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.

Meet

Nicolaus Copernicus

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.  

Rebeca Guerrero

Myrella Delgado

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.

 

 

Maricela

Arellano

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.

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 

Ivette Gonzalez

Caraballo

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

Melissa Talavero

Kaitlyn Reyes-James

Teacher and Caregiver

Ms. Kaitlyn has years of childcare experience, most recently she was an assistant teacher and children's yoga instructor for a school in India. Kaitlyn hopes to provide a fun learning environment in which her students feel successful and confident with STEM learning

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."

Skye Gross

Assistant Teacher and Caregiver

Skye enjoys working with children, especially when engaging with them during science projects!  She looks forward to her continued participation as an Assistant Teacher at Copernicus while completing her post-graduate goals.

 

Ms. Skye has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas and plans to pursue her Masters degree next year.

Central located at: 

Delwood:  4503 N. IH35

Austin, Texas  78722 

CONTACT US

(512) 904-9511 Main Line

(512) 300-0864  Line#2

Email: copernicusstemacademy@gmail.com