Frequently Asked QuestionsAt Crossroad Preschool
What is a day at Crossroad like?
9:30-10:00 Welcome time/Free Time
Each child will be will greeted as they arrive. Then will “sign in” by putting their nametags in a basket for our daily attendance. After signing in, the children will wash their hands and then have free time to play in the classroom in the open centers.
10:00-10:10 – Clean up and transition to circle time
10:10-10:30 Circle Time
Our classroom circle time will include a prayer, greeting song, calendar time, and going over the activities for our day. This time will also include stories, music and movement activities.
10:30-10:40 – Transition to outside
10:40-11:00 Large Motor/Outdoor Play and Goodbye
This time might include walking to the park, playing in the snow, enjoying our gross motor equipment or a game.
11:00-11:10 – Transition; bathroom break/wash hands
11:10-11:25 Snack Time
A snack is served that meets the guidelines for nutrition set forth by the state of Minnesota. At snack time we will promote appropriate social skills and manners.
11:25-11:45 Projects/Free Exploration of Centers
At this time in the morning, centers will be set up in the classroom for the children to participate in. There will be child directed activities as well as teacher directed activities during this time. There will also be a balance of quite and independent activities as well, ranging from but not limited to craft project, easel exploration, writing, fine motor manipulative, science exploration, reading, puzzles, blocks, dramatic play, etc.
11:45-12:00 Goodbye Circle
Our goodbye circle time might include a short story, a movement song, guessing game, etc. and our goodbye song.
Can parents come to school?
Parents are welcome at anytime in our classroom. We welcome any special gifts and talents that you, as parents, would like to share with the children. We just ask that we schedule this so that we can plan a fun activity for you to do with the children.
What's included in daily activities?
Shapes, colors, numbers, letters and math activities are presented and worked on each week. Activities in literacy are woven into our centers and activities on a daily basis.
Could I volunteer to serve at Crossroad?
Yes! Guests are welcome at our school. In the past, we have welcomed storytellers, gardeners, artists, dancers, nurses, and magicians who have shared their particular talents and experiences. We always look for volunteers who will share their talents with us. Please let us know if you are interested in sharing a talent with us, or know of someone else.
Contact us about volunteering!
Can my child stay for lunch?
12:00-2:00 Lunch Bunch (only open to 4 and 5 year old class)
Additional tuition required for extend lunch bunch option.
Kids that sign up for lunch bunch will bring a packed lunch from home (NO NUTS please, this includes peanut butter for we a nut free area). The kids will eat together working on social skills and manners, then will have some quite table time activities, free play (inside or outside), and will do a project before you pick them up at 2:00.
What are the monthly Bible verses?
SEPTEMBER: Jesus said “Let the children come to me.” Matthew 19:14
OCTOBER: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Matthew 5:14
NOVEMBER: “Be kind to one another.” Ephesians 4:32
DECEMBER: “ A Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
JANUARY: “The Lord bless you and keep you. “ Numbers 6:24
FEBRUARY: “I will praise thee with all my heart.” Psalm 138:1
MARCH: When I am afraid, I will trust in you. Psalm 56:3
APRIL: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him will not parish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
MAY: “I am with you always.” Matthew 28:20
What kinds of snacks do you serve?
M: Snack mix, fruit, and milk
T: Oranges, bagel and cream cheese, juice
W: Pretzels, cheese, and juice
Th: Veggies and dip, crackers, and juice
F: Mixed fruit, crackers, and juice
M: Veggies, dip and crackers, milk
T: Cheese slice, crackers, and juice
W: Fruit, crackers, and juice
Th: Veggies and dip, crackers and juice
F: Fruit, crackers, and juice
Substitutions may be made for fruits and vegetables.
Snacks will be changed to coincide with classroom projects, themes, and parties.
Please notify us if you would like to bring in a birthday treat. All treats must be store bought and packaged to be in compliance with health department rules.
WE ARE A PEANUT FREE PRESCHOOL