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The Little Hearts Child Development Center, in partnership with the Hill Country Community Needs Council, will address the critical childcare shortage in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.


We will offer a safe, inclusive environment, designed and built specifically for infants to 3-year-olds. Our teachers will be licensed and trained in trauma-informed care. All children are welcome, and we will prioritize economically disadvantaged families and those who have experienced trauma.

Located next door to the Needs Council, Little Hearts will be independently run and overseen by the Little Hearts Child Development Center Board of Directors. Please take a moment to explore our website to learn more!

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Little Hearts will be equipped to care for up to 74 children in six classrooms:

  • 16 in two infant rooms: infant -11 months old
  • 20 in two older infant rooms: 12-17 months old
  • 18 in one classroom for toddlers: 18-23 months old
  • 20 in one classroom for toddlers: 24-36 months old

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Our building will be approximately 9,000 square feet, and the playground will be approximately 8,000 square feet. Some highlighted features include:

  • Commercial Kitchen
  • Indoor Play Gym
  • Family restroom
  • Mother’s room
  • Laundry
  • Conference Room
  • Complete Security Measures