Our teachers are trained to set up their classrooms in multiple learning centers tailored to meet your child’s needs in the following areas: dramatic play, art center, science and math, manipulatives, writing, library, blocks, and computer centers. Our teachers’ ultimate goal is to prepare students to strive for academic excellence. Your children are given the opportunity to explore and develop learning skills needed for a good foundation and a solid future.
• Pre-Reading • Pre-Writing • Eye/Hand Coordination • Fine Motor Skills • Expressive Language • Creativity • Skill Mastery
Autonomy • Functioning in a group • Spatial Relationship • Visual Perception • Divergent Thinking • Problem-Solving
Cooperation • Function in a Group • Spatial Awareness and Organization • Fine Motor Skills • Skill Mastery • Concept Development
Increased self-esteem • Visual Perception • Fine Motor Skills • Problem Solving
Autonomy • Visual Discrimination • Fine Motor Skills • Creativity • Spatial Awareness
Self Control • Social Interaction • Visual Discrimination • Fine Motor Skills • Reading Readiness • Receptive and Expressive Language
Increase self-esteem • Autonomy • Visual Discrimination • Fine Motor Skills • Exploring Environment • Thinking
Pro-Social Behavior • Participation • Fine and Gross Motor Skills • Communication • Role Modeling
Social Interaction • Pro-Social Behavior • Fine Motor Skills • Concept Development • Skill Mastery • Exploring Environment
During this class the children will be introduced to science experiments which will spark their curiosity and encourage them to ask questions and process how things happen and learn how to find the answers. “Curiosity is natural to children, but they need help understanding how to make sense of what they see and to realize that science is in our daily lives.”
Children naturally love music! Whether it’s soft and soothing or a lively tune, children can feel it both physically and emotionally. During this class the children will enjoy learning different music and movement activities that promote muscle growth, build social skills, gross / motor, and coordination skills. Creativity and imagination will help your child explore cause and effect, improve balance and coordination and rhythm through dance and movement activities.
Children under the age of five are naturally efficient language learners with a great capacity to learn and decipher different languages. This is why we feel it is the best opportunity to teach Spanish to our students. The children will be introduced to Spanish learning activities through music, visual aids, and games.
Reading is one of the most important skills a child needs to have for a successful education and to prepare them for the future. During this class, the children will read different stories through puppets, flannel board and a number of props to enhance the stories. The children will also learn the different roles authors and illustrators partake in each storybook. Learning this helps develop reading skills that are needed to prepare children academically.
Learning a second language is fun and has many developmental benefits. Sign Language is good for children that are visual, spatial, or tactile learners. Learning a second language raises your child’s IQ. “One in ten Americans have some degree of hearing loss. A child knowing just a few signs can make the difference to help and interact with a hearing impaired person.”
Tammy Cross started her career teaching Early Childhood Education in 1980. She earned two Associate Certificates in Early Childhood, one through the Council of Recognition in Early Child Development and the other through Concordia University in Early Childhood of Lutheran Teaching. She currently holds over 450 certificates of training classes and seminars in administration, human resources and early childhood development. Tammy has been in administration since 2004. She is known for taking a small preschool of 42 students to a preschool of 250 students with a wait list of 145 students.
Tammy opened Crossroads Academy in 2011. Her philosophy at Crossroads is to use the highest, most effective, teaching techniques which are accomplished through structured play, learning centers and accountability. We are proud to say she received an award by Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Las Vegas City Council on May 26, 2016 for her dedication to early childhood education.
Tammy's passion in life is bringing the awareness of early childhood and the importance of developmental skills to parents so they may set their children up for success. Studies prove, if children do not learn specific skills from birth to 5 years old, they may never be able to develop those skills to its full potential. Tammy feels we need to introduce children to as much information as possible to plant the seeds of asking questions so they can discover and develop their problem solving skills.
Tammy's goal in life is to prepare children for the future. She is proud to say Crossroads Academy's reputation speaks loudly and that we have been very successful at accomplishing this goal.
