Child Development Centers

  • Bastrop ISD operates three licensed Child Development Centers (CDC) for children 6 weeks to 5 years. We strive to give children the love and nurture they need while their parents are working or are in classes by creating positive learning experiences where they can grow physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively through a variety of age-appropriate activities. The CDCs are open only to the children of BISD employees and BISD student parents (see exception under Public Preschool below.)

    • Our Emile and Cedar Creek facilities are 4 STAR Texas Rising Star facilities.
    • The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program at Mina Elementary is taught by a certified teacher.
    • Our child care costs are among the lowest in the area.
    • Our program is licensed and inspected by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
    • CDC teachers receive 24-30 or more training hours each year. 

    Locations and Hours

    Emile Elementary School (on the east side) and Cedar Creek Elementary School and Bluebonnet Elementary (on the west side). Operating hours are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday, according to the Bastrop ISD academic calendar


    For additional information, contact the Community Relations Department at (512) 772-7180. To register for the CDC (staff and students only) or the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) program, please visit

    Public Preschool Through the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Program

    A unique partnership exists between the CDCs at Mina Elementary and Cedar Creek Elementary and the BISD Special Programs & Services Department to operate a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities. It is an inclusive program comprised of both general education students and preschoolers with disabilities. The goal of the program is that, with the support of a certified teacher, our general education students are able to serve as guides and leaders in the classroom.