Holy Cross Christian Preschool

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 a.m. - noon

Our Preschool

HOLY CROSS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL is a congregationally-sponsored school for three-, four-, and five-year-old children.  We continue to offer both the traditional morning-only classes along with a full-day program that runs year-round.  Our hours and tuition rates for the regular school year are listed on the "Schedule & Tuition" page under the OUR PRESCHOOL banner. During the summer months of late-June, July and the first week of August we offer "summer camp" with each week having a different theme.  Our school has shut-down between Aug. 14-25, 2017.

Conveniently located on Main Street in Trumbull, Connecticut, our school is surrounded by 8.5 acres of well-maintained grounds which include a large outdoor play area.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION 
Director:  Michele Glennon
Phone: 203-268-6471
Address:  Holy Cross Christian Preschool, 
              5995 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611
e-mail:  preschool@holycrosstrumbull.com


OUR PHILOSOPHY – We believe that the training and experience of the child in the early years are foundational for all of life.  Therefore, we are concerned about the whole person – for spiritual as well as physical, intellectual, social, emotional needs.  The philosophy of Holy Cross Christian Preschool is based on the Bible verses found in Ephesians 3:14-19.  We desire that Christ may dwell in your child’s heart through faith and that your child may be rooted and grounded in love.  “That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.” – Ephesians 3:17
 


ENROLLMENT – To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31, and must be toilet trained.  The school is open to all children regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin without discrimination.  Our enrollment is limited.  Additional names will be placed on a waiting list.  Therefore, early application is encouraged.  Write or call the preschool for an application form.  Applications will be considered in the order received and a personal interview can be scheduled.  A nonrefundable $150 fee is due with your application.

TESTIMONIAL - The following letter was sent by a preschool parent to Holy Cross' pastor, Rev. Eric Wismar, and Education Director, Patricia Deloge:

Dear Pastor Wismar and Ms. Deloge,

I am writing this letter to you as my youngest son is about to enter Kindergarten this fall.  My two boys attended the 4 year old program with Michele (and the other teachers!) and I am really impressed and so very happy with the time they have spent at Holy Cross.  I would like to share my positive experiences with you.  My boys are both very different and they both LOVED preschool (4 year old program).  I know that they learned so much- they would come home talking about the science experiments that they did and about new animals they discovered.  They both learned their letters and their sounds without any practice at home.  (They both didn't want to work with mom or dad on this.)  They learned their numbers and how to count.  They had fun!  They learned how to be good friends.  They felt safe and loved.  I cannot tell you how much it means to me to know that not only did my children learn, but that they were loved.  Michele and the other teachers were patient and caring.  When I came to her with an issue going on, she and the other teachers dealt with it immediately.  I felt that the conferences were extremely helpful and insightful for me as a parent.  She was very thorough.  Being a teacher myself (albeit of high school students) I know how much time Michele put into the curriculum and to develop the whole child.  I LOVE that there were so many different discovery centers (what my children would call "play") and that was balanced with learning time.  If I could, I would have my young 5 year old stay another year in the Pre-school.  However, our family schedule is just too tough.  I was worried about him taking the Kindergarten Readiness Test at Christian Heritage because we had not worked with my son at all and it was a last-minute decision when we realized our family would not be able to help with pick-up and drop-off.  I was a bit surprised that he scored in the 90th percentile even though he was a young five year old.  This is a direct result of what Michele did in this 4 year old class (and he only went 3 days).  She prepared my son for Kindergarten.  I am so impressed with her as a teacher. Because my family will not be attending HCCP anymore I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate Michele and HCCP staff and to let you know that coming from another teacher- I think she is wonderful.  You really have someone who understands the craft of teaching and truly cares about and loves these children.  I will continue to highly recommend Holy Cross to any families I come into contact with that have younger children. 

Regards,

Jamie Cosgrove
UConn Biology Adjunct
Biology Teacher | Chemistry Teacher
MS Girls Basketball Coach
Christian Heritage School