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Gaining Academic Progress PreK & K Learning Center (GAPPLC)

Thanks for visiting! Our preschool is a 4 - Star Rating!

Welcome! To the 2023-2024 School Year

Hours: Monday-Friday from:  7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (9.5 hours of service for your child) 

(PreK3 must be fully potty-trained and talking; PreK4; and 5 years and older up to 12 years of age)

Virtual Learning is Available. 

                                  School begins:  Monday,  August 14, 2023 - May 23, 2024


What is a Texas Rising Star-Certified Program?  A Texas Rising Star-Certified Program is an early learning program that has an agreement to provide Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)Child Care Services and meets requirements that exceed the State’s Child Care Regulation minimum standards, receiving a certification level of Two-, Three-, or Four-Star.

GAP-PLC is proud to announce that we are a 4-Star high-quality Early Learning Home Based Center.  (For more information visit: 

GAP-PLC offers a safe, nurturing environment where your child will get the attention and care that he or she needs. Our ratio of children to adults are 12 (students) to 2 (adults). GAP-PLC is a high quality early childhood education which provides a critical foundation for future success for the children in Austin, Texas. The pre-school is a community-based organization dedicated to working hard to create a quality Pre-K and K program. Numerous research studies have shown that children who attend higher-quality early learning programs are more prepared for school entry than children who do not attend high-quality programs.  Breakfast/Lunch/Snack/Dinner will be provided. CCS accepted. 

The purpose is to provide students with the knowledge and foundation they need to become successful, life learners. The staff at GAP-PLC will ensure that all students are school readiness or ready for 1st Grade upon completion.

At GAP-PLC, your child will participate in developmentally-appropriate activities, such as:



Social Skills/Critical Thinking Skills

Emotional Development

Physical Health

  • Story Time
  • Mindfulness
  • Show and Tell
  • Fine Arts
  • Computer Time
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Pre-Reading Activities
  • Dual Language
  • And much more.... 

You can rest assured that your child will be cared for with the utmost kindness, love and respect. We believe all children are precious gifts and we treat them as though they are our own. 

To learn more, contact us today! (Email: or

The frog above is the school's mascot. Our motto is

"Jump into Learning."

Gaining Academic Progress Pre-K and K Learning Center (GAP-PLC)

CEO/Owner: Dr. Katrina Hicks

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