The Woodlands Young Learners Academy (also lovingly known as TWY·LA / tw ī la /)  just celebrated its 10th Birthday! As a locally owned and operated business it’s our pleasure to provide preschool and Private Kindergarten education to children beginning at age 18 months, in The Woodlands community and surrounding areas. We have been honored to be a Woodlands Online’s “Best Preschool / Childcare of the Woodlands” finalist each year since 2013, with first place titles in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016!

As experienced and knowledgeable academic professionals, it is our goal to ensure students and families the very best early childhood education and foundation for transition to their next educational experience!

We take pride in providing the academic and social framework needed when entering each child’s next level of school. Each program is specifically designed to ensure that the basic skills are mastered, per the Texas Essential Knowledge of Skills while also making certain that the Gifted Program Standards, which are designated desirable and visionary conditions for excellence in gifted education programming practices, are upheld.

TWYLA is the ‘cream of the crop’. My daughter comes home every day with newfound knowledge. I love everything about this place. It’s amazing all of the specials rotations they go through from music, science, technology, Spanish, library, and of course physical education. Actually my favorite thing about this place is the chef! I could go on and on.
— Ben-Schelley Besio | Parent

1500 Woodstead Court
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Monday – Friday:
6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

TWYLA is a uniform school. To order uniforms, please visit TWYLA's Lands' End Uniform Page.


We'd love to meet you and your little learner! Please contact us today to schedule your tour.

Patricia Quintero


Patricia Quintero was born in Santa Barbara, California, and was transplanted to Houston when she was nine years old. As the oldest of seven, she has always been around children. Formally, she was introduced to the basic concepts of preschool in high school when she elected to take Child Care 101 and has been in this industry ever since!

She spent many years in a private preschool in the Cypress area and worked her way up to Director of
Pre-K Before and After school programs, which included 200 summer campers! She left the industry briefly thinking she wanted to do something different, but she just couldn’t stay away! Upon her return to early childhood education, she found TWYLA. In her own words, "this wonderful school!"

Patricia has been at The Woodlands Young Learners Academy for nine years. She started as a teacher in the 3 year old classroom, becoming the lead and then moved into administration. She achieved her Director’s Accreditation in 2005.

Outside of TWYLA, Patricia loves to spend as much time as she can with her nieces and nephews, as well as working on various art projects with her silhouette.


At The Woodlands Young Learners Academy, a parent is not just a parent - you are a Young Learners Group Parent. To fulfill the responsibility to students and their families requires developing a “Partnership” with each family. We offer a number of “Young Learners Group Parent Benefits” that will make every parent’s daily routine just a little bit easier. A few of them include ...

  • TWYLA Java Stop - enjoy a cup of coffee on us!

  • Tuition Express - exclusive electronic payment services

  • TWYLA Dry Cleaning Club - leave your clothes with us and we’ll send them out for dry cleaning

  • TWYLA Classroom Newsletter - keeping you in the know!

  • Parent Involvement Opportunities - taking an active role in your child’s TWYLA experience

  • TWYLA Corporate Services - copying, faxing, notary and wireless internet