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Early Learning Center

Ages 1 to 5, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K (full-day). 

Early Learning Center
Toddler 1
Toddler 1

Our toddler teachers provide nurturing guidance as the children develop their physical skills and master emerging milestones. 

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Toddler 2
Toddler 2

In Toddler 2 classes, the children are filled with energy and an innate curiosity about the world around them.

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Preschool
Preschool

In Preschool, our students learn by using imaginative and cooperative play in class.

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PRE-K (Full Day)
PRE-K (Full Day)

In Pre-Kindergarten, our children are provided integrated learning opportunities through imaginative and cooperative play.

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Early Learning Center

Welcome to NCA’s Early Learning Center! We invite you to explore our website and catch a glimpse of the community we have cultivated. With Jesus as our focus, our teachers are passionate about providing a nurturing environment that cultivates each child’s curiosity, potential, and growth. Many of our families start their children in the ELC at the age of 1 and continue all the way through 8th grade. Some students even return as adults as employees. Our families love NCA, and we love our families!  Learn more about each age levels by clicking on graphic above.

Advantages of Attending Our ELC

  • Cultural diversity focused learning
  • Caring and professional staff
  • Teacher to Child Ratios = 1:7 Toddlers & 1:10 Preschool & Pre-K
  • Warm and loving environment
  • Full-time programs for working parents
  • Dedicated age-group playgrounds
  • Summer Program
  • Toddler-Pre-K, and K-8th grade school programs on campus
  • Certified Early Learning Center

Curriculum

View our: ELC Class Curriculum (Toddler, Preschool & Pre-K), and our Toddler through Preschool Thematic Studies here:

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Head of Team

EARLY LEARNING CENTER TEACHERS

TODDLER TEACHERS

  • Kendra Tharp
  • Roena Mach
  • Jess Gehlke

PRESCHOOL TEACHERS

  • Enmy Guerra
  • Shannon Tyree

PREK TEACHERS

  • Ashley Clausen
  • McKenna Gallahar
  • Asha Rollins
  • Tais Ugalde

ELC SPECIALISTS

  • Brandie Bowman, STEM & Music
  • Tammy York, PreK Music

ELC SUPPORT

Leyba, Angela (2)

Mrs. Angela Leyba

Early Learning Principal

aleyba@nca.school

A FOCUS ON EARLY LEARNING CENTER CURRICULUM

Music

Music

Our themes help children explore the world around them, taking a look at other cultures, creating rich experiences and introductions to the world beyond their own front door.

Bible

Bible

Age-appropriate Bible Curriculum used in each class. The love of Jesus is shared through stories and in our actions.

Math

Math

Math concepts are incorporated in art and movement activities. These are highly effective programs that teach sorting, classification, pattern extension, prediction, measurement and more!

Language & Literacy

Language & Literacy

We immerse our students in language and poetry every day to help them develop a rich vocabulary.

Social-Emotional

Social-Emotional

We foster interpersonal skills through character development, respecting differences & similarities, and learning how to cooperate with peers.

Science

Science

We introduce children to the amazing world that our God created through
stories, art, and hands-on activities.

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Art experiences are many and varied to encourage children to explore both self-directed and teacher directed projects.

Handwriting

Handwriting

Pre-writing skills are introduced through letter recognition in our Toddler and Preschool classes. Handwriting Without Tears is used in Pre-K.

Social Studies

Social Studies

Our themes help children explore the world around them, taking a look at other cultures, creating rich experiences and introductions to the world beyond their own front door.

Snack

Snack

We offer 3 snacks per day with a variety of food for children to eat.
Menus are available upon request. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The ELC is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
(Children can attend up to 10 hours within this range)

View our Parent Calendar for Holiday schedules/In-service school closures.

Preschool is for children who are 3 years of age (by August 31st), turning 4. Pre-K is for children who are 4 years of age (by August 31st) turning 5. Both programs focus on Language development, Social-Emotional skills, Biblical teaching as well as Math and Science. Preschool is more play-oriented, focusing on Letters, Language and Math. Pre-K is more academic with a focus on Phonics, Language, Handwriting and Math.

Teachers work together with the Early Learning Center Director to create curriculum for these classes. Full-day Pre-K includes:

  • A fully Licensed Child-care Center
  • A built in childcare component allowing children to attend up to 10 hours per day
  • Offers a scheduled nap-time

ELC forms are located under our Parents webpage in Forms and Documents.

Please contact our Early Learning Principal, Angela Leyba aleyba@nca.school or Eliana Borowicz, ELC Program Coordinator at eborowicz@nca.school

Parents will need to bring lunches and sleeping materials. We provide three snacks per day, and cots for children to rest on at nap time. Parents should also bring a full change of clothes as well as any diapers or wipes.

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