Early Learning Center

Toddler 1

Toddler 2



Advantages of Attending Our 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!

Go here for details on:  ELC Class Curriculum (Toddler, Preschool & Pre-K)

  • Cultural diversity focused learning
  • Caring and professional staff
  • Teacher to Child Ratios = 1:4 Toddlers & 1:6 Preschool & Pre-K
  • Warm and loving environment
  • Part-time and full-time programs for working parents
  • Dedicated age-group playgrounds
  • Summer Program
  • Toddler-8th grade school programs on property
  • Certified Early Learning Center

Click on our Toddler through Preschool Curriculum to see full size:


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.


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


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

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


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


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

Arts & Crafts

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


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

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.


We offer 3 snacks per day with a variety of food for children to eat.

Menus are available upon request. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What time is the Early Learning Center open?

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)

Please click here to view our Parent Calendar for Holiday schedules/In-service school closures.

What is the difference between Preschool and Pre-K?
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.
What is included in Full Day Pre-K?

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
Where can we find ELC Forms?

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

What if my child is sick, who should I contact?

Please contact our ELC Director, Angela Leyba aleyba@nca.school and our ELC Admin. Assistant/Registrar, Alyssa Flude aflude@nca.school


What do parents need to bring?

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.

Head of the Team

Mrs. Angela Leyba

Mrs. Angela Leyba

ELC Director


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