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Preschool at the Cross

Safe, Fun, and Focused on Growth: The Preschool Where Little Minds Soar!

Hey, families! 👋 Looking for a preschool in Orlando, Florida that's 100% dedicated to your little one's safety, growth, and learning? You've found it at Preschool at The Cross!
Our Motto + Mission

“Where Eagles Learn to SOAR.”

The purpose of Preschool at the Cross, as a ministry of Church at the Cross and a part of Central Florida Christian
Academy, is to glorify God by partnering with families to educate, inspire and equip every student to know and
serve Jesus Christ among all nations by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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Program Goals

Preschool at the Cross program aims to foster your child's early development with a blend of  safety, a strong academic foundation, and loving care.


To provide a sate environment where every child can develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically
and Intellectually.

Learning & Growth

To join with families as we equip children to learn and grow, and help each child to develop confidence
so that each one can reach their full potential.

Character Development

To provide a variety of stimulating, age-appropriate learning opportunities for each child to progress in character and kindness.

Preschool Curriculum

Here's what we're learning...

At Preschool at the Cross, we use the comprehensive WEE Learn curriculum, which respects individual learning styles and promotes growth through play. It covers seven key domains, including physical health, language, cognitive development, and more. This approach encourages cognitive challenges, fosters communication, and emphasizes the vital role of family in a child's early learning experiences.

Preschool Staff

Meet your teachers and directors
Our passionate preschool staff are a diverse, caring, and qualified team. We're dedicated to nurturing your child's growth and development.
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Karen Abell

Preschool Director
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Marlene Alcius

Assistant Preschool Director
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Alex Butts

Pre-K 4B Teacher
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Shannon Brinson

Pre-K 2 Teacher
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Solanlly Conde

Preschool Assistant
In order to ensure the highest-possible safety and educational standards, all of our staff meet the following guidelines.

Thoroughly Screened

A detailed interview and screening process

Level 2 Background Checks

This includes a national fingerprint FBI and comprehensive Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) check.

Health & Safety Training

Every staff member has or will complete First Aid, CPR, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Frequently asked questions

What age group does Preschool at The Cross cater to?

Our preschool program is designed for children 12 months old to age 5.

What specials are available for my student?

PATC Offers the following “Specials” (Pre-K4 only)

  • Art
  • Music
  • Library
  • PE

Do you have a curriculum?

Absolutely! Our curriculum is designed to promote academic, social, and emotional development, preparing children for kindergarten and beyond.

How do you ensure child safety?

Child safety is our top priority. Our staff is trained in first aid and CPR, the school is equipped with secure entry systems, and we maintain strict pick-up procedures.

How can parents get involved?

We encourage parent involvement through regular parent-teacher meetings, volunteering opportunities, and special events throughout the year.

What are some of the spiritual learning opportunities my child will have in preschool?

In addition to Bible teaching being incorporated into the classroom, all age groups will participate in weekly chapel services to help kids encounter Jesus on their level.

Still have questions?
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PATC will admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to student of the school. PATC does not discriminate on the basis or race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school related programs.

ACSI Approval Program #: 33649
Department of Children and Families ID #: X09OR0144

Contact Information

How to get in touch

700 Good Homes Road
Orlando, FL 32818
Our calendar is similar in nature to the OCPS (Orange County Public Schools) calendar, as well as CFCA's calendar. There are days that Preschool At The Cross will be open that OCPS and CFCA students have off.
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CFCA admits students of any race, color, national & ethnic origins, to all rights, privileges, programs & activities generally accorded to or made to students in the school.
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