absolutely! Kid Friendly – Jan-Feb 2020

Gingerbread: Quality Early Education in Fort Bend County

This year, the Gingerbread Family of Learning Centers celebrated their five year anniversary of the Gingerbread Kids’ Academy in Richmond and the 39th anniversary of The Gingerbread House Learning Center in Rosenberg.

The Gingerbread Kids’ Academy and Gingerbread House Learning Center have developed an environment where children can learn and grow. The programs are designed for children ages eight weeks to 12 years and offer a variety of activities throughout the year.

Research has shown that in order for a child to be successful in school and life, they must begin with a strong foundation in learning. Gingerbread has designed a curriculum that includes an emphasis on reading, writing, science, math, discovery and exploration, as well as social skills development. The infant and toddler programs focus on the development of both gross and fine motor skills along with basic language development. The three to five-year-old Pre-School and Pre-K programs focus on academics, peer relationships and preparation for entry into Kindergarten and elementary school. The Gingerbread after-school programs, located onsite at Bentley, Frost, Hutchison, Hubenak and Arredondo Elementary, as well as onsite at the Gingerbread Kids’ Academy and Gingerbread House, offer homework assistance, arts, crafts, games and sports.

A new year means new beginnings. The Gingerbread Family invites you to come by for a visit. Both locations are now accepting enrollments and both locations accept NCI.

For more information, contact Tim Kaminski at 281-239-2110 or twkaminski@sbcglobal.net.

Calvary Episcopal Preparatory

While outstanding academics are a trademark for Calvary Episcopal Preparatory’s reputation of excellence, its pride as Fort Bend County’s premiere Christian school is how students and faculty treat each other and grow in their understanding of God’s expectations for them. The Calvary 3 R’s – Reverence for God, Respect for others and Responsibility for self – are the cornerstone for every aspect of the child’s educational journey.

In addition to a rigorous and accelerated academic environment, the Calvary experience includes service learning, leadership opportunities and enrichment programs for student creativity and expression.  These programs include a successful athletic department, Student Council, National Honor Society and visual and performing arts that encompass a Thespian Troupe, a National Arts Honor Society and competitive band. Calvary consistently wins district competitions against other private schools in Private School Interscholastic Association (PSIA) for lower and middle school. Upper school students compete in Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), sending many students to state each year.

Small classrooms and individualized attention ensure that students enjoy a safe and nurturing environment. Christian Character classes, Bible instruction and three chapel services weekly foster an emotionally safe environment.

Calvary is unique in that students learn to “live together” regardless of age, as the school enters PK-3-year olds and graduates students in grade 12. Students freely interact with the older students mentoring the younger in a diverse student body that is accepting of all faiths and nationalities. Calvary is an international school and issues the F-1 visa.

The lower and middle grades accelerate the curriculum so that students are instructed a grade above the national average. This results in median achievement test scores that range from two to four grades above. High school students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement courses, Dual Credit courses and graduate with a distinguished diploma and an average of $120,000 in offered scholarships.

To schedule a tour of the campus, call 281-342-3161 or sign up for the Prospective Family Preview event online. Bring the Calvary ad on page 18 for $100 off the registration fee.

Logos Preparatory Academy: Creating Academic Excellence, Strong Leaders and Community Servants

Logos Preparatory Academy is one of the largest K-12 University-Model® schools in the nation, with a successful 13-year track record. A University-Model school is a blend of the most positive aspects of traditional public, private and hybrid schools in a family-friendly Christian environment. These schools offer elementary through high school students a rewarding college preparatory education in a way that gives parents more time for teaching their own faith and values to their children.

Logos Prep offers instruction for Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students attend classes on campus during specific days of the week, and alternate days are spent at home in the satellite classroom where parents monitor student progress. At all levels, purposeful teaching promotes academic excellence, critical thinking and the imparting of a Biblical worldview.

As part of a well-rounded academic experience, students have the option to take a variety of core classes and electives, as well as Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in various academic competitions and leadership organizations, and in doing so, demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character.

Logos Prep also offers a full athletic program which trains, develops and encourages students to strive and express the Christian life within competition.

This rigorous model pays off for students preparing for higher education. Logos Prep has graduated two National Merit Scholars, 12 Commended Scholars, and 10 National Hispanic Scholars.

For more information, visit www.logosprep.org or call 281-565-6467.