Daily Happenings


Although routines are well-established, our schedule is flexible to allow for spontaneous learning opportunities and special planned experiences.

8:50 – 9:00 am  ARRIVAL 

Children enter and are greeted by teachers, helping to make a comfortable transition from home to school.

 9:00 – 9:15 am  FIRST CIRCLE TIME 

Children are welcomed and introduced to the plans and activities for the morning.

9:15 – 10:15 am  ACTIVITY TIME

Children may use blocks, paints, puzzles, play dough and manipulatives, look at books, interact with items on the science table and in the sensory table, and participate in pretend play and art activities.  Teachers encourage the children to explore a variety of activities, both in small groups and individually.

10:15 – 10:25 am  CLEAN-UP TIME 

Everyone helps and takes responsibility for cleaning up the classroom.

10:25 – 10:40 am  SECOND CIRCLE TIME

This group time includes such teacher-directed activities as language development, learning games, theme development, science experiments, charting, graphing, finger plays, songs, and stories.

10:40 – 11:05 am  SNACK  TIME/BOOK TIME

Children and teachers eat snack and converse together.  As each one finishes snack, they clean their place at the table and then read books together.

11:05 – 11:30 am  OUTDOOR PLAY TIME 

Our outside play areas serve as a natural laboratory for large motor development, learning and fun.  Children may choose to climb, slide, dig, ride  tricycles, play with balls, sled, roll down hills, explore nature and more!  An indoor play area is available in the event of inclement weather.


Children also participate in children’s chapel each month.

Parents are an important part of the CrossWays’s Preschool family. We HOPE that parents are able to serve as a helper in their child’s classroom.  We understand that this may not be possible, so we just ask that you at least help on your child’s birthday celebration day.

Newsletter & Calendar – Parent newsletters and calendars are distributed via email monthly.  The newsletter provides information about upcoming events, days off, and other information.  The calendar reinforces upcoming events, birthday celebrations, and parent-helper assignments.


Holy Cross Lutheran Church,

29700 N Saint Marys Road, Libertyville, IL 60048-1575

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