2017-2018 REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Registration for our current KATC Weekday Preschool families is on February 7th and 9th from 9am-10am. You can also register in the KATC Office after school or after Stay & Play. Registration opens to the public on February 14.
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Since 1988, Church at the Cross has provided a weekday early education program for preschoolers. Our staff of trained professionals are committed to helping each child develop a love for learning, basic social skills and a love for God. Loving care and guidance are provided in our KidsTown building: 35,000 square feet of classrooms, an indoor tree house, theater, preschool library and much more! Over 150 preschoolers and their families made us their choice for weekday early education last year!
The goal of our early education program is to provide an environment of personal care, learning, creativity and fun to help with spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and academic development staying consistent with the Christian principles of Church at the Cross.
Email our Kids at the Cross Director, Trish Van Loh or contact the Kids at the Cross office at 817.421.5437
Curriculum & Activities
- Babies – 2 to 7
- Toddlers – 2 to 9
- Two’s – 2 to 12
- Three’s – 2 to 14
- Pre-K – 2 to 15
(PreK are 4 years old by August 31, 2015)
Our teaching staff is dedicated to making Kids at the Cross a positive experience. The rooms are arranged into play-learning centers where children can make choices for both individual and small group activities. Our program uses the WeeLearn Curriculum, a developmentally based curriculum. Also, an academic curriculum which includes academic tools like Alpha Time and Frog Street Press, is added in the 4-yr-old/Pre-K classes. Each 4’s/Pre-K class focuses on helping to prepare children for a positive Kindergarten experience. Our goal is to build upon the developmental foundations of trust, independence, and initiative so that each child will feel good about him/herself and his/her world.
We feature monthly thematic special days. Some of our favorites are Drive-In Movie Day, Western Day, Pajama Day, and State Fair Day. We also have a special Mother’s Tea and a graduation for our Pre-K.
We believe that children learn best through play. Kids at the Cross includes activities to enhance our curriculum such as music and movement and library story time. Chapel is led weekly by our director and music teacher. We have a monthly focus on colors, shapes, scriptures, finger plays, and science experiments. Various enrichment activities include art, cooking, imaginative play and so much more. Celebrated holiday parties including Christmas, Easter, and Valentine’s Day. We also celebrate each child’s birthday monthly including a summer birthday celebration.
Hours & Fees
Thursday, September 6th begins our fall 2016 semester
- Tuesday/Thursday (Regular Session): 9am – 2pm
- Tuesday/Thursday (Stay-n-Play): 2pm – 4pm
Kids at the Cross is in session every Tuesday and Thursday, September through May. We provide an extended “Stay & Play” option for children who are enrolled. This includes activities for babies through transitional Kindergarten, led by our very qualified staff. Activities include playtime in our indoor treehouse or in our outdoor play park, an occasional movie, craft, snack, etc. Extend your child’s day of fun while you take care of errands you need to run.
We follow the GCISD calendar for school holidays. There will be no Kids at the Cross the week of Thanksgiving and the week of Spring Break. Fall School Year 2016-2017 begins September 6, 2016
Non-refundable Registration/Activity Fee of $150 (babies – 4’s/Pre-K) is due upon Registration.
- $205/month – Babies – 3yr
- $215/month – 4yr – 5yr
Tuition is due the first Thursday of each month and considered late after that day. ($10.00 late fee applies). There is no reduction in tuition for absences. Director can discuss appropriate class placement according to the child’s date of birth.
STAY & PLAY FEES (Extended Hours from 2-4pm)
- $10.00/day per child, for individual days
There will be no Stay & Play on the afternoon of our evening Spring Program