Northwest Austin School
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: (512) 795-8300
Fax: (512) 795-8311
6507 Jester Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78750
Hello everyone! My name is Erica Gonzales, Director of The Children’s Center of Austin – Northwest. I have had the honor of being a part of The Children’s Center of Austin since 2011. My dream has always been to become a Director and I am beyond thrilled to be one here at CCOA – Northwest! Early childhood development has always been a passion of mine.
Together with a team of amazing staff, I am committed to providing your family with a loving foundation for a lifetime of learning. In 2011, I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and a major in Family and Child Development. After college, I was hired by The Children’s Center of Austin – Westlake, where I served as a teacher and then became a Curriculum Coordinator.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family! My daughter, Maizie, is currently four and is my biggest joy! She has grown leaps and bounds at The Children’s Center of Austin and it is a privilege to watch her grow in our wonderful program.
I highly encourage you all to check out our facility! We would love to have you join our CCOA family.
Hi everyone!!! I’m Jessica, and I am honored to serve as the Curriculum Coordinator at The Children’s Center of Austin-Northwest. I am originally from La Grange, Texas where I graduated high school in 2005. That Summer, I worked my first job as a preschool teacher and fell in love. Teaching children that learning was fun became my passion. I moved to Austin in 2006 to get my certificate in medical assisting in hopes of being an EKG technician, but in my heart, I truly missed working with children. When my daughter, Keona, was born I began teaching at The Children’s Center of Austin. 10 years and 3 daughters later, I am proud to say CCOA is more than a job, but a family.
Having spent many years in a classroom, I understand the impact that a well-crafted curriculum can have on students. Education should be inspiring, engaging, and tailored to meet the diverse needs of learners. Through collaboration with our talented leadership team, I strive to create learning experiences that empower children to reach their full potential.
Beyond my professional life, I enjoy hiking, crafting, swimming, and spending time with my 3 beautiful daughters and my American bully, Loki.
My grandmother would always tell me, “It takes a village to raise a child” and here at CCOA we want to be a part of your village.