When my daughter turned 16 months old, I found it hard to keep her entertained while I tried to work. I began looking for a place that was more than just a daycare, I wanted somewhere where she could learn and feel loved; Crossroads has been that place. She is just about to finish kindergarten and with a sad heart we must go our separate ways; but when she took her 1st grade placement test for a renowned Academy here in town they could not stop talking about how well rounded and advanced she was. I was told that they do not see many children coming into the school at her level. I know that the love and devotion that the staff at Crossroads are the reason she was given such a rave review. My daughter was in tears just before Kindergarten because she couldn't read, we kept assuring her that she would learn, she is now reading Level 2 and 3 books with very little help. I would like to thank Ms. Bielecki and Mrs. Cross specifically. I look forward to my youngest growing as fast and as well as my oldest under your guidance.Bradi C
Tammy Cross has been the pre-school principle for both of my children, and I can say from personal experience, that she and her excellent staff have created a extremely caring and nurturing environment for my kids to thrive.Judge Chris Lee.
My son is so excited about coming to school at Crossroads that he didn’t even want to stay home when he was sick! That’s when you know you have found a good school.Marlene K.
Crossroads has been a wonderful place for my grandson to attend. He loves his teachers and the staff. He has come a long way since attending the last 2 years. The staff is loving and caring and answers any questions I may have. I would not think of sending him anywhere else!Cathy R.
With the military, we've moved a lot. We know when a childcare facility is the right place for our child. We feel so comfortable knowing our child is in a loving and caring environment. Our schedules are supported, but more so our child is supported. We will miss Crossroads, it's staff, and the children so much. Thank You!Gibbens
My daughter truly enjoys going to school each day. She loves her teacher and everyday she tells me what new information she has learned. I love that everyone at the school knows my daughter's name and she knows all the staff as well. In the short time my daughter has attended Crossroads she has grown tremendously!Jocelyn B.
My son Logan started at Crossroads Academy as a baby and still till this day when we pull up into the school parking lot he starts waving his arms up and down with excitement. He really enjoys coming to school to play with his friends.Sarah M.
We love Crossroads and my son has learned so much not only academically but also about God. We have enjoyed the Crossroads family and definitely recommend any family who is looking for a quality education for their child.Allison B.
I am so impressed with Crossroads Academy! They have brought preschool to a new level. I work full time and I didn’t want my children to be in a day care setting all day just being baby sat. My children have learned so much just in the past year, not only academics but manners and respect for others. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!!Samantha R.
We enjoy sending our two boys to this school. The small size creates a “family feel” because everyone knows my boys’ names. Tammy (the director) has put her heart and soul into this school and it shows!Jennifer C.
My favorite part of this school, beside the fabulous teachers of course, is the afternoon specials. My daughter is already coming home sayings words in Spanish and learning sign language. She also tells me about the stories from literature call and singing songs she learned in Music and Movement. You won’t regret signing up your child, my husband and I highly recommend all of the teachers at Crossroads Academy!Khloe M.
I thank God every day for Crossroads. As I come into a tour, I immediately felt this sense of relief which brought me to tears because I knew Crossroads stood apart from other private schools. The Crossroads family has made me, and my daughter feel so welcomed. As a mom, I can’t put into words the sense of relief I have knowing that while I’m at work, my child is VERY well taken care of, not to mention how smart she is! Crossroads is amazing!Dana F.
I cant say enough about Crossroads, they make you feel like part of the family. When we first moved to Vegas, they welcomed me with open arms. I felt safe and secure that my son will be in good hands if only for a few years while we are here. My son has learned so much and now enjoys learning. “He is already reading simple sentences!” We are very proud of him and are so happy we will be here for at least one more year. Crossroads Academy will leave a wonderful impression on our family forever; they really do put children first!Debra R.
Crossroads Academy creates an inviting atmosphere for the whole family. They have a Harvest Day Festival, Christmas Program, Family BBQ’s, Book Fairs, Grandparents Day, Mothers day Tea Party, Doughnuts with Dads, Graduation Ceremonies and the list just keeps going. They really do think of everything! Me and my family loves all of the extra’s! Thank you Crossroads Academy. You are the best!!!The Rateson Family