Crosswood Preschool: (740) 386-2619
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 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.
We seek 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 engaging their curiosity and energy and allowing for socialization and education in a caring Christian setting.
Our goal is to provide a loving atmosphere that promotes thinking, language, and discovery. We provide a wide range of educational activities to aid in the learning process. At Crosswood Christian Preschool, each child will be encouraged to interact with others and to explore the wonders God has placed all around us. We have taken the rainbow as our school symbol because we feel that children are God’s promise for our future.
Our preschool classes run from mid-September to mid-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
2021-2022 Preschool Calendar
September 13 - Start Day for 4s & 5s
September 14 - Start Day for 3s & 4s
October 6 & 7 - Fall Pictures
October 15 - COTA Day (No School)
October 28 & 29 - Costume Day / Fall Party
November - Fall Fundraiser
November 18 & 19 - Thankful Day
November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)
December 14 &15 - Christmas Programs
December 16 & 17 - Class Christmas Parties
December 20 - January 1 Christmas Break (No School)
January 3 - School Resumes
January 17 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No School)
Febrary 14 & 15 - Valentine Parties
February 21 - Presidents Day (No School)
March - Spring Fundraiser
March 21-25 - Spring Break (No School)
April 4 - Graduation Pictures for 4s & 5s
April 15-18 - Easter Break (No School)
May 5 - Last Day 3s & 4s
May 6 - Last Day 4s & 5s
May 7 - Spring Program / Graduation Ceremony
We offer a two-year Christian preschool program that prepares 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, art, music, and play to explore many diverse topics that will help children with kindergarten-readiness.
Crosswood United Methodist Preschool is licensed by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS). Our staff-to-child ratio is better than the state requires. 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 to successfully teach your child to be prepared for kindergarten.
Due to the nature of the COVID pandemic, our calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years are not set in stone. Please request the most current calendar from our Director. An example of a past school-year calendar (2019-2020) is availble in the "Preschool Forms" box on this page.
If you are interested in registering your child for preschool or have questions about available spaces in our classes, please contact our Crosswood Preschool Director, Lori Hensel, at (740) 386-2619. If Lori directs you to register your child, please print, complete, and mail the following items to our address (Crosswood United Methodist Preschool, 1551 Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302):
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.
1551 Richland Road
Marion, Ohio 43302
Crossword Church Office: (740) 389-1210
Crosswood United Methodist Preschool: (740) 386-2619