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“Each little child God sends our way is like a piece of soft, new clay. Tis ours to mold and trim, to make it pleasing to Him.” -Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate, shaping lives since 1976


Fun Shine Express Buttercups

Buttercups is a professionally designed infant/toddler curriculum. Every week, the program offers activities and materials to promote and enhance physical, intellectual, and social growth in four areas- Language, Physical, Cognitive, and Social-Emotional development.

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Fun Shine Express Fireflies

Fireflies is a professionally designed monthly preschool curriculum. The program offers Alphabet and Language, Music and Movement, Hands-On Math and Science, Social activities along with different games. We believe children learn best through interacting with their environment and we strive to present activities with that in mind.

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Fun Shine Express Faith Lessons

Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate is a Non-Denominational school. We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God. Each year we offer 12 key Bible stories. Each monthly Bible story is organized into five faith lessons with the story told using full color, detailed displays.

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McGraw DLM Early Childhood Express

Early Childhood Express teaches essential concepts in Reading, Math and other core subjects through a comprehensive learning system that prepares them for a lifetime of learning.

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A New Concept

Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate was created for the kid in all of us. Our foyer is a fun place easily accessible to school visitors, students and parents, and keeps unnecessary traffic away from the learning centers. The classrooms are self contained so the children feel safe and secure. The children have beautiful outdoor playgrounds with age appropriate equipment to help build confidence and large motor skills. We have also added a large indoor play land for those hot and rainy days.

What’s in Store for Your Child

We believe the most important beginning of a child’s life is the training they receive. Our main objective is to teach responsibility, to be courteous to others, build lifetime learning and developmental experiences, and encourage talents and gifts of each child. We will fill your child’s day with play, drawing, painting, singing, and plain old letting kids be kids. Learn More

Whistle Stop Station

8402 Chiesa Rd. Rowlett TX, 75089
(972) 412-3900

Whistle Stop Station

2501 Hickox Rd. Rowlett TX, 75089
(972) 412-7036

Whistle Stop Station

3501 S Murphy Road Richardson TX, 75082
(972) 680-3062

  • 3501 S Murphy Road Richardson TX, 75082


Why Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate?

As a prospective parent we encourage you to give us a call so we can set up a date and time that works best for you to tour our facilities. We are committed to partnering with parents to provide the foundation for children to grow to be loving, productive, confident, and responsible individuals. 

Our Doors Are Open

Learn more about Whistle Stop Station and By the Barnyard Gate by setting up a tour at one of our three locations. We have an open door policy, please come for a tour between 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. We encourage call ahead appointments.

Give us a call at (972) 412-3900 or fill out our contact form.