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Holy Cross Early Education Center Make The News!

April 15, 2015

The Holy Cross Early Education Center made the news!



Holy Cross Family Perks

January 17, 2014

Did you know that the Holy Cross Early Education Center offers a ‘perks program’ for Holy Cross families?

  • 20% discount offered to  enrollees at the preschool who have a sibling at Holy Cross School.
  • Free early drop off from 8:00 until class starts at 8:30 – drop your older child off at the ‘big school’ and then drop your preschooler off at preschool. (You may drop off even earlier, from 7:30 to 8:00 for $2 per day.)
  • Free late stay from 2:30 to 3:00 – pick up your preschooler right before you pick up your Holy Cross student at 3:30. (Or pay $1 per day to stay until 3:15.)
  • Early ‘in-house’ registration for families with Holy Cross students who have younger siblings wanting to enroll at the EEC, just like our current EEC families (so you can get first choice in class times.)

CALL 913-381-7151 TO ENROLL


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Spread The Word

January 14, 2014

Save the date.
Invite your neighbors and friends.
Share the good news of Holy Cross School.

Holy Cross Catholic School & Early Education Center


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Breakfast and Open House  8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Open House at the Preschool  9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tour our parish school and discover
the great things our children are doing!

*Tours in English and Spanish*

Holy Cross School students and parents will be ministering
at the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses

Breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus
in Pflumm Hall at the school

– free will donation –

 Click here for a downloadable with Open House details in English and Spanish. Holy Cross School logoLa Escuela Católica de Holy Cross
Y el Centro de Educación Temprana


El Domingo, 02 de febrero

El desayuno y la visita a la escuela es de 8:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.
La visita para el Preescolar de 9:30 a.m. a 1 p.m.

Ven a disfrutar de un recorrido por la escuela de la Parroquia y descubra
as cosas grandes y bonitas que los niños están haciendo!

*el Tour estará disponibles en Ingles y en Español*

Antes de ir a misa de 2:00pm, ven a disfrutar de un rico desayuno
y al mismo tiempo a conocer nuestra escuela.

Desayuno será servidor por Knights of Columbus
en Pflumm Hall

– puede dar una donación –

 El desayuno y la visita a la escuela será de 8:30am a 1:00pm


Preschool Carolers

December 23, 2013

Take a peek at pictures from the Holy Cross Early Education Center’s Christmas program. A few are posted below. Visit the Holy Cross photo gallery on Shutterfly at for the whole bunch. (password = holycrossop)

Thanks, Mrs. Roberts, for sharing your photos! If you have pictures to share, email

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St. Nicholas & Elfina

December 12, 2012

Our first-ever ‘Christmas Fun for your Little Ones’ event at Holy Cross School on Saturday, December 1 was a great success!

We had lots of children on hand to enjoy reading time as Elfina the little Elf shared a story with them in a Kindergarten classroom, while others had their pictures taken with St. Nicholas in Pflumm Hall, made crafts and colored pictures, and ate clementines and cookies! We hope to make this an annual tradition, so look for news of it next year.

In the meantime, click here to take a look at a few photos of the morning at the Holy Cross picture gallery on Shutterfly.  You can view, copy, download or order photos there.  The password is holycrossop.

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San Nicolás y la Duende Elfina

Nuestro primera ” Navidad divertida para los más pequeños” el evento de la Escuela de Holy Cross que se realizo el 01 de fue un gran éxito! 

Tuvimos un montón de niños disfrutando de las historias leída en el salón de kindergarten,  mientras  tanto otros estaban posando para tomar sus fotografías con San Nicolás en Pflumm Hall, hicieron  cuadros de colores, comieron mandarinas y galletas! Esperamos hacer de esto una tradición anual, así que espere noticias el año que viene.

Mientras tanto, haga clic aquí para echar un vistazo a algunas fotos de la mañana en la galería de imágenes de Holy Cross en Shutterfly. Puede ver fotos, hacer copias, descargar y ordenar. La contraseña es holycrossop.


Holy Cross Preschool Update

April 2, 2012

from Holy Cross Preschool Director Penny Miller –

Holy Cross Early Education Center is blessed to have a great enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year.

Openings available for 4-year-old classes starting in the fall include Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoon, with 4 spots available.

Openings in the 3-year-old classes are for Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Monday/Wednesday/Friday afternoons.

Full-time childcare spots are currently filled for next year, but we still have childcare spaces available for 3-year-olds in the afternoons.

Please pass on the word if you hear of anyone who needs a place for next year!
They can call the preschool at 913-381-7151.

Other Holy Cross preschool blog posts –


Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

February 28, 2012

compiled by Holy Cross principal, Dr. Bobbie Beverlin, from information from

Starting kindergarten is a big step – and an exciting rite of passage – for young children (and their parents). You love your child and want him to get off to a good start in school. Maybe you have doubts about his development, or you simply don’t know what will be required of him in the kindergarten classroom.

Below are some of the key developmental milestones a child will ideally have reached by the time he starts kindergarten. These requirements aren’t set in stone, however, and not every child will have mastered every skill by the time he sets foot in the classroom.

Kindergarten readiness involves four areas of development: Intellectual, physical, social/emotional and self-care.

Intellectual Development

The ABC’s of academic success in kindergarten require that your child:

  • Is interested in books and reading.
  • Holds a book upright and turns the pages.
  • Knows some songs and rhyming games.
  • Identifies some letters (especially those in his name).
  • Identifies labels and signs at home and in the neighborhood.
  • Pretends to read and write.
  • Knows his first and last name, names of family members.
  • Can describe an experience and tell a familiar story.

Physical Development

Kindergartners use their bodies as well as their brains! To thrive in kindergarten, your child will need both small and large motor skills, such as:

  • Drawing with crayons, pens and pencils, with control.
  • Copying simple figures and shapes, such as a straight line, circle and square.
  • Running, jumping and hopping.
  • Bouncing and catching a ball.

Social and Emotional Development

School and learning involve more than academics. A key to success in kindergarten (and beyond) is being able to get along with others. In kindergarten, your child should be able and willing to:

  • Listen to an adult and
    follow simple directions.
  • Cooperate and play well with other children.
  • Sit still for short periods
    (15 minutes or less).

Taking Care of Personal Needs

Taking care of one’s personal needs is not only practical, it’s also a sign of independence and growth. And, for most young children, it’s a source of great pride! To start kindergarten, your child should be able to:

  • Use the bathroom without assistance.
  • Wash his hands.
  • Eat without help, using utensils.
  • Dress himself and work snaps, buttons and zippers
  • Tie his shoes.
  • Recognize his own belongings (such as a jacket or lunchbox).

How You Can Help Your Preschooler
Gear Up For Kindergarten

  • Read to your child daily.
    Visit your public library for children’s story hour, and borrow books to enjoy together at home. Snuggle up and read bedtime stories.
  • Build her vocabulary with everyday conversation.
    Discuss your daily routines, interesting experiences and feelings. Listen to what she says, and correct her gently when necessary. Avoid using “baby talk.”
  • Support her “social/emotional I.Q.”
    Classroom learning will require your child to listen and follow directions and cooperate with others. She’ll also need to manage her emotions – and be sensitive to the feelings of others. Be sure you provide clear guidance in these skills, and let her practice them one-on-one (with a sibling or friend) and in groups (both formal and informal).
  • Let your child play and create.
    Whether it’s exporing outdoors, building a castle out of Legos or finger painting, play is critical to developing your child’s imagination, creativity, critical thinking skills and problem-solving ability.


Open Enrollment begins

Thursday, March 1

at Holy Cross Catholic School.

Call the school office

at 913.381.7408

for an application.

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