1st Kids Academy

Helping Preschoolers Learn and Grow

Enrolling Now!

1st Kids Academy is an extension of our Preschool Ministry at Cross City. Since 1984, our school has offered an excellent academic program that not only prepares each child for elementary school but also provides a safe and nurturing environment where the love of Christ is shared with children and their families. Ages for enrollment are 6 weeks – Pre-K.

Our preschoolers are educated about Biblical truths and principles through creative learning approaches that include music, drama, teaching, and large group discussion. Our classrooms are designed to enhance learning and our professionally trained teachers are committed to loving and guiding your child through each developmental stage. Many families and their children make us their choice for early education each year.

1st Kids Academy is a partner with HEB ISD, and our teachers are invited and encouraged to attend training's to help enhance their teaching skills.



Admissions Procedures for 2019-2020 School Year: 

A completed Registration Form with a $150.00 non-refundable registration fee must be submitted to our Office. Before submitting registration form and fee, please contact Julie Cleveland at   or 817-540-7473 to ensure there is a spot available for your child. If the class is full, children will be placed on a waiting list, and parents will be notified when an opening becomes available.

  • Pre-K Students: In addition to the registration fee, there is a $50 curriculum fee due by 9/5/19.
  • Age of Students: We accept children that are 6 weeks old through Pre-K students.
  • Curriculum: 1st Kids Academy offers age-appropriate curriculum for children 1 – 5 years. Special activities are planned weekly that support school-wide themes and are personalized to each age level and class.
  • Specialty Classes: All children two years and older will attend chapel, which offers music as well as creative movement and dance. Chapel also includes a Bible story and a brief lesson that goes with the theme of each week. There will be a music program in the spring and a Spanish class will be offered one day per week.


Download: Registration Form

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Payment Information

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From Some of our Parents...

"Very Christ-centered, loving atmosphere where children are given hands-on activities to grow spiritually and academically." - Donna

"His teachers cared for him like he was one of their own." – Jenny

"1st Kids Academy has truly been a blessing to our family. The teachers and staff are amazing and kind, our daughter loves it!" – Katie

"My daughter wakes up every morning and asks if it’s a school day. She loves it!" – Esther

Schedule & Tuition

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Meet the Teacher: August 27
First Day of School: 
September 5
Thanksgiving Break: November 26-28
Christmas Break: 
December 17 - January 6
Spring Break: 
March 10-12
Last Day of School: 
May 14

Hours and Tuition

Tuesday & Thursday (9:00 am to 2:30 pm): $235/month*

Tuesday OR Thursday (9:00 am to 2:30 pm): $155/month*

*There is a $10/month discount for each additional child.

What to bring...

What to bring for babies:

Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
Change of Clothes
5 or more diapers
Diaper Rash Cream

What to bring for toddlers:

Bottles/Sippy Cup
Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
Change of Clothes
3 or more diapers
Diaper Rash Cream

What to bring for 2's:

Sippy cup with child's name
Lunch with child’s name
Napmat with anything child needs to nap more peacefully (There are napmats provided if you prefer)
At least 3 diapers with child’s name written on front
If potty training or trained, extra set of clothes or more for those little accidents

What to bring for 3's:

Large bag or backpack that contains the following:
Nap mat or blanket, small pillow, small favorite stuffed animal for nap time
Full change of clothes
Lunchbox: lunch and a drink
**Please sure ALL items are labeled. This class teaches independence and responsibility. Each child will learn to put their own items away - labeling becomes VERY important during this learning process.**

What to bring for Pre-K:

Lunch and a drink
Water bottle for recess
Change of clothes and underwear