November 14, 2019 | Paula Hines

Top 10 Best Houston Heights Daycares

Your child’s early development stages are crucial to their future. Living in the Houston area might leave you feeling congested with options, but we’ve got your back! Take a look below at our list of some of the best daycares located in the Houston Heights.


Greater Heights School

Pros: The Greater Heights School caters to infants and preschool-aged children. The buzz around this school from parents expresses how much they feel their children are being cared for by an exceptional staff. Greater Heights School also offers courses taught in dual languages, English and Spanish.

Cons: Their website is down at the moment so you must call to ask about the curriculum and any other questions about the facility.

Rating: 5 stars on Yelp 


Great Little Minds Academy

Pros: Known as a dual language school for English and Spanish, Great Little Minds Academy utilizes a HighScope Curriculum, which urges children to use critical thinking skills. Great Little Minds Academy uses active participatory learning to approach learning experiences with hands-on methods.

Cons: This childcare facility does not have a website, so you must make a call for more information.

Rating: 5 stars on Yelp


Principrin School

Pros: Principrin is a bilingual school that focuses on early child development and education. Here, the focus is mainly activity-based, which allows kids to explore and learn. This school uses the MOTHER GOOSE TIME curriculum.

Cons: This school is fairly popular and may have a long waitlist.

Rating: 5 stars on Yelp


West End Child Development Center

Pros: The goal of the West End Child Development Center is to offer a nurturing environment for children. West End Child Development Center relies on warmth and welcoming responsiveness to the needs of each child. They also believe in a hands-on approach to learning and prefer that kids learn by doing.

Cons: This is a more relaxed childcare center, so if you are looking for more structure, it may be best to shop around.

Rating: 4.5 stars on Yelp 


Esperanza School

Pros: Glowing feedback from parents include an extremely caring staff, individualized curriculum, and organized learning. Open since 1972, the Esperanza School’s 3-acre facility offers large and colorful rooms and a garden. The school also offers a ton of activities and additional learning opportunities.

Cons: It seems as though the waitlist can be quite long at Esperanza School, so if you are at all interested, you should schedule a tour as soon as possible.

Rating: 4 stars on Yelp


The Kenworthy School

Pros: The Kenworthy School utilizes a curriculum that supports children developing healthy social and emotional skills. Highlighting availability and accessibility, the Kenworthy School even offers parents’ night out evenings where children are supervised in a safe environment during evening hours. Another big bonus is that this school offers parents an online portal for further communication.

Cons: Spots are limited here so scheduling a tour and making an immediate payment is critical to securing one. 

Rating: 4 stars on Yelp 


Happy Times Academy

Pros: Happy Times Academy has undergone a remodel recently and has a staff that parents feel are caring and attentive. The facility is clean and organized, and parents can receive monthly updates in the form of a newsletter through email. 

Cons: There is not much information located on their website and management has appeared to change at least once within the past year.

Rating: 3.5 stars on Yelp 


The Goddard School

Pros: Operated by a former teacher, the Goddard School offers educational opportunities for children spanning a wide range of ages, infant up to school-age. The Goddard School believes in play-based learning to help kids have fun while they develop important skills. The Goddard School introduces science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) learning paired with literacy teachings to allow children to become familiar early on with these subjects.

Cons: The waitlist at The Goddard School can be lengthy. 

Rating: 3.5 stars on Yelp


La Petite Academy of Houston

Pros: An established business since 1968, La Petite Academy prides itself on incorporating creative learning for young children. La Petite is an affordable option compared to other daycares in the Heights. There is also an app available to parents to better communicate with the academy throughout the day.

Cons: This location is slightly outside of the Heights area, but not by much. Some complaints made through reviews are concerns regarding staff turnover rate.

Rating: 3.5 stars on Yelp


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Pros: Located on Heights Boulevard, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School offers a ton of family events and activities outside of its individualized learning educational system for young children. St. Andrew’s believes in independent learning for children and values self-correction, a self-disciplined type of learning. There are numerous opportunities to take a tour of the facility before making a decision.

Cons: There is a non-refundable fee and waitlist times may vary.

Rating: Unrated on Yelp


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