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Welcome to the

El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center!

Message from the Director:

Hello! My name is Alma Lyra and I am the Executive Director of El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center (the Center). The Center has been serving the Austin community for 45 years. We take pride in providing quality care for our children and are accredited by the National Association for Education for Young Children. Look around and contact us with any questions you may have!



El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center is designed to give each child the assurance of a rich and stimulating environment that enhances their unique and independent growth. The curriculum encourages and promotes physical, emotional, social, and cognitive learning. Fine gross motor skills are developed through physical exercise. Snacks and cooking activities are included for tasty enjoyment and nutritional development. Menus are planned with a variety of foods providing the greatest nutrition possible. The activities in which the children participate in nurture their minds as well as their bodies.

What is Accreditation? 

El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center is one of the few programs in Austin that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC). NAEYC is the nation’s most rigorous early childhood accrediting body.


Shop and Donate at the Same Time!

Do you use Amazon? Now you can shop and support El Buen Pastor Early ECDC!


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Center. You can use your existing Amazon account with AmazonSmile. 


To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select El Buen Pastor Early Childhood Development Center to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.


We thank you for your dedication and donation! 

About Us

We are a nonprofit early childhood development center. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality child care. Click the link to learn more about our history and mission.

Calendar and Events

Stay informed! Stay up to date on all of El Buen Pastor ECDC's latest activities.


Meet Our Staff


We are proud of our dedicated Staff and Board of Trustee members. Click the link to learn more about our family.

Contact Us

Are you interested in learning more about our Center or would like to schdule a tour? 


Please contact us and let us answer your questions.

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