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Crossing Point ChristianSchool

1800 W. Hunt Street
Mckinney, TX 75069

Phone:
(972) 542-0501

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We strive to prepare the children for kindergarten using the guidelines set by the Texas Education Agency. (PreKindergarten Guidelines)

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Step Up to Literacy Curriculum
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Set Up to Math Curriculum
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Science Curriculum
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • An integral part of our curriculum
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Lots of craft activities and free art
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Movement classes
Other subjects taught Movement and Spanish classes are offered twice a week for all ages.

From the Director:

Young children learn best through play and hands on activities. Our teachers provide a balance of teacher directed and child led instruction and activites. Small and large group activities are offered as are quiet and active activities.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers work with individual chidlren as needed. As children rotate through the centers, the teacher changes the level of the work to meet the need of the small groups.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We are dedicated to the philosophy that young children grow in an orderly and sequential manner with predictable stages of development. We recognize that each child is unique and accept each child at their current stage of development. It is our intention to nurture the development of the whole child รข?? physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual growth.

A Typical Day

Please log on to our website at crossingpointchristianschool.com for a sample schedule and other important information!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

A monthly newsletter is sent home highlighting school activities.

The teachers also send home weekly and monthly calendars and newsletters. Emails are sent as needed.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage our parents to let their children know that school is a fun and safe place to be. Often a positive attitude on the parents behalf is all that is needed.

We do not feel that children should spend a lot of time crying at school. We work with parents and develop a plan on how soon parents should be called.

In time the children do adjust to school and so does mom!