Our daycare has proudly served the Garland, Tx community for over 40 years. Call or contact us to schedule a visit and see how your family can join ours.


Hours: 6:00AM – 6:30PM

We provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks as well as baby food and formula. We also offer transportation for CCA families and provide transportation to and from local schools.


Before and after-school drop off and pick up for the following GISD schools:

Centerville, Club Hill, Cooper, Daughtery, Ethridge, Freeman Golden Meadows, Handley, Hillside, Kimberlin, Northlake, Parkcrest, Shorehaven, Watson, Weaver, Williams, Walnut Glen, Davis


The care of your child is a partnership between home and school. We value parent involvement at every level and encourage you to partner with us. Get in touch with us to learn how you can stay involved in your childs’ learning and play at the school.

About Us

Lynda Francis established the Happy Days School 1977. Since then she has owned and managed the daycare. Many children who have been cared for and treated like family at Happy Days. We even have children attending who are the third generation in their family to come to Happy Days.

The Director, Dee Merritt, has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Some teachers and staff at Happy Days have been here twenty nine years. We believe that good child care comes from having a passion and love of children along with continual professional development.

Each teacher is required to have 30 hours of professional development each year along with CPR and First Aid. All of our staff has a criminal background check done before they may begin working with the children.

We are Texas Rising Star certified, Texas School Ready, and use the ABEKA curriculum. We offer discounts for children whose parents are City of Garland & GISD employees.