The Fellowship Christian Academy classrooms are designed to provide excellent age-appropriate learning environments that recognize and optimize every child’s uniqueness. Our first priority is to provide loving care and the Christian guidance children need. We want to share in and develop every child’s sense of wonder, warmth, and spontaneity. Our program is structured to provide age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, as well as offer experiences in music, art, motor skill development, physical activities, and interactive learning. We believe every child is unique and developmentally diverse, and we are committed to meeting the needs of children on an individual basis. By providing opportunities for new experiences and introducing concepts through play-based learning, each child is encouraged to develop a positive self-concept, be curious, express themselves, learn to accept others, and fully participate in God’s world.
Teachers prepare hands-on bible based thematic unit lessons utilizing learning centers such as books, art, blocks, nature, dramatic play, and manipulatives. Weekly music classes offer extra emphasis on learning simple songs, using rhythmic instruments, sign language, and introducing basic music concepts. PE/Wellness classes are attended to promote good health, muscle coordination, balance, and listening skills.
The Fellowship Christian Academy is a ministry of The Fellowship Round Rock, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services. All staff are CPR/First Aid certified, FBI fingerprinted, and required to complete 24 hours of child development training annually.
Our toddler program provides a safe and secure atmosphere, and promotes small group interaction between children learning to play and share with others. Basic learning such as colors, animal sounds, textures, and symbols are introduced. Toddlers are exploring, learning, and developing new relationships. The children learn through exercise, music, outdoor play, simple toys, and games.
2 YEAR OLDS
When they turn two, children become more organized and are learning to express themselves. Children develop communication skills and explore their senses through play. They begin to learn about large and small groups. Simple step instructions can be followed. They have units of study that include such things as season changes, self and family, animals, helpers, and growing.
3 YEAR OLDS
At this stage, children become more independent and confident. They learn cooperation skills and advance to longer group times. Units include numbers, letters, transportation, comparison, healthy foods, and community helpers. They work on following directions and developing positive self-expression. At three, children can respond to more complex instructions and anticipate structured daily activities. Teachers work on developing pre-handwriting skills, phonics, classification and social skills.
4 YEAR OLDS
As they prepare for Kindergarten, children learn pre-reading skills and letter recognition by sight and sound. Science units teach them about wind, magnets, water, and nature. Math and writing centers are added to the classroom curriculum. Teachers use Handwriting With-out Tears to instill proper penmanship to get ready for Kindergarten. They learn greater responsibility with classroom job assignments and taking care of personal belongings. Chapel is held weekly, and character traits such as honesty, obedience, perseverance, and friendship are taught with Biblical truths and stories. Four year olds also participate in off-campus field trips.
Children leave our Pre-Kindergarten classes confident and prepared for elementary school.