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Children in Playground

About Us

Learning Their Way is a private Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten school passionately dedicated to nurturing young minds. We serve children from age three through Kindergarten, offering a range of programs to meet your child's unique developmental needs.

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Our History

Established in 2007 under the guidance of our previous owner, Inga Ward, Learning Their Way has been a beacon of educational excellence. In January 2021, we welcomed a new owner, Danielle Budnik, a Texas certified teacher with eighteen years of teaching experience, including eight years teaching Kindergarten and serving as Director at Learning Their Way.

What Makes Us Unique

We take pride in being a small school with only four classrooms, ensuring an intimate and close-knit educational experience for every child. Our small teacher-to-student ratios foster meaningful relationships and provide individualized attention.

Christian-Based Education

Christian-Based Education

At Learning Their Way, we offer a Christian-based private education. Our Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 programs encompass a full curriculum, including subjects such as math, reading readiness, science, social/emotional skills, art, Bible knowledge, and fine/gross motor skills. Our Kindergarten program follows the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills through TEA, providing a comprehensive education that includes core subjects and Bible knowledge and application skills.

Our Vision & Mission

Vision: Our vision is to nurture the whole child.


Mission: Our mission is to nurture the whole child by sharing the love of Christ, fostering emotional intelligence, and promoting physical and academic development through age-appropriate education.

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Our Core Values

  1. Honor God

  2. Provide quality care and education

  3. Be respectful innovators

  4. Value our LTW family

  5. Effectively communicate

  6. Work together

  7. Have fun

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  • Is your program licensed?
    Yes, we are licensed through Texas Health & Human Services Commission. Our license number is 1715684.
  • What are your hours/days of operation?
    We are open Monday - Thursday from 8:15am-2:30pm during the months of September through May. Our summer program is open Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9am-2pm during the months of June, July, and the first two weeks in August.
  • Is this school a daycare?
    No. We are a private Pre-K and Kindergarten school. We cover a multitude of social, emotional, and educational concepts each day in an educational setting. We are committed to providing the best early childhood education we can.
  • Are visits from parents allowed and encouraged anytime the childcare program is open?
    Yes, parent visits are allowed anytime.
  • What is the cost of tuition?
    Our tuition and fees.
  • What are your class ratios?
    Pre-K3 - 9:1 Pre-K4 - 10:1 (FISH program) Pre-K4 - 16:2 (BUGS program) Kinder - 10:1 (5 years)
  • Do all adults in the program receive ongoing training in working with children and child development?
    Yes, all teachers are required to take 24 continuing education hours each school year.
  • Is there a planned schedule for each day?
    Yes, each classroom is required to have lesson plans that encourage learning and includes active and quiet play, group and individual learning activities, rest time and mealtimes.
  • Do you have a written discipline policy that explains how behavioral concerns are handled?
    All parents sign a copy of our policy for Discipline and Guidance before their child starts school at Learning Their Way. Discipline is individualized for each child, appropriate to their level of understanding, and is directed to toward teaching the desired skill to be successful in the classroom. Only positive methods are used and no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment is tolerated.
  • Have all adults working in the program had state and national background checks, including fingerprinting?
  • Have the adults in the program been trained on how to prevent child abuse and how to recognize and report the signs of abuse?
    Yes, this training is completed each new school year.
  • Is there someone present at all times who has been trained in pediatric first aid and CPR?
    Yes, all teachers are certified in first aid and CPR.
  • Does the program conduct regular fire drills?
    Yes, we conduct fire drills monthly and teach about fire safety and prevention.
  • Do you have extended care?
    Our extended care is from 8:15-8:45 and 2:00-2:30. Please check our fee schedule above for pricing.
  • What curriculum do you follow?
    We follow the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines that are aligned with the Kindergarten Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), sequenced to follow child development and give teaching strategies for each of the guidelines. The Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines offer educators the information and support to prepare all children for success in Kindergarten. Teachers are not given a set curriculum and are allowed professional liberties on how they teach these standards throughout the school year. Our director has created a Scope and Sequence to ensure content is being taught. Some supplemental curricula that we use are Pocket of Preschool, Heggerty Phonological Awareness, Reading A-Z, Daily Café, and Children's Ministry.
  • How often will my child go outside?
    Each Pre-K class has a morning and afternoon outside recess time for 30 minutes each. The Kindergarten class goes outside three times each day for 15 minutes each.
  • What is a typical snack?
    We provide a morning snack that consists of one grain item, one fresh fruit or veggie, water, and rotating juice or milk.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept cash, check, card, or ACH bank transfers. All charges will go through the Brightwheel app.
  • What are the school holidays?
    We follow the NBISD school calendar in regard to holidays, inclement weather closures, and early release days.
  • My child is ahead academically. Can they skip to the next class?
    No, but we are happy to meet them where they are making accommodations to our lessons.
  • Do you go on field trips?
    Yes, we take a Fall and a Spring field trip. Parents are required to attend and provide transportation to and from the field trip.
  • How do you communicate with parents?
    We use the Brightwheel app to send private messages to parents, as well as, to post pictures from your child's day, reminders, and important information. We also send a weekly newsletter via email and have a parent information board outside the school. All students will also come home with a weekly (Pre-K3)/monthly behavior calendar to communicate positive classroom behavior and skills that need to be addressed.
  • Do I need a nap mat?
    Yes, each Pre-K student will need a WIPEABLE nap mat for resting time. Pre-K3 parents may provide a fitted crib sheet to cover it and a thin blanket. We cannot accommodate large, cloth nap mats/bedding due to lack of storage space. Pre-K4 students have a short thirty-minute quiet time and do not need any bedding. Kindergarten students do not have a rest time.
  • Do you provide lunch?
    No, parents are responsible for meeting their child's nutritional needs at lunchtime.
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