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2020-2021 School year

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Where Fun Happens!

Educating
Your Children

Where work and play come together

“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6

Our mission is to provide quality education for children in an age-appropriate and loving way, as we strive to exemplify Christ in both excellence and compassion. As a ministry of CrossRoad Church, we seek God for our strength, knowledge and wisdom. All members of our qualified preschool staff love the Lord and strive to serve Him by ministering to young children.

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We are dedicated to the care and education

Our Educational Programs

Our exclusive curricula, combined with our own digital lesson planning tool, enable teachers to create personalized learning experiences, appropriate to every age group.

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In our 2’s class, each classroom has two teachers. The biggest class is 12 students. We have a 2’s MWF option and a 2’s M-F option. The students must be in pull-ups to be a part of this class; they must have started the potty training process.

Enrollment: 10

Staff Ratio: 1 to 10

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2’s MWF and M-F 2'sClasses

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The 3’s classes have 2 assistants that rotate between the classes. The biggest class is 12 students. We have two Monday-Friday classes, and one MWF class. The students need to be fully potty trained which means they do everything on their own.. .

Enrollment: 10

Staff Ratio: 1 to 12

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3’s MWF and M-F 3'sClasses

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The Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten class (VPK) has one assistant that rotates between the classes. The biggest class is 11 students. We have 4 VPK classes and we only offer Monday-Friday. The students need to be fully potty trained, independent and be able to be in a classroom setting.

Enrollment: 12

Staff Ratio: 1 to 11

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Voluntary Pre-K M-FClasses

We provide the main activities

After School Activities

We believe that children learn best through play and are inspired by child based learning. We have several different areas of play in each of our groups.

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Playball

Gymnastics

Dance

Spanish Class

Curriculum
Elements

Playball

Playball programs are developed through a highly specialized process by qualified teams of teachers, educational psychologists, occupational therapists and sport specialists

Gymnastics

Gymnastics is a complete sport providing development for not only the body's physical aspects such as strength, coordination, and flexibility, but also for the mental and emotional aspects of growth

Dance

We offer children 3 to 6 years of age basic beginning Ballet and Tap instruction. We focus on poise, concentration, memory and balance

Spanish Class

Through experiential learning your child will learn more than just a language. We work to help your children increase their Spanish skills and enhance their empathy.

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Children need healthy, wholesome foods

Kingdom Kids Preschool is a Nut-free facility.

We are a Nut-Free preschool. Kingdom Kids Preschool provides juice each day with their snack. Students bring their own nutritious snack and a bag lunch to school. All student lunches must be completely nut-free and peanut-processed free, so please remember to check all labels before sending them with your children!

Due to students attending Kingdom Kids Preschool who have severe peanut and/or nut allergies that are life-threatening in nature, please be advised that we are a “NUT-FREE” Preschool. Under no circumstances can peanut butter sandwiches, crackers, cookies, or any similar peanut or nut product be allowed in the building at any time. This also includes cupcakes, cookies and other bakery items that are processed on peanut-shared equipment, so please check all labels before sending in any item. All items that contain peanuts or that are processed on peanut-shared equipment have a notification on the label, so please get in the habit of checking this ahead of time.

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School Information

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We believe children learn by building on the knowledge they already have – primarily exhibited through play. Teachers help children learn by creating a rich environment to explore via exciting educational activities.

  1. Image of the child

    Teachers can then shape and build on that knowledge by discovering what children already know through observation, one-on-one conversation, clarification, and invitation to explore the world around them.

  2. Positive Discipline

    Spanking or other methods of corporal punishment are never to be used as a means of disciplining students. This no spanking policy extends to parents with their own children while at school or school sponsored events.

  3. Environment is important

    We like to work and play in attractive surroundings so our buildings are clean, relatively tidy, and pleasing to the eye. The outdoor environments are large, have colourful and interesting gardens, and a variety of activities.

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Positive, Safe Environment – We are committed to providing an uplifting and positive atmosphere for our children and staff; a fun learning experience in a secure, safe, and loving environment.

  • Leadership – We are committed to lead; developing, monitoring, and empowering our children and our staff to reach their full potential.

  • Excellence – We are committed to achieve the greatest levels of excellence in childcare, in education and in everything we do; being highly professional, innovative, creative, efficient, and effective.

  • Respect – We are committed to building strong, healthy relationships with each other, our children & their families, along with the community through communication and understanding of the cultures around us.

  • Integrity – We are committed to carry out our mission.

