Open Door Preschools celebrates a wonderful, colorful world!

For forty-two years, Open Door has -- with the generous support of our community sponsors -- transformed the ideal of inclusion into a beautiful reality.  Over the years, we have also learned how to throw a really great party!  Please join us at this year's Fall Fête: What a Colorful World, our grown-up party at Thinkery, Saturday evening, September 16.  Fabulous food and drink, rockin' music, fun activities, and lively camaraderie await!  We are also excited to celebrate this year's honorees:

Lack Family Visionary Volunteer AwarD

If you ever need to get something done, round up a dedicated group of engineers with their own tools.

 Opening New Doors Award
The Honorable Sarah Eckhardt

Former Open Door parent who carries the torch for social justice as Travis County Judge.

Opening New Doors Award
Lee Manford and Casey Blass

AIDS activists whose generosity to Open Door and many other local nonprofits has made Austin a better, more caring community.

Join us in building a more wonderful, colorful world,
one child at a time.

Sponsorships available now.  Individual Tickets on sale August 1.

NEW: Treasure box of Surprises sponsored by Benold's Jewelers

To be included as a sponsor on event signage and in the program, a reply must be received by September 1, 2017.
Open Door Preschools is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Questions? Call 512-481-0775, or email Larry, or Kirsten,

Parking is available in the garage behind Thinkery on McBee Street for $1 an hour.  Metered street parking in the area is free after 8 p.m.; please read signs for parking rules and policies

~ click the color to select your Sponsor Level ~

make a General Donation to Fall Fête: HERE.
Purchase individual tickets ($85 each), and/or a treasure Box of surprises by benold's ($50 each, valued at $100+):  HERE

Celebrating 42 Years!

Celebrating 42 Years!

Open Door's 42nd Birthday Party
and Taco Takedown

April 29, 2017

What a Fabulous celebration we had at Threadgill's on Riverside, with Live Music, Cakewalks, Games, the Taco Takedown, and Teacher of the Year Awards!


Thank You to our Birthday Party Sponsors

Cakewalk Sponsor: Shirley Rubinett
Party Hat Sponsors: Alexander Law Firm; Carol Corley Nelson; Janis and Joe Pinnelli
Balloon Sponsors: Ada Belle Fudell; Ed and Cathy McHorse; Kate Graham and Mike London; Diane Holloway; Cecilia Lynch; Brooks, Edythe, and Alberta Wright
Party Games Sponsors: Nathan Eakle; William and Janet Krejci; Richard and Cahterine Nathan; Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Seibold

Teacher of the Year Awards

Sarah Boas (East School), Stephanie Cruz (M Station), and Kirby Delgado (Central School) were recognized as Teachers of the Year and received the Nira Changwatchai Living the Mission award.

Amplify Austin Day March 2-3, 2017

Open Door Preschools raised nearly $19,000 plus $10,000 in matching funds during this year's Amplify Austin Day!
Thank you for your generous support!


How to Talk to Our Kids When times are Tough


February 23, 2017


Open Door Celebrates Teacher Excellence

the Austin Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) recognized two Open Door Teachers for their outstanding work with children -- Congratulations Chantal and Brandy!
Read the whole article here

February 21, 2017