About Us

St Andrew's Children's Place is a 501(c)3, non profit organization, serving children ages 2 months to 5 years. We offer a Christian environment, where children will be encouraged to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. Through strong, child-teacher relationships, we create an atmosphere for active learning and problem solving. In addition, our community strives to meet the individual needs of each child and his, or her family.

Our Programs

School Day Program 

Classes are held September through May, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with options of 2, 3, or 5 days a week. Summer sessions are available. 

 

Extended Day Program

The Extended Day program serves the unique needs of families requiring childcare Mon.-Fri.; 7:00 am to 6:00 pm from June to May.

 

School Year*

  • Classes for our extended day students are held year-round from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Classes for our Day School students are held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Our School calendar runs from June-May.  All students move up to the their new classroom at the beginning of June.
  • School is closed for major holidays as well as teacher training and in-service days.  
  • Please see the calendar for details on school closings 

*St. Andrew's Children's Place is considered a year-round preschool with extended day hours.  Although we are open year-round and operate for our extended day students from 7:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m., we do have a few more closures than a typical year-round childcare facility.  

 

Summer Program 

Summer sessions are available with varying curriculum themes encompassing art, music, science, literature and crafts, and special events.

 

Curriculum

In each of our classes we provide a developmentally appropriate, child-centered curriculum. Our dedicated and skilled teachers communicate God’s love and Christian concepts throughout their daily activities. They captivate your child’s imagination and provide experiences and choices directed towards maximum growth of the total child.

 

Our curriculum is based on thematic units containing evidence based goals and objectives that are developmentally appropriate for each age level. Each classroom is a unique learning environment composed of centers for exploration in art, science and math, dramatic play, manipulatives, sensory experiences, writing and language skills, block building, books and literacy and more. Children have a combined time of moving freely about their learning centers as well as enjoying some teacher directed group activities and some student directed group activities.  Teachers also work one-on-one with children who may need extra time for a certain skill or with students who might benefit from extra enrichment. Outdoor play or activities in our Family Center are an integral part of every day.

 

For more specific curriculum goals and objectives, please visit the links found in each individual age level section.

 

Accreditation

St. Andrew’s Children’s Place is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This is a voluntary national accreditation process with standards that far exceed the licensing requirements of the state. The process involves an intense self-study involving administrators, staff, and parents, annual reports to verify adherence to standards, and finally a visit and extensive evaluation from Academy representatives every five years. Receiving National Accreditation is a true indicator of a high quality early childhood program.

 

Licensing

St. Andrew’s Children’s Place is licensed through the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. The school adheres to Child Care Licensing Minimum Standards. A copy of these standards is available in each classroom and at the receptionist desk. You can also read these standards online at www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child_Care/Child_Care_Standards_and_Regulations/

Annually or occasionally more frequently, a licensing representative will visit the school. The most recent Licensing inspection report will be posted on the Parent Bulletin Board in the Lobby.

 

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