Thriving in Early Childhood

Spiritual Development

“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.

A Full-Time Program

Geared toward working parents of little ones between the ages of 1 and 4 years old, 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 HWCA’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 Christian Academy 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.

What does a day in Early Childhood look like?

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.

7-9am:Arrival
9:00-9:30*:Time with Jesus: Bible stories, prayers, songs of praise

*Chapel on Wednesdays at 9:30am

9:30-10am:Snack Time
10-11am:Centers: Developing gross motor skills, social skills, and cognitive abilities through hands-on learning and exploration
11am-1pm:Recess & Lunch: Indoor/Outdoor play promoting physical fitness and social skills
1-3pm:Nap or Rest
3-4pm:Snack Time & Teacher Read-Aloud
4-6pm:Centers, Recess, and Dismissal

Come Visit Us!

The best way to see if Holy Word Christian Academy is right for your child and your family is to come visit us. Meet our director, tour our classrooms, and ask all your questions about curriculum, activities, programs, and support.