We are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, and we meet all of the Minimum Standards set by that department.
Because we are a licensed facility, parents can be assured that all staff receive criminal background checks, and that only positive forms of guidance and discipline are permitted.
Additionally, Covenant UMC Preschool is proud to be accredited by Austin Rising Star. This is a state certification for our program which is voluntary. They have honored the preschool with a four-star rating.
Rising Star states that a four-star rating, “applies to those providers whose program represents a superlative level of quality in the Texas Rising Star provider system.”
Seventy-five percent of our staff are certified teachers, and between us we represent over 150 years of experience in the classroom. Our teachers have been at Covenant UMC Preschool for an average of six years. All staff receive a minimum of 30 hours of professional development annually in order to ensure that we implement the best practices in early childhood education.