ABOUT US


 
 

Our Philosophy:
Northern Cross is an early learning center for three and four year old children. The program will provide the stepping stones for the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical evelopment of preschool-aged children, equipping them for success in Kindergarten. All care will be administered in a nurturing environment. We believe children learn through play.

   

Our Mission:
Northern Cross is a program of the Christian Education Commission of First Christian Church. Our sister preschool was built by the church’s DIA (Disciples in Action) team in the summer of 2007 in Zimbabwe. The name of their preschool is Southern Cross, hence the “A to Z” logo (America to Zimbabwe.) We will be exchanging fingerplays, music, books, art ideas and curriculum as well as photos and letters throughout the school year.

   

Our Credentials:
Northern Cross is a non-profit center and is licensed by the Office of Child Care branch of the Maryland State Department of Education. The entire staff has been fingerprinted for state and federal background checks. The facility has been examined and approved by the State Fire Marshall. Our Child Care Director and our Child Care Teachers have bachelor or master degrees and maintain their professional education with twelve clock hours of coursework per year as well as training in CPR and First Aid. Our Child Care Assistants have completed community college courses in child care and maintain their professional education with six clock hours of coursework per year as well as training in CPR and First Aid. Our staff is participating in the voluntary program of the Maryland State Department of Education/Office of Child Care “Maryland Child Care Credential” which recognizes child care providers who go above and beyond the minimum
state licensing requirements. We are also striving for accreditation by the
Maryland State Department of Education which requires several years of
self-assessment and continuing improvement.

 
 

A few of our past Northern Cross Newsletters

MARCH 2012 - ISSUE #7

FEBRUARY 2012 - ISSUE #6

JANUARY 2012 - ISSUE #5

DECEMBER 2011 - ISSUE #4

NOVEMBER 2011 - ISSUE #3

OCTOBER 2011 - ISSUE #2

SEPTEMBER 2011 - ISSUE #1

 
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