Steiner Ranch School
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: (512) 266-6130
Fax: (512) 266-6132
4308 N. Quinlan Park Road, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78732
Chaela Morgan, Director
Hi! My name is Chaela and I'm happy to welcome you to CCOA. My history with CCOA is very long. While attending the University of Texas, I had a beautiful daughter who needed child care. I began working part time at CCOA in the evenings so my daughter could attend center programs. Although my studies had been leading me toward a career as a college math professor, I was offered a pre-K teaching position at CCOA and fell in love with the littles. One of my most important goals in life is to be happy – and teaching makes me happy. Being a role model and encouraging children to be kind, confident, and great human beings turns out to be my calling. As a child at heart, I love to smile, be silly, and face life head-on. Thanks to Facebook, I've had the pleasure of watching many of my earlier students graduate from high school, start college, and become leaders in their schools and sports. My daughter, Deja, is now a senior in high school and she exemplifies how early childhood education can give a child a jump-start in life.
Laura Dwyer, Curriculum Coordinator
My name is Laura Dwyer and I have been with the CCOA family for nearly seven years. My husband, Taylor, and I are originally from Dallas but we have lived in Austin for 13 years. We met at Baylor University when we were involved in a study abroad program in Belize. We both graduated with BAs, double majoring in environmental studies and earth science. We are both big Baylor Bear football fans and enjoy going to as many games as we can. Sic 'em, Bears! Our family has grown to include our two sons, Jordy (8) and Judson (5). They are my greatest accomplishment; I am so proud of them. I have been in education since 2001. Since then, I have taught 4th grade, pre-K, and toddlers. This is my first year as a curriculum coordinator, and I feel that I have found my perfect fit. I really love that I am able to make a positive difference in the lives of young children, their families, and our staff.