“TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO; AND EVEN WHEN HE IS OLD, HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT.” – PROVERBS 22:6
At Holy Word Christian Academy, our most important work is sharing the good news of the Gospel with your child. Through weekly chapel, daily Bible lessons & songs, and a Christian environment, we are here to help you in the Biblical instruction of & teaching of Christian values to your little one.
Geared toward working parents of little ones between the ages of 8 weeks and 4 years olds, the Early Childhood Program at Holy Word Christian Academy runs Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm, with drop-off & pick-up “windows” designed to limit interruptions & distractions between the hours of 9:15am and 3:00pm. HWCA generally follows Austin ISD’s lead on any weather-related delays or closures; however, we do operate a year-round program without a spring break or extended summer break.
High Scope Curriculum
Play is an essential part of young children’s learning and development, therefore Holy Word’s Early Childhood Curriculum is built on play-based active learning. By using the Key Developmental Indicators of the High Scope curriculum, teachers create learning experiences that support exploration and encourage creative imagination. Through this kind of active learning, children obtain cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills that lay a firm foundation for all the years beyond early childhood.
Nurturing, Qualified Teachers
Teachers at Holy Word have not just a love for children, but a love for caregiving, encouragement, and guiding. With a broad range of experience from their own personal and professional lives, the Early Childhood Teaching Team is full of warm, wise, and welcoming educators eager to partner with parents in the raising of their precious children. All staff are CPR & First Aid certified and complete 24 hours of professional development every year.
Each classroom has its own schedule depending on age & development, but all classes share a weekly theme and include a daily Bible lesson, music & movement, centers, storytime, arts & crafts, and free play.
Time with Jesus: Bible stories, prayers, songs of praise *Chapel on Wednesdays at 9:30am
Centers: Developing gross motor skills, social skills, and cognitive abilities through hands-on learning and exploration
Recess & Lunch: Indoor/Outdoor play promoting physical fitness and social skills
Nap or Rest
Snack Time & Teacher Read-Aloud
Centers, Recess, and Dismissal
Come Visit Us!
The best way to see if our preschool is right for your child and your family is to come visit us. Meet our preschool director, tour our classrooms, and ask all your questions about curriculum, activities, programs, and support.