Covenant Presbyterian Preschool and Child's Day Out is a half-day program supported by a community of parents, teachers and children working together to provide high-quality experiential learning in a Christian environment. We aim to assure exceptional school beginnings in a caring environment to enable children to develop spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually.
We are located in Covenant’s Fellowship and Education Building and serve ages nine months (by Sept. 1) to four years, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and five years, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students attend chapel and music every week, and our three- to five-year-olds are introduced to Spanish. We follow the Austin Independent School District schedule. Covenant Presbyterian Preschool and Child’s Day Out is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
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All of our teachers have college degrees in elementary education or child development, or equivalent training and experience with preschool children. Our staff members are certified in CPR and first aid, and take an additional 24 hours of study in child development each year. All staff also receive annual training in child abuse and neglect prevention.
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We provide each child opportunities for personal growth through group involvement, creative activities, problem-solving, self-control and acceptance of responsibility. Circle time activities, stories, games and conversational exercises provide opportunities for interaction among the children in a large group setting. Teachers develop their curriculum by themes/units of study that include discovery activities, art projects, language games, Christian values, spiritual growth, and gross and fine motor skill activities.
We provide consistency that helps our kids to gain independence and learn how to simply ‘be’ in society: ‘How do I share?’ ‘How do I play with and respect others?’ 'How do I make the world a better place?' We actively participate in the Texas Education Agency’s Kindergarten Readiness System and implement the “Get Set for School” curriculum in our fours and fives classes.
Reading and writing concepts: body awareness, cooperation, grip, drawing, letter and number recognition, capital letter and number formation.
Language and literacy concepts: syllables, names and sounds of letters, words linked to content, new words in spoken language, how to respond to simple questions, how to have discussions and share new ideas.
Numbers and math concepts: counting, comparisons, spatial awareness, patterning, sequencing, matching, sorting, problem-solving and Pre-K geometry skills.
Parents are given the opportunity to participate in their child’s learning experience and directly interact with the teacher and classmates. We require a background check for parents helping within the classroom. The school day is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Through our toddler and two-year-old Child’s Day Out programs, we offer a safe and nurturing environment with emphasis on building basic trust and fostering autonomy while providing an atmosphere for children to learn, experience and develop. The young child needs sensory stimulation and concrete experiences to progress to higher levels of development. We provide a wide variety of activities including music, books, puzzles, crayons and paints to the young explorers.
Children attend two days a week, which is developmentally appropriate for this age. All teachers and teacher assistants are certified in CPR/First Aid. All sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
We are excited that you are considering Covenant for your child’s preschool experience. We welcome all children, regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious persuasion. We will make any reasonable accommodation for children with physical disabilities. We place children on our waiting list any time during the year. We simply ask parents to complete an application and submit the $85 application fee. All required forms must be completed and returned prior to admission.
Our annual enrollment takes place in February for the following fall semester. We also enroll children during the school year when an opening becomes available. At enrollment, we require a non-refundable registration fee. The first child is $100; each sibling is $75. A $75 supply fee is charged each semester in September and January for each child.
Upon admission, parents agree to participate in the following:
Laura Hargrave, Director | 512-454-8370 office | 512-334-3091 fax