early years, reimagined

Across the world, and here in River Place, we're creating magical spaces for children to learn, grow and thrive. Visit us and discover the Kido difference.

Early Years, Reimagined

Kido River Place

River Place is our largest school yet, featuring 15,000 sq. ft. of space for kids to explore. We are located in a scenic neighborhood of River Place, by steep hills, and Lake Austin, with River Place Elementary School just a five-minute walk away. The purpose-built preschool includes twelve large rooms, two indoor play areas measuring 700 and 1400 sq. ft., a Community Library, a room designated for nursing mothers, and 3 infant rooms that are tailored specifically for children under the age of 18 months.

We believe stunning learning environments create the right impetus for children to interact, play and learn.

By parents, for parents

We are owned and operated by a group of parents from all over the world. We were set up in response to our founders’ struggles as young parents in different cities around the world. So, since our first school in Hong Kong in 2014, we’ve been obsessed with two things: improving learning outcomes for children, and our service to parents.

Kido has been amazing with our pre-schooler. We can tell she is learning something new everyday. Communication is great via the Kido parent app. When your child refuses to leave school, when you pick them up, you know they are doing something right! Everyone there is super sweet! We are very happy with them so far.

Hsuu Vierling, Parent

    Where children thrive

    Life at Kido

    At Kido, children enter a world filled with fun and engaging activities. A place where they can be curious, express themselves, stretch their boundaries and discover their potential. Hands on creative projects and pedagogically driven play combine to create a strong foundation for their future.

    Location

    Visit Us

    We're located In River Place, with River Place Elementary School just a five-minute walk away.

    • For children aged 6 weeks to 12 years
    • Open Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm
    • Part-time and Full time

    All in a day's work

    Activities and education

    Our proprietary programme combines the Early Years Foundation Stage with the best of Reggio Emilia, Montessori and other approaches. It's a truly 21st century early years programme for whole child development. 

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    Art and Creativity

    Exploring various media, styles and more in our Art program
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    K-STEM

    A focus on creativity, problem solving and other key skills
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    Languages

    Spanish and English are included in the Kido program
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    Outdoor Play

    Indoor and outdoor play areas for physical development
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    Maths

    Maths starts early at Kido, building a solid foundation
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    Literacy

    Our teachers ensure rapid development of early literacy

    Our network

    Kido in Texas

    Our preschools in Texas are some of the best in the city. And we like to think we're creating a new benchmark in the early years.

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    Ask Us Anything

    FAQs

    Some of the things you might want to know. For anything else, just give us a call or enquire, and our parent relationship manager will be on hand to answer any questions you might have!

    Kido's COVID Response

    In line with the current government guidance, Kido preschools will remain open. We continually adhere to best practices around enhanced cleaning, social distancing, the regular taking of temperatures and maintenance of strict bubbles to limit disruptions in the event of a COVID-19 case. 

    Our philosophy

    The preschool is inspired by Reggio Emilia’s philosophy. Children have the space to find something that encourages them to discover, play and learn in every corner.

    We believe that a combination of free and structured play, an engaging and interactive learning environment, and an abundance of love, care and attention provide the most solid foundation for children in the early years.

    Food & Nutrition

    Your little one needs lots of energy to learn and play. Our healthy, nutritious meals will make sure they've got plenty. We serve breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack too. We also have vegetarian options and are happy to chat about any specific dietary requirements your child might have.

     
    Our People

    All of our teachers are formally educated and have a wealth of experience in the childcare industry and a genuine passion for teaching children. We put our heart into it and welcome teachers from different nationalities and cultures.

    This along with the 100 hours' internal training is all to ensure we give your child the very best learning and development experience while they're in our care.

    Parent Communication

    You won't miss a moment of their development. Through our app for parents, you'll get regular updates, pictures and communication from your child's teacher throughout the day. Also during pick-up and drop-off we'll be sure to talk through anything you need to know and answer any of your questions.