We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for child care, preschools and schools in the Waco area and understand that picking a school or child care center that fits your child’s and your family’s needs can be an overwhelming task. We are thrilled to provide this guide resource, brought to you by our many sponsors.
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The Primrose Balanced Learning Venture Program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old who attend the Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. Our exclusive Balanced Learning approach balances traditional early learning theories with modern wisdom to address children’s individual learning styles, helping to empower every child to reach his potential. A panel of nationally-recognized experts regularly assess and continuously innovate to ensure our curriculum is aligned with leading philosophies and meets the latest early learning standards. What We Teach: Language and Literacy: Emergent literacy refers to the beginning steps in learning to read. Literacy starts with recognizing sound patterns and individual sounds in words. With the Primrose proprietary literacy program, children associate sounds with letters of the alphabet and manipulate sounds in words through blending, segmenting, and substituting sounds. Math: The Primrose proprietary math program introduces counting, number recognition, measuring, geometry and patterning. But math is more than numbers and shapes – children also learn reasoning, communication, and problem-solving strategies as they play and explore with their teachers carefully guiding them. Primrose school of Waco at Woodway | 118 Burnett Court, Woodway, TX 76712 | 254-741-1541 | www.primrosewoodway.com | Serving Infants – Pre-Kindergarten And After School Age Children
The Academy for Creative Learning is a premier childcare center in Waco dedicated to providing a standard of excellence in early childhood development since 1999. The staff at ACL utilize the latest research on how children learn by using the criteria set forth by the National Association for Education of Young Children. The full-day program combines the High Scope Curriculum and the enrichment program to provide children with a program that stimulates early childhood development and education, allowing each child to reach their full potential and develop a lifelong love of learning. The curriculum is based on research that shows children learn best when touching and interacting with real things and having caring people around them. ACL’s enrichment program includes science, story time, Spanish and music and movement. Childcare is available for children starting at age two, with a summer program and after school program available for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. Call for more information on availability and the enrollment process. (254) 420-2333. 9021 Chapel Road Waco, TX 76712
Vanguard College Preparatory School — where education goes beyond the classroom! Small School – Big Education. Vanguard focuses on a complete education that emphasizes excellence in academics, arts, athletics, clubs and community service. Students pursue their interests and learn to balance a rich variety of activities. Rigorous programs prepare students for success with 100% of graduating seniors going to college. Vanguard students learn the importance of self-discipline, respect, personal responsibility, hard work and compassion. Teachers and diverse community make the difference. The faculty believes in working hard and teaching critical life and study skills. A college-style campus with small class sizes, students receive individualized attention and are pushed to the highest levels. Students receive help navigating the college application process and are prepared for a successful college experience. Vanguard students’ SAT scores are 27% higher than the Texas average. The 30 graduates from the class of 2021 were offered over $4 million in academic scholarships. Tuition assistance is available. Visit vanguard.org or call 254/772-8111 for more information.Woodway Christian School (WCS), a ministry of First Woodway Baptist Church, opened as a preschool for three and four year-olds in 1993. Currently, we are offering Prekindergarten 3 through Eighth Grade (2019-2020). One of WCS’s goals is to expand and enrich curriculum to help meet the needs of each child. The curriculum at WCS is Christ-centered and challenging. We want your child to be able to think creatively, develop good study habits, solve problems, and develop good language skills. This is accomplished through selecting the best instructional materials available from secular and Christian publishers to reach our overall goals. Woodway Christian School is a member of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission of the Texas Association of Baptist Schools. Woodway Christian School facilities consist of classrooms, a multipurpose room, outdoor playgrounds, school library, lunchroom, computer lab, music room, resource rooms and has access to the church sanctuary, kitchen and gymnasium. In addition, SMART™ and other educational technologies are incorporated into most of our classrooms.