Crosswood United Methodist Preschool offers a quality Christian preschool education for children who live in Marion County.  This ministry is for kids ages three through five – and for their families.  School is in session five days per week, from about mid-September to mid-May.  There are morning and afternoon classes offered for both older and younger preschool age groups.

Classes for older preschool children (ages four through young-five) meet on Monday-Wednesday-Friday in the mornings and afternoons.  

Classes for younger preschool children (ages three through young-four) meet on Tuesday-Thursday in the mornings and afternoons.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy at Crosswood Preschool is to provide the best possible care and teaching to each individual child.  Our programs are designed to enable children to grow physically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and socially by stimulating their curiosity and allowing for socialization and education in a Christian setting.

Our goal is to provide a loving atmosphere that promotes thinking, language, and discovery.  We provide a wide range of educational activities and toys to stimulate the learning process.  At Crosswood Christian Preschool, each child will be encouraged to interact with others and to explore the wonders God has placed around us.  We have taken the rainbow as our school symbol because we feel that children are God’s promise for our future.

Program Information

Our preschool classes run from September to May.

3-year old to young 4-year old Class  (your child must be 3 by August 1)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Morning Class:  9:00am – 11:00am
Afternoon Class:  12:00pm – 2:00pm

4-year old to young 5-year old Class  (your child must be 4 by August 1)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Morning Class:  9:00am – 11:30am
Afternoon Class:  12:30pm – 3:00pm


The mission of Crosswood United Methodist Preschool is to offer a two-year Christian preschool program that will prepare children to be ready for kindergarten and early elementary school.  The three- and four-year old class focuses on peer interaction, color and shape recognition, and opportunities to use and explore various writing and art utensils.  The four- and five-year old class continues to build on these skills and works on letters and their sounds along with numbers.  Our program uses a great deal of children’s literature to explore many diverse topics that are of interest to preschool children.


Crosswood United Methodist Preschool is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS).  Our staff-to-child ratio is less than state requirements.  This allows our teachers and students to spend a large part of our day in smaller, more individualized learning groups.  All our staff members have fulfilled all ODJFS state requirements and have the skills required to successfully teach your child to be prepared for kindergarten. 

Preschool Calendar

This year's calendar can be accessed in the "Preschool Forms" box!


Please contact us for information about school fees and tuition.


If you are interested in registering your child for preschool, please print, complete, and mail the following items to our address (Crosswood United Methodist Preschool, 1551 Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302) or drop them off during Church Office hours (9am-1pm, Monday through Friday):

  • A Child Enrollment Form
  • A Registration Form for the class you desire
  • A Medical Form
  • A check for a non-refundable registration fee of $35 

We will deposit your check and notify you once we have confirmed that space is available for your child in the class you have indicated.  We MUST have these forms on file for your child before the end of the first week of school.

Contact the Preschool

On Facebook:  Crosswood UMC Preschool
Crosswood UMC Christian Preschool:  (740) 386-2619
Preschool Director Lori Hensel:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

9 Aug
Worship Service - ONLINE AND DRIVE-IN
Date 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Join us online for a worship service recorded for both Crosswood and Epworth UMC -- OR join us in the church parking lot for a drive-in worship service on Sunday morning at 9:30am and worship with us LIVE from the comfort and safety of your car by tuning your car radio to 106.5FM.
12 Aug
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
15 Aug

Preschool Forms

Crosswood United Methodist Church

1551 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302

Crossword Church Office: (740) 389-1210
Church Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
rosswood United Methodist Preschool: (740) 386-2619
Preschool Director Lori Hensel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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