Crosswood UMC Preschool

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

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 a 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.

Our Philosophy

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.

Program Information

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 15 - Preschool Sunday at Crosswood Church
May 21 - 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. 



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.  To enroll your child at Crosswood Preschool, please complete the following forms and mail the following items to our address at Crosswood United Methodist Preschool, 1551 Richland Road, Marion, Ohio 43302:

We will deposit your registration fee check and our Preschool Director will notify you once we have confirmed that space is available for your child in the class you have indicated.

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

29 May
Book Study at PSUMC
Date 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
31 May
Book Study at PSUMC
10:30 am - 11:30 am
2 Jun
Join us in-person in the Crosswood sanctuary or out in the church parking lot for a drive-in worship service (tune to 106.5 FM) each Sunday morning at 9:30am. (Masks are not required in the church building, but are available for those who would like to wear one.)

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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