2017 Childcare, Preschool, and MDO Guide

This Guide is made possible by our Childcare, Preschool, and MDO sponsors. We are so happy to feature these programs and grateful for their involvement!

When my son was 15 months old, I knew I needed help. I was staying home with him, but I was tired and burnt out. I was terrified and sad at the thought of leaving him with someone else, but I also knew it would be best for him and for me. So with a little encouragement from a friend, I started my search for local childcare, preschool, and MDO programs.

I was very surprised to learn that programs fill up quick and wait lists are often the norm. However, I finally found a program accepting new babies and scheduled a tour. I blinked back tears as I spoke with the Director. After enrolling my son, I cried in my car. And as you might imagine, the first week, I along with the other new moms in that class ran in and out of the building at drop off with red, teary, and averted eyes.

The decision to enroll my son in school was hard. But it has been amazing for both him and me. He is learning so much and impressing my husband and me regularly. Our son is having fun with new friends. He has loving and nurturing teachers. And most importantly, I know he is safe and well cared for when I am away.

The decision to enroll your child in a childcare, preschool or MDO program can be tough. But selecting the right program for my child has been one of the best decisions I’ve made as a parent. That is why we’ve put together this guide to local childcare, preschool, and MDO programs. We are hopeful it helps you and your family find a local program you will love!

St. Pius X Catholic School

St. Pius X Catholic School is a Blue Ribbon School that provides students with an award winning education integrated with faith formation. Their preschool and elementary school programs instill values of service and community stewardship in students. 

Their Early Childhood Program consists of grades K-3, K-4 and K-5, with a certified full time teacher and full time instructional aide. Students are taught in a language-rich environment that prepares them for the elementary program while recognizing their developmental needs.

At the elementary level, grades 1-6 are traditional in nature and emphasize strong reading, math, science and social studies programs. Enriched reading and math classes reduce class sizes to approximately 12 to 1 for both the enriched and homeroom classes. St. Pius X also offers Accelerated Reading and Accelerated Math programs, S.T.R.E.A.M. lessons, library classes, daily physical education classes and weekly music, Spanish, art and computer classes. Smart Boards, desk top computers and iPads are in all classrooms to enhance learning.

More information about St. Pius X Catholic School and its programs can be viewed here.

Ages / Grades Accepted: K-3 through 6th Grade

Application / Admission Details: Open Registration in Progress

737 St. Pius Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Alameda School & Child Care

Alameda School and Childcare- Preschool and MDO Guide- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Alameda School is your child’s ‘home away from home.’  They have been family owned since 1984.  The entire staff takes great pride in creating an environment of love and security for your child, while giving parents peace of mind. Services include developmentally age-appropriate curriculum that gives children freedom, within a structured Christian-based environment, to explore, create, and interact with adults and other children. Find them on Facebook, and call today to schedule a tour!

Ages / Grades Accepted: 6 Weeks through Preschool

Application / Admission Details: Open

3046 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

In researching this guide, we made every effort to only include reputable local programs with an online presence. In addition to our partners, the following businesses are other childcare, preschool, and MDO programs to consider.

A-Bar-Z Ponderosa

ABC Christian Child Care (Annaville)

ABC Learning Center (Rockport)

Academy of Living Literacy

Annapolis Christian Academy

Ariel’s Playroom Childcare Center

Arlington Heights Christian School

Asbury Creative Learning Center

Bay Area Child Development Center

Child Logic (Annaville)

Church of Reconciliation Day School

Denim ‘n Lace Texas Tots Child Care (Ingleside)

Early Childhood Development Center at TAMUCC

Early Learning Academy of Texas

Enchanted Children’s Academy

First Baptist School

First Baptist Church Preschool Portland

First Christian Church Dayschool

First Learning Tree (Rockport)

First Presbyterian Church Preschool – Mother’s Day Out

First United Methodist Church Vinson Morris Children’s Center

First United Methodist Dayschool (Portland)

iAchieve Academy

Incarnate Word Academy

Jewish Community Council

Kid’s Place at Grace Presbyterian


Lighthouse Learning Center and Daycare (Aransas Pass)

Little Feet Child Care Center

Lolly’s Learn and Grow Center

Messiah Lutheran Church Mother’s Day Out

Mi Casita Montessori Spanish Immersion School

Mi Mundo Masterpiece Bilingual Academy

Montessori School of Corpus Christi

Mount Olive Lutheran School

My Mother’s Day Out- Southside

Odyssey Early Learning

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School

Our Lady of the Rosary (Flour Bluff)

Rainbow Express at Kings Crossing Church of Christ

Rise School of Corpus Christi

River Hills Baptist Church Preschool and Mother’s Day Out (Robstown)

Second Baptist Child Development Center

Southside Montessori School

St. Christopher’s by the Seas (Portland)

St. John’s United Methodist Church Children’s Learning Center

St. Patick Catholic School

Storybooks School

Trinity Lutheran Preschool

Yorktown Baptist Church Preschool and Mother’s Day Out

Do you have a local program you love? Help other moms by telling us why in the comments below!

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  1. These are great for moms with younger kids but alot of these don’t handle older kids or after school care. A list focusing on that would be a great follow up to this.

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