Welcome to the Koalas Room!

My name is Nicole Rivera and I am so excited to begin a new year in the Koala classroom!  I am originally from San Antonio, Texas and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. Hook ‘Em! I live here with my fiancé, Matt and my dog Izzy! We love all the experiences that Austin has to offer our small family!

I am excited to take on the responsibility of helping your young children grow and explore as they embark on their next steps as toddlers. It is important to me that your child finds a loving, nurturing environment in the Koala room where he or she feels safe and free to explore, experiment, and perhaps get a little messy in the process! My goal is to foster self-confidence and independence as well as capitalize on your child’s natural curiosity so they develop a lifelong love for learning.

I am honored that you are allowing me to take part in the growth and development of your most precious gift, your children. Please feel free to contact me throughout the year with questions, comments, observations, and ideas. It is important that we work together to provide best possible care for your child.


Nicole Rivera

Koala Lead Teacher

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Developmental Plans:

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Week of June 19 

Week of June 26