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Cross Roads Preschool

2310 Haymaker Road
Monroeville, PA 15146

Phone:
(412) 372-6836

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"As part of the outreach ministry of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, the Preschool offers a high quality
week-day program for the children of Cross Roads, Monroeville, and surrounding communities. Committed
to Christian nurturing, our aim is to help children from infancy to five years of age develop emotionally,
socially, and cognitively and to provide similar support and encouragement to their families. We establish a
loving and caring atmosphere in which each child is respected as an individual . . . a unique gift of God.
Goals of Cross Roads Preschool
In an environment where teachers and caregivers are supportive, accepting, and encouraging adults, it is
our desire to:
-- provide experiences that will encourage each child to develop self esteem, trust, initiative, and
creativity.
-- provide learning experiences that are appropriate to the developmental level of each child in
language arts, social studies, math, science, music, art, health, and safety.
-- provide educational and social experiences in a safe and stimulating physical environment with
appropriate supplies and equipment.
-- provide information concerning each child's development that will enable the school and the
family to plan for the changing needs of the child.
It is not our intention to teach religious subjects, but it must be understood that this will be a churchsponsored
Christian Preschool and, therefore, the teachers will be free to include in their programs Bible
stories, songs, activities, etc."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"9:00 Free play (Play-Dough, painting, sand table, puzzles, toys, blocks)
9:45 Clean up and group time
10:00 Active play (outside or in Fellowship Hall) with bikes, riding toys, gym equipment, etc.; directed
small group activities and craft, 15-20 minutes. See program listed on pages 7 and 8; will vary
daily.
10:40 Snack
11:00 Free play in rooms/stories/diaper changing
11:45 Clean up and group time (exercise)
12:00 Lunch
12:25 Quiet play
12:45 Clean up and group time
1:00 Active play (outside or in Fellowship Hall) with bikes, riding toys, gym equipment, etc.; directed
small group activities and craft, 15-20 minutes. See pages 7 and 8; will vary daily.
1:45 Rest period and snack
2:10 Free play in rooms; directed small group activities, 15-20 minutes (repeat morning activities and
craft). See pages 7 and 8; will vary daily.
3:00 Closing (please be prompt)
When making reservations, you may want to consider this schedule."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school