experiences. I feel so blessed that Copernicus had a spot open for my son. It's the only place where he feels comfortable, we love to see him in his routine with daily pics sent to our email and phone.
Our son has really developed a lot of new skills after being apart of the STEM program. I HIGHLY recommend Copernicus to anyone who is looking for a caring and loving place! It's very rare to find the owners of any childcare business be so hands on with their school and children. They are at the school 5 days a week playing, interacting and creating fun activities for the children.
Neda M., Copernicus Mom
Our family loves Copernicus Academy, and are so grateful to be a part of this community. The teachers are nurturing and professional, and most importantly, my daughter loves them. Miss Rebeca and Miss Myrella communicate wonderfully, and always listen and respond to concerns that arise.
I am utterly amazed at times with the activities and projects these little ones do. Creativity and art are woven into the STEM curriculum beautifully. There is also a lot of outdoor time, which is important to us. I feel my daughter is getting balanced and diverse experience in an incredibly caring environment. She is thriving, and Copernicus is a huge part of this.
My daughter is on a restricted diet for sensitivities (dairy and gluten), and the Copernicus team has been very supportive of her dietary needs. They do a seamless job giving my daughter her 'special cookies' when others are eating cupcakes or other foods for special occasions (birthdays are big celebrations).
This team and facilities are top notch. I did a lot of shopping around to find the right day care for our daughter when we needed to leave our previous day care. This is a wonderful program!
A few things my daughter loves about Copernicus: Her classmates and teachers, the huge sand pit, music/singing, and art projects
Lane H., Copernicus Mom
Copernicus Academy is a blessing in my child’s life. My 19 month old loves it there. Not only are they nurturing, caring, and attentive, but they also somehow find time to incorporate learning that is beyond my imagination.
While other daycares just watch your kid (okay, play with whatever, let’s sing a song, don’t get hurt) the staff at Copernicus manages to introduce toddlers to a whole world full of wonder and imagination. My son loves planets, music, and colors. Rather than play with an electric toy, he’d rather play with wheels and boxes and see how things work.
They cater to this attitude. My child has excelled and I wish that every child had the opportunity that my child is being given at Copernicus. The staff is made up of people who have serious goals and passions in the fields of history, science, culture, education, and children. The administrators have created the best possible learning environment for our children.
Even though it’s unlikely, I only hope my son will always be able have the same level of love and attention he gets here. The price is right. The staff is better than any staff at any daycare in the area and the children appear to be very well behaved. The parents are also very pleasant.
If you are looking for a modern, loving, and scientific approach to your toddler’s learning I strongly encourage you to embark on this journey. You will not regret it. AT LEAST have a meet and greet or take a tour.
Milannie Cintron, Copernicus Mom
My 18 month old son has been attending Copernicus for a few weeks. I had been searching for someplace that my husband and l could trust to care for our toddler, and a place that our son would feel nurtured and loved.
He loves it! My husband and l love it, too! We love that he is in a friendly and nurturing environment. It is also very reassuring to get pictures of our son participating in the activities fromTadpoles throughout the day!
Mr. and Mrs. French, Copernicus Parents
We were simply looking for a safe and flexible daycare option for our child when we moved to Austin, but we've gotten so much more from Copernicus Academy. I honestly cannot believe we were so lucky. The head teacher of the school creates inventive and exciting STEM lesson plans for the children that attend Copernicus. Our 20 month old daughter is working on something new every week. One week she's digging for fossils, another week she is making a catapult. The focus on science doesn't come at the exclusion of art.
Our daughter is frequently engaged in artistic activities at Copernicus - not cookie-cutter preschool art, but real, free-form, process art. How do I know? They send me picture updates throughout the day. All of this is provided in a dual-language (Spanish and English) environment, by an incredibly caring and gentle staff. They work very hard to encourage and participate in community.
The result? My daughter plays more independently. She explores more readily. She refers to things like "shoes" and "water" in Spanish. Best of all, she has started asking to go to daycare in the mornings. Five stars and two enthusiastic thumbs up for Copernicus,
Micheal P., Copernicus Mom
My daughter is almost 3 years old now and you can imagine a parent's apprehension in leaving their child at daycare for the first time.
The staff at Copernicus treated her like family, made her feel at home and at the end of the day, she didn't want to leave. Oh, and thank you for putting this mother at ease by sending me updates and photos throughout her first day.
In addition to making her feel comfortable and tending to her needs, they have her participates in fun and educational activities daily. It's exciting to have her arrive home ready to show me what she has created at Copernicus.
I'm looking forward to watching my daughter grow and blossom in this environment.
Thank you Copernicus!
The Martin Family
It was difficult for me to go back to work after stay home with my daughter for her first 18 months. My husband and I were extremely anxious about putting her in care for the first time but our experience with Copernicus over the last few months has relieved any anxieties that we had.
Copernicus is truly a school. Staffed by amazing educators and loving caregivers. Our daughter is excited to go to school everyday and runs to play upon arrival. The teachers are always responsive to both child and parents and will take the time to talk and update you without prompt. We feel so lucky to be a part of the Copernicus family.
Jess D., Copernicus Mom
Don't know where to begin... This school is amazing. Our son has been going here for 7 months and we couldn't be any happier. Copernicus is the first school experience our son has ever had. He was very shy and quiet. Each one of the teachers took him under their wing. He's greeted daily with hugs and love. If you're looking for a school where your child will be loved , taught by amazing educators Copernicus STEM Academy is the only school I'd ever recommend.
Kia P., Copernicus Mom
My son has attended Copernicus for the past ten months, and it has been a fantastic experience thus far. I enjoy how they mix play with actual lessons about whatever the topic of the week/month is. This past week, for instance, was about careers and they had a state trooper, a cardiologist, a robotics engineer, a shadow puppeteer and a fire engine come out!
They send me pictures through my email throughout the day so that I'm able to feel as though I'm part of the fun, even though I'm stuck in my cubicle :) This past weekend, I attended a work day on Saturday which was coordinated by one of the Copernicus parents during which we enlarged the backyard / playground area of the school by a large amount. It was great to connect with the other parents and feel like a valued member of a larger community.
My son has one more year until Kindergarten, but we'll enjoy every moment until then. Copernicus gets my full recommendation-- check them out..
Erik Dillaman, Copernicus Dad
They receive us with a huge smile every morning and in the afternoon when I pick up our daughter. Each morning she runs over to the teachers and the group to find out what project they are working on. Every day it is something new and creative. She once came home with a spaceship that had a battery and wires. With her little two year old fingers she connected the wires and it rattled. It blew my mind!
There is a good balance between indoor and outdoor activity. They are incredibly patient with potty training and nap time. They have been accommodating with drop off and pick up hours. They send photos of the kids all day over email or an app. I simply couldn't ask for more.
The two women who started the school have a wonderful energy and inspiration. They are the people who go above and beyond to do well and to stay in business.
Csilla Somogyi, Copernicus Mom
The STEM program is perfect for our daughter! She loves hands-on learning, playing outside, and independent/self-directed play. They give the kids the opportunity to work out their disagreements without interfering too much. I LOVE that! I like letting my kids work disagreements over toys, turns, and play for themselves when it's safe. She's a bit dirty by the end of the day, but I don't mind I just know not to bring her in anything I don't want ruined. For some parents the facility might be a too loosey-goosey, but it's perfect for us.
At first, I wasn't sure this facility was right given the close proximity to the I-35 and having to provide food/snacks/diapers/sleeping mat/sunscreen/etc. BUT I love it. It gives me a bit of control over the food/products used and it's never been a hassle.
I echo the other parents reviews about the curriculum. It's well-planned and engaging for the kids. They are always learning something new and whether the kids understand it or not, isn't really the point. It's familiarizing the kids with different ideas and engaging/developing their critical thinking skills.
Overall, I can't wait to get my younger one in class when he turns 18-months. I know he'll be in good hands with intelligent and thoughtful caregivers.
Amanda D., Copernicus Parent
We take our child here and it's embarrassing to say he excitedly jumps up and down the minute he wakes up in the morning yelling 'school, school!'
They spend 50% of their time outside which was extremely important to me as we have a high energy toddler.
It's not a Montessori school, but the kid's ages are mixed and there's no tech toys, a focus on creative play, with positive reinforcement. It is very in line with what drew me to Montessori teaching styles.
I also love the themed weeks. Last week was safari. My guy loved it. He wore out his toilet paper binoculars ;) We got into it so much we decided to dress him in some safari shorts. It's just fun to know they're teaching and we can play along. They're focused on STEM learning which is great bc they learn biology and science and about the earth and the surroundings. And the arts and crafts are anything but normal kiddie art and craft projects. It's a combo of learning, exploring, creating and socializing at the same time. What more can you ask for?
It's a growing little school (which was a plus for me as well) and the teachers are sweet and will talk to you about your kid- good or bad and work to improve the behavior.
I also love that we bring our own lunch and snacks. I know what's going in my kiddos belly ;)
And they are dual language. What else more do you want for your kid? I'd keep him home but he'd be bored....
Kristen H., Copernicus Mom