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Open Door Preschools 2015 Fall Fete:
As Time Goes By

Throwback to the ‘40’s to celebrate Open Door’s 40th Anniversary!

We’re planning a real lulu of a shindig for Saturday, September 26th, 7:00—10:00 p.m., at Fair Market on East 5th. This year’s Fete is inspired by the 1940’s: Casablanca and film noir, swing and big band sounds, and other swell surprises. Sponsorships begin at $250, and more information can be found here:


2015 Fall Fete Honorees:
Drumroll, please: for our 40th year, Open Door is delighted to be honoring three very special members of the Austin community.

Opening New Doors Award: MariBen Ramsey and Shirley Rubinett
The Opening New Doors Award recognizes outstanding individuals who exemplify and promote the Open Door values of social justice and inclusion in the Austin community.

Visionary Volunteer Award: Brandon Lack
The Visionary Volunteer Award recognizes individuals whose volunteerism has made a deep and lasting impact on Open Door’s programs and services.

For information on sponsoring Fall Fete 2015, contact our Development Director, kirsten.ingram@opendoorpreschool.org, or call 512.481.0775.

Open Door Preschools turns 40 this year!

Open Door has a lot to celebrate! Since 1975, we have been bringing together a diverse group of young children, instilling values of acceptance while building a foundation for a lifetime of success.

Some may approach 40th birthdays with trepidation—black crepe paper streamers and Over the Hill banners, thoughts of aging and decline—but that is not for Open Door! We relish turning 40 and are celebrating our past, present, and future. Join us—we’re planning for our next 40 years and want you to be a part of it!

OD class of 75 version 2

Open Door Preschool’s inaugural class of 1975.

Open Door’s 40th Birthday Party Was a Hit!

Open Door celebrated its 40th birthday on April 25, at Threadgill’s South. Our friends and families enjoyed a concert and games, our infamous Taco Takedown, the return of the Cakewalk, birthday cake from Sweetish Hill Bakery (also turning 40 this year!), and recognition of some of the best preschool teachers in the world.



Joann Satberry, Sheila Matthews, and John Seibold



Missy Sanchez and Peter Cooper


Board Chair Michelle King and teacher Sam Bremen








Open Door parent Eric Eeds won the trophy and bragging rights as the proud winner of this year’s Taco Takedown by consuming 15 tacos in 10 minutes!


The 2015 Taco Takedown Champ Eric Eeds and family


Open Door Alums Benton McDonald, Piper King, and Stephanie Edgar


1970’s originals Brandon Lack, David Hefner, Katherine Murray and Rebecca Lack Massey

Mission Statement

To nurture and inspire young children of diverse needs, economic levels, and family backgrounds in an engaging educational environment.


Our Locations

East & Administration

3804 Cherrywood Road Austin, TX 78722 (512) 481-0775       

Central School

1717 West 10th Street Austin, TX 78703 (512) 477-9632      

M Station

2918 E. MLK Blvd Austin, TX 78702 (512) 610-7383