We have a focus on recruiting and retaining quality teachers and offer competitive remuneration, good student discipline and relatively small class sizes

Betty Moore

VPK Lead Teacher

I have taught VPK for ten years at anotherChristian Preschool in Jacksonville making this year my sixteenth yearteaching in a Preschool setting

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Amy Faulkenberry

VPK Lead Teacher

This is my seventh year at KingdomKids Preschool. I have a degree in Child Care and Guidance from Southeast Missouri State University, as well as my Florida Staff Credentials for teaching VPK and Preschool children.

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Kim Nelson

VPK Lead Teacher

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and have previously worked as a 3rd grade reading teacher and asa reading interventionist.

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Gabriela Silva

VPK Lead Teacher

I am originally from Brazil and I speak Portuguese. I am married and have a 19-month-old toddler named Ryan. In 2014, I graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology and have 10 years experience working with children ranging from 0 – 18 years old.

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Cristina Porter

3's MWF Lead Teacher

I have been teaching at Kingdom Kids for several years and I am very excited to be here. I have been a member at Crossroad Church for about 11 years. I have been a Sunday School Teacher for about 8 of those years teaching the 2 and 3 year olds.

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Marcy Pugh

3's M-F Lead Teacher

I have taught preschool for 22 years and have many certifications specializing in early childhood education, including my CDEA. I consider teaching my calling and my ministry.

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Rowena Nicolas

3's M-F Lead Teacher

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Philippine Christian University. Going to church was a big part of my childhood and it was also in church both here and in the Philippines that I got the chance to work with kids.

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Tia Glenn

2's MWF Teacher Assistant

I have been a teacher here at Kingdom Kids Preschool for the past two years as a substitute and as an assistant teacher. I am also a Preschool Sunday School teacher here at Crossroad Church. My mission in life is to positively impact the life of children by first being an example to them, teaching them about Jesus Christ and guiding them as they grow.

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Ana Navarro

2's MWF Lead Teacher

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management. I taught elementary and middle school before, and I was also a swimming coach for many years. This is my first year teaching at Kingdom Kids.

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Kim Masters

2's M-F Teacher Assistant

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with experience in the field of child development. I have worked for Kingdom Kids Preschool for 8 years now. I also have a 15 year old son who was a preschool student here at Kingdom Kids

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Heather Hinds

2's M-F Lead Teacher

I have been teaching at Kingdom Kids for 17 years! have a degree in Early Children Education. My philosophy is that learning is more than just ABC’s and 123’s. It’s about experiencing, interacting and of course, being a child!

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Gisella Ramirez

3's MWF Assistant

I have been working at Kingdom Kids Preschool for several years. I love working with the children! I have three children and all of them attended Kingdom Kids. I am thankful to be a part of the staff!

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Michelle Servento

3's M-F Assistant

I have been working at Kingdom Kids for a few years and have really fallen in love with helping students in the classroom. It is such a loving and caring environment. My favorite part about working with kids is watching them blossom and grow throughout the year.

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Lani Galang

Permanent Sub/VPK assistant

I have worked at Kingdom Kids for a few years now and I really enjoying working with all the age groups. It has been such a joy to be surrounded by such a loving community of teachers and families. I enjoy watching the students discover new things and watching them learn!

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    Jennifer Highsmith Assistant Director of Admissions

    “Jacksonville County Day School teachers are enjoying having Aaron in the classroom. We want you to know that Aaron has transitioned beautifully into our school thanks to the quality program that he experienced with you. We hope to get to know your program better.”

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    The Huges’ family

    “Our family can’t thank you enough for all you do! There is no better feeling for us to know that when Caleb goes to school, he is loved, cared for and safe. Caleb has grown leaps and bounds since he’s been there and it’s so fun to watch!”

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    Christina Bailey

    “We are so blessed by your generosity. Sophia loves going to school and is thriving at Kingdom Kids! Your school has made a positive difference in our lives and we are so thankful for everything you have done to help in her education!”

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    Anonymous

    “We love Kingdom Kids! The teachers have been great and have challenged my son to improve his behavior and his education. They have “career” themed weeks, water day, seasonal lessons and of, course, faith-based programs. Their crafts are amazing (think Pinterest) and the Christmas and end-of-year programs are hilarious! They even provide you with a CD of pictures of your little one at the end of the year. Love you CRC and Kingdom Kids.”

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    Sneha Prasad

    “Love Kingdom Kids! Amazing teachers, my son loves to go to school everyday.”