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Braker Lane Christian Learning Center

11300 Hunters Lane
Austin, TX 78753

(512) 837-2268


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Children are learning through their play. We allow and encourage them to get their hands dirty, stand up and "brush it off" when they fall, and teach them to work out their own conflicts using words with their friends. They will get dirty; they will get bumps and bruises; they will have fun; they will learn. Parents are welcome to observe classes at any time.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
Other subjects taught Bible Teachings

From the Director:

We provide learning opportunities for children by offering activities that utilize their fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory activities, learning centers, manipulatives, blocks, and pre-writing activities. Our threes and Pre-k concentrate on readiness skills for elementary school. Each week we focus on a particular theme, color, letter, number and shape, and Bible verse.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

As the teachers work with children, they begin to see how each child learns. If a child is not exhibiting any learning, a verbal referal to the director is given who will do observations and give insights into the child that the teacher may need to help. Parents are then consulted and a plan is set. Each child is taught at their own pace form 12 months through the Pre-K year. The Pre-K teacher will give quarterly reports to the parents in order to help them communicate with the elementary schools when their child arrives in the fall. We strongly believe that children will learn, but we must let them progress at their own pace. We can encourage them through our enthusiasm and love.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that the proper raising of children is the key to a brighter future. Our purpose is to create a center that will provide the education and enriching upbringing of children within a fun but focused environment. With our assistance, your child will grow up with the social, emotional, and physical well being to live up to his or her fullest abilities.

A Typical Day

Upon arrival each day, the students are given a moment to chat and play with their friends. If they bring in a breakfast, they are given an opportunity to eat. At 8:30 a snack is given and classes move to their rooms. Projects, center time, and circle time activities are done until 10:15. Ath this time we meet for our pre-lunch outside time, song time and lunch. After lunch, nap, clean-up and return to classroom by 2:30 where we do Art and Sensory activities followed by a snack around 3:30. If weather permits, we stay outside until 4:30 to 5:00 and then we clean up the faces and hands and move into our mult-purpose room for a video, stories, or table activities.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

There are quarterly family newsletters, a parent handbook, parent meetings several times a year on current topics concerning parents, and classwork is sent home weekly. The Pre-K has a graduation in May with a reception afterwards.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation