Young Learners School
8432 Bissonnet
Houston, Texas 77074

Mission & Vision

The mission of Young Learners is to provide pre-kindergarten services to eligible children while preparing them to enter kindergarten on a comparable level with their peers through a unique collaborative model between school districts, Head Start, the community, and child care centers. The vision of Young Learners is a greater community where all children are provided with premiere early childhood education and services.

About Us

Young Learners School, along with other national and local community leaders, share a common vision for children in Head Start and licensed child care centers: to create quality programs that provide preschool students with the skills necessary to be success in kindergarten. Dr. Spyros Catechis is the Founder and CEO of Leaders in Education, Inc., which operates Young Learners School.


Young Learners School latest partnership with Tiny Treasurers, an early childhood program which is a part of SEARCH. Dr. Spyros Catechis, Founder & CEO of YLS, Thao Costis, CEO of SEARCH and Janelle James, CEO of Schools, YLS


YLS had the distinct honor of taking part in Rice University’s Capstone Course in the spring. MBA students involved in the Capstone Course at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business teamed up to develop recommendations to help community organizations solve critical strategic challenges, such as growth/expansion, organization turnaround strategies, and new ventures. This opportunity allowed YLS staff members to participate in meetings with the Capstone team to discuss various aspects of Young Learners School. With the results of the Capstone teams’ finding the CEO, Superintendent and Board of Directors are strategically planning to move Young Learners School “to the next level.”