A Children's Village


A ministry of CityRise Church

West University Campus

6218 Auden St, Houston, TX 77005

Bellaire Campus

4601 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me ... "

Matthew 19:14

A Children’s Village (ACV) is the weekday Preschool Ministry of CityRise. Our purpose is to provide care and valuable experiences for the spiritual, mental, physical, emotional, and social development of each child. We accomplish this through daily learning and developmental experiences consistent with the Christian principles of CityRise.

ACV Registration for 2024-2025

$150 Registration fee. Space is limited.
Questions? Call us at 713-667-5180 or complete our contact form.
Registration form and fee payment required to complete enrollment.

About Us

Your children are beginning to experience the world. With CityRise and A Children's Village, they can experience the love of Christ while engaging the world and learn to grow in a Christian environment.


A Children’s Village is licensed by the Texas Health and Human Services (THHS) under the name A Children’s Village and exceeds their required minimum standards for safety, sanitation, operation, and personnel qualifications and training.


A Children’s Village has been serving the families in the community since 1985. Our program is offered to children from ages 1-5 years old (by September 1st of the current year). There are options for your child to attend two days a week (T/TH), three days a week (MWF) or all five days (M-F). The school day runs from Monday through Friday beginning at 9:00a and ending at 2:00p. (See the "More After School" section below for for extended-day options.)


FunShine Express and Mother Goose Time are two popular programs used in many preschools all over the nation. They are aligned to Texas State Standards and focus on developing your child’s social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development. Daily faith-based lessons are taught in conjunction with each month’s thematic units.

Age Appropriate

FunShine Express offers two curricula differentiated by age groups: the Buttercups curriculum is used by our Chicks (12-17 months) through our Pandas (2.5 years old) classes; the Fireflies curriculum is used by our Frogs and Cubs classes. All three of our Pre-K 4 classes use Mother Goose Time curriculum, which engages children in many STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities.

Classroom Enrichments


Wednesdays for all classes
Our weekly music class engages students in physical and cognitive activities through music, singing, and dance.


Mondays & Thursdays // Frogs-Owls
Children are introduced to the foundations of the Spanish language through play, songs, read alouds, and hands-on activities. They are taught Spanish words and phrases for numbers, colors, actions, greetings, and much more.


Tuesdays // Frogs-Owls
Thursdays // Butterflies-Pandas
Children observe, engage, explore, and experiment with different tools (e.g. magnifying glasses, scales, wind vanes) like real scientists! They watch physical changes in matter (solid to liquid), learn vocabulary words associated with the theme, and sometimes eat their own edible creations!

Stay & Play

Mondays-Fridays, 2-4pm // Space depends on availability
Extend your child’s day* with more learning and fun! Stay & Play is A Children's Village's after-school care for up to two additional hours from 2-4pm with space depending on availability.

Cost is on a per-month basis in addition to normal tuition fees:
Stay & Play 2023-2024 Fees
• 1 day/week: $62/month
• 2 days/week: $120/month
• 3 days/week: $180/month
• 4 days/week: $245/month
• 5 days/week: $300/month
Drop-in: $30/day**

*Signing up is regarded as a commitment, and one month’s notice is required to drop. Please see the Parent Handbook for policies regarding withdrawal from Stay & Play and any associated fees.
**Dropping in does not require a monthly commitment.

More After School

All of the programs listed below are available to any child registered in A Children's Village regardless of enrollment in Stay & Play.
Please sign up directly with the programs' websites below as they operate independently of A Children's Village.

Soccer Shots

Mondays & Thursdays // Session times vary // Ages 3-5

Soccer Shots is an engaging soccer program with an emphasis on character development to positively impact children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication, and curriculum.

Please register online at soccershots.org and enter "A Children's Village" in the Search by Location option.

Gym Station's Dance Adventures

Tuesdays // 2pm // Ages 2 and older

Dance Adventures is a preschool dance and creative movement program. Our Dancers focus on a variety of styles throughout the year, and we always encourage your little dancer to discover the magic within themselves! Dance Adventures uses Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, and Hip-Hop to teach your child the fundamentals of dancing.

Tiny Tigers Kung Fu Kids

Wednesdays // 2pm // Ages 3 and older

Tiny Tigers Kung Fu Kids is for children ages 3 and older. They will learn to build self-esteem; develop focus, control, and balance; and learn self-defense, anti-bullying, and safety. They also work on social skills and teamwork but most of all fun!

The Jolly Trolley

Fridays // 2p // All ages

The Jolly Trolley is a fun obstacle course, gym, and playground on wheels. In their thirty-minute program, every child will learn the basic foundations of gymnastics, fitness, motor development skills, balance, and coordination.

Weekend, Evening,
and Summer Opportunties

Join us at CityRise at any of our campuses Sundays, Wednesdays, and during the summer.

A Children's Village Interest Form

Interested in registering your child for A Children's Village? Please complete the simple form below, and we will be in touch!

Please be aware that completing this form does not guarantee a space for your child, only that you are interested.

Meet the team.

Carolina Ramirez

Preschool Registrar

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