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Cross Roads Preschool & Kindergarten has been serving the north central Phoenix area since 1965. The school is licensed and regulated by the State of Arizona Department of Health Services. Cross Roads follows the standards and guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). These two regulating bodies establish and oversee the compliance of a myriad of safety and educational standards based on research focused on the development and education of young children.
The Arizona Early Childhood Education Standards provide the curricular framework for the Cross Roads curriculum. These standards are based on research demonstrating an understanding of how young children develop and learn. The curriculum supports learning across both developmental and academic content areas. Each area has specific, measurable goals that are linked to early learning standards as well as future learning.
Within this curricular framework, a theme-based model is incorporated. These learning units are appropriate to the developmental level of the various age groups and allow for flexibility and adaptation by the classroom teachers to accommodate children’s interests, family cultures and needs. Basic and extended objectives are determined to correspond with the themes. This method provides for a sequential and progressive learning experience for each child.
Each age-level program is designed to prepare a child with the necessary skills to be successful at the next educational and developmental level. The Cross Roads curriculum is divided into four areas of development:
Within these areas of learning, focus is placed on opportunities for expression and discovery: creative expression/art, language, math readiness, large and small group experiences, science, gross and fine motor skills, music, and dramatic play.
In addition to the outstanding curriculum and staff, Cross Roads offers an experience unlike other preschools.
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