Our classroom hours are from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.
At Sprouting Star, we put the child’s development first. Classroom hours are shorter than many preschools. However, standing back, this is still a 7-hour school day for these little ones. It is our goal to set a schedule that is compatible with engaging the children in enriching opportunities to grow.
We all know that consistency is important for the healthy development of children. And that means consistency with their teachers during the day. Many schools with extended hours must transition teachers during the day, which creates stress for the children and diminishes the developmental experience.
Think about it. We all know that children are not just different, but they are different on different days. They truly benefit in immeasurable ways from having the same teacher throughout the day. The same teacher can connect afternoon experiences to morning experiences at a more personal and meaningful level. While the shorter day may seem inconvenient, we believe that when putting the child’s experience at the center of our program, it makes total sense.
Licensed, Accredited, and Texas School Ready
As part of our commitment to developmental excellence, Sprouting Star(r) Children’s Academy follows three tiers of quality defined and monitored by the State of Texas. Our center is fully licensed by the authority of the Texas Health and Human Services Department. Our programs are accredited by the Texas Workforce Commission Texas Rising Star quality program, and our pre-k students are kept on-track for kindergarten through the Texas School Ready program.
Multiple Enrichment Learning Options
In addition to regular classroom developmental curriculum, we believe learning doesn’t end with the ABC’s. Sprouting Star Children’s Academy provides multiple enriched learning opportunities through partnerships with professional enrichment program vendors.
Dance and Gymnastics
Dance and gymnastics programs are provided by Kinderdance. Dance is an excellent way to develop your child’s physical expression.
Sports and Physical Education
Through our partnership with Skyhawks, Sprouting Star students develop their growing bodies as well as their mind and spirit. This program is currently suspended due to the pandemic situation, however, we hope to bring it back as soon as it is safe to do so.
Quality Lunch Catering
And what is development without nutrition? Sprouting Star has partnered with LunchDirect(tm) to provide a high-quality and flexible lunch program to all students. The lunches served by LunchDirect meet or exceed all USDA guidelines for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Prices start at only $2.50 per meal. Order on-line, meals are delivered right to the school. On-line menus let choose one of four delicious options for your child, including vegetarian and organic!
Additionally, children receive one morning and one afternoon snack with milk or juice.
Convenient Smartphone App
We encourage parents to be involved with our learning and development programs. We continually explore technology as a tool in facilitating this community of learning. Through the Smartcare(tm) app, parents receive daily reports and track classroom progress through their smart phones.
Video Classroom Surveillance
Sprouting Star Children’s Academy provides continuous video monitoring of all classrooms at the center. Classroom activities are recorded and events can be verified, providing the highest level of trust.