Thriving in Pre-K

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.

Full-time Program

Our Pre-K program begins preparing children for Kindergarten by more closely following a traditional school year schedule. Operating with core hours of 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday, care is also available from 7-9am and 3-6pm.

Our Pre-K class is for children who will be 4 on or before September 1st.

Curriculum

Play is an essential part of young children’s learning and development. HWCA uses HighScope curriculum, which is built on play-based active learning. By using the Key Developmental Indicators of HighScope, 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.

Experienced Teachers

The Pre-K teachers at HWCA have a love for children and for teaching. At the this age level, teachers are formally teacher-trained and/or have the equivalence of education through experience, and are fully equipped to prepare children for their transition to Kindergarten.

All staff are CPR & First Aid certified and complete 24 hours of professional development every year.

Daily Schedule

8-8:30am:Arrival
8:30-9amMorning Meeting, Calendar, Weather, Daily Jobs, and More!
9-10am:Music & Movement, Group Activity, Snack Time
10-11am:Centers, Math, and Phonics & Handwriting
11am-12pm:Recess: Indoor/Outdoor play promoting physical fitness and social skills
12-1pm:Lunch Time & Bible
1-2pm:Nap Time & Reading: 30 minutes of rest and 30 minutes of quiet reading
2-3pm:Snack Time, End of Day Meeting, and Dismissal

“I moved recently farther away from the center and actually drive past where I work to get to daycare then double back. That’s how much we LOVE this place: I couldn’t bring myself to change daycares after we moved. Hannah and the staff are truly a Godsend.”

– Diana S., Eagles (Pre-K) Parent

“Holy Word Christian Academy has been a tremendous blessing to our family. Our 4-year old daughter and 1-year old son are thriving, and our family has built the most beautiful community here. Everyone feels like family at Holy Word! As working parents, it gives us so much peace to know that our children are so well taken care of and are being guided by wonderful teachers and staff that know and love the Lord deeply. We see the fruit of their labor & love in our children daily. If I were to use a few words to describe HWCA, it would be these: joy-filled, organized, peaceful, and built on a solid foundation. It is simply the BEST!”

– Jessica S., Eagles (Pre-K) and Robins (1s Class) Parent

“This is our second year at Holy Word after moving from another childcare center in Austin, and we absolutely love it. Beyond the truly wonderful lesson plans, HWCA coordinates monthly parent meetups and seasonal family festivals. I know my child is getting the best education for his age, but it’s also within a community where staff, teachers and parents contribute a ton of thought, time and love together.”

– Meghan N., Eagle (Pre-K) Parent