Trinity Early Childhood Academy (TECA)
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Early Childhood Academy

Trinity Early Childhood Academy

Licensed Childcare for Ages 12 months+. Trinity Early Childhood Academy (TECA) is licensed by the State of Iowa Department of Human Services to serve children ages 12 months and up. We participate in Iowa’s Quality Rating System (QRS) and have been awarded a QRS Level 4 rating. Involvement in this program demonstrates our investment in quality care and education for Iowa’s children.

  • Daily communication and collaboration ensures your child receives the best  possible experience.
  • From security measures to timely communication, we promise a safe and secure  environment for your child.
  • We provide childcare programs that set the standard for high-quality care.

At Trinity Early Childhood Academy, children discover and develop their individual abilities and talents. They become confident, responsible, and compassionate leaders who are “equipped to do the work God has planned in advance for them to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

Whole Child Approach

Creative Curriculum supports our ability to provide consistent experiences across classrooms. The activities we plan depend on what the children already know and what they are ready to learn. As such, ongoing assessment plays an important role at Trinity.

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Development & Learning

Our teachers provide quarterly Development & Learning Reports that document your child’s progress and growth. The information summarizes your child’s current knowledge and skills and provides guidance on the next step in your child’s development. These reports support parent-teacher partnerships by:

  • Exchanging information with you to gain a more complete picture of what  your child knows and can do
  • Comparing the information collected to research-based, widely held expectations of children of similar ages or grades
  • Discovering your child’s strengths, skills, interests, and needs so we know  how to engage him or her in the classroom.

Programming

  • First Steps
  • Get Set
  • Preschool
  • Kindergarten Prep

Toddlers & Young Twos

Teachers build positive relationships through a dependable, nurturing environment. As your child develops, we create structures and routines to meet your little one’s ever-increasing skills.

A Day in First Steps:

  • Learning interactions, including relationship building exercises, critical thinking, sensory, and language experiences
  • Small group brain-based learning experiences
  • Story time that includes literacy skills and character development
  • Music and movement
  • Jesus Time
  • Gross motor

Goals

  • Develop positive self-image and show more complex emotions
  • Encourage language development and analytical skills
  • Promote creativity
  • Encourage healthy potty training
  • Promote physical development and sound nutrition

Creative Curriculum

Creative Curriculum helps children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We teach children how to learn—at their own pace, in modes that work best for them. We also establish good habits and attitudes, such as a positive self-image, which will help them throughout their lives.

Jesus Time

As a Lutheran program, it is not only our obligation but also our privilege to share Jesus’ love and message of saving grace with every child through actions, words, and lessons. Every classroom spends time together in His word through bible stories, songs, books, and Chapel.

Responsible
Grateful
Compassion
Integrity
Work
Respect
Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Responsible

Responsible

Grateful

Grateful

Compassion

Compassion

Integrity

Integrity

Work

Work

Respect

Respect