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Welcome to New Song Christian Academy

Philosophy

Children are natural learners
The curiosity and enthusiasm of a child provides for many teachable moments. These moments, when the child’s interest is peaked, create natural opportunities to foster true understanding.

Children are active learners
Learning happens through play, interaction, and experimentation, as well as through observation and listening

Children are individual learners
All children have individual needs and varying abilities. Therefore, they should not be limited to a standardized curriculum based solely on age.

Children are continuous learners
Learning does not stop when the child is picked up from school. Parents and teachers must work together to create a continuum of learning.

Programs – All of our programs provide:

  • Bible stories, related songs, activities and prayers weekly in chapel and extended into the classroom
  • Weekly music classes with a dedicated music teacher, fostering the joy of expression through music, movement, dance and the visual arts
  • An environment that fosters the development of initiative, self-control, and self-confidence
  • Opportunities for children to learn and develop socially through play as they interact responsibly with one another and with adults
  • Experiences that allow children to explore, solve problems, and to express feelings
  • Activities that aid the development of children’s large and small motor skills
  • Teachers who utilize small and large group settings with independent and guided instruction to meet each child’s individual learning needs
  • A curriculum rich in literacy, math, science, social studies, physical education, and the arts

3 & 4-YEAR-OLD PROGRAMS

Students who turn 3 by September 30th will be placed in our three-year-old program. Our three-year-olds attend class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. We do not provide diapering services at our facility, therefore all students must be able to use the restroom.

Students who turn 4 by September 30th will be placed in our four-year-old program. Our four-year-olds attend class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am-1:30 pm.

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

Our Junior Kindergarten classroom offers a full day option for four-year-olds or five-year-olds who do not meet the September 30th age requirement to start Kindergarten in the public schools. Students attend classes Monday through Friday from 8:30 am-2:30 pm.


For more information or to schedule a tour of our classrooms please contact Jacqueline Anne at (702) 492-1771 or jackie@newsonganthem.org

Academy Staff 

JACQUELINE ANNE

Academy Director
Jacqueline Anne serves as the Academy Director for New Song Christian Academy. She is passionate about early childhood education and is excited to be a part of New Song Christian Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology. Jackie is the mother to three wonderful kids, all currently attending college. Jackie would love to meet you and show you around the academy.

Contact: jackie@newsonganthem.org (702)492-1771

BIRGIT DROWANOWSKI

PRE-K Teacher
Birgit has been a teacher with New Song Christian Academy for five years. She has twelve years of teaching experience. She was born and raised in Germany and moved to the USA in 1996. Birgit has a teaching degree from Germany as well as degrees in psychology and early childhood education. She loves being a part of a loving, nurturing school environment and seeing that smile and connection when she helps a child learn something new in the classroom. In her free time Birgit enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and pets. She loves outdoor activities, reading, crafts and crocheting.

Contact: birgitd@newsonganthem.org

TAMARA COMANDATORE

Teacher’s Aide
Tami has been a teacher’s aide at New Song Christian Academy since 2010. She loves working with children and finds it very rewarding to watch a curious toddler mature into a confident pre-kindergartener. Tami grew up in Southern California and has been a resident in the Anthem community with her husband and daughter since 2003. Tami holds a degree in General Studies from Moorpark College. She enjoys being actively involved in her daughter’s school as a volunteer and is also the team manager for her daughter’s competitive soccer club

Contact: tamic@newsonganthem.org

MICHELLE GAB

PRE-K Teacher Michelle is excited to join our staff this year as the co-teacher in the Jr-Kindergarten program. She grew up on a farm in Southern California. The day after graduation she moved to Hawaii to be a teacher’s assistant for her second grade teacher. It is there that she discovered her love for teaching. She then joined the Army for 2 years, then attended college to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. Michelle has taught kindergarten at a charter school in Colorado and ran her own preschool from her home for many years. She also ran the children’s program at her church in Hawaii. Michelle has been married to Doug for 17 years and they have 7 children, 22 grand-children and one great-grandchild. Contact: gabsplacedm@gmail.com

WENDY DENTER

PRE-K Teacher
Wendy is so excited to be coming on board as a co-teacher for the Jr-Kindergarten class at New Song Christian Academy.  Wendy has had many different experiences working with children from running her own home daycare, working as a Girl Scout leader, volunteering at her children’ schools and teaching at Good Samaritan Christian Academy.  Wendy loves teaching preschool age children as they explore and learn new things every day.  She moved with her family to Henderson from Southern California in 2007.  Wendy enjoys spending time outdoors camping and hiking with her husband, Adam, and her children Megan and Brandon.  She is fortunate to have this opportunity to work with your children and to get to know the families this school year.

Contact: wendy@newsonganthem.org