Our Philosophy

Copernicus STEM Academy's philosophy relies on the incorporation of a scientific approach to learning while the child is playing. We are confident that such an approach will allow the children in our care to equally develop multiple intelligences. The incorporation of STEM practices according to the research of Lucia French, Rochel Gelman, and Kimberly Brenneman suggests that students may develop higher cognitive skills when they are exposed to a scientific discourse as early as 2 years old. 

The Copernicus framework is a holistic approach, based on the research of several experts in the area of early childhood education, that allows students to explore the world around them and incites their creativity while maintaining their natural inclination to play. Teachers will promote themed activities but it is the children’s inquisitive nature, the conversations and interactions they have with the teacher and amongst themselves, that will drive and promote learning. 


Language is a basic skill that develops at a young age, and research on language acquisition shows that the incorporation of second languages is easier at an early age in life. At Copernicus, we believe that exposing our youth to two different languages continuously (English/Spanish) while interacting with other children at similar developmental ages will promote the proper development of their mother language as well as the acquisition of a second language.


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Thinking outside the box:

Director - Founder

Rebeca Guerrero is the recipient of the 2016 Zezula Family Excellence in Early Childhood Teaching Award from the University of Texas!  Rebeca

is a career educator with over fourteen years of experience in the classroom as a Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Environmental Sciences Teacher.  She spearheads our STEM focused curriculum and brings exceptional insights in early childhood education and trends.


Ms. Rebeca has a Masters Degree with a focus on STEM Education and a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas.

Administrator - Founder

Myrella Delgado brings fourteen years of experience in business management and administration.  In addition to managing the daily operations and assisting our families, Ms. Delgado contributes her artistic talents to our school and collaborates on creative activities.

Myrella  Delgado has a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus on Ethics and Management.  





Meet the Copernicus Team


The Copernicus STEM, Language and Arts Academy Team is comprised of career educators ready to provide your child with the highest quality educational activities paired with premier child care.






Teacher and Caregiver

Madeline has a Bachelor’s of Science in Fashion Design from Drexel University and was part of the Honors Society when becoming Certified as an Early Childhood Educator.  Madeline has extensive experience in the child care areas including engagement with children during STEAM activities. 


Ms. Kaplan relocated to Austin and looks forward to continuing her work with children at Copernicus Academy.



Assistant Director

Maricela Arellano has built her career around early childhood education.  Maricela got an early start by becoming an assistant at a child care center in her teens and has dedicated her life to the love and care of children. 

Maricela has been a member of the Lions Club for over ten years, a club dedicated to enriching the lives of children with special needs.

A native Texan, she has worked in a variety of settings including Montessori and STEM centered schools in various Texas regions and looks forward to using her experience while in the Copernicus Administration. 

Ms. Maricela is Certified as a Child Care Center Director and brings over thirty years of experience in Early Childhood Education.


Teacher and Caregiver

"I am originally from Chicago and I am excited to work with children of all ages.  I have years of experience working with children, including camps, and after school programs."

Ms. Melissa is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English




Sydney Cruz Romero

Teacher and Caregiver

"I have an associate's degree in early childhood education, and look forward to furthering my experience and education in this field. I am passionate about the educational development of young children."

Assistant Teacher and Caregiver

Ivette is originally from Puerto Rico where she worked in  the medical field focused on gerontology.  Ivette is a mother of two grown children and is a loving caregiver.

Ms. Ivette received her medical training at Unitec in Camuy, Puerto Rico and is a native Spanish speaker

Ivette Gonzalez



Assistant Teacher and Caregiver

Beatriz enjoys working with children especially when engaging during science projects!  Spanish is the language of engagement in Ms. Bea's classroom and she looks forward to her continued participation at Copernicus!



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Assistant Teacher and Caregiver

Ms. Dulce is a warm and loving caregiver and has extensive experience working with young children.  Ms. Dulce plans to continue her training in the early childhood areas and is committed to making our kid's days fun and exciting.  Ms. Dulce is bilingual and enjoys engaging with the youngest of our kiddos in the Spanish language.