We are a proud Texas Rising Star Certified Provider (TRS).

This certification means that we provide a quality of care that far exceeds the State’s Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards.

The Texas Rising Star program requires our center to rank higher and meet higher standards in the below five categories. For more in-depth information, please review the TRS Provider Certification Guidelines.

  • Category 1: Higher Director and Staff Qualifications and Training
  • Category 2: Higher Caregiver-Child Interactions
  • Category 3: Curriculum – Age appropriate curricula & activities
  • Category 4: Nutrition and Indoor/Outdoor Activities
  • Category 5: Parent Education and Involvement

By participating in this program we are subject to unannounced annual monitoring.  Please visit: https://texasrisingstar.org for more details on the awesome program.

We are also a proud participant in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Team Nutrition.

Centers who participate in the CACFP program play a critical role in supporting the wellness, health, and development of children, through the provision of nutritious foods. In particular, child care providers have a powerful opportunity to instill healthy habits in young children that serve as a foundation for healthy choices in life.  Under these standards, our meals and snacks served include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat.  This program provides us with support and new ideas for recipes, menu planning, food preparation, and nutrition education. Team Nutrition provides us with resources that helps us to provide high quality meals to improve health and nutrition, promote a healthy lifestyle, and reduce obesity.

For more information:    https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/team-nutrition

We also participate in the “LET’S MOVE!”

An initiative started by Former First Lady Michelle Obama.    https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/                                                                                                      

Let’s Move! Child Care is a voluntary initiative to empower child care and early education providers. Helping children get off to a healthy start in child care and early education programs is critical to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. One in five children is overweight or obese by age 6. With about 12 million babies and young children in child care nationwide, child care providers have the powerful opportunity to instill healthy choices that could help prevent childhood obesity from the start. By participating in this initiative  we meet the below 5 required objectives:

Increase Physical Activity
Provide a minimum of 1-2 hours of physical activity throughout the day, including outside play when possible.

Reduce Screen Time
No screen time for children under 2 years. For children age 2 and older, strive to limit screen time to no more than 30 minutes per week during child care and work with parents and caregivers to ensure children have no more than 1-2 hours of quality screen time per day (as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics).

Improve Food Choices
Serve fruits or vegetables at every meal, eat meals family-style whenever possible, and do not serve fried foods.

Provide Healthy Beverages
Provide access to water during meals and throughout the day, and don’t serve sugar-sweetened drinks. For children age 2 and older, serve low-fat (1%) or non-fat milk, and no more than one 4- to 6-ounce serving of 100% juice per day.

Support Breast Feeding
For mothers who want to continue breastfeeding, provide their milk to their infants and welcome them to breastfeed during the child care day. Support all new parents’ decisions about infant feeding.

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We use Frogstreet curriculum for the development of our early childhood minds.  Children are joyful creatures. Frogstreet curriculum and resources are designed to tap into a child’s nature and create a joyful experience from the first moments of the day until it is time to say goodbyes. This program is filled with songs, music, hands-on materials and activities, chants, games and make-believe.  It is designed to stimulate a child’s imagination, helping make each day a wonderful one!  All of the curriculum and programs are aimed at one thing: igniting the minds of young children by fostering their academic, social and emotional growth through purposeful lessons and materials that intentionally produce a positive outcome. This comprehensive, research-based program integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines.

Visit: http://www.frogstreet.com/

Our Christian Based Curriculum

We also use a biblical & values based approach to early childhood education through the practice of the ABeka Curriculum.  This is a non-denominational program with comprehensive, quality materials written from a Christian perspective with basic Christian teachings.   The program is supported by beautifully illustrated & engaging workbooks, music, finger plays & poems.  Along with age appropriate academics, there is this wonderful, spiritual side that allows us to plant a seed of who God is & who God wants us to be.  It is our hope that families will continue to water this seed and cultivate it, creating a lifetime relationship with God.  Our children also begin their day with The Pledge of Allegiance & say Grace before meals. Now more than ever, each child needs a strong foundation in both academics and character.

Visit:  http://www.abeka.com/

Our Health & Nutrition program: 

In 2017 we were awarded the bronze level certification for the “Healthier Child and Adult Care Food Program Recognition Award”.  This award was for outstanding achievement in creating healthy child care environments and the 3E’s of Healthy Living – Education, Exercise and Eating Right.  We believe that a healthy lifestyle begins with the 3E’s – Education, Exercise and Eating right.  Children learn 1.) The health benefits of regular physical activity 2.) Eating healthy foods makes our body healthy 3.) The body’s 5 senses 4.) Major body parts and their functions and 5.) All about germs.  We include curriculum from EatPlayGrow which is a new health educational curriculum created by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM).   We also use Choose My Plate written by the Institute for Child Nutrition and Grow It Try It Like written by the USDA & Team Nutrition.

We value and implement “FAMILY STYLE DINING”.  Family style dining in a child care setting enriches curriculum as no other activity can.  Pouring, passing, serving, and sharing food not only promotes language and fine motor development, but also enhances a child’s self-concept by providing opportunities to make decisions and to take responsibility.  Positive social interaction with peers and adults develops naturally around mealtime when children are encouraged to fully participate in the process.  There’s nothing more exciting for children than to be able to say, “I did it all by myself”. To learn more about the benefits of family style dining please visit: https://healthykidshealthyfuture.org/links/family-style-dining-now-available

Character Building Education: 

It’s never too early for children to learn the values that will help them develop into good citizens!  This is why character education is part of our program at Brentwood Children’s Academy.  Our character building program makes moments of interaction into moments of learning.  From classroom to playground we take advantage of every opportunity for children to learn values such as:  Respect, Friendship, Caring, Forgiveness and Generosity.

…nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue.
— Benjamin Franklin

Our Café BCA 

We understand the importance of eating healthy and that many families are crunched for time at dinner.  This is why our menus reflect a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables several times a week, whole grains on a daily basis, limited refined sugar snacks and cereals, reduced fat milk, and home cooked, homestyle meals.  In fact, our center limits processed foods for lunch to a maximum of twice a week, often only serving them once!  We operate off of a 6 week rotating menu and do not repeat the lunch meal during this rotation.  We offer a variety of ethnic meals, allowing children to experience different food types, textures and taste.  We often do taste testing’s on seasonal foods to engage children in the “farm to table” experience.

Our Spanish program

This program focuses on building foundational vocabulary. Each week’s curriculum features a targeted learning topic such as colors, numbers, clothing, food, animals, or body parts. Every weekly song, game, activity or art project is designed to reinforce key learning topics.  We will make learning a Fiesta by simply sprinkling Spanish words into everyday conversation.  We understand that your child will not become fluent in our program, but anything that piques curiosity is beneficial. Your child will pick up some words and become familiar with the unique sounds of the Spanish language.

Celebrating Holidays & Theme Days:

At Brentwood Children’s Academy we believe in Celebrating!  We celebrate with a Valentine’s Day Pageant, Mardi Gras Parade, Rodeo pictures, dress up and pony rides, Easter egg hunt with a visit from the Easter Bunny, A Fourth of July Parade, Veterans Day Celebration, Donuts with Dad for Father’s Day, Muffins with Mom for Mother’s Day, Halloween trick or treat parade, Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.