Northshore Christian Academy

Serving Toddlers through Pre-Kindergarten

Welcome to Northshore Christian Academy's Early Learning Center! We are so glad that your family is interested in our program.

Our goal is to provide your family with a Christian environment where your child will be nurtured and loved by teachers and staff. We provide an enriching program of social development, character quality training and practice, developmentally appropriate opportunities, academic readiness activities and Biblical training. Our ultimate goal is to give children a well-rounded experience while in our care.

We have a fantastic staff whose primary goal is to provide a safe, secure, and happy environment where every child feels confident to explore, learn and play.

In His Service,
Ms. Sarah DuCette
Early Learning Center Director

Ms. Sarah DuCette joined Northshore in June of 2006 with the charge of with creating an Early Childhood Education program. She has an Elementary Education degree with an Early Childhood Specialization from Arizona State University. Her desire from the age of 4 was to be a teacher and she has now taught for over 25 years in childcare settings, private schools, and public schools. Ms. DuCette's desire is to plant the seeds and lay the foundation for a life long love of learning. She believes that nothing is more important than being Jesus to the families God brings to us and loving each child for the wonder that they were created to be. Ms. DuCette feels it is a privilege to partner with our families in nurturing their children.

Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten

The ELC is open 6:30am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.

(Please Note: there is an additional $6 per day charge for students who attend between 6:30-7:00am)

ELC Toddler Classes—1 and 2 Years Old

  • Full Time 4 or 5 days a week

ELC Preschool Classes—3 and 4 Years Old

  • Full Time (4 hours or more per day) 3, 4, or 5 days a week
  • Half-Day (4 or less hours per day) 3, 4, or 5 days a week

ELC Pre-Kindergarten Classes—4 and 5 Years Old
(Must be 4 by August 31st)

  • Full Time (4 hours or more per day) 4 or 5 days a week

Academy Pre-Kindergarten Classes—4 and 5 Years Old
(Must be 4 by August 31st)

  • Half-Day Pre-K AM class:
    8:35-11:35am, Mon.-Thurs. on scheduled school days
  • Half-Day Pre-K PM class:
    12:35-3:35pm, Mon.-Thurs. on scheduled school days

Pre-Kindergarten Program Overview—Goals and Objectives

We have separate programs for each of the three age-group classes noted above, and serve families 12 months a year.

Here are some of the reasons why NCA's Early Learning Center is best for your child:

  • Licensed Child Care
  • Caring & Professional Staff
  • Warm & Loving Christian Environment
  • Programs Serving Families 12 Months a Year
  • Beautiful State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Separate, Dedicated Playground for Each Age Group
  • Comprehensive Security Plan
  • Learning Centers
  • Daily Bible Time
  • Social Opportunities
  • Developmentally Appropriate Activities
  • Themed Summer Programs with Field Trips (Pre-K only) 
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