Welcome to Holy Cross Preschool
Holy Cross Preschool believes that each child has the ability to learn and grow by engaging in a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and meets each child’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development. Holy Cross Preschool provides our students with a strong foundation of faith, while preparing them to continue their education at Holy Cross School.
Our staff provides a safe and supportive place that encourages open communication and the ability for children to express their feelings and work together on problem-solving skills.
Holy Cross Preschool understands the importance of providing children with a strong academic and social-emotional foundation in preparation for kindergarten. We provide two age-appropriate groups - preschool and pre-kindergaten - and each group focuses on specific skills that support the children in developmentally-appropriate ways.
We encourage a play-based active learning environment to allow for many opportunities to practice social interaction and relationship skills.
We promote children’s active involvement with activities and materials that offer them opportunities for responsible and cooperative roles in the classroom.
Our preschool students participate in many community-building events.
Every fall we participate in "Cookies for Courage" with students from K-8 in honor of the First Responders of Santa Cruz County. Every spring we participate in the annual Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Every Christmas we help to brighten the lives of the elderly residents at Dominican Oaks by making decorations for their holiday celebrations.
Information About Us
At Holy Cross Preschool, we recognize that the preschool years are an important time of transition when our students desire to find their place in the family and in the community. We offer our students a warm and nurturing environment that that respects the dignity of each child and shepherds them as they make this transition.
As part of Holy Cross School, we seek to foster the emotional, educational,spiritual and physical development of each of our students, in accordance to their own individual needs, gifts and talents. We provide highly interactive learning experiences that develop strong social skills and encourage a love of education.
Our teachers are exceptional in their understanding of young children, and each brings years of early childhood education experience. Their love of children is immediately evident, and they provide an environment filled with rich materials that encourage students to explore the world around them.