- Phone 281.333.3323
- Mailing Address 18220 Upper Bay Rd Houston, Texas 77058
Four Year Old classes offer flexible scheduling, so parents have the option of selecting which days and times their child will attend between Monday and Friday. Click here for info on extended day hours for your child.
*Children 3 years of age and older are required to be toilet trained to advance into the next age level. Children older than 3 years of age and not toilet trained are required to provide a note from their pediatrician.
Day One Christian Academy snacks and meals comply with the Nutrition and Food Service requirements regulated by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Monthly snack and meal menus are available on the Parent Resources page.
FOUR YEAR OLD CURRICULUM
The Four Year Old classes offer monthly thematic units that teach, reinforce and challenge them in an activity-centered environment. Children enjoy a monthly Bible focus to help them learn their God-given capacity, demonstrated through scripture and Bible stories. Children who are developmentally ready are introduced to age-appropriate math concepts, through an interactive and manipulative learning center environment. They will also begin a blended literacy program through leveled stages of text and support materials. The progressive stages ensure that children will successfully progress through the 1) early emergent, 2) emergent, 3) early, and 4) fluent stages of reading as they engage in fresh, imaginative stories presented in little and big book format. All lessons contain developmentally-appropriate learning activities that correspond to the interest, challenges and needs of children at their level. The children learn daily about the world around them through curriculum, cooperative play, music, library, field trips, chapel, P.E., and technology.
Faith Development Sharing our Christian faith and teaching children about Jesus allows children to grow in their relationship with Him. Opportunities exist in all classrooms to foster an environment of spiritual formation, through teacher/child interaction and integrating spiritual elements into lessons and activities.
Art is an expression of God’s beauty in His creation. Children will develop awareness and learn to express themselves in a creative way and through a variety of media. Children will experience basic artistic elements and will be exposed to art of various cultures.
Language Development helps children to build language skills and strategies through aural, oral, and written instruction and opportunities. Through language experiences children will be enabled to find enjoyment, information, insight and inspiration. Children are taught to speak and write effectively and appropriately in a variety of settings and for different purposes. Children will begin to learn to write letters and numerals correctly in order to convey the written language. Children will begin to learn to communicate in an expressive manner that is essential for their individual enrichment and enjoyment.
Mathematics helps children to develop skills and enables them through experiences to become flexible thinkers and problem solvers. Children will become adept at the use of mathematics, reasoning, and memorization strategies through the use of age-appropriate manipulatives, visuals and print. Concepts are introduced through play, experience and discovery. Children who are developmentally ready and interested will have a variety of creative, resourceful and imaginative opportunities. Children in the Four Year Old classes will supplement their mathematical skills with “Math Their Way”, a developmentally appropriate curriculum utilizing the learning center atmosphere.
Music helps children to explore their innermost feelings and gives them an opportunity to express themselves through musical expression and rhythmic movement. Children will begin to develop music literacy as they acquire skills through story-telling, movement, focused listening, tap, use of instruments, dance and rhythm.
Physical Education and Health contributes to the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, and social development of children. Children will develop a sense of personal well-being, healthy choices, self-discipline and interpersonal relationships through interactive movement, games and activities. Our philosophy during this time is to encourage a sense of cooperation and trust rather than competition. We want to foster the expansion of each individual’s abilities rather than set up a “winner” situation.
Social Studies Children will learn to appreciate themselves as children of God, the world as His creation, and their roles as Christian citizens. Children will begin to understand the relationships among themselves, their family and the community through various holidays, events, and service opportunities.
Science and Discovery is the study of the universe God has created for us to use, care for, and enjoy. Children will explore the natural laws God has put into existence to give the universe order and to benefit those He loves. Children will begin to apply concepts of basic science through discovery.