Early Childhood Education

A strong foundation from the start

Early childhood education is essential. Our school provides preschool, prekindergarten, transitional kindergarten and traditional kindergarten classes that prepare children for their next steps - in elementary school and beyond.

Why Holy Cross? Watch a Classroom in Action

Pre-Kindergarten "Day in the Life" Video

Holy Cross Preschool and Pre-K

A fun and safe learning environment for three to five year olds!

We believe a positive early childhood education will shape a child's attitude toward the future, and we work to ensure a nurturing environment where young children can thrive.

Our caring teachers welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds.

Your child's routine in our early childhood programs will incorporate time for both academics and play, both important as you child develops into the best version of themselves.

Daily schedules include play, story time, songs, large-group and small-group learning, recess, snack and more. Early childhood students also have access to our special including library, music and physical education.

Our curriculum helps young learns grow and learn what they need to know to become ready for school, including age-appropriate mathematics, literacy, science, social studies and art. This is in addition to the concepts of character - becoming a good friend to others and introducing themes surrounding Christ's love as well as practicing daily prayers.

Test scores show higher scores for our kindergarten students who attended pre-K compared with those who did not. Joining our early childhood program also gets your family access to our community resources and partners.

Rates for our programs are lower on average than Omaha area daycare or child care centers, with tuition payments for the school year at approximately.

Early Childhood Program Options:

  • Preschool - 3 year olds: Options include Five day M-F, full day OR M-F half days, OR 3-day, 1/2 days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Pre-K - 4-5 year olds: Full day, five days M-F OR half day, five days M-F

*Before and after school extended care available

 

What to know before enrolling:

  • Children must be at least four years old on or prior to July 31 to enroll in the four- and five- year old classes.
  • Children must be at least 3 years old on or prior to July 31 to enroll in the 3-year-old classes.
  • Children must be fully toilet trained prior to the start of school

See the classrooms and meet the principal in person by scheduling a tour. Simply fill out the form below. We can't wait to meet your family!

Want to see more videos of our students in action? Let us know via the below form and we can email you a link, along with additional information. Don't forget to also check us out on Facebook!

We also offer tours of our school Monday-Friday. Contact us to set up a time using the form below.

Preschool and PreK Readiness Information

Check out the Archdiocese of Omaha's Early Childhood Education Checklists

Is my child ready for preschool?
Omaha Catholic School Consortium: Who We Are

Holy Cross is proud to part of the Consortium, a collaboration of six schools and sixteen parishes.