The mission of Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center is to witness God’s love to all people within the Diocese of Palm Beach. Through early childhood education, literacy and adult basic skills in an environment that fosters the Gospel values of justice, mercy and love, students will be empowered, encouraged and guided to create a foundation of faith, family and community.
Notable Academics and Extracurriculars
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center offers high quality childcare and preschool experiences for children three months to five years old. Programs are designed to lead the child from wonder to discovery, from investigation to affirmation.
From infants to students in Pre-K 4, the Frog Street Curriculum provides a comprehensive, researched based program with age-appropriate activities that focus on the development of early childhood minds. Frog Street makes a positive impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Teachers and staff have received Frog Street Curriculum training, as well as being certified to meet the State of Florida and Department of Health requirements for receiving qualifications to become early childhood professionals. Mandatory in-service training is completed within the early childhood field on a yearly basis.
The school day provides opportunities in language and literacy development, science exploration, music and movement, varied art activities, mathematical concepts, social skills, and play and faith development. These quality educational experiences, combined with an environment that promotes peace, respect and good citizenship, nurtures all aspects in a child’s development. A child experiencing an early childhood foundation at Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center is equipped with the tools to succeed in their future educational lives. The school is proud to announce that the 2018 VPK class received a 91% on the State of Florida Kindergarten Readiness Skills.
Individualized Attention Tailored to Each Student
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center is the only school within the Diocese of Palm Beach that cares, nurtures and enriches students starting at the young age of three months old to five years old. These are critical years in which a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in their lives. To help fulfill a child’s developmental milestones and optimum brain growth, the school offers exceptional high-quality childcare and preschool programs to build the foundation of a child’s educational journey.
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center also serves the community by offering after school homework help to elementary students in grades first to fifth from neighboring public schools. Since opening in 2003, we have offered ESOL, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Sewing, Citizenship and Technology classes for adults.
Fostering of Spiritual Growth in Faculty and Students
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center incorporates the Catholic faith daily through prayer and deed amongst the entire student population. The students from the Transitional 3 through the Pre-k 4 levels visit the Chapel twice a week for faith formation. The RCL-Benziger Religion Readiness Curriculum, Stories of God’s Love, is offered to these students. This program offers age-appropriate Bible stories, as well as contemporary stories, allowing the students to connect their everyday life experiences to scripture.
The school is also blessed to have clergy who visit the staff and students. Prayer services are held several times a year, opening the school’s doors to all within the Holy Cross school family.
Initiatives in Support of a Wholistic Education
Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center has established partnerships with many community organizations to help enhance the daily student experience. Visiting programs from the Society of the Four Arts; Hi Tech, Hi Touch; the University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition, the Palm Beach Opera, and the Palm Beach Symphony, as well as local community helpers, have been extremely successful and have greatly enriched students.
Why Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center is Something Greater
“Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center encompasses the ‘Something Greater’ theme by our staff giving of themselves to better the lives of others. We are a part of something bigger than ourselves. We, at Holy Cross Catholic Preschool and Center, are a family whose purpose is to be useful, honorable and compassionate towards one another, always striving for something greater.” - Ana M. Fundora, director
The diocese is proud to conclude the “School Spotlight” series with Holy Cross Catholic Pre-School and Center. To read about the schools previously featured through the series, visit diocesepbschools.org and click on “Featured School News.”
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