our mission

NCELA strives to provide opportunities and experiences for all children to learn and socialize in a loving and accepting Christian environment.

our PHILOSOPHY

New City Early Learning Academy (NCELA) is a Christian early childhood education program. Our early childhood program is an extension of the family providing education, nurture and support toward the development of the whole child. Our curriculum is supportive of each child's spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. Through a variety of developmentally appropriate experiences in creativity, music, movement, science, literature and math, children learn what they need to know to be successful lifelong learners.

The emphasis at NCELA is on guiding each child to discover his/her interests and abilities.  The teaching staff provides a warm, nurturing environment where each child grows in confidence knowing that she/he is safe and loved. Our classes are designed to provide children with opportunities to make friends, in addition to meeting each child’s individual needs. We provide a play-based learning environment that aligns with the Kansas Early Childhood Benchmarks and Standards for Kindergarten preparation.

Learning what it means to be a Christian is incorporated as teachers expose the children to prayers, Bible stories and songs.  Christian principles are woven into the fabric daily through interactions among the children and adults.

The Preschool programs following the SMSD calendar. To see which program your child will be in - determine the age of your child prior to August 31st (exception is the toddler program).

 
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Toddler Program

This program is designed for 2 -3 year olds. We provide opportunities for socialization and developmentally appropriate activities in a safe and nurturing environment. Our curriculum is designed to encourage a sense of wonder in our young learners.

This program is offered 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM M-F

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Traditional Preschool

This program is designed for 3-5 year olds. Our developmentally appropriate classes have been designed to provide children with opportunities and experiences that will assist them in discovering their own interests while building their and self-esteem and relationships with others.

This program offers the following classes:
M/W/F OR Tu/Th 8:30-11:30 AM

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Preschool Program

This program is designed for 3-5 year olds. Our curriculum focuses on creating a fun and exciting learning environment that supports each child’s spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth. Our play-based hands-on curriculum prepares each child for the next level of learning.

This program is offered 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM M-F