- Phone 281.333.3323
- Mailing Address 18220 Upper Bay Rd Houston, Texas 77058
Providing a quality, early childhood education, through a developmentally-appropriate and Christ-centered curriculum, in an atmosphere of Christian love and grace.
For 38 years, Day One Christian Academy (formerly known as Gloria Dei Early Childhood Ministry) has served our Nassau Bay community as an excellent academic and Christian resource for children and families, by partnering with the home and remaining faithful to our mission. We are committed to serving the educational and developmental needs of children, while helping build a solid foundation of faith for every child.
The heartbeat of Day One Christian Academy is our children. Since we believe parents are the primary educators of their children, we are committed to support the teaching role of parents, by partnering with the home, from “Day One,” of a child’s life through the completion of pre-school. We recognize that the decisions you make for your children, including decisions for childcare, are not always easy ones. We consider it an honor and privilege to partner with your family.
OUR CHURCH AFFILIATION
Day One Christian Academy is a non-profit ministry of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. We are socio-economically, racially and religiously diverse. Please read a note from our Pastor, Dan Schepmann, HERE. Learn more about Gloria Dei by clicking HERE.
Day One Christian Academy provides children with opportunities and experiences for cognitive development in the areas of language, math and reading readiness, science, social studies, health, art and music. Our age-appropriate curriculum encourages a love for learning, by exploration and discovery, as well as sensory and self-initiated activities.
Our greatest gift is to share the love we have received from Jesus Christ, with the children in our care. Because of this gift, we view our role as a sacred responsibility. We value each child as a unique and special child of God— full of curiosity, love and untapped potential. We will provide a warm, peaceful environment, with Christian values, that nurture self-esteem, emotional security, and independence for achieving the goals of Christian education outside the home. It is our desire that every child knows and experiences the love of Jesus Christ.
We believe children thrive when they are in a structured environment, where they feel safe, loved and accepted. At Day One, we teach children how to express themselves appropriately, set healthy boundaries and interact positively with others. In turn, they learn to respect themselves, others, and the world around them.
Day One supports a healthy lifestyle for children through active learning, rest time and balanced nutrition. We will encourage your child’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn about the Lord’s creation by providing a safe, stimulating, hands-on environment, in which children can participate in indoor and outdoor play, as well as provide adequate time for rest, when needed. We also offer balanced, nutritious lunches and snacks to encourage healthy eating habits.
Classes, Flexible Scheduling and Before/After School Care
Day One Christian Academy has classes for children, age 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. The school is open Monday-Friday from 6:30am-6:00pm. All classes are 9am-12pm, and offer flexible scheduling for children to attend any day(s), Monday through Friday. We offer both full-time and part-time care through our flex scheduling.