January 3, 1978, St. Pius X Early Care and Education Center opened with 22 children. With God’s help, we have grown both in numbers and services rendered. We have expanded all programs, and worked diligently toward providing the best possible care for the children.
In December of 1992, we were among the first ten Day Care Centers in the United States to be accredited by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation through the National Child Care Association.
In 2013, the Center, which had previously been operated as a ministry of St. Pius X Catholic Church, became an independent nonprofit child care center. It is exempt from federal income tax as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The new Center has maintained all prior licensing with the state of Texas.
Goals and Philosophy
St. Pius X Early Care and Education Center was begun with one main goal in mind. We are here to give the children entrusted to us the best care. Our main goal is to provide good, loving care for your children – care centered around Christ and His teachings. We want to make sure that we make your children happy, that we listen to them, and that we take care of them with tender loving care. The extra hug, the gentle touch, and the pat on the head are important. We strive to do these at all times; your children are our primary concern. How and what we teach your children is more important than how much we teach them. Learning must be fun for these little ones; so the periods of instruction are kept short and limited according to each age group. Play is the most important way for very young children to learn. Outside play directed play and free play are important in the learning process of young pre-school children. We want your children to enjoy their day while learning.
At St. Pius X Early Care and Education Center we are kind and loving to your children, yet firm and consistent in discipline. We want your children to know that we truly love them, that they are special people, that this is their home away from home, and that we really care for them in Christ’s name.
Prayer for Parents
Most Loving Father, the example of parenthood, you have entrusted your children to us to bring them up for you and prepare them for everlasting life. Assist us with your grace, that we may fulfill this sacred duty with competence and love. Teach us what to give — and what to withhold.
Show us when to reprove — and when to praise — and when to be silent.
Make us gentle and considerate, yet firm and watchful. Keep us from the weakness of indulgence and the excess of severity. Give us the courage to be disliked sometimes by our children, when we must do necessary things that are displeasing in their eyes. Give us the imagination to enter into their world in order to understand and guide them. Grant us all the virtues we need to lead them by word and example in the ways of wisdom and piety. One day; with them, may we enter into the joys of our true and lasting home with you in heaven.