Welcome to Nicholson Early Childhood Education Center! We are a half-day, NAC accredited, private preschool program serving children from 18 months to 5 years of age. Our mission is to provide the highest quality preschool education for your child. To achieve that aim, there are four primary goals of our program:
- To build deep, caring relationships with each child and their family in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
- To create engaging learning environments where children are excited to play and learn.
- To develop enriching curriculum activities and experiences for children that support their learning and development in all academic and life domains.
- To nurture quality teachers with creative resources and support for their continued professional development so that they are inspired to provide an amazing preschool experience for your child!
As director and founder of Nicholson Early Childhood Center, my background includes a Masters and Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, specializing in Early Childhood Education, from the University of Texas at Austin and over 30 years of experience in the field as an early childhood teacher, center director, teacher educator and professor of early development at the university level. In addition, I have presented at many local and national early childhood conferences. I am passionate about quality programs for young children and the professional development of their teachers!
Come and visit us soon—we look forward to meeting you and your child!
Dr. Shelley Nicholson