The RISE Story

RISE Child Development Center, Inc. was created to directly address the trends that the founder, Dr. Choquette Hamilton, observed and experienced personally with early childhood education in Central Texas.

Through the process of enrolling her two children in several child care centers across the area, Dr. Hamilton was dismayed with several aspects of child care including but not limited to the cost of tuition, the lack of quality in care, the pay for the child care workers and the lack of diversity among the children and families. 

For nearly three years, Dr. Hamilton has been developing and creating an early childhood education model that addresses these concerns and has been strategically planning for the right time to launch the first RISE location. 

The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the persistent need for high-quality care options and kindergarten-readiness preparation programs for all parents, not just the ones who can afford it. Inequity in early childhood education impacts us all.

Children who start kindergarten behind are likely to stay behind for the rest of their lives. We know that an educated workforce is more productive and creates a strong tax base that benefits us all.

Research shows that for every $1 invested in early childhood education there is a long-term return of up to $12 in economic benefits for communities.

In order for us to have a successful, robust economy that works for us all, we must work together so we can RISE together.

Every moment matters.

Dr. Choquette Hamilton

dr.hamilton @ risecdc.org

(504) 475-